Health and Science


Hospital develops phone app for tinnitus sufferers

PEOPLE suffering from tinnitus can now check and treat their condition using a free smartphone app, said its developer, the Shanghai Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, last weekend. The Erming RS, or ...

January 8, 2018, Monday


Half of local children aged 10 are short-sighted

AROUND half of local 10-year-olds suffer from short sight as high myopia has become the top cause of blindness among city residents, doctors told a forum. “For children, one hour of outdoor activity ...

January 8, 2018, Monday


Flu warning as city shivers in cold

A cold front is set to arrive over the weekend, providing a frigid start to 2018, forecasters said yesterday. It will be overcast to cloudy, with intermittent drizzles, from today to Saturday, with temperatures ...

December 28, 2017, Thursday


AC-linked bacteria found in top city hotels

THREE five-star hotels were among the several hotels and resorts in Shanghai to be pulled up for improper maintenance of its air-conditioning system, local health authorities said yesterday. With the ...

December 12, 2017, Tuesday


Leukemia patient has stem cell surgery

A 33-year-old local female leukemia patient yesterday underwent a successful surgery for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with the use of umbilical cord blood. The procedure at Shanghai General ...

December 7, 2017, Thursday


App helps predict risk of diabetes

PEOPLE can check the likelihood of developing diabetes in the next three years by using an app on their smartphone. By inserting their basic health data and life habits, they can assess their risk. The ...

November 15, 2017, Wednesday


Breast milk bank for babies set up at city neonatal unit

NEWBORN babies being kept at neonatal intensive care unit of a local pediatric hospital are able to feed on breast milk from their mother or other new mothers who donated their milk. The city’s first ...

November 8, 2017, Wednesday


AED rescue is ‘a first’ on a campus

A university student was rescued with an automated external defibrillator after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest during a running test. This is believed to be the first case of a student saved via an ...

November 7, 2017, Tuesday


Medical device fast-tracked for production

A much needed medical device is being fast-tracked for industrial production. Invented 10 years ago, the device — a kind of medical bag — has greatly improved the survival rate of babies born with holes ...

November 2, 2017, Thursday


Child medical center priorities

THE treatment of congenital defects and complicated diseases will be key priorities for the National Children’s Medical Center, which is under construction in Shanghai. Two leading children’s hospitals ...

November 2, 2017, Thursday




 

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