The most concerning finding was leopard DNA.
Making sure that a tablet claiming to have 500 mg of paracetamol really does contain 500 mg of paracetamol is relatively easy. But how do you test for herbs?
Harvesting Artemisia annua.
Tu Youyou sifted through 2,000 ancient herbal remedies to develop a drug that now treats hundreds of millions of people a year.
1964 poster: ‘Prevent Malaria and Take Care of People’s Health.’
Painted by Wu Hao 吴昊
This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine went partly for research done during the Chinese Cultural Revolution based on traditional Chinese medicine. Here's the story of Project 523.
Never before has a Nobel gone to an expert in traditional Chinese medicine.
The first Chinese Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded for work based on traditional Chinese medicine. Will traditional medical knowledge now share the spotlight with evidence-based medicine?
All dentists should be practising evidence-based dentistry for the sake of their patients.
Holistic dentistry claims to promote overall wellness rather than simply treating disease. But the lack of evidence for the alternative therapies underpinning it are cause for concern.
Neither laws nor guns are stopping the poachers.
Rhinos, elephants and the big cats like lions and tigers are all at risk of extinction as a result of a resurgence in the illegal trade of their body parts. Newspapers in recent days have been filled with…
Type 2 diabetes patients treated with traditional Chinese medicine alongside anti-diabetic drugs are a third less likely…
Chinese herbal treatments, among other complementary medicines, have come under scrutiny.
Cutting complementary medicine courses from universities would dilute the quality of the education available and threaten…
New software combines ancient Chinese practices and modern medicine to measure health by analysing images of the tongue…
Traditional Chinese medicines the authors genetically audited using new DNA sequencing technology.
There are polarising views on the subject of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). This website has recently published numerous article about the efficacy and regulation of CAM, the placebo effect…
Despite recent attempts to retain traditional healing practices in China, modern medicine is supplanting traditional medicine there.
Most of traditional healing practices are based on intuitive principles of diseases involving the imbalance of elemental qualities. For the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose systems of traditional healing…