In 2009, Taiwan was granted observer status at the United Nation’s World Health Assembly...
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by Samuel Wade | Feb 18, 2013
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...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 2, 2012
The practice of harvesting transplant organs from executed prisoners is one of China’s most infamous human rights violations. In March, vice health minister Huang Jiefu announced that it would soon be phased out in favour...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 22, 2012
As a famous singer and goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation, Peng Liyuan might seem a perfect first lady to China’s next president Xi Jinping. But this picture is complicated by an AIDS scandal involving...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 4, 2012
At Bloomberg, Adam Minter describes the improbable scientific claims made both for and against clothing designed to protect pregnant women from electromagnetic radiation. A recent CCTV report claimed that the clothing could...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 23, 2010
In the Guardian, Human Rights Watch researcher Phelim Kine critiques a new book by the Chinese government, the World Health Organization and the International Olympic Committee for whitewashing the censorship of reports about...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 14, 2009
Two have died after receiving H1N1 vaccinations. One of the deaths appears to be unrelated to the vaccine, but the cause of the other is still awaiting laboratory results. From the Associated Press: Two people in China who...
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