HEALTH

 

Actress' death sparks traditional medicine debate



CHINA, HEALTH September 16, 2016


(Image: Pixabay)  The death of a young Chinese actress has sparked a national debate over traditional medicine.  Xu Ting, who was 26 years old, was suffering from lymphoma, a cancer that affects the immune system....

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Debate Surges Over Bridesmaid's Death in China



CHINA, HEALTH September 13, 2016


The death of a bridesmaid in China - after being egged on to drink copious amounts of alcohol - has caused public outcry across the country.  The 28 year old from Wenchang, Hainan province is seen in a video downing bai...

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MPs Back Legalising Medical Cannabis in UK



HEALTH, UK September 13, 2016


(Photo: Pixabay) MPs are backing the legalisation of Cannabis in the UK for medical use, an inquiry has concluded.  The all party group on drug policy reform argue the governments stance on the Cannabis ban is "irrational"....

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Could Zika be Heading to Asia?



HEALTH, EAST MEETS WEST September 13, 2016


The current widespread outbreak of the Zika virus is focused on the Americas. Starting in April last year, it spread through South and Central America towards the USA. Last month, new cases were reported in Malaysia and Singapore...

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China Backs Landmark Climate Deal Ahead of G20



CHINA, HEALTH September 03, 2016


China's parliament has voted to ratify the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The news comes ahead of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, which starts on Sunday. It is expected that the USA will also now announce ratification of the deal whic...

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