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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


‘Beer belly’ tumor removed

A huge tumor was removed from a 35-year-old woman’s pelvic cavity by Shanghai General Hospital after a three-hour surgery. The tumor was 37 centimeters in diameter and weighed 15 kilograms. It almost ...

July 20, 2017, Thursday


Leading hospitals to set up Minhang health groups

TWO local leading public hospitals signed agreements with Minhang District yesterday to set up health groups to improve medical capability in the district and to allow residents to receive a localized ...

July 18, 2017, Tuesday


Hospitals feel the heat as the temperatures remain red hot

HOSPITALS are under the cosh as the heatwaves trigger illness and burns. Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission said the city’s major hospitals are reporting a spike in admission numbers, each ...

July 18, 2017, Tuesday


Thumbs up for a Yunnan girl

A 12-year-old rural girl from Yunnan Province is scheduled to receive charity surgery this afternoon to repair a deformed thumb on her left hand. It is the second operation of a challenging three-stage ...

July 17, 2017, Monday


Food safety education for foreigners

An officer from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration demonstrates the fast-testing technology of pesticide residue on vegetables at the Lanling Road wet market in Pudong on Thursday. More than 20 foreigners studying in Shanghai visited two demonstration food and drug science centers in Pudong and Minhang on Thursday, where they learnt about food safety, Shanghai's blacklist system for food producers, a food tracking system and the fast-testing pesticide technology. The visit is part of the Shanghai food safety promotion week which concludes on Friday. The administration said it will set up one demonstration science center at all 16 districts within one year. ...

July 14, 2017, Friday


Woman, 58, has baby daughter

A 58-year-old woman, who lost her only son, has given birth to a girl at Shanghai General Hospital. The hospital announced yesterday that the woman surnamed Liu delivered the baby last Thursday and both ...

July 12, 2017, Wednesday


Forum looks at mixed treatment for breast cancer

ABOUT 70 percent of local patients with breast cancer have received a combined treatment of Western methods and traditional Chinese medicine, which can reduce the side effects of Western therapy and help ...

July 10, 2017, Monday


Stem cell donor steps in after patient let down

A 32-year-old local man stepped into the breach to save the life of a leukemia patient, who was let down after a change of mind by the person who originally agreed to make a stem cell donation. Zhu Guiren, ...

July 7, 2017, Friday


 

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