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"Happy tree" yields a cancer-fighting drug

2008/10/14 17:05:00

Vancouver Sun - B.C. cancer patients who don’t get better on standard treatment will be offered a locally developed experimental drug using a nanotechnology smart bomb type of treatment derived from the bark of the “happy tree,” indigenous to China. Scientists at the B.C. Cancer Agency (Vancouver, Canada) have developed an anti-cancer ...

Fat-free milk may help ease hypertension

2008/10/14 17:18:00

CM NEWS - Women who drank more fat free milk and had higher intakes of calcium and vitamin D from foods, and not supplements, tended to have a lower risk for developing hypertension or high blood pressure, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension.After examining the diets of nearly 30...

Coca-Cola Exploring Chinese Medicine for Beneficial Nutrients

2008/10/14 17:17:00

Coca-Cola Exploring Chinese Medicine for Beneficial Nutrients (NaturalNews) The Coca-Cola Company has announced the launch of a new project designed to devise ingredients for beverages from traditional Chinese medicines. Coca-Cola has established a permanent research center in Beijing, at the Ch...

Eastern Promise

2008/1/2 15:07:00

THE trade in medicines between the West and China is not all one way. Traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, herbal mixtures and other remedies's gaining in popularity. According to Kalorama Information, a market-research firm based in New York, American sales of herbal remedies, vitamins and minerals, including traditional medicines, could reach $12.3 billion in 2001, almost double the level...

Li Shizhen

2007/11/12 16:53:00

Li ShizhenLi Shizhen(1518-1593),whose style name was Dongbi, also called Binhushanren (Person of the Mountain by the Lake) in his late years, was from Jizhou (now Jichun County of Hubei Province) of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). His grandfather was a doctor, and his father Li Yanwen (called "Yuechi") was also a famous doctor in the local place. As a child, Li Shizhen began to read some m...

Chinese Medicine

2008/10/14 17:21:00

What is Chinese Medicine? Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC. Yet throughout its history it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical di...

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