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  1. Chinese medicine is curing swine flu, authorities claim

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Traditional Chinese medicine had been more effective than Tamiflu in curing human infections of swine flu, and was expected to play an important role in case of a pandemic in autumn and winter, Beijing health authorities said. Wang Yuguang, deputy dean of the Centre of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine at Beijing's Ditan Hospital, which specialises ...

  2. Spot of retail therapy the ideal medicine

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Ng Yuk-hang What's the best way to lift the spirits after a week-long lock-up? Shopping. Fresh from a week stuck in a Sai Kung West Country Park holiday camp, seven mainland tourists splurged HK$200,000 between them on jewellery and bird& ...

  3. Overcoming conventional views of traditional medicine

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Liu Xusheng was one of the first three mainland doctors of traditional Chinese medicine to provide outpatient services in a Hong Kong public hospital. He tells Ivan Zhai he hopes one day ... is an international city, we believe more foreign friends can come to understand the power of this venerable form of medicine. Why did the Hong Kong government recruit TCM doctors from the mainland? During ...

  4. Flu jabs for under-fives the right medicine

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Flu outbreaks in schools led some to shut early before Easter. The government's public health strategy for the next flu season therefore means more to parents than it usually would. At the height of the recent scare, health authorities did not rule o ...

  5. HIV detainees denied medicine: watchdog

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... rights violations by police. They claim these included prohibiting three HIV patients in detention from taking medicine. The move by the Hong Kong People's Alliance on WTO and the Asian ... on Civil and Political Rights. They found that three protesters from Thailand with HIV were denied access to medicine. Mabel Au Mei-po, a co-ordinator of the Hong Kong People's Alliance ...

  6. Plan to stock up on single flu medicine challenged

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... be given one tablet daily during the operation, and seven days' medicine after that, Dr Leung said. Close contacts of infected people would need daily tablets for seven days. Workers at elderly homes might be given one tablet a day for 14 days. But Kenneth Tsang Wah-tak, professor of respiratory and critical medicine at the University of Hong Kong, questioned the scientific basis ...

  7. Health bites

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Top of the pops You can feel a little less guilty for indulging in that bucket of popcorn. Scientists have revealed that the snack contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called polyphenols than fruits an ...

  8. Ad for cancer vaccine misleading, pharmacist says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The manufacturer of a vaccine for cervical cancer is exaggerating the scope of its protection, pharmacists say, warning that the law is not tight enough on such regulation. Cervarix, one of two brands of vaccine for the cancer avail ...

  9. Health staff need shots to avoid them spreading flu

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Parry Health care workers should be targeted more thoroughly in Hong Kong's vaccination programmes because of their low vaccination rate in previous years, Dr Alvin Chan Yee-shing says. Department of Health figures show the uptake of the vaccin ...

  10. Wrong side of the claw

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Wilson Lam, 69, doesn't like crab dishes much. His daughter does, however, so Lam tried to rustle up a crab dinner for her one evening. But one crafty crustacean managed to escape his clutches to scuttle across t ...




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