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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... million) to carry their child, an undercover report by Xinhua has revealed. One surrogacy agency approached by Xinhua’s journalists eagerly promoted their programme in Thailand in which mainland ... a business, only [you] replace the products with babies,” the Xinhua report quoted an agency as saying. In a surrogacy agreement provided by Liu, surrogates and customers are barred from learning each ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Investigation of research facilities uncovers forgotten deadly samples US agency finds old ricin, germs in its labs The National Institutes of Health said ... materials. The agency began an intensive investigation of all its facilities after a scientist in July found vials of smallpox dating from the 1950s, along with other contagious viruses and bacteria ...

  3. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... according to a report in the state-run Xinhua news agency. Authorities should “avoid excessively detailed reports” on infections to prevent further damage to the industry, the report said. Another ... on infections with the press over the last days, Xinhua said on Wednesday. However, a name change for H7N9 – which industry associations want to be called simply as “flu” – has yet to occur. The World ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... at the Jiemeifengyou chemical factory, Xinhua reported, but overnight medical treatment pulled them out of danger. The others’ injuries were minor, Xinhua said. The torch at the southeast corner of the main ... emergency procedures and cooperated with the region’s crisis management bureau and the environmental protection agency to handle the accident. The injured were treated at Ningxia Medical University ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... official Xinhua news agency said. “We feel sad for the athletes as it will be extremely difficult for them,” Bach said of the Nigerians, Xinhua reported. “They already felt the excitement of living ... Agencies in Nanjing Restrictions placed on athletes from Ebola zone Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing, state media reported Saturday, as four ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by MCT

    ... "You can get such thick air walls that you can't exchange air." Additional reporting by Xinhua ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou disease control centre predicts end to dengue outbreak within weeks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Mimi Lau, He Huifeng

    ... number of cases lead to life-threatening dengue haemorrhagic fever. According to Xinhua, another 16 dengue cases have also been reported in east China’s Jianou city of Fujian province ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, ... workers from around the world to go to the region to help. As the death toll rose to more than 2,400 people out of 4,784 cases, WHO director general Margaret Chan told a news conference in Geneva ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... when the patient died in a local hospital. The isolation period was set at nine days on advice from doctors, Xinhua reported. Other reports said the 38-year-old victim had come across a dead ... days later. Gansu's provincial centre for disease control confirmed on Thursday that the man had contracted pneumonic plague, according to Xinhua. One of three main forms of plague, ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Guangdong is the province with the most cases and the most deaths; experts advise the people clear away standing water, where mosquitoes breed, and use clothing to cover up The only way dengue fever is spread is by mosquito bit ...




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