traditional chinese medicine

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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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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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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Don’t eat dogs, urge Chinese animal rights groups


November 20th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) Animal welfare groups in China are now challenging an ages-old tradition of eating dogs, urging people to change their "nasty habit".Citing health reasons and animal rights, ... 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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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...

Posted in Health Science |

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chinese drug passes US clinical trials for first time


August 7th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) A traditional Chinese medicine for treating cardiovascular diseases has been tested safe and effective by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and would be marketed there by ... Read more...

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Elle Macpherson panned for advocating rhino remedy


July 7th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 7 (IANS) Australian model Elle Macpherson has been criticised by animal rights groups for advocating the use of powdered rhino horn, a traditional Chinese medicine remedy which is banned worldwide ... Read more...

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Elle Macpherson under fire over illegal rhino remedy


July 6th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 06 (ANI): Australian model Elle Macpherson has been criticised for promoting illegal rhino horns as a form of Chinese medicine therapy.The 47-year-old Aussie has been slammed for encouraging the use ... Read more...

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Acupuncture helps chronic heart patients in exercising


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Acupuncture can help chronic heart patients tolerate exercises well, says a clinical pilot study. Patients with chronic weakness of the heart muscle, one of the most frequent diseases ... Read more...

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Acupuncture boosts exercise tolerance in heart patients


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study indicates that acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure.Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director at the Department of Internal ... Read more...

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Soon, cancer-preventing medicines based on natural substances


June 24th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists are trying to come up with medicines based on substances in naturally-occurring foods and turn their potential into reality - of preventing cancer.A new research has described ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese astronauts have dog meat on menu to keep fit


May 13th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): The first Chinese man to orbit around the earth has said that astronauts eat dog meat to in order to provide them nutrition and keep them fully fit. ... Read more...

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Lightning-like electricity makes mushrooms multiply


April 11th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): When exposed to lightning-like electricity, mushrooms start multiplying, according to an ongoing research.For decades, farmers in Japan have welcomed storms over their fields, as they believe that ... Read more...

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Lead poisoning leaves 45 children sick in China


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) At least 45 children fell ill due to lead poisoning in China's Hunan province, officials said. Most of the children were under the age of 14, public health bureau ... Read more...

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Chinese medicine societies reject use of tiger bones


March 13th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): Reports indicate that a statement by World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), which has urged its members not to use tiger bone or any other parts from ... Read more...

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Acupuncture ‘provides no help with IVF’


March 10th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Acupuncture do nothing to increase the chance of getting pregnant through IVF, fertility experts have said.Before issuing the new guidance, experts at the British Fertility Society analysed 14 ... Read more...

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Goji berries ‘can help fight skin cancer’


February 1st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Goji berries can significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer, experts have claimed.In traditional Chinese medicine, the superfruit berry lycium barbarum, also known as wolfberry, has long been ... Read more...

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How do consumers choose among alternative medicines


November 18th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Alternative health remedies have gained immense popularity in the health care marketplace. Now, a new study sheds light on how people choose among the various available remedies."Examples of ... Read more...

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Toad venom may offer cancer cure


September 25th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): A Chinese medicine made from dried venom secreted by the skin glands of toads has shown promise in slowing down cancer progression in patients, say researchers.Huachansu, the Chinese ... Read more...

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India fails to make headway with China on saving tigers


September 17th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Recent talks between India and China on saving the critically endangered tiger were "not a great success", Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh admitted here Thursday. The ... Read more...

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