Study: Common plant used in Samoan traditional medicine dismissed as superstition 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.
A private boarding school teaching traditional culture in northeastern China has blamed a student’s family’s karma for the disease that took his life.
Zhou Zuorui, 9, died on December 11 after falling ill for a week while attending Yukun Guoxue Experimental School in Yitong county, Jilin province, Chongqing Morning News reported.
SF Woman Allegedly Poses as a Walgreens Pharmacist For Over 10 Years, Handling 700,000 Prescriptions
A woman from the San Francisco Bay Area, California is being accused of posing as a pharmacist and handing out more than 700,000 prescriptions.
The woman, identified as Kim Thien Le, claimed she attended Creighton University and provided her pharmacist license number during her interview with the Board of Pharmacy, according to KPIX5.
A receptionist at a surgery clinic in Scotland is earning praise for the way she handled a racist patient who did not want to see an “Asian doctor.”
Glasgow doctor Punam Krishan shared the incident on Twitter, expressing pride in her team via a post that generated positive response from netizens.
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.
Thai officials are now planning to swiftly approve the legalization of marijuana in the country, and they are aiming to make it available before the year ends as a gift to its citizens.
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.
A nurse from China is now going viral on Chinese internet after she was caught on video “twerking” while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on stage.
It was unclear when or where this demonstration of CPR was taken, but judging from the backdrop on the stage, netizens have deduced the video was filmed on April 10, 2018.
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.
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.
A young Chinese girl is working hard to gain weight so she can donate bone marrow to her father, who suffers from acute myeloid leukemia.
Luo Changming was diagnosed with the illness in 2016 and has since spent more than 200,000 yuan ($31,600) on chemotherapy.
Preserved bodies of dead babies were recently discovered inside an abandoned house in Japan.
According to Express UK, the shocking discovery was made only after a new owner reportedly bought the property in Tokyo and decided to renovate it.