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Fresh, not frozen, veg on menu for polar scientists

WORKING thousands of miles from home, China’s Antarctic researchers are deprived of many of life’s luxuries, but thanks to a team of Shanghai-based scientists, they no longer have to go without fresh ...

May 23, 2015, Saturday


Health exhibition not what the doctor ordered

ATTENDING the world’s largest healthcare exhibition in the city proved a headache for visitors, with thousands complaining of chaotic organization. Visitors to the Health Industry Summit 2015 posted reports ...

May 18, 2015, Monday


Giving the gift of life

Florence Ily from France donates blood at the Shanghai United Family Hospital yesterday, in the leadup to World Blood Donor Day on June 14. A campaign “Love without Boundary” has been started to promote blood donation among expats in Shanghai. A total of 42 donors provided 11 liters of blood at the hospital. Blood can be given at donation centers or vehicles. Foreign donors must bring their passports. ...

May 18, 2015, Monday


New discovery gives hope to leukemia-hit children

LOCAL scientists have discovered the mutation of a gene which is responsible for drug resistance and relapse for the most prevalent type of leukemia in children. The study, which conducted genetic checks ...

May 14, 2015, Thursday


Strawberry sellers hit hard by CCTV report

SOME Shanghai strawberry sellers and u-pick farms are suffering from drop in spring sales following a national health scare about high herbicide residues in the popular fruit. A recent investigation by ...

May 12, 2015, Tuesday


Appeal for stem cells

THE Red Cross yesