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Health in China: HIV/AIDS hits 740,000

The number of HIV positive people in China probably stands at around 740,000, up from the estimated 700,000 who had the virus in 2007, the Chinese health minister said recently […]

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Health in China: Output of medicine industry expected to increase by 20% in 2009

Output of China’s medicine industry would increase by 20 percent in 2009, a senior legislator has said. The output figure is expected to hit one trillion yuan (146 billion U.S. dollars) in 2009 despite the severe domestic macroeconomic situation, Sang Guowei, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, told a biological industry forum on recently.

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Living in China: cancer death rate rises 80 percent in 30 years

Caijing Magazine shares some startling statistics on cancer in China, where smoking, poor diet, water pollution and environmental problems have caused the nation’s cancer death rate to rise 80 percent in the past 30 years. The statistics come from an exhaustive survey conducted by the Chinese Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Technology. According to the survey, cancer is now accountable for 25 percent of all urban deaths and 21 percent of all rural deaths […]

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Disaster prevails as relief effort beefed up

Weather conditions in southern China will remain severe and relief work difficult, Chinese leaders warned yesterday as the country battles with the worst snowfalls in decades. The warning came after a meeting chaired by Chinese President Hu Jintao to study the relief effort. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has just concluded his second visit in a week to central Hunan Province, the region worst hit.