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  1. Triple danger for smokers on mainland

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... lead is toxic to the brain, and arsenic is well-known as a slow-acting poison.' A spokeswoman for China National Tobacco, the state-owned giant with a virtual monopoly of the mainland ... 'Cigarettes sold in China: design, emissions and metals'. The investigation was conducted by the China survey group of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, a global ...

  2. China should be wary of fast-food revolution

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... McSinopec is an idea whose time has come. The plan to start a chain of McDonald's drive-thru outlets in petrol stations run by China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) is a merging of three mainland growth stories: fast food, car ownership and the national road network. The march of the golden arches along the mainland's highways will be a globally recognised- ...

  3. Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco)

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The group's principal activities are the production and distribution of alumina and primary aluminium. It also manufactures and sells mechanical equipment, ceramic products, automated systems, electrode systems and electronic products. Other activiti ...

  4. 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

    ... month, allegedly by a patient who was unhappy with treatment he received. Li Bin, the minister in charge of of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said earlier this month that she ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

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

    ... a doctor in Guangdong was publicly humiliated over a patient's death. Li Bin, the minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said hospitals were places for saving lives ...

  6. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... as in other European nations, with 35.4 per cent of 10- and 11-year-old boys, and 32.4 per cent of girls the same age overweight. Of these children, 20.7 per cent of boys and 17.7 per cent of girls were obese. The school-based measurements also show 23.5 per cent of four- to five-year-old boys and 21.6 per cent of girls are overweight. The WHO’s latest profiles on European nations show ...

  7. Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation by Paul French and Matthew Crabbe Anthem Press HK$298 'Obesity is a bullet that the Chinese government, society and their healthcare system cannot dodge.' So reads the conclusion of Fat China, which looks at one aspect of the 'economic miracle' that had previously escaped attention. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... on their own whether they need to shut these markets temporarily or permanently. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said earlier this week that it could not rule out the possibility ...

  9. Insurers to help run national medical plan

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has opened the door for commercial insurers to help run a national medical insurance plan. The move is to help ensure the efficient management of the scheme, which involves hundreds of billions of yuan annually. Under guidelines jointly issued this week by the Health and Finance ministries and the China Insurance Regulatory ...

  10. Bedtime woes bug nation's children

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hospital. Comparing children in China and Switzerland, Shen said the sleeping hours of children in Switzerland decreased steadily as they grew up, but mainland children saw their sleep time decrease ... of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and have opted instead for the theme 'Healthy sleep, happy China'. Xu says he has practised TCM to treat sleep troubles for two decades. More than 70 per ...




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