Health and Science


Outage hits hospital payments

THE Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau apologized to the public yesterday for the temporary collapse of local hospitals’ medical insurance system. According to a statement from the bureau, ...

June 14, 2018, Thursday


Expats roll up their sleeves to help others

EXPATS in Shanghai have been doing their part to encourage blood donation by organizing drives. On May 13, the city’s Indian Association organized a donor event at the Shanghai Blood Center. It was called ...

June 13, 2018, Wednesday


Transfusion supplies are on the increase

AS blood donations in China increase, widespread shortages of the vital fluid have largely become a thing of the past. World Blood Donor Day tomorrow is an annual tribute to those who donate and an annual ...

June 13, 2018, Wednesday


Viral infection outbreaks at preschools

THE city is seeing an increase in cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, with outbreaks occurring at some local preschools, the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned. “This is the ...

June 7, 2018, Thursday


Stringent checks at sperm bank

THE nation’s first sperm bank using genetic and psychological checks on donors started trial operation in Shanghai yesterday. This is the second sperm bank in the city. The first was established at Renji ...

June 7, 2018, Thursday


Local tots shed pounds but get less sleep

FEWER preschoolers are overweight or obese but many are getting less sleep than doctors recommend, according a study by two city hospitals. Researchers at Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital ...

June 4, 2018, Monday


Stem cell transplant patient recovers

TAHSEEN Dilbar, a 30-year-old Pakistani man who was unable to produce enough healthy blood cells, has recovered and left the hospital in Shanghai yesterday after undergoing a hematopoietic stem cell transplant ...

May 31, 2018, Thursday


New hope for cancer patients: nano surgery

THE world’s first surgery using NanoGun technology — jointly developed by Chinese and French scientists — was performed on a lung cancer patient in Shanghai yesterday. The new minimally invasive treatment, ...

May 25, 2018, Friday


City’s women face severe shortage of key HPV vaccine

SHANGHAI has been hit by the critical nationwide shortage of a particular type of the human papillomavirus vaccine that can reduce the risk of cervical cancer. The 4-valent vaccine, one of two types ...

May 25, 2018, Friday


Uni HIV test machines ‘need more promotion’

THREE vending machines dispensing HIV test kits in local universities have met moderate success since they went into use in April, but supporters say more promotion is need. Forty-four kits have been ...

May 23, 2018, Wednesday




 

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