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May 26, 2008

China Earthquake Survivors Show Signs of Post-traumatic Stress

Eastern and Western medicine come together to help relieve the suffering of survivors of the recent earthquake in China.

Story from the Los Angeles Times here.

Posted by mpence at 11:54 PM

May 17, 2008

Green Tea Promotes Better Rest from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

An recently published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine describes a study on laboratory rats on how the mechanism of green tea catechin polyphenols operate to reduce sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive impairment.

The abstract of the article describes the study in more detail.

Posted by mpence at 05:27 PM

May 04, 2008

Chinese Herbal Compound Regulates Collagen Synthesis

Herbal compound 861 (Cpd 861) is an extract of mixed Chinese herbs that have been used for liver disease treatment in traditional Chinese midicine. Recent studies have characterized how the compound regulates collagen.

The study was published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

Posted by mpence at 07:31 PM