disease

Chinese Farms Breed Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

In 2011, human consumption of antibiotics in China was ten times the global average. Because overuse of the drugs can give rise to resistance in the bacteria they target, the Health Ministry has repeatedly promised to cut down...

Guangdong City's Dogs Face Uncertain Future

Jiangmen authorities have backed down, for now, after warning pet owners in three city districts that any dogs found in public after August 26th would be seized and possibly killed. From the Global Times’ original report...

China Becomes World’s New Diabetes Capital

Almost one in ten adults in China has diabetes, a new reports says. From Reuters: According to the report, more than 92 million adults in China have diabetes, and nearly 150 million more are well on their way to developing it....

Slideshow: A Diseased Village

Before the founding of the People’s Republic, people with leprosy were killed to prevent them from spreading the disease to others. In the 1950s, this disease could be cured and in the 1980s, medicines were handed out to leprosy patients for free. Even though the disease can be cured, the lasting effects, and discrimination, still […]

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