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China to archive ancient medical texts


August 25th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China has launched a massive project to archive ancient medical books in order to promote the preservation of traditional Chinese medicine, said authorities.The project, part of ... Read more...

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Medical intern criticised for teasing babies


June 4th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) A Chinese medical intern posted photos of her teasing new-born babies and holding them upright while their heads drooped, prompting action from authorities.Xiao Shiyu, a student ... Read more...

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Hundreds of endangered antelopes dying in Kazakhstan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, May 24 (IANS) A massive wave of deaths has been reported among the endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan. Around 540 carcasses of the animal has been found in the ... Read more...

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First Chinese herbal drug to enter EU market


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese herbal medicine used for treating a heart disease has been licensed for sale in the Netherlands, making it the first Chinese therapeutic drug to ... Read more...

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When civilistations clashed over search for syphilis cure


January 17th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The clash of civilisations through the canons of Eastern and Western medicines and historical ties between the Occident and China play out in a powerful ... Read more...

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World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China


December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, a garden official ... Read more...

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China needs half a million traditional doctors


September 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) China needs over half a million professionals trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) over the next five years, a government report has revealed.Traditional Chinese medicine is ... Read more...

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Britain to campaign for saving rhinos


August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... Read more...

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Nigeria launches new anti-malaria drug


August 5th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Aug 5 (IANS) A new anti-malaria medicine developed in China has been introduced in Nigeria to contain the spread of the disease in the west African nation.The drug Artequick ... Read more...

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Tigers facing doom in Bangladesh?


July 30th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) Tiger, tiger burning bright - goes the saying. Not so for the big cats of Bangladesh. Recent discoveries of tiger skin and bones near the Sundarbans ... Read more...

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Hong Kong recalls mercury-tainted medicine


May 7th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 7 (IANS) Hong Kong's department of health has ordered the recall of a traditional Chinese medicine found to contain excessive levels of mercury, Xinhua reported.The action was ... Read more...

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Chinese herbal medicine can improve skin-whitening creams


March 31st, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Scientists have discovered active ingredients in a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for skin whitening.The ingredients are poised for clinical trials as a safer, more effective ... Read more...

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Herbs used in Chinese medicine ‘more effective against severe malaria’


March 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that antimalarial drug artesunate, which is derived from herbs used in Chinese medicine, is more effective than quinine at preventing death in patients with severe ... Read more...

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70 percent city governments in China fail administrative transparency evaluation


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Seventy percent of 43 selected city governments of China failed to pass an administrative transparency evaluation, according to a blue book report.Fifty-one out of 59 government ... Read more...

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Experts look at ways to use sea cucumbers’ potential in saving our seas


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how to use sea cucumbers in developing a more sustainable way of farming in the sea.Sea cucumbers are not only ... Read more...

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Consumers warned about herbal weight loss pill


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): The Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning against a weight loss pill sold over the internet and in Chinese medicine shops.MHRA says anyone ... Read more...

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Kiwi ‘bra man’ charged with indecent assault


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 23 (ANI): A fake doctor who is known as the 'bra man' was charged with indecent assault by a court on Thursday.Owen Yaemes, who claimed to be a doctor of ... Read more...

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Chinese media to get funds to expand overseas


January 5th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) In a move aimed at presenting "true picture" of the country to the world, China will give more funds to media outlets, particularly those targeting overseas readers, in ... Read more...

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Clinical trials under way to test anti-obesity compound on humans


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers have begun clinical trials to find out how well an anti-obesity compound derived from a Chinese herb works in humans.South Dakota State University researcher Gareth Davies, the ... Read more...

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Hundreds of herbal medicines to be banned in UK next year


December 31st, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): As new European regulations come into force, hundreds of herbal medicines, except for a small number of popular products for 'mild' illness, will be banned from being sold ... Read more...

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China most likely to be affected by 2011 EU herbal medicine ban


December 30th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 30 (ANI): The European Union has decided to go ahead with its ban of herbal medicines, a majority of which is manufactured in China.Hundreds of herbal remedies will be banned ... Read more...

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Chinese farmers prosper using internet


December 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) Farmers in China's remote villages are prospering with trading agricultural products through the world wide web using internet connectivity provided at various information centres in rural parts of ... Read more...

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Compound found in liquorice root could treat brain diseases


November 14th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Compound found in liquorice root could help prevent or slow down the cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, says a neuroscientist at ... Read more...

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Acupuncture to feature on UNESCO cultural heritage list?


November 12th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Chinese traditional acupuncture and Peking Opera are among other contenders for UNESCO's intangible heritage list next week."That's significant, particularly for acupuncture, which is widely practiced in more ... Read more...

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Facial reflexology offers relief in stress, insomnia


November 7th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Facial reflexology is now increasingly used for hard-to-treat common conditions like stress, insomnia, digestive problems, joint pain, menopausal flushes and memory loss as they yield to the therapy ... Read more...

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Unsafe sex common among Chinese college students: Study


October 30th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Although college goers in China are becoming increasingly open to the idea of sex, they still do not have a strong awareness of safe sex, a new ... Read more...

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Chinese college students unaware about safe sex


October 30th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) College students in China are not aware about safe sex and over 40 percent of them say they learnt about sex by looking at porn websites or movies.A ... Read more...

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Supreme Court refuses to go easy on poacher


October 20th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a petition by notorious poacher Sansar Chand seeking quashing of his conviction and jail sentence of five years.The court said that the ... Read more...

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Two leopard skins, bear gall bladder seized in Uttarakhand


September 16th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Two leopard skins and a gall bladder of a Himalayan black bear were seized from two people in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district, an NGO said Thursday. An anti-poaching team ... Read more...

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Ginger effective for muscle pain relief


September 16th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that daily doses of raw or heat-treated ginger are effective for relieving muscle pain following strenuous exercise.Though a favorite remedy of Chinese ... Read more...

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China seeking heritage designation for acupuncture


September 14th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 14(ANI): China is seeking to list acupuncture, the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain, as a UNESCO world intangible cultural heritage.Wu ... Read more...

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Acupuncture can help prevent suicides


September 10th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) Medical experts in China have claimed traditional Chinese medicine, popularly known as TCM, especially acupuncture, can help prevent suicides. Du Wendong, of the Institute of Psychology of Nanjing University ... Read more...

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Chinese healer accused of sexual assault


August 20th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) A 55-year-old Chinese traditional healer has been accused of sexually assaulting five women at his healing centre in Sydney. Watson Zhu, owner of the Chinese Medicine and Herbal Centre ... Read more...

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11 hrs of meditation may boost brain function


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique provokes positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency in a part that helps a person regulate behaviour in ... Read more...

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It is time India reached out to ayurvedic diaspora: Wellness expert


August 17th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) It is time India reached out to its "ayurvedic diaspora", scattered among most countries in Southeast Asia where this ancient system of medicine is still practised with ... Read more...

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