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  1. News - China

    China has efficient systems in place to tackle infectious disease outbreaks

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The mainland now has efficient monitoring and response systems in place to sound the alarm and tackle any outbreak of an infectious disease After ... the mainland's lack of emergency planning for major public health crises and the absence of a central command system. Health officials blamed a poor disease reporting system for a lack of timely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155645/china-has-efficient-systems-place-tackle-infectious-disease-outbreaks
  2. WHO, China open centre to step up fight against infectious diseases

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou A centre to fight emerging infectious diseases was yesterday opened by the World Health Organisation in collaboration with disease control and prevention experts ... China's public health history,' said centre director Deng Feng, seconded from the Guangdong Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Vice-Health Minister Wang Jiefu pledged that China would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552723/who-china-open-centre-step-fight-against-infectious-diseases
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must declare war on tobacco

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

    ... is an overwhelming medical and scientific evidence that smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other serious diseases." Today, while its use has diminished considerably ... diseases. According to a recent Brookings Institution report, the number could rise to 2 million a year by 2020. To combat smoking, it is necessary to mobilise communities, educate people about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1158401/china-must-declare-war-tobacco
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs to make reforms in dealing with prostitution

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of abuse and vulnerability to sexually-transmitted diseases. It is a situation that will only worsen, with potentially harmful consequences for society, unless authorities take a more enlightened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1241497/china-needs-make-reforms-dealing-prostitution
  5. News - China

    Transparency a key lesson learned from Sars outbreak in mainland China

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... experience," Mao said. The ministry did not have a direct reporting system for infectious diseases at the time and did not have exact information to report to the public, he said. "The information we got in the ministry was fragmented," Mao said. "We now know that panic and fear was more likely to spread among the public about such an unknown disease, but we did not have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155641/transparency-key-lesson-learned-sars-outbreak-mainland-china
  6. News - China

    How the Sars outbreak changed mainland China

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... the Sars scare changed China Beijing businessman Wu Yong can still smell the disinfectant in the air as he casts his mind back to spring 10 years ago, when an unknown and deadly new disease held ... or sneezed," said Wu, now 35. "It was a very scary and strange time of my life." The disease, later identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) didn't just leave its mark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154190/how-sars-outbreak-changed-mainland-china
  7. News - China

    Rat meat sold as lamb in Shanghai, police say

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 08:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... as exemplary of a crackdown on food product fraud- meat of diseased animals, steroid-manipulated meat and sewer oil- that started two weeks before Chinese New Year, on January 25. Over the last three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228960/rat-meat-sold-lamb-shanghai-police-say
  8. Comment - Blogs

    Chongqing's dead get spa treatment in afterlife

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

    ... Patrick Boehler A funeral parlour in Chongqing is seeking to attract more customers by offering foot massages to its dead clients, leading to widespread criticism online.  The "homage respecting the body" spa service includes a hair wash and a foot massage. The relatives of the diseased can take part in the washing ceremony as a way to pay their last respects in an innovative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1211321/chongqings-dead-get-spa-treatment-afterlife
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    One Western habit Asia can do without: its fatty, sugary diet

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Stephan Richter

    ... the West's own painful lesson in how to combat heart disease and obesity-related diseases. The successful counter-strategy, in essence, is an embrace of the strategies and styles of Eastern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1202003/one-western-habit-asia-can-do-without-its-fatty-sugary-diet
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Volunteer doctors give hope to mainland HIV/Aids patients

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

    ... in Zhongnanhai, the leadership compound in Beijing, and highlighted his support of HIV/Aids patients during his 10 years in office. But the government's drive to fight the disease has not been able ... Wenhui, a dermatologist with Jiangsu's Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, said that although he understood why patients chose to withhold information, they should not do so because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1094811/volunteer-doctors-give-hope-mainland-hivaids-patients

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