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Study: Common plant used in Samoan traditional medicine dismissed as superstition could rival ibuprofen

Study says traditional samoan medicine could rival ibuprofen

New research offers scientific evidence on the healing properties of a common plant used in Samoan traditional medicine.

Beyond superstition: The matalafi plant, which has been used for generations in Samoan culture as a remedy for a variety of illnesses, can produce anti-inflammatory effects similar to ibuprofen, a new study spearheaded by an Indigenous Samoan scientist suggests, according to The Guardian.

Meet the Stanford Student Who Could Revolutionize How We Treat Epilepsy

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When talking to Christine Liu, I often found myself forgetting that she’s still only a sophomore at Stanford. Looking back, it’s not hard to see why.

For starters, she’s got a resume to make even the most draconian of tiger parents proud, boasting a published scientific paper (with another one in review), a startup, and an international science fair medal — all by the age of 19. Her winning science fair project, a machine learning algorithm for predicting epileptic seizures, has the potential to radically change the way we approach epilepsy health care. Yet, what stood out the most, above and beyond her myriad accomplishments, was a very distinct sense of maturity, of wisdom beyond her years. There’s a purpose to her ambition, one rooted in personal experience and a deeply intrinsic desire to succeed — maturity was simply a requisite.

Chinese ‘Viagra’ Maker Claims 140 Million Chinese Men Are Impotent, Stocks Soar

A company in China that manufactures a viagra-like drug saw its stocks increase sharply after publishing a report that 140 million men in the country are suffering from erectile dysfunction.

The drug maker, Hebei Changshan Biochemical Pharmaceutical, announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary firm in Jiangsu province has been licensed to produce sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra.

Young Mom in China Disobeys Controlling Parents to Save Her Baby’s Life

A young mother from Yidu, Hubei province, China reportedly stole her own ID from her parents in order to donate part of her liver to save her baby’s life.

The 22-year-old mother, Jiang Liuxin, went into labor in September 2017, according to Yidu Television via South China Morning Post. Unfortunately, her daughter had reportedly suffered from jaundice when she was born.

Single Mom in China Sobs in Front of Hospital Because She Can’t Afford Her Child’s Treatment

A photoset of a sobbing single mother who had been discharged from a Chinese hospital after she could no longer afford care for her sick child has gone viral for its heartbreaking vulnerability and emotion.

The scene outside Shanghai’s Children Hospital was first captured in December last year, but is going viral again on Chinese social media platforms.