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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer increasing on the mainland

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... 80s, saying only that it had kept rising. Dr Chen Wanqing, the lead author of the report, said last week that it would help the mainland improve cancer prevention and treatment. "Cancers ... patients begin their treatments only when their cancers have reached the middle or terminal stage. ...

  2. News - China - MEDICINE

    Man hides HIV status to obtain surgery

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:55pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A Tianjin man who was HIV-positive concealed his medical condition from doctors so he could have surgery to treat his lung cancer, after several other hospitals refused ... the website to share the news that the man had been successful in getting his surgery by hiding his HIV status. “Good news!…after being rejected by Tianjin Cancer Hospital, he modified copy of his ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Chongqing's dead get spa treatment in afterlife

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 10:23am by Patrick Boehler

    ... way, said a Xinhua report  on Tuesday that spread on weibo. The spa treatment is offered as an addition to cremation services and costs more than 1,000 yuan (HK$1,250). The funeral parlour ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Li Keqiang reaches out to help Aids victims

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ministry in the case of an HIV-positive lung-cancer patient refused treatment by public hospitals in Tianjin. Some say this is all part of an effort to counter criticism of an alleged cover-up ... SCMP Editorial Li's positive efforts on Aids Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang's overtures to non-governmental organisations working in the field of HIV/Aids prevention and treatment ...

  5. Coming to terms with the two big Cs- cancer and China

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore There is a scene in The Foremost Good Fortune, Susan Conley's memoir about China, cancer and bringing up children, that best summarises the book. Conley is recovering in a hospital in Beijing from lumpectomy surgery. She has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Next door a small seven-year-old Chinese boy is screaming in his own private pain, ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Volunteer doctors give hope to mainland HIV/Aids patients

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... the law on the prevention and control of HIV/Aids and administrative orders that forbid medical institutions from denying treatment to patients with HIV/Aids do not always work, so this loosely ... like a Tianjin patient with lung cancer who was turned away by a number of hospitals and only managed to have his tumour removed after forging his medical records to delete mention of his HIV ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing unveils blueprint to control health risks of toxic chemicals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com For first time, policy blueprint links pollution to rising health threats in industrial areas Beijing admits 'cancer link to toxic chemicals' The central government has unveiled its first blueprint to control the environmental and health risks of toxic chemicals, and for the first time officially acknowledged the existence of "cancer ...

  8. Jailed journalist in cancer scare given a reprieve

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong, jailed on the mainland after being convicted of spying for Taiwan, has been given a reprieve from the threat of cancer, says his wife. ... with five or six polyps in 2000 and his family feared they might develop into colon cancer. 'It is a miracle. We don't know why and have not asked the doctor,' his wife told the South ...

  9. More traces of cancer-causing chemical found in fish in HK

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.02pm: Traces of the cancer-causing chemical malachite green were found in one freshwater fish sample imported from China, latest test results released on Tuesday ... samples have been found to be positive. The revelations of cancer-causing chemicals in fish in Hong Kong come in the wake of other food scares in China involving pork and eel. Shenzhen has ...

  10. Delays hit treatment facilities on water line

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing About a third of the treatment facilities on the eastern line of the mainland's massive South-North Water Diversion Project have been delayed, the State ... to drought-stricken Tianjin city and northern Shandong province every year. The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by 2007. If the treatment facilities are not operating by the time ...




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