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Koro, shrinking genitals syndrome-folk illness
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Koro, shrinking genitals syndrome

Koro, known as shrinking penis (or testicles, scrotum or vulva in case of a female patient), is a folk illness or culture-bound syndrome specific to … Read more

Qigong frauds
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Rise and fall of the QiGong frenzy in China: when superstition and science collide

Qigong frauds: After the fall of the Gang of Four, Qigong represented an opportunity for China to find a cultural identity tested by the disastrous consequences of the Cultural Revolution that erased an entire cultural and relationships system. Looking for its own way to modernization, China took a shortcut to scientific progress by mixing weird science and superstition, with grotesque and devastating consequences in the long run.

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