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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 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
  4. 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
  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

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... supply. Disease cases double More than 17,500 children have been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease this year, or more than twice as many compared with last year, leading to panic among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1227028/china-digest-may-1-2013
  10. Comment - Blogs

    Guzzle chocolate while you can

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 06:41pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... expensive only the wealthy will be able to afford it. This could be the last Easter of reasonably-priced and plentiful chocolate as this year the industry has been hit by a double whammy: disease ... of it. Diseases and bad weather in the tropics this year – chocolate cacao plants only flower in the tropics – have hit the crop badly. Witches broom and frosty pod rot cause up to US$750 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1204808/guzzle-chocolate-while-you-can

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