By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — During a recent weekday lunch, middle-aged Wu Zhixin had a plate of shredded pork noodles glistening with oil and washed it down with a paper cup of vodka-like alcohol. Then she lit a cigarette.
It’s 20 miles from the nearest paved road, untouched by electricity, running water, sanitation, and even the barest of health care.
Tong K. began to smoke when he secretly took a smoking pipe from his parents in China at the age of eight.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s plan to vaccinate 100 million children and come a step closer to eradicating measles has set off an outcry that highlights widening public
BEIJING (AP) — In China, tobacco companies sponsor schools. Almost half of all male doctors smoke. And one wedding dinner ritual involves the bride lighting cigarettes for each of her male guests. China has committed to banning smoking at public indoor venues by Jan. 9, in accordance with a global anti-tobacco treaty backed by the World Health Organization …
By Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Harvey Fineberg, who is the chair of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Review Committee, briefed the press. They answered questions related to the external review of the global response to the influenza pandemic that is underway after the conclusion of the second in-person meeting. In May, 2009, the […]
BEIJING (AP) — China locked down a remote farming town after three people died and 10 more were sickened with pneumonic plague, a lung infection that can kill a human in 24 hours if untreated.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan lifted a ban on organ donations from children, reversing a restriction that created such a dearth of small organs in the country that young patients were forced to seek transplants abroad.
BEIJING (AP) — By quarantining them as a safeguard against swine flu, Beijing denied that it had discriminated against Mexicans on May 4; meanwhile, Mexico said it was sending a plane to China to bring back its citizens.