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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen hospital's buying of vital devices held up by red tape

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com HK-Shenzhen facility had to battle bureaucrats for 18 months before ordering needed machines Red tape stops hospital buying vital equipment A complaint from the head of The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital that it had to battle red tape for about 18 months before it was allowed to buy vital medical equipment has highlighted one of the problems ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai researchers discover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Study uncovers clues to antibiotic resistance Medical researchers in Shanghai say they have discovered why certain types of disease-causing bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, a development that could prolong the useful life of existing drugs without having to develop expensive replacements. The over-prescription of antibiotics is widely blamed ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    More mainland girls smoke than officials claim, says researcher

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Researcher says real figure is about four times higher than officials claim More girls smoke than surveys show: study The number of mainland girls who smoke may be higher than the authorities recognise, a Shanghai-based health research team has found. According to a two-year study led by Ma Jin of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's school of public ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer increasing on the mainland

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com In two decades, the number of cases doubled and mortality rate is far higher than in the West Cancer increasing on the mainland, new report says The number of middle-aged mainlanders developing cancerous tumours doubled over the two decades to 2009, a new national report says. At the same time, the overall frequency and mortality of cancers have both risen, ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com One of the best drugs for treating stroke patients can have dangerous side effects. Now scientists have found a way to reduce those risks Drug breakthrough may cut dangers of a stroke A readily available chemical could reduce the risk of cerebral haemorrhage in stroke patients treated with a life-saving drug that breaks down blood clots, a team ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    China's birth defects blamed on pollution, unhealthy living

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Incidence of problems in newborns has nearly doubled in 15 years and experts say environment and unhealthy lifestyle choices are the culprits Pollution and unhealthy lifestyle choices have contributed to a big rise in the incidence of birth defects on the ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wenzhou villagers riot over substation they fear is health threat

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com More than 1,000 Wenzhou locals clash with police over plant they fear is a health threat Villagers riot against building of substation More than 1,000 villagers have clashed with police in Wenzhou over the construction of an electrical substation, despite recent central government promises for changes to reduce "not in my backyard" movements. ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors declare war on a deadly chest disease too long ignored by its victims

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Officials pledge to raise public awareness of a lung disease that, for millions of sufferers, goes untreated until it is way too late Mainland doctors are urging people with persistent coughs, shortness of breath and other lung problems to seek medical at ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Hunan milk firm shuts plant over contamination concerns

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Move comes after Hunan firm was forced to recall 31 tonnes of formula produced by diary Plant that made tainted milk shut The Hunan-based dairy company forced to recall 31 tonnes of infant milk powder in July because of contamination concerns has closed the plant that produced the product. Ava Dairy insisted that cost - not safety - concerns were behind ...

  10. Yan chai again tops hospital death list

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The new Tseung Kwan O Hospital and Yan Chai Hospital recorded the highest mortality rates following emergency surgeries over the past year, according to an internal report obtained by the South China Morning Post. It was the third year running that Yan Chai topped the list, despite most of its patients being classified as low risk. It was also ...




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