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GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1T66W 
May 25, 2018 
Plants used in traditional medicines are seen on sale at a market in Durban, South Africa, May 25, 2018.... 
Durban, South Africa 
Plants used in traditional medicines are seen on sale at a market in Durban 
Plants used in traditional medicines are seen on sale at a market in Durban, South Africa, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rogan Ward 
GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1SN6O 
May 22, 2018 
Traditional medicines cook at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Traditional medicines cook at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi 
Traditional medicines cook at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham 
GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1SN51 
May 22, 2018 
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi 
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham 
GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1SN4Z 
May 22, 2018 
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam... 
Hanoi, Vietnam 
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi 
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1MK 
April 15, 2016 
Ballet shoes hang from a wall during a practice session for people with Down syndrome in Monterrey, Mexico,... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
Ballet shoes hang from a wall during a practice session of people with Down syndrome in Monterrey 
Ballet shoes hang from a wall during a practice session for people with Down syndrome in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken April 9, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1M9 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1L2 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome say goodbye to the public after a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, in this... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome say goodbye to the public after a presentation in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome say goodbye to the public after a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken April 9, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KK 
April 15, 2016 
Diego, 25, who has Down syndrome, adjusts his handkerchief before a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico,... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
Diego, 25, who has Down syndrome, adjusts his handkerchief before a presentation in Monterrey 
Diego, 25, who has Down syndrome, adjusts his handkerchief before a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken April 9, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KJ 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome say goodbye to the public after a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome say goodbye to the public after a presentation in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome say goodbye to the public after a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KI 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KH 
April 15, 2016 
Aimee, 19, who has Down syndrome, has make-up applied by her mother before a presentation in Monterrey,... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
Aimee, 19, who has Down syndrome, has make-up applied by her mother before a presentation in Monterrey... 
Aimee, 19, who has Down syndrome, has make-up applied by her mother before a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken April 9, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KG 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome dance during a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KF 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome dance during a practice session in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome dance during a practice session in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome dance during a practice session in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken April 9, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KE 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome dress up before a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome dress up before a presentation in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome dress up before a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KD 
April 15, 2016 
Gustavo, 33, dances during a practice session in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken April 9, 2016... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
Gustavo, 33, dances during a practice session in Monterrey 
Gustavo, 33, dances during a practice session in Monterrey, Mexico, in this picture taken April 9, 2016 . The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
MEXICO-HEALTH/
RTX2A1KC 
April 15, 2016 
People with Down syndrome pose for a photo before a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016.... 
Monterrey, Mexico 
People with Down syndrome pose for a photo before a presentation in Monterrey 
People with Down syndrome pose for a photo before a presentation in Monterrey, Mexico, April 14, 2016. The association "Abrazame con Discapacidad" ("Embrace me with Disabilities") teaches folk dance to low-income people with Down syndrome and manages presentations at public events where they receive a payment, as part of a therapy that helps improve their motor system, learning and self-esteem, the association said. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril 
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYKH 
September 23, 2015 
An employee works at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's... 
Shanghai, China 
An employee works at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai 
An employee works at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song 
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYKC 
September 23, 2015 
Traditional Chinese medicine is seen in a shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped... 
Shanghai, China 
Traditional Chinese medicine is seen in a shop in Shanghai 
Traditional Chinese medicine is seen in a shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song 
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYK8 
September 23, 2015 
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's... 
Shanghai, China 
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai 
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYJV 
September 23, 2015 
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's... 
Shanghai, China 
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai 
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PUSN 
August 27, 2015 
Patients drink herbal tea inside a tent used as a sauna as they relax after their sand bath in Siwa,... 
Siwa, Egypt 
Wider Image: The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa 
Patients drink herbal tea inside a tent used as a sauna as they relax after their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 17, 2015. In the searing heat of summer in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa near Dakrour Mountain. Locals say taking a sand bath is a natural therapy with powers to cure many medical conditions. Patients relax in the shade before treatment, which includes massages by the feet of health workers after they submerge their patients up to their neck in the desert. Patients drink mint tea in tents following the treatment. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih PICTURE 17 OF 24 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "THE HOT SAND BATHS OF SIWA". SEARCH "ASMAA SIWA" FOR ALL IMAGES 
USA-MILITARY/
RTR3ZWEK 
July 24, 2014 
Naval Commander Fu Bengsheng from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) demonstrates massage therapy... 
