Read the story here SINGAPORE – A Singapore government-backed biotechnology firm says it is on track to developing an acupuncture pill, claiming to have put the traditional Asian method of using needles to address various physical ailments into a tiny capsule.

A team of Hong Kong and Australian scientists reviewed 26 trials which looked into use of  pericardium 6, acupuncture point in the wrist to relieve the post-operative symptoms. Acupuncture was just as effective as routine anti-sickness drugs in preventing nausea and vomiting, but had few side effects and was cheaper, the study found.

Read the article on Xinhuanet Hong Kong Baptist University announced here Thursday that traditional Chinese medicine with herbs can help patients with SARS sequelae.

The Washington Post: Hard to Conceive: “Hard to Conceive Unable to Get Pregnant, She Turned East in Quest of Fertility ” And why not? Six months on fertility drugs, two inseminations and one $13,000 attempt at vitro fertilization (IVF) had all failed me — or I them. I felt I had to try something else. […]

SciDev.Net [BEIJING] Chinese health authorities yesterday launched a nationwide programme to build up 161 traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospitals, each specialising in the treatment of a particular condition, such as different types of cancers, heart and vascular diseases and hepatitis.