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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    Israel breeds medicinal cannabis without the buzz

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Kfar Birya, Israel

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kfar Birya, Israel Growers can tailor plants to relieve symptoms of different illnesses without psychotropic effects Israel breeds medicinal cannabis minus the buzz ... always been thought of as just a drug, a negative thing, has become- through the good work of the growers here- a medicine which in fact is not a narcotic," he said on a visit to the site. ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old ... communities and by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners throughout the world. Since 2005, there have been more than 120 studies on gua sha, mostly investigating its effect on painful, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    C.Y. Leung announces task force to 'advance' Chinese medicine

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Johnny Tam Leung Chun-ying announces task force to further promote the industry in HK Body to 'advance' Chinese medicine Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ambitious plans to develop the city's traditional Chinese medicine industry took a step forward yesterday with the appointment of a task force to help bring the idea to fruition. Leung wants ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Hong Hai, professorial fellow at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, are authors of Cancer Management With Chinese Medicine, which has been credited as the first English guide explaining how TCM and Western medicines can be integrated for better outcomes. The authors, with jointly more than 50 years of research and care ...

  5. Medicine under the sun

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Most people associate medical tourism in Southeast Asia with urban centres, such as Bangkok and Singapore, where they can find hospitals resembling five-star hotels, well-trained doctors and nurses, state-of-the-art equipment and personalised service. So ...

  6. Chinese medicine in toxic capsules recalled

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The government ordered the recall of a Chinese medicine that uses capsules made on the mainland, after the capsules were found to be tainted by a cancer-causing heavy metal. Tests by government scientists showed that Germany Wintex Brand Herbal Sep Capsules, produced by the Hong Kong Medicine Manufactory, contained chromium at a level of 84 parts per ...

  7. Help the medicine go down

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Needing urgent treatment for recurrent advanced breast cancer, and with her savings running dry, Ms Ng was in a quandary. Her doctor had suggested chemotherapy and targeted therapy, a treatment combination that would c ...

  8. HK$10b to help needy buy medicine

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei A record HK$10 billion will be provided for the Samaritan Fund to subsidise patients' purchases of medicines, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah announced in his budget speech. The fund supports 1,300 patients who rely on long-term drugs such as cancer medicine and growth hormones. Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said the HK$10 ...

  9. Wrong medicine kills hospital patient

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com An elderly man died after being given the wrong medicine based on a faulty reading of a brain scan, Tuen Mun Hospital officials admitted yesterday. It is the seventh ... the incident to his family and has referred the case to the coroner. Dr Mok Chun-keung, the hospital's chief of medicine and geriatrics, said doctors would not have used the drug if they had ...

  10. Spice up the medicine cabinet

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elle Kwan healthpost@scmp.com These days cinnamon isn't only a staple of the spice rack. More and more health practitioners are prescribing it for medicinal use, as research ... are higher than normal, says Lee. The compounds could also aid capillary function and help protect blood vessels, she says. Alternative medicine practitioners are even more enthusiastic. Dr Kenneth ...




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