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Erectile Dysfunction

Traditional Chinese Medicine: the rise of ginseng

The pharmacological properties of ginseng have been studied and used for more than 2,000 years.

Ginseng has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to boost immunity and lower blood sugar, but recent research suggests a new reason to consume the plant: to perk up, quite literally, a man's sex life.

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013, 6:23pm

Health goods need controls, say lawmakers

Sharp rise in medicines found to contain potentially harmful drugs

Lawmakers and doctors have called for increased regulations on health supplements and the registration of proprietary Chinese medicines after 48 products were found to contain western drug ingredients last year, nearly 80 per cent more than five years ago.

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

As time goes by

WHETHER YOU'RE a boundary-pushing 20-year-old, a career-driven thirty-something, a financially secure 40-year-old, or fit, fabulous and 50, each decade of life brings different health conditions and problems. Lifestyle, work habits, peer pressure, and family and social expectations are all contributing factors, but don't despair: it's not too late to safeguard your wellbeing at any age.

28 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Men must focus more on health, says doctor

Regular check-ups can prevent a range of deadly diseases from taking hold

Middle-aged men who seek health checks because of a failing sex life often find there is a lot more to their problems than being past their prime.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

One jab and they're ready to tango

A new men's health clinic in Tsim Sha Tsui has engineered a geriatric revolution by reviving the sex lives of men - including one aged 85 who hadn't made love for 15 years.

16 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Legal quagmire

ONCE again the plight of an SAR resident held without charge or trial on the mainland comes to light. It is the latest in a sorry saga of similar cases, the effect of which both embarrasses the authorities in Hong Kong because of their impotence, and sullies the reputation of the judicial process on the mainland.

13 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Impotent men stay away from doctors

Fewer than 10 per cent of men suffering from impotence are prepared to seek medical treatment, a survey has revealed.

The figure compares with 43 per cent of their counterparts in overseas countries.

The survey, conducted by Market & Opinion Research International, interviewed 412 men over 40 in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

29 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Wrongly labelled a 'single-issue fanatic'

Tim Hamlett has got it wrong by labelling me a 'single-issue fanatic' on tobacco (South China Morning Post, April 9).

I have written articles and books on myriad issues from warfare to tooth problems.

It might interest Mr Hamlett to know that I am more interested in sex these days, as I am currently researching and writing an atlas on the subject.

14 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Now I know

AS a clinical psychologist who has treated patients with sexual impotence, I was very interested in reading Dr Judith Mackay's letter headlined, ''Smoking can starve your sex organs'' (South China Morning Post, January 8), which described the effects of cigarette smoking on male sexual response.

21 Jan 1994 - 12:00am