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More women now considered ‘high risk’ in maternity hospitals

THE numbers of pregnant women at local maternity hospitals classed as being at high risk are estimated to be up by 20 to 30 percent since last year. This is mainly because many of the women, most of ...

August 10, 2017, Thursday


Study finds chemicals in cookware hurt fertility

CHEMICALS widely used in products such as non-stick cookware, textiles and carpets can adversely affect fertility in women, according to research by specialists at Xinhua Hospital released yesterday. The ...

August 4, 2017, Friday


Hospital sets new birth record

SHANGHAI First Maternity and Infant Hospital said it delivered more than 33,000 babies last year, setting a record and making it No. 1 in the nation, hospital president Dr Wan Xiaoping said. The surge ...

August 1, 2017, Tuesday


A common bacteria ‘is cutting cancer survival’

A COMMON bacteria is cutting the five-year survival rate of colorectal cancer patients, local scientists have discovered. Fusobacterium nucleatum is an oral bacterium that plays a role in periodontal ...

July 31, 2017, Monday


Women’s health fund

A charity foundation was set up in Putuo District yesterday to offer free gynecological checks and minimally invasive surgery for women from needy families. Many have poor health awareness. ...

July 28, 2017, Friday


Ignorance is rife over hepatitis risk: study

ABOUT 30 percent of people mistakenly believe they can be infected by sharing a meal with a Hepatitis B or C carrier, but only about half are aware of the danger of sharing a toothbrush or shaver, a survey ...

July 27, 2017, Thursday


Researchers hopeful of new treatment for Zika

A JOINT team from Fudan University and the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology has developed a peptide-based viral inactivator that can inhibit the Zika virus. It has proven effective ...

July 27, 2017, Thursday


IVF baby for woman with rare genetic disorder

SHANGHAI First Maternity Infant Hospital has helped an infertile woman with two special mutant genes give birth via in vitro fertilization, the hospital said yesterday. More than 10,000 infants have ...

July 26, 2017, Wednesday


Xuelong sets sail into Arctic history

The Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong, or “Snow Dragon” sets sail for the country’s first circumnavigation of the Arctic rim — China’s eighth Arctic expedition from an exploration base in Shanghai yesterday. Lin Shanqing, deputy director of the State Oceanic Administration, said it is another milestone in polar exploration. “Usually, Arctic expeditions are carried out once every two years. Starting this year, we plan to increase the frequency.” The ship will travel 20,000 nautical miles in 83 days, with 96 people. ...

July 21, 2017, Friday


Transgenic drugs could help hemophilia

SCIENTISTS are developing new drugs for treating hemophilia using transgenic technology at a research and development center in Songjiang District. Zeng Fanyi, director of the Institute of Medical Genetics ...

July 21, 2017, Friday


 

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