Gao Yukang (left) with his daughter Gao Zhaoruoyi (right), who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2017, at Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan, southwest China. A doctor suspects formaldehyde in building materials and furniture used in home renovations is causing cancer in children.

Chemical in home renovations linked to child leukaemia, lymphoma cases in China; more than 70 per cent come from homes recently renovated, doctor says

  • Formaldehyde, widely used in building materials and furniture, suspected by doctor as cause of rising admissions of children with blood cancers at top hospital
  • Children at the hospital in Sichuan require years of treatment that can leave families deep in debt; only 70 per cent will make a full recovery
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Gao Yukang (left) with his daughter Gao Zhaoruoyi (right), who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2017, at Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan, southwest China. A doctor suspects formaldehyde in building materials and furniture used in home renovations is causing cancer in children.
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Is your child feeling stressed? A mental health expert shares four strategies to help them cope. Photo: Alamy

Children and stress: its causes, warning signs, and what parents can do to reduce their kids’ anxiety – advice from a psychiatrist

  • Exams, bullying, a new school – there are many reasons children could be feeling stressed; in Hong Kong, violent street protests are an additional factor now
  • A psychiatrist shares four ways to reduce your children’s stress, from listening to lifestyle habits
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Is your child feeling stressed? A mental health expert shares four strategies to help them cope. Photo: Alamy
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