Ten years into China's multi-billion dollar investment in health-care reform, the country has made "spectacular" progress on some top public health challenges — including insurance coverage and deaths of children. But it's facing an uphill battle on others, including second-hand smoke and cancer, according to a special China-themed issue on September 28 of the journal The Lancet.
By Ashlie Chandler
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Xiao-Hua “Andrew” Zhou was 13 when the Cultural Revolution ended in China, returning a relative calm to the country and expanding access to public education.
By Katherine Tweed
Coal combustion is the single largest source of air pollution-related deaths in China as of 2013. But the steady path toward cleaner sources of energy for power production and industrial use may not substantially curb the problem in the coming decades, according to a new study.
China’s role in global health is expanding rapidly due to a confluence of factors, including its role as a major economic force, support from the Chinese Ministry of Health, and growing interest among Chinese university faculty and students.
By Brian Mastroianni
The numbers are sobering -- more than 5.5 million people die prematurely each year as the result of household and outdoor air pollution, according to new research presented Friday at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
What areas are most at risk? The study found more than half of these deaths occur in China and India, two of the world's fastest-growing economies.
Marilyn Roberts is quoted in this story by Marlowe Hood.
Paris (AFP) - Scientists warned Thursday of the "epidemic potential" of deadly and fast-spreading bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics.
The new superbugs, found in southern China, could erase nearly a century of antibiotic protection against killer diseases born by common germs such as E. coli, the researchers reported in a study.