Tag Archives: TCM

Skeptic News: MHRA warns of contaminated TCM

The MHRA is advising consumers not to use the products specified due to concerns about possible side effects due to reported contamination with lead and mercury. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: British Columbia embraces TCM

Exactly one week after Surrey Memorial Hospital sprung a leak for the second time, Premier Christy Clark promised in her throne speech her government would work “to create the environment for” a school of traditional Chinese medicine at a post-secondary institution. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Nestle Ventures into Chinese Medicine with Pharma Deal

The world’s biggest food group Nestle (IW 1000/37) is moving into traditional Chinese medicine by joining forces with Chinese pharma group Chi-Med, the Swiss group said on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Growing resistance to TCM herb used to treat Malaria

“Growing resistance to a key anti-malarial drug derived from a shrub used in traditional Chinese medicine is threatening to roll back gains made in combating the disease,” according to experts attending a U.N.-sponsored malaria conference that concluded on Friday in Sydney, Australia. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Doctors warn about dangers of illegal TCM herbal sales

Food and Drug Administration officials said yesterday that they will tighten inspections on illegal sales of gaofang, a Chinese herbal recipe to reinforce energy in winter, after some online stores were found selling do-it-yourself herbs. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Chinese medicine proves disastrous for manta rays

The are the gentle giants of the ocean, weighing as much as 1400 kilograms. But an emerging market in Chinese medicine for gill rakers is threatening global populations of giant manta rays. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: African rhino poaching hits record on cancer claim

A record number of African rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa this year, driven by the use of their horns in Chinese medicine and a spreading belief in Southeast Asia, unfounded in science, that they may cure cancer. Continue reading

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