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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Increasing wealth and urbanisation on the mainland have led to a dramatic change in eating habits – and a matching shift in the causes of premature death, writes Jeanette Wang Under pressure China’s rapid economic growth and emergence as a global power has been accompanied by other speedy developments, two of which made headlines on the same ...

  2. Drug giant Sanofi sees China as next big market

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... globally last year. Viehbacher said in Beijing yesterday that the trend of urbanisation in China had changed the lifestyle and was fuelling demand for health-care products and services. ... Celine Sun in Beijing Sanofi-aventis, one of the world's largest drug makers, expects China to become its second-biggest market within five years, thanks to a rapid growth in its ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knif ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Relatives blamed medic for death of Guangdong man who was admitted after drinking excessively A doctor in Guangdong province has been confronted by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Are we ready for longer lives … and more years of bad health?

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... of urbanisation and change of lifestyle of urban populations are mainly to blame for more people dying from non-communicable diseases. The increase in the number of cars on the road, especially in developing countries such as India and China, has outpaced infrastructure and road development, thus making the roads more dangerous. Our stressful city lifestyles are also partly responsible ...

  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... but what’s more troubling is that 40 per cent don’t know it, according to findings from the landmark China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) released on Friday. With a rapidly ageing population – and increasing age being one of the key risk factors for hypertension – China face a huge health burden. Hypertension is the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease ...

  7. Stomach trouble

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Jennifer Huang

    ... economic development and urbanisation are fuelling an obesity problem that could spiral out of control. 'China is, in a sense, a very large and very fast-moving test case of what's ... and a dietitian who has treated more than 20,000 people with obesity. 'Half of China is still a developing country. Cities like Shanghai or Beijing are moving towards a more urbanised, Westernised ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ...

  9. Time to chip away at couch potato culture

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is no longer the case. Half of the world's obese people are now to be found in developing countries, with China and other Asian nations among them. The problem is often blamed on a move away from ... of the list. Urbanisation, fewer people doing manual work and the increasing use of automated transport also play their part. The world is certainly waking up to the problem. Food companies ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must declare war on tobacco

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala says the health toll must convince it to follow in the footsteps of developed world China's turn now to declare war on tobacco Christopher Columbus would ... in the 19th century, particularly in China. Tobacco, one of the most addictive substances in the world, was introduced to China in the 1600s. By the end of the second opium war in 1860, not only ...




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