A popular TCM ingredient is being studied as a potential cure for various bone diseases
(Natural News) An herb commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) could be the future of preventing crippling bone diseases, according to researchers from the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the team reported that the seeds of the Chinese mallow (Malva verticillata) can prevent bone degradation, making it an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grown mostly as an ornamental plant, dwarf lilyturf shows powerful anti-inflammatory properties
(Natural News) Often grown as an ornamental plant, dwarf lilyturf (Ophiopogon japonicus) is used as ground cover for landscaping. However, according to a study, the plant possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can be used for medicinal purposes. Dwarf lilyturf is native to Southeast Asia, specifically in certain areas in China. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the plant’s rhizome is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China culls 200,000 pigs due to African swine fever - official
China, the world's top pork producer, has culled 200,000 pigs so far following outbreaks of highly contagious African swine fever in the country, a Chinese animal health official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China lifts African swine fever restrictions in three cities in Anhui
China's agriculture ministry said on Friday it would lift African swine fever related restrictions on areas in the cities of Chuzhou, Wuhu and Xuancheng in Anhui province (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Firehawk < sup > ® < /sup > Appears at the High-level Meeting on China-Africa Health Cooperation
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Child has 11 live worms plucked from their eyeball
The child, called Dong Dong, was treated in China's Shaanxi provence, after the parasitic worms became visible on the surface of their eyeball as well as inside the eyelid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China has culled 200,000 pigs due to African swine fever outbreaks: animal health official
China has culled 200,000 pigs following 41 African swine fever outbreaks in the country, a Chinese animal health official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CT radiomics improves management of bile duct cancer
Researchers from China have developed a radiomics model that can determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiomics helps distinguish lung cancer nodules on CT AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes AAPM: Radiomics helps fine-tune radiation therapy dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China says hog prices to rise ahead of Lunar New Year amid swine fever outbreaks
China's hog prices are set to rise ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February as outbreaks of African swine fever hit supply, the country's agriculture ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

As smog season begins, China wary of leaving residents without winter heat
Sometimes to win the war against pollution, you have to beat a tactical retreat. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can this app help China's forgotten cancer sufferers?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China hog price to rise ahead of Spring Festival on African swine fever impact: agriculture ministry
China's hog prices were set to rise ahead of the Spring Festival, another name for the Chinese New Year holiday, because of the impact of African swine fever on supply, the country's agriculture ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers look at various ways to treat depression and anxiety in cancer patients
(Natural News) Cancer patients are already burdened with expensive, painful, and seemingly ineffective treatments for life-threatening diseases. Anxiety and depression further increase the burden on their exhausted bodies as well as their troubled minds. To counter these effects, Chinese researchers looked at different approaches to improve their moods and the quality of their lives. Traditional Chinese medicine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Brings Product Lines to China Heart Congress (CHC) 2018
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Appears at China Medical Devices Design & Startups Competition & Global Device Week (2018)
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - October 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

U Penn trial regrows dental pulp from baby tooth stem cells
Data from recent clinical trial out of the University of Pennsylvania suggest that the use of stem cells from a patient’s baby teeth could be used to help regrow dental pulp tissue. Results from the trial, which was conducted in China, were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In the trial, 40 children were selected who had injured a permanent incisor but still had baby teeth, with 30 assigned to the experimental treatment and 10 to the controlled treatment with the standard of care, apexification. The stem cells, officially known as human deciduous pulp stem cells (hDPSC), are extracted from heal...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Dental Regenerative Medicine University of Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Novocure wins CMS review of Optune glioblastoma Tx
NovoCure (NSDQ:NVCR) said today that the durable medical equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors accepted a new local coverage determination reconsideration request for the treatment of newly diagnosed glioblastoma with its Optune system. The St. Helier, Jersey-based company said it plans to “take steps to publish a final LCD for newly diagnosed GBM,” and per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Medicare policy, both DEM MAC’s will issue a single joint policy for all DME regions. The DME MACs plan to assemble a Contractor Advisory Committee prior to publishing the proposed LCD for...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance NovoCure Source Type: news

