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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... Chan said as she praised China's investment in training general practitioners. During her visit, Chan met Premier Li Keqiang, health and family planning chief Li Bin and other senior ... 's "large and sustained" investment in health reform: from 2001 to 2011, the government share of health expenditure doubled. If China continued this commitment to health reform, it could offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said. The 38-year-old victim died last Wednesday, the report said, and had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal which ... in quarantine are all in stable condition.” CCTV said “authorities are not allowing anyone to leave”, although a previous report by the China Daily newspaper said “four quarantine sectors” had been set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows. The city's police recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  4. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Cup. In China, e-commerce website Taobao was providing fake sick notes (including hospital chops) for 300 yuan (HK$377) each. Sick leave may often be fake, but more often than ... the true cost. Tracking the cost of premature deaths or absenteeism might be reasonably accurate. One can quickly estimate the price paid in China for the 650,000 premature deaths due to pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... with diseases linked to smoking. "Every year more than one million people die as a result of tobacco-related illness. This is a terrible statistic," she said. "China needs to take urgent ... was promised by leaders that this problem would be addressed over time. China is the world's largest cigarette manufacturer and consumer, with more than 300 million smokers, according to national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... lawsuit accusing a mainland cigarette maker of false advertising. He's under no illusions about the clout of the tobacco industry. Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial ... by lowering tar content. Some scientists say his research contradicts international health standards. Xie is also vice-president of Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute under the China National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... in the lymphatic system and septicaemic plague in the circulatory system. In August 2009, China reported an outbreak of pneumonic plague in western Qinghai province after a herdsman died of high fever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556119/man-38-dies-pneumonic-plague-while-herding-gansu
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may be forced to reveal fee details

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... bill sizes for common treatments under the new law," the source told the South China Morning Post. "There will be legal consequences and penalties for those violating ... the data regularly, such as every three months. The South China Morning Post reported in January that the reform would also require private hospitals and doctors to tell patients the estimated cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555516/private-hospitals-may-be-forced-reveal-fee-details
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... for the whole of last year. "The outbreak of measles is related to the lack of vaccination. The incidence of measles is likely to rise, mostly in adults, because China has such a large mobile ... Health Organisation's call to combat measles in China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... the controversial ban on medical diagnostic products that can help detect birth defects in unborn children. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Monday approved the registration of genomics ... The CFDA also approved diagnostic kits for "high-risk" pregnant women, such as those older than 35. Such diagnostic products were introduced in China in 2011, initially for prenatal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects

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