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    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 treatment, used for generations by Chinese mothers as a home remedy for sick children, has migrated from East to West. Gua sha is now performed throughout Southeast Asia, and in Asian immigrant ...

  2. Women turn to herbalists for help

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... one of the city's few Chinese medicine practitioners specialising in fertility. 'They get married after 35 and spend some years trying to get pregnant naturally. It doesn't ... over 40. There are no official statistics for Chinese medicine, but Wong says she has helped women get pregnant at 40. She charges HK$500 per consultation over a two- to three-month treatment ...


    The parasite strikes back

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... clinical cases per year. Children under five, and pregnant women, are most at risk. Experts agree that without global resistance containment efforts, including an increase in funding and research, ... Chinese herb called qinghao or Artemisia annua. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for relief of intermittent fever. Rediscovered by Chinese doctor ...

  4. Kelly takes it on the chin as maternity leave ends

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Hunan Garden Restaurant. Dressed in a tight-fitting outfit with very high heels just two months after giving birth, it's no wonder some doubted whether she was ever pregnant. 'Of ...

  5. Pregnant women shy away from shots after fetus death

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Only four pregnant women reported for swine flu shots after the health authorities disclosed on Wednesday a woman's child was stillborn, weeks after she received the vaccination. The record-low number of pregnant women taking the shots came a day after the Centre for Health Protection said a pregnant woman, 37, had lost her baby three weeks after receiving ...

  6. Pregnant women told to continue flu shots

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government would be irresponsible if it halted the swine flu vaccination programme for pregnant women after two stillbirths in a week following inoculations, the health minister said yesterday. 'If we urge pregnant women not to take the vaccine when there's no scientific evidence to support the claim, we would really be irresponsible,' Secretary ...

  7. Pregnant women vulnerable as mainland death toll rises 83pc

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cases, or 13.8 per cent of the total death toll, the victims were pregnant women, according to the ministry's website. The new deaths represented a rise in the death toll of 83 per cent ... of Respiratory Diseases, told the South China Morning Post yesterday that he and other experts analysed 200 samples from the swine flu fatalities last week. He suggested that pregnant women with swine ...

  8. Pregnant women at risk get much-needed help

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... staff pay special attention to pregnant women- visiting their homes, accompanying them on antenatal checks, helping them overcome drug habits and teaching them how to take care of their babies. ...

  9. Blitz on pregnant mainlanders begins today

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Lilian Goh, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Lilian Goh and Celine Sun The new policy curbing entry by heavily pregnant mainlanders goes into action today, with the Immigration Department insisting ... where most of the mainland mothers-to-be pass through. They will help immigration officers on the lookout for women 28 weeks or more pregnant who do not have certificates showing they have ...

  10. Aids project targets pregnant women

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hundreds of pregnant mainland women who risk passing HIV to their unborn babies will benefit from a drug programme organised by the China Aids Initiative. Aids scientist David Ho Dai-i, who directs the group, said that infected women who underwent the treatment reduced their chance of passing the virus to their babies from one-third to just 2 per cent. 'You can lower ...




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