Medicine

Chinese Media Brag of ‘Roaring’ Economy from Selling Faulty Medical Equipment

Chinese state media bubbled with articles over the weekend praising Chinese companies for quickly recovering from the coronavirus lockdown, churning out medical equipment for customers around the world and raking in huge profits. Meanwhile, the rest of the world was noticing that a great deal of those Chinese masks and test kits are dangerously defective.

TOPSHOT - This photo taken on January 22, 2020 shows workers producing facemasks at a factory in Handan in China's northern Hebei province. - China banned trains and planes from leaving Wuhan at the centre of a virus outbreak on January 23, seeking to seal off its 11 million people …

Indian Doctors Denounce Government-Promoted Herbal ‘Cure’ for Coronavirus

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday criticized the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homeopathy (AYUSH) for recommending homeopathic treatments to combat the Wuhan coronavirus. The IMA said it was “immature, premature, and irresponsible” to promote untested homeopathic remedies against the rapidly spreading epidemic, which reached India this week.

In this photograph taken on November 6, 2014, an Indian visitor points to a herb on display during the sixth World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo in New Delhi. India's new Hindu nationalist government has launched a drive to promote its ancient practices, appointing a minister for yoga and Ayurveda …

Tech Guru: Amazon and Google Will Replace Your Doctor

In a recent interview, tech guru Peter Diamandis made the case for the big tech Masters of the Universe becoming America’s healthcare providers. Diamandis believes that if companies like Google and Amazon can gather even more information about every detail of your life, they will be better able to manage your health than traditional doctors and hospitals.

A doctor speaks with a patient about her high blood pressure, or hypertension, on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Doctors in the country are demanding higher payments from health insurance companies (Krankenkassen).