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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Warning on massaged forecasts

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's top planning agency has warned local governments that they face 'severe consequences' if they massage economic growth projections for the 11th Five-Year Programme. ... of US$3,000,' it said, according to Xinhua. Beijing has set a target of reaching per capita income of US$3,000 by 2010. ...

  6. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... on the mainland since January last year. Another Guiyang resident, a 31-year-old man, remained in critical condition after developing symptoms on February 3, Xinhua reported. Neither had been in contact ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Forced abortion casts shadow over human rights plan

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Xinhua and People's Daily. The plan, the second of its kind the mainland has drafted since 2009, has been greeted with praise by state media, and China.com.cn hailed it as an indication ... The improvement of human rights is about taking good care of our businesses on our own terms in order to serve the interests of our own people.' News site Rednet.cn based in Hunan said on Tuesday ...

  9. Accreditation agency puts hospitals under close scrutiny

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of 12 from the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, an international hospital accreditation agency, visited Hong Kong for two weeks to see whether improvements were needed before ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Medical journal slams Tamiflu maker

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in London

    ... was included in WHO's list of "essential medicines", a list that often prompts governments or donor agencies to buy the drug. Tamiflu is used to treat both seasonal flu and new flu viruses. WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said the agency had enough proof to warrant its use for unusual viruses like bird flu. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends ...




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