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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 - CRIME

    Net users blame 'Skynet' over death of abducted mainland baby

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Costly national surveillance network criticised for failing to find kidnapped infant in stolen SUV A costly national surveillance network is under fire in Changchun, Jilin, for failing to catch the suspect in a high-profile kidnapping case that tragically ...

  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Toxic school uniforms add to anger over quality control

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Inspection in Shanghai discovers student outfits tainted with carcinogenic dye, and shows that product safety is still a major problem Shoddy school uniforms ... and school uniforms - so often beset with quality scandals? Stronger deterrents are needed to stamp out malpractice and guarantee the safety of products used by pupils. ting.yan@scmp.com ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking on increase in Shanghai's 'disaster zones'

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Despite the introduction of tobacco controls three years ago, the city's inspectors find that the habit is on the increase in targeted areas Shanghai saw smoking rates rise in internet bars, entertainment venues and restaurants last year, despite bec ...

  5. News - China

    Infectious disease hospitals expanded on mainland after Sars outbreak

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com The Sars outbreak sparked a programme for better facilities to treat patients on the mainland Rapid response helped to stop the contagion Shanghai suffered less than many cities from the 2003 Sars outbreak, reporting only eight cases and just one death. But the municipal government still set aside 700,000 square metres of land to build a spacious ...

  6. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Jiangsu billionaire's call to declare nationality strikes a chord

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan Billionaire Chen Guangbiao will propose rich mainlanders disclose both their assets and nationality as exodus of millionaires continues Shining a light on rush to migrate Jiangsu ... reflect on why so many people want to leave the country. If the trend continues, its vision of a "Chinese Renaissance" will be a flight of fancy. ting.yan@scmp.com ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Discrimination still plagues leprosy victims in mainland China

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Infection rate is less than one in 100,000 but the stigma associated with the disease is a problem Discrimination plagues leprosy victims Over the centuries, few diseases have invoked such dread as leprosy. Even in English, the word leper means not just a victim of the disease but carries the wider connotation of being a pariah, outcast or one who ...

  9. News - China

    Food safety a test of our resolve, says Li

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.name@scmp.com Food safety a test of our resolve, says Li Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang believes ensuring food safety will be a crucial test of the government's drive to be an effective regulator. Speaking at an inter-ministerial National Food Safety Committee meeting, Li said the government should pay more attention to balancing economic growth and people's ...

  10. News - China

    China's rehab services suffer from lack of investment

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Rehabilitation services face increasing demand on the mainland, but the sector is suffering from a lack of investment and a failure to attract staff Helping the stricken at a snail's pace Seated beside a bed much larger than those usually found in hospital wards, Zhang Xiue looked hopefully at her 72-year-old husband as his legs were bent ...




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