Laughter, best medicine for leg ulcers

Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 09:08

For patients with venous leg ulcers, the best prescription is good quality nursing care – and the occasional belly laugh!

Herbal medicine reduces inflammation in asthma

Last Updated: Friday, July 01, 2011, 15:28

SCRT alleviates asthma-like pulmonary inflammation via suppression of specific chemokines or proteins.

Quality certificate for ayurvedic medicines

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 18:01

The government has launched a voluntary quality certificate for the Rs.10,000 crore Indian ayurvedic drug industry to make it more competitive internationally.

Laughter good medicine for dementia patients

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 10:27

A new study has found that humour therapy is as effective as widely used anti-psychotic drugs in managing agitation in patients with dementia, and avoids serious drug side effects.

World Ayurveda meet to be held in Kerala

Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011, 12:31

A global Ayurveda Festival will be held here from February 9 to 14 next year, packaging a host of programmes from seminars to expert clinics to showcase the vast potential of the ancient Indian system of medicine and wellness and work out strategies for tapping the global market for Indian medicinal products.

Chinese medicine can double chances of conception

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 14:10

Couples with fertility problems are twice as likely to conceive using traditional Chinese medicine as compared to western drugs.

Traditional Chinese medicines can cure AIDS

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 18:02

Experts in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have claimed that it has helped in the recovery of at least 17,000 HIV carriers and AIDS patients in China since 2004.

Indian herbs can fight oral cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 19:29

A new research has investigated the potency of Indian wild plants against bacterial and fungal infections in the mouths of oral cancer patients.

World`s largest medicinal botanic garden in China

Last Updated: Friday, December 09, 2011, 18:10

A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, a garden official said Friday.

Chinese herbal medicine may counteract alcohol intoxication

Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2012, 17:51

A constituent of ancient Chinese herbal anti-hangover medicine may help in thwarting alcohol intoxication and dependence.

Tulsi to be used for anti-radiation medicine

Last Updated: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 18:20

Indian Basil is now being tested by scientists for treating people exposed to harmful radiations.

`Electroacupuncture may be effective for depression`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 17:12

Boosting the effect of acupuncture needles with small electric currents may be effective in treating depression, a study in Hong Kong has found.