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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Fear of pneumonic plague in the old town section of a Gansu town, where 30,000 live, proves unfounded as no new cases appear A guesthouse employee in Gansu ... the 28-year-old employee, surnamed Zhang, told the South China Morning Post yesterday afternoon. About 30,000 people living in the old town section of Yumen, where the plague victim was hospitalised, were ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... plague last week. About 30,000 people living in the old town of Yumen in the northwestern province were not being allowed to leave the area to prevent any spread of the deadly disease, state ... township called Chijin, where the man lived and was infected, the CCTV report said. No further cases had been reported by yesterday. Authorities began sealing off the area on Wednesday last week, ...

  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

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... of the World Health Organisation has urged the government to strengthen tobacco control to save huge numbers of lives and to ensure the country has a healthy workforce to continue its development. ... to ensure urgent action is taken to strengthen tobacco control, Chan told reporters. The government has ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, but failed to meet a deadline to ban ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijingers spend a quarter of their lives sick, landmark study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Beijingers can expect to live as long as people in developed nations, but lose many more years than them to serious illness and disability Quarter of adult life ... that Beijingers could spend a quarter of their lives ill or debilitated. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the municipal health authority, unveiled figures for the capital's ...

  6. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

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

    ... that result in the loss of so many millions of lives. We need to shift priorities in our health care systems, to prioritise "integrated care" that focuses on wellness and preventive care. We ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by LO WEI

    ... taking on volunteer work- even before her hair had grown back [after chemotherapy]," said her mother, Phoebe Chan Ching-yee. "It's like we're living with a time bomb. ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... of medical resources would be to require people to consult family doctors first, then be transferred to small hospitals, and only referred to bigger ones when there was a dire need. "We hope ... don't have attractive resources for local residents and the public don't see any necessity to join the family doctor system," he said. The doctor, who completed his schooling in 2007, ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... as it was investigating the failures behind the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. In its first findings from an internal probe into the anthrax incident last month, the CDC said multiple ... with dangerous pathogens, the report found. Once CDC officials were alerted that live anthrax may have been transferred from the high-security lab, their response also fell short. For instance, CDC ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Xinhua in Beijing Visiting WHO chief sees 'great progress' World Health Organisation director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun shared her dream at the end of her visit to China. "When I retire from my job and come back to live in China, I'd like to be able to have a well-trained, respected and properly paid family doctor to take care of my health," ...




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