Consuming Caffeine From Coffee Reduces Incident Rosacea
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Caffeine intake from coffee is inversely associated with the risk for incident rosacea, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in JAMA Dermatology. Suyun Li, Ph.D., from the Qingdao University in China, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Takeda gets Japanese approval for Shire takeover, awaits EU nod
On Thursday, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. said that Japan's Fair Trade Commission has approved its $62 billion bid to acquire the second-largest biotech employer in Massachusetts, Shire Pharmaceuticals plc. According to Reuters, the deal has already received unconditional clearance from regulators in the United States, Brazil and China. It now awaits the final OK from European Union antitrust regulators. A decision is expected by Nov. 6, according to Reuters. Ahead of the planned merger, Shire… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

The healing effects of qi for mental health: Using acupuncture and TCM to treat emotional distress
(Natural News) Some of the best remedies for many physical health problems were inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. With thousands of years of experience and wisdom backing it, the approach has long been a good source of safe yet effective treatments for a variety of ailments. Despite this, it still doesn’t quite get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott & #039;s Growth is Impressive, but What about That Elephant?
 Abbott Laboratories has had another stellar year in terms of new product launches and strong growth drivers across the company. In fact, the company's pipeline may be the strongest its ever been, thanks to products like the FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring system, the MitraClip, the HeartMate3, and the Alinity family of diagnostic products – just to name a few. "It's interesting, I've never in my career here seen such breadth across the company in new products, new product launches, market conditions, et cetera," CEO Miles White said during Abbott's third-q...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Family Medicine and Community Health Journal volume 6, issue number three publishes
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) Family Medicine and Community Health Journal volume 6, issue number three publishes.The September 2018 issue includes five original research articles, a commentary article and a China Focus article addressing various topics in family medicine in both China and internationally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Academy of Medicine announces inaugural International Health Policy Fellow
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at its annual meeting announced its inaugural International Health Policy Fellow, Roger Chung, Ph.D., M.H.S., assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Primary Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bird flu is evolving in Chinese poultry; the WHO says avian flu has spread to humans for the first time
(Natural News) The first diagnosed human case of H7N4 bird flu has appeared in eastern China, reported a New Scientist article. Chinese authorities have confirmed that a woman from Jiangsu province contracted this particular avian influenza virus. The 68-year-old patient developed symptoms on December 25, 2017. She entered the hospital for treatment on January 1, and was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predicine Establishes Dual CAP Accreditation for its Genomic...
Predicine has established a unified global quality management system through its CAP/CLIA facility in the San Francisco Bay Area and CAP facility in Shanghai, China to offer cross-border harmonized...(PRWeb October 18, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/predicine_establishes_dual_cap_accreditation_for_its_genomic_sequencing_laboratories_in_us_and_china_to_support_global_clinical_trials/prweb15850777.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China narrows U.S. lead in R&D spending
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Normile, D. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

China's fight against soil pollution
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhou, Y., Liu, Y. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Chinese city 'plans to launch artificial moon to replace streetlights'
‘Dusk-like glow’ of proposed satellite could light an area with a diameter of 10-80km, People’s Daily reportsIn Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city ’s streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of a more powerful fake one.The south-western Chinese city plans to launch an illumination satellite in 2020. According to an account inthe People ’s Daily, the artificial moon is “designed to complement the moon at night”, though it would be eight times as bright.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt Tags: The moon Cities Space Science China Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West
Long before veggie burgers and soy lattes were fashionable, Kin was sent on a mission by the United States government to uncover the benefits of the soybean to Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Yamei Kin Soybeans Research China United States World War I (1914-18) Agriculture Department GenderAds Biographical Information Source Type: news

