Med diet improves sexual function of obese women

August 25, 2007  
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CM NEWS – One more reason to consume Mediterranean-style diet. Apart from helping the heart, the high-fruit, low-red-meat diet can also improve sexual function in women with the metabolic syndrome, an Italian study says. Read more

Ethnicity determines how body stores fat: study

August 23, 2007  
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obese chinese kidsCM NEWS - A groundbreaking study has “definitively” verified that ethnicity determines where the body stores fat. Chinese and South Asian tend to deposit more fat to their internal organs per kilogram of total body fat than Europeans do. This implies that some ethnicities, particularly those of Chinese or South Asian descent, face higher risks for diseases related to obesity. Read more

Curry substance prevents diabetic complications

August 18, 2007  
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CM NEWS – If you’re diabetic, next time you scoop up that hot yellow curry, you might be taking in valuable antioxidant that protects your brain against potential vascular complications. Read more

Canada, Hong Kong paired up in TCM

August 17, 2007  
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Signing of Four MOUs a Major Step Forward in Cooperation

HK gov release – Chinese medicine received a significant shot in the arm today with the signing of four memorandums of understanding between Canadian and Hong Kong institutes.

The four MOUs cover collaboration in the research, technology transfer, commercialisation and promotion of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and health products in the two markets. Read more

Soy cuts hot flashes, night sweats of postmenopausal women

August 16, 2007  
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soyCM NEWS – Soy supplement has been found to reduce menopausal hot flashes and night sweats of by half, a Swedish study says. Read more

Diabetes drugs Avandia, Actos to include heart failure warnings

August 14, 2007  
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(Editor’s note: This is not a news article related to TCM. But I’d like to include it here because of its importance. I intend to include drug warnings from time to time.)

AP – The diabetes drugs Avandia and Actos will be labelled with severe warnings about a risk of heart failure to some patients, health officials in the United States said Tuesday. Read more

Avoid red yeast rice products promoted as treatments for high cholesterol, FDA warns

August 13, 2007  
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Medicine News Today – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to buy or eat three red yeast rice products promoted and sold on web sites. The products may contain an unauthorized drug that could be harmful to health. The products are promoted as dietary supplements for treating high cholesterol. Read more

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