Rise in respiratory illnesses in mainland China may be driven by known pathogens, but, as with Covid-19, vigilance and transparency are required
With the scrapping of the final Covid-19 travel restriction at the border with mainland China, Hong Kong must make the most of opportunities this presents
The black code’s lingering existence is a reminder of the days when China implemented draconian pandemic controls and this situation needs to end for travellers.
As investigations begin into a Beijing inferno that killed at least 29 people, a rapidly ageing Chinese society needs to take a long hard look at itself.
With Covid-19 seemingly under control, Hong Kong has to ensure it now guards against rising influenza cases
Experts says respiratory illness cases linked to bacteria have risen, with one noting public hospitals had seen ‘more than 100 cases every month from September onwards.
In order to cope with a nationwide outbreak of respiratory diseases, hospitals in China are setting up special “homework zones” for sick children, sparking a fierce discussion on mainland social media.
HutchMed is poised to market its self-developed cancer drug ‘fruquintinib’ in Japan and Europe, after partner Takeda receives approval to market the drug in the US to treat metastatic colorectal cancer.
The story of an undergraduate student in China who died after a marathon live-stream gaming internship and whose family were offered just US$700 in compensation has sparked outrage on mainland social media.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae bacteria mainly sickening five-14 age group, with the rest mostly affected by different types of viruses, disease control expert says, as schools, childcare institutions and nursing homes are urged to adopt epidemic prevention and control measures.
WHO had asked for more information on ‘undiagnosed pneumonia’ among children in Beijing and the northeastern province of Liaoning.
WHO request follows reports about overcrowded fever clinics, hospital emergency rooms and children’s wards, with experts citing the circulation of multiple winter pathogens, including Sars-CoV-2.
A region in southwestern China will become the second in the country to add in vitro fertilisation to its public health insurance, one policy among many being tested by localities to mitigate a precipitous drop in births.
The stem cell-based bio-artificial liver has been approved for clinical trials to help liver patients remove toxins from their blood.
Shenzhen United Family Hospital is interested in serving Hong Kong patients to reduce waiting times in city, former financial secretary Antony Leung says.
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection says Sun, 69, is under investigation for suspected ‘serious violations of discipline and law’.
Campaign will be the biggest corruption crackdown in history of Chinese healthcare sector but experts are still unsure if it will bring tangible change.
The announcement comes days after an Air Koryo flight from Pyongyang landed in Beijing for the first time since pandemic lockdowns began in 2020. Officials said those returning would be required to quarantine for a week.
Beijing has launched a crackdown on bribery and other forms of graft that have long plagued hospitals and driven up medical costs.
New rules drafted by Beijing’s municipal health commission would strictly prohibit the use of AI for automatically generating medical prescriptions and limit the technology’s application in other online healthcare services.
Mirxes, a spin-off of Singapore ’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research, will establish a foothold in Hong Kong this year to tap into the vast multi-cancer early-stage screening market in the Greater Bay Area.
Beijing-based Keep, which attempted to list twice in Hong Kong last year, has raised US$40 million from the sale of 10.84 million shares on its third attempt.
Researchers warn that widespread belief among adults that getting good scores trumps anything else risks obscuring mental health issues.
Health Insight exposed Covid-related scandals, while Media Camp recently covered the case of a reporter beaten by police. Both have had their social media accounts blocked, with no explanation given.