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  1. Hundreds stricken with tinfoil lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of lead in their blood, Xinhua reported yesterday. Preliminary tests found 26 adults, as well as 103 children under 14, with 'serious' levels of lead poisoning- over 600 micrograms per 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' ...

  2. Medi watch

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... the official Xinhua news agency. Infant mortality fell to 15.3 babies per 1,000 last year from 25.5 per 1,000 in 2003, and the maternal mortality rate fell to 36.6 births per 100,000 last year from ...

  3. Medi watch

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... quoting the Xinhua news agency. Brainy approach to bowel problem Hypnotherapy, anti-depressants and other mind-focused treatments may help people suffering severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ...

  4. Breast intentions

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Kristen Brow

    ... is becoming more popular globally- there was a nine per cent increase in breast surgery in the US last year and the British rates are rising steadily, too. According to Xinhua News Agency, more than ...

  5. Trading faces

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with interest,' says Hong Kong plastic surgeon Daniel Lee. 'With such techniques, it's only a matter of time before it becomes a part of the mainstream.' According to Xinhua News Agency ...

  6. State body seeks probe into drugs safety chief

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... several days scouring hospitals and suppliers for tainted stocks. Xinhua said Guangdong officials had sealed 21,470 bottles of the defective injections by Tuesday night. In Sichuan, the Chengdu Evening News said drug agencies had returned 590 bottles to the manufacturer and sealed 445 more. The Beijing News said 5,046 doses were discovered in the capital last week. The state drug ...

  7. Beijing guards against return of Sars

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  8. Confirmed case puts dampener on mainlanders' May Day mood

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that border health checks be stepped up and have designated a hospital to handle any possible swine flu cases. Xinhua said the hospital had called back to duty all medical staff on holiday and started ... Park and shop in Causeway Bay or Wan Chai, she said. But they decided to skip Wan Chai after reading the news. 'I've decided to cut the trip short and return if I don't feel ...

  9. Truth hard to find in pig virus debate

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... bank, providing breeding pigs to farmers and offering them subsidies to raise sows. Dr McOrist says that these steps will work only if the disease is halted. Xinhua reported earlier this month that prices had begun to retreat from their August high. The state-run news agency said prices fell by 11.3 per cent from highs last month as a result of a rise in the supply of pork and a reduction ...

  10. 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 ...




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