Daily time with controlled blood sugar tied to risk of diabetic eye disease
(Reuters Health) - For people with diabetes, the chance of developing eye damage that can lead to blindness may depend on how many hours per day they can keep their blood sugar levels under control, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sini powder, a TCM herbal formula, shown to have potent anti-depressive effects
(Natural News) According to a team of researchers, Sini powder, an herbal formula, can be used as a natural alternative to antidepressants. The study, which was published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, showed that Sini powder, which is often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), had similar properties to antidepressants used to manage the symptoms of depressive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China urges more oversight of large pig farms amid disease epidemic
China's vice agriculture minister said on Wednesday that local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms as another province reported a fresh outbreak of the highly contagious African swine fever. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in city in Shanxi province
China reported a new African swine fever outbreak in Datong city in Shanxi province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China bans pigs and pork products imports from Moldova
China has banned imports of pigs and pork products from Moldova to prevent spread of African swine fever, Chinese customs said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philips Launches First Global Start-Up Collaboration Program Focused on the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced the launch of its first global start-up collaboration program involving Philips' innovation hubs in Cambridge (US), Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bangalore (India) and Shanghai (China) focused on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

China minister urges more oversight of large pig farms amid disease epidemic
China's vice agriculture minister Yu Kangzhen said on Wednesday local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms in their efforts to control the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreak in Liaoning province
China reported another new African swine fever outbreak in the city of Panjin in Liaoning province, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China hands record fine to maker of faulty vaccines
Changsheng Bio hit with $1.3bn in penalties over drug safety scandal (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eliminating emissions in India and China could add years to people's lives
(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) In a recent study, researchers from Harvard University wanted to know how replacing coal-fired powerplants in China and India with clean, renewable energy could benefit human health and save lives in the future. The researchers found that eliminating harmful emissions from powerplants could save an estimated annual 15 million years of life in China and 11 million years of life in India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Substantial changes in air pollution across China during 2015 to 2017
(University of Leeds) The first detailed analysis of air pollution trends in China reveals a 20 per cent drop in concentrations of particulate pollution over the last three years (2015-2017). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) – Chelsea Misquith, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Thanks to the NNLM/GMR, I was able to attend the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 26 – 30. JCLC is a joint initiative organized by the ethnic caucuses of the American Library Association (ALA): American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-spe...
Source: The Cornflower - October 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Funding Source Type: news

China's Changsheng Bio-technology hit by heavy penalties in vaccine scandal
A unit of China's vaccine maker Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd has been hit with penalties totaling 9.1 billion yuan ($1.32 billion) after it was embroiled in a scandal over falsifying data for a rabies vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese drug regulator fines Changsheng Bio-Tech unit over vaccine scandal
China's drug regulator imposed penalties on a unit of Changsheng Bio-Technology worth 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) over a vaccine scandal, Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China to lift restrictions on area hit by African swine fever
China will lift restrictions on an area in Wuxi city of Jiangsu province where an outbreak of African swine fever was found, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Augmented reality heightens accuracy of brain procedure
Researchers from China used augmented reality technology to visualize brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How can virtual reality bolster image interpretation? VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery SIR: Holography platform boosts reader confidence for aneurysms Augmented reality may help guide facet joint injections (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China's Dabeinong reports suspected African swine fever case on related farm: media
One of China's top animal feed producers said on Tuesday an affiliated firm has culled nearly 20,000 pigs due to a suspected case of African swine fever, according to a report by the China Securities Journal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China's Dabeinong reports suspected African swine fever case on farm: media
One of China's top animal feed producers said on Tuesday an affiliated firm has culled nearly 20,000 pigs due to a suspected case of African swine fever, according to a report by the China Securities Journal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China's Dabeinong says suspected African swine fever case on affiliated firm: China Securities Journal
Major animal feed and pig breeding firm Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co Ltd said on Tuesday an affiliated firm has culled nearly 20,000 pigs due to a suspected case of African swine fever, according to a report by the state media China Securities Journal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New hope for spinal cord injuries: Silk from moths can be used to stabilize the injury and promote repair, according to experts
(Natural News) British scientists have discovered a novel method of treating spinal cord injuries: modified silk from the Chinese Oak Silkmoth (Antheraea pernyi). By cleaning and sterilizing the silk produced by the larvae of this species, the researchers claim that this material could support nerve cell growth throughout affected areas of the spine. As of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buckthorn, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, found to protect against acute lung injury
(Natural News) Researchers have found an ingredient found in buckthorn that is capable of reducing acute lung injury, based on in vivo studies. Rhamnazin, a flavonoid found in the buckthorn plant, has already been known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, researchers from Changzhou Jintan District People’s Hospital in Jiangsu, China had also discovered that rhamnazin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news