Honolulu, UNITED STATES 
Naval Commander Fu from China's PLA demonstrates massage therapy on a PLA sailor as U.S. Navy sailors... 
Naval Commander Fu Bengsheng from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) demonstrates massage therapy on a PLA sailor as U.S. Navy sailors Lt. Donald Skelton (back L), HM1 Luis Garcia (back C) and Lt. Joseph Shannon (back R) observe while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. RIMPAC is the world's largest biennial naval exercise between the U.S. and Pacific Rim nations, with 22 countries participating, including China which is joining for the first time. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH MILITARY POLITICS) 
Myanmar
Myanmar 
Rehab Centre for Opium Addicts - 10 Jul 2013 
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CHINA/
RTXZLIH 
May 14, 2013 
An employee prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicine at a store in Beijing, May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jason... 
Beijing, China 
An employee prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicine at a store in Beijing 
An employee prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicine at a store in Beijing, May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
SUDAN/
RTR3EP4H 
March 07, 2013 
A monkey is seen near patients awaiting treatment with Howaa Teya (not seen), a spiritual and traditional... 
OMDURMAN, Sudan 
A monkey is seen near patients awaiting treatment with Howaa Teya, a spiritual and traditional healer... 
A monkey is seen near patients awaiting treatment with Howaa Teya (not seen), a spiritual and traditional healer from the Nuba tribes in South Kordofan, at her house in Omdurman March 7, 2013. Teya uses herbal ingredients as well as alternative ingredients such as dried animal bones as part of her treatment. She charges about 50 Sudanese pounds ($8) for each patient. International Women's Day falls on March 8. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: HEALTH ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
QUAKE-CHINA/
RTR37PSY 
September 09, 2012 
An ethnic Miao woman waits for customers as she sells traditional Chinese medicine on a street in Yiliang... 
Yiliang, China 
An ethnic Miao woman waits for customers as she sells traditional Chinese medicine on a street in Yiliang... 
An ethnic Miao woman waits for customers as she sells traditional Chinese medicine on a street in Yiliang county, Yunnan province September 9, 2012. Rescuers in southwestern China tried on Saturday to reach remote communities rocked by earthquakes that killed at least 80 people and damaged thousands of buildings, more than 800 people were injured, state media reported. Shallow 5.6 magnitude quakes struck an impoverished, mountainous part of the country with poor infrastructure and communications on Friday and the death toll could rise as news trickles in from cut-off areas, the Xinhua news agency said. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT HEALTH) 
CHINA/
RTR35158 
July 18, 2012 
A patient (3rd L) receives traditional acupuncture treatment with mashed garlic, herbs and ignited dry... 
Hefei, China 
A patient receives traditional acupuncture treatment with mashed garlic, herbs and ignited dry moxa leaves... 
A patient (3rd L) receives traditional acupuncture treatment with mashed garlic, herbs and ignited dry moxa leaves placed on the back to treat rheumatism as another patient (R) receives cupping treatment at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/
RTR34UQF 
July 12, 2012 
Kim Yeon-koung of South Korea's women's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with... 
JINCHEON, South Korea 
South Korea's national volleyball player Kim undergoes an acupuncture session in Jincheon 
Kim Yeon-koung of South Korea's women's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with Park Ji-hun (R), oriental doctor in charge of the team, at a gym in Jincheon, 150 km (93 miles) south of Seoul July 5, 2012. South Korean athletes looking to stay in peak shape for the London Olympics are turning to oriental rather than western medicine to see off aches and sprains that could derail their medal chances. While some athletes remain wary of remedies that are not certified due to doping concerns, for the vast majority regular treatment has boosted fitness and the ability to overcome injury quickly. Picture taken July 5, 2012. To match story OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: HEALTH SPORT OLYMPICS VOLLEYBALL) 
OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/
RTR34UQD 
July 12, 2012 
A player from South Korea's men's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with oriental... 
JINCHEON, South Korea 
South Korea's men's national volleyball player undergoes an acupuncture session with oriental doctor... 
A player from South Korea's men's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with oriental doctor Ha Sang-Chul (R), 51, at a gym in Jincheon, 150 km (93 miles) south of Seoul, May 25, 2012. South Korean athletes looking to stay in peak shape for the London Olympics are turning to oriental rather than western medicine to see off aches and sprains that could derail their medal chances. While some athletes remain wary of remedies that are not certified due to doping concerns, for the vast majority regular treatment has boosted fitness and the ability to overcome injury quickly. Picture taken May 25, 2012. To match story OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/ REUTERS/Woohae Cho (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: HEALTH SPORT OLYMPICS VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34JDT 
July 03, 2012 
Newly prepared cigarettes filled with marijuana are seen at a plantation near the northern Israeli city... 
Safed, Israel 
Newly prepared cigarettes filled with marijuana are seen at a plantation near the northern Israeli city... 
Newly prepared cigarettes filled with marijuana are seen at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. To match story ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY) 
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34JDQ 
July 03, 2012 
A worker prepares cigarettes filled with marijuana at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of... 
Safed, Israel 
A worker prepares cigarettes filled with marijuana at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of... 
A worker prepares cigarettes filled with marijuana at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. To match story ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY) 
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34JD5 
July 03, 2012 
Marijuana buds are seen before being rolled into cigarettes at a plantation near the northern Israeli... 
Safed, Israel 
Marijuana buds are seen before being rolled into cigarettes at a plantation near the northern Israeli... 
Marijuana buds are seen before being rolled into cigarettes at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. To match story ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY) 
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34J7Q 
July 02, 2012 
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012.... 
Safed, Israel 
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed 
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDIA/
RTR33A1Q 
June 07, 2012 
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the... 
Hyderabad, India 
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in Hyderabad... 
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 8, 2012. Every year in June, the Bathini Goud brothers from Hyderabad draw thousands to their camp to take part in the administering of the fish medicine, which they believe cures them of asthma and respiratory problems. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
INDIA
RTR30HXM 
April 08, 2012 
A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering... 
Kaudihar, India 
A woman pumps mustard oil in the ear of a girl who suffers from PEM in Kaudihar 
A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering from Mithua or Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM), along a roadside in Kaudihar town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 8, 2012. The woman claims she possesses divine powers, tries to cure PEM by pouring mustard oil in ears and pumps them with an aluminuim rod using her mouth. PEM is due to a deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the diet. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH) 
IRAQ/
RTR2XTRU 
February 14, 2012 
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad, February 14, 2012. Iraqis have increased... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad 
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad, February 14, 2012. Iraqis have increased the use of herbs as alternative medicine to cure several common illnesses because of its affordability. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CALIFORNIA-MARIJUANA/
RTR2SD9Z 
October 07, 2011 
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse... 
Sacramento, UNITED STATES 
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse... 
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. October 7, 2011. The US Attorneys in California are targeting commercial marijuana operations through civil forfeiture lawsuits against property owners and criminal arrests of commercial marijuana activities. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST HEALTH) 
MYANMAR
RTR2S9GW 
October 05, 2011 
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha, a local paint made from tree bark and root, on his face as a sunscreen... 
INLE, Myanmar 
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha on his face as a sunscreen while visiting the Shwe Indein Ancient... 
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha, a local paint made from tree bark and root, on his face as a sunscreen while visiting the Shwe Indein Ancient Pagodas, near the Inle Lake October 5, 2011. Inle Lake, Myanmar's second largest lake, is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hills and is one of the country's most popular tourist sites. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR2QQN4 
September 03, 2011 
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges... 
Kolkata, India 
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges... 
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges river in Kolkata September 3, 2011. People from all walks of life can enjoy a traditional open-air oil massage for just a few hundred rupees. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
ROBOT-SEAL/
RTR2PJU7 
August 02, 2011 
Ayako Shizo (C), aged 85, taps a therapeutic robot named Paro as she sits with other residents at the... 
Iwaki, Japan 
To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL 
Ayako Shizo (C), aged 85, taps a therapeutic robot named Paro as she sits with other residents at the Suisyoen retirement home about 30 km (19 miles) south of the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, July 28, 2011. For some elderly survivors of Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, comfort comes in the form of a small white robotic seal named Paro. The residents of the nursing home came back from a nearly two-month-long evacuation since the nuclear crisis in Fukushima. Picture taken July 28, 2011. To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL/ REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY SCI TECH) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE 
ROBOT-SEAL/
RTR2PJOI 
August 02, 2011 
Satsuko Yatsuzaka (L), aged 84, plays with a therapeutic robot named Paro at the Suisyoen retirement... 
Tokyo, Japan 
To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL/ 
Satsuko Yatsuzaka (L), aged 84, plays with a therapeutic robot named Paro at the Suisyoen retirement home about 30 km (19 miles) south of the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, July 28, 2011. For some elderly survivors of Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, comfort comes in the form of a small white robotic seal named Paro. The residents of the nursing home came back from a nearly two-month-long evacuation since the nuclear crisis in Fukushima. Picture taken July 28, 2011. To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL/ REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER HEALTH SOCIETY) 
ROBOT-SEAL/
RTR2PIR7 
August 01, 2011 
Satsuko Yatsuzaka (84) holds a therapeutic robot named Paro at the Suisyoen retirement home, about 30... 
Tokyo, Japan 
To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL 
Satsuko Yatsuzaka (84) holds a therapeutic robot named Paro at the Suisyoen retirement home, about 30 km (19 miles) south of the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, July 28, 2011. For some elderly survivors of Japan's march earthquake and tsunami, comfort comes in the form of a small white robotic seal named Paro. The residents of the nursing home came back from a nearly two-month-long evacuation since the nuclear crisis in Fukushima. Picture taken July 28, 2011 To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL/ REUTERS/Kim (SOCIETY SCI TECH ENERGY) 
ROBOT-SEAL/
RTR2PIQH 
August 01, 2011 
In this combination picture, a therapeutic robot named Paro opens its eyes as it reacts to an elderly... 
Tokyo, Japan 
To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL/ 
In this combination picture, a therapeutic robot named Paro opens its eyes as it reacts to an elderly user's hand at the Suisyoen retirement home, about 30 km (19 miles) south of the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, July 28, 2011. For some elderly survivors of Japan's march earthquake and tsunami, comfort comes in the form of a small white robotic seal named Paro. The residents of the nursing home came back from a nearly two-month-long evacuation since the nuclear crisis in Fukushima. Picture taken July 28, 2011 To match Reuters Life! ROBOT-SEAL/ REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENERGY SCI TECH) 
AFRICA-DROUGHT/
RTR2OVJ2 
July 14, 2011 
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished... 
Mogadishu, Somalia 
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished... 
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished boy inside their makeshift shelter in southern Mogadishu, July 14, 2011. The Horn of Africa is in the grip of a major food crisis, with millions of people severely affected in drought-stricken areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda, according to the United Nations. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta (SOMALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT HEALTH SOCIETY ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA/
RTR2N4C4 
May 31, 2011 
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang... 
MIN, China 
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang... 
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang shen, in Min county, Gansu province May 31, 2011. Rows of white plastic shields have been installed to protect the roots of the dang shen to keep it warm and moist. Commonly used as a cheaper substitute for ginseng, the herb is believed to lower blood pressure, boost one's immune system and improve appetite. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E94R0O7V01
CHINA/
RTR2MUW9 
May 25, 2011 
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical... 
Beijing, China 
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical... 
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
CHINA/
RTR2MUW5 
May 25, 2011 
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
Beijing, China 
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS) 
CHINA/
RTR2MUW4 
May 25, 2011 
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
Beijing, China 
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional... 
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJJ 
February 16, 2011 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese... 
London, United Kingdom 
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients... 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) 
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJE 
February 16, 2011 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese... 
London, United Kingdom 
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients... 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) 
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJD 
February 16, 2011 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese... 
London, United Kingdom 
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients... 
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) 
CHINA-BEARS/IPO
RTR2INVN 
February 16, 2011 
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing February 16,... 
Beijing, China 
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing 
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing February 16, 2011. The Chinese company that extracts bile from captive bears for traditional medicines has sparked fury on the Internet from bloggers accusing it of animal cruelty after news emerged that it hopes to list on the stock market. Guizhentang Pharmaceuticals Company, which makes bile extract using captive Asiatic black bears, has approached authorities in its home Fujian province to apply to make an initial public offering, an official told Reuters on Wednesday. The Chinese characters read, "The Powder of Bear Bile ". REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS ANIMALS) 
CHINA/
RTXUNFO 
November 15, 2010 
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital... 
Hefei, China 
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital... 
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province November 15, 2010. Cervical spondylosis is a condition where the cervical spine made of vertebraes and discs degenerate. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXT9TU 
October 10, 2010 
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine, in line... 
Jalalabad, Afghanistan 
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine in Jalalabad... 
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine, in line with a traditional belief that spending 40 days chained in isolation at the shrine can cure the illness, in Jalalabad October 8, 2010. Afghanistan is struggling to fight the mental health problems that afflict an estimated two thirds of its population after decades of violence, the country's health ministry said on Sunday, World Mental Health Day. Picture taken October 8, 2010.REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
INDIA/
RTR2H3AV 
August 06, 2010 
A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in... 
Mohali, India 
A man performs Jal Neti during a yoga session at Mohali 
A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab August 6, 2010. Many Indians believe that Jal Neti cures diseases related to the eyes, nose, throat and brain. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA/
RTR2FH4I 
June 21, 2010 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province June 21, 2010.... 
Changchun, China 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province June 21, 2010. Cupping treatment involves creating negative pressures within glass containers, which are then inverted and placed onto the back of a patient. Doctors at the clinic believe the technique is able to cleanse the body of impurities and improve blood circulation as well as the flow of "qi", known as the body's "vital energy" in Mandarin. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CHINA/
RTR2FH4H 
June 21, 2010 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun,... 
Changchun, China 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun... 
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 21, 2010. Cupping treatment involves creating negative pressures within glass containers, which are then inverted and placed onto the back of a patient. Doctors at the clinic believe the technique is able to cleanse the body of impurities and improve blood circulation as well as the flow of "qi", known as the body's "vital energy" in Mandarin. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
CHINA/
RTR2FH4G 
June 21, 2010 
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun,... 
Changchun, China 
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy for obesity, at a weight loss centre in... 
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 20, 2010. The treatment process includes massaging parts of the patient, wrapping the areas with towels, adding Chinese medicated liquor onto the towels and igniting them. Doctors at the clinic believe besides reducing excess body fat, this technique is able to improve blood circulation and prevent common colds. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). Picture taken June 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
PERU
RTR2C3AP 
March 26, 2010 
Elderly people perform physical therapy at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima March 20, 2010. This... 
Lima, Peru 
Elderly people perform physical therapy at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima 
Elderly people perform physical therapy at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima March 20, 2010. This public institution is one the biggest of its kind in Latin America, hosting almost 400 elderly people, including dependent patients and those with senile dementia. 90 percent of its population have been abandoned and more than half used to live in extreme poverty, according to Canevaro's Director, Felipe Aguirre. Picture taken March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY) 
PERU
RTR2C39U 
March 26, 2010 
An elderly woman waits to receive physical therapy at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima March 12,... 
Lima, Peru 
An elderly woman waits to receive physical therapy at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima 
An elderly woman waits to receive physical therapy at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima March 12, 2010. This public institution is one the biggest in its kind in Latin America, hosting almost 400 elderly people, including dependent patients and those with senile dementia. 90 percent of its population are in abandon condition and more than the half used to live in extreme poverty, according to Canevaro's Director, Felipe Aguirre. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) 
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