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  1. Hundreds stricken with tinfoil lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... litre of blood for the adults and 250 micrograms per litre for the children- a spokesman for the local health bureau told the news service. A further 494 local adults had 'moderate' ... Protection Agency's website, as their 'growing bodies absorb more lead' and their 'brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead'. ...

  2. Health fund and China cut US$95m from grant

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... website. Liden said the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and China's grant co-ordinating agency said in discussions that programme investments would be refocused ... with HIV in China, cited in 2004 by the New England Journal of Medicine ...

  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Medecins sans Frontieres seeks China's help on Africa malaria cure

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... are not just talking to the Chinese government about new projects, but more and more we are finding that doctors from China want to work with us in underdeveloped countries," he said. "Today, ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com MSF chief says Chinese scientists have long fought against the mosquito-borne disease China can help develop malaria remedy for Africa One ...

  4. Sector woes give agents a great deal to complain about

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bailey

    ... commissions to travel agencies, forcing them to charge their customers a specific fee for a specific service. The only glimmer of good news for agencies is that average turnover has been increasing ... Murray Bailey The second activity of travel agents- after selling travel- seems to be to complain about the poor state of their industry. New figures from Iata (the airlines' ...

  5. From CNN to WHO headlines

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Roy Wadia's timing could not have been better. The former CNN Headline News Asia director's arrival in Beijing on December 15 to take up a three-month ... agency ran a story saying he was unavailable for comment. Mr Wadia said there were worse hazards of being the WHO spokesman. He had been misquoted by another wire service and pursued at almost ...

  6. Beijing guards against return of Sars

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... return to the city in winter and also next spring, the China News Service reported. The centre had stepped up surveillance at fever clinics and had made preparations to track down suspected ... of mutation [and these are typical signs] before a massive outbreak. The risk of a massive flu outbreak still exists,' he was quoted as saying by the official news agency. He said preventive ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's formula for biotech innovation

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by JOHN C. LECHLEITER

    ... China's role as an innovator on the global stage. According to a new study by Battelle, a global research and development organisation, China's pharmaceutical output has increased by 719 per ... of new treatments, as well as options for preventive care. Efficient reimbursement policies complement China's goals by ensuring citizens benefit from innovative products. The final ...

  8. Starving for some good food news

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is a time when many of us are looking forward to our Lunar New Year feast. Succulent steamed chicken, braised mushrooms and perhaps an egg roll or two are likely to feature on most ... in moderation is perhaps the best guide. Although some may wish not to adopt it until after the Lunar New Year. ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Occurrence of multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis grows

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... The foundation invited bids from more than 100 companies in September to develop and produce a similar but cheaper version of GeneXpert in China. A new experimental drug for treating MDR TB has been ... the world's second-most fatal disease stronger by the day. The mainland has more cases of multiple-drug-resistant TB (MDR TB) than any other country, with 120,000 new cases each year. Poor case ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Insulin breakthrough may end daily jabs for diabetics

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Daily jabs may end for world's diabetics Research mapping how insulin works at a molecular level could open the door to novel new diabetes treatments, ... more than 20 years in the making, would make new and more effective kinds of diabetes medication possible. Lawrence said the team's study, published in the latest edition of Nature, had ...




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