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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai considers permanent ban on sale of live poultry

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 08:02pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... authorities are considering a permanent ban on the sale of live poultry in the city, as the death toll from the H7N9 avian flu virus continues to rise. Authorities said yesterday the virus had claimed ... in the city since Thursday. Many mainlanders prefer buying live poultry and having it butchered in a market or at home, as they believe the meat is fresher and tastes better. However, Sun said ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... the number of nurses working at home. Each year China churns out more than 200,000 newly trained nurses. In 2012, the country had nearly 2.5 million licensed nurses, 250,000 more than the previous ... and more respected jobs as sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies or health-insurance companies," he said. Ge, who attends the German course in Weihai while working on his degree ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Brain-eating amoeba in water supply worries people in state of Louisiana

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Orleans Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in the US Bottled water sales have skyrocketed in the US state of Louisiana as officials seek to pin down the source ... in the house's hot water system, and not in either municipal water or in water coming from the home's cold water tap. But another resident of the area, Angela Miller, said: "Nobody's ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... wife died of H7N9 was diagnosed with the virus 10 days after her death. The couple's home was close to a poultry farm, Xinhua reported yesterday. It quoted experts as saying ... of Infection, said the city should consider banning the sale of live chickens in wet markets, as it was only a matter of time before the H7N9 virus reached the city. However, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 spreads in China in 'sporadic, unconnected way'

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 10:44am by He Huifeng and Lo Wei

    ... The other case in the province is a 65-year-old farmer from Zhoukou who had frequent contact with live poultry at his home. He developed symptoms last Monday and was admitted to the local hospital ... most of the mainland cases had a history of contact with poultry. But there was no need to stop sales of live chickens because they were imported from Guangdong, which had no H7N9 cases, ...

  6. Lifestyle - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to become popular venue for pharmaceutical companies to conduct drug tests

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... based at Queen Mary Hospital. "There were two reasons: because the industry was there, and drug companies like to do research in their home countries; and because a US company, for example, ... phase four makes sure that all is going as planned once the drug is on sale. During the ultra-cautious phase one, the basic safety of the drug is tested. With its higher level of uncertainty ...


    Try this vital balancing act

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Randel Carlock

    ... your spouse and children. Family alignment was simple when there were clear family roles: women stayed at home and raised the children and men worked outside. Shifting social values ... on this earth is to be the best widget sales person in the world, then you may not need to make any changes.   Randel Carlock is Berghmans Lhoist chaired professor in entrepreneurial leadership ...



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