health

Censors Stifle Health Blog, Silence Its Defenders

Popular health-focused outlet DXY is the latest popular science outlet to run afoul of China’s censors and online nationalists. Five DXY Weibo accounts, with a combined total of more than 30 million followers, were...

Lockdowns Follow Omicron Infections in Tianjin, Henan

China’s National Health Commission reported 166 new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Over 20 million people across northern China are in at-home lockdown due to outbreaks of the Delta and Omicron variants....

Xi’an Goes into Lockdown

Authorities in Xi’an have locked down the entire city after reporting over 100 new coronavirus cases. China has employed lockdowns, mass testing, and centralized quarantines to pursue a “zero-covid” strategy. The Xi’an...

Word of the Week: Thoracotomy

开胸验肺 (kāixiōng yànfèi): thoracotomy Incision into the chest cavity in preparation for lung...

China’s Expanding Life Spans—and Waistlines

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Christina Larson describes a paper from the latest, China-themed issue of The Lancet medical journal, which shows that China’s health problems increasingly resemble those of developed countries....

New Realities Drive Population Policy

The State Council has announced that health and family planning as well as food and drug safety is undergoing reorganization in order to increase efficiency. According to The South China Morning Post, the Population and Family...

AIDS Activism: Bad Blood

Following protests in Zhengzhou last month in which some 300 AIDS patients and supporters toppled the gate of a government compound, The Economist explains the roots, challenges and particular sensitivity of AIDS activism in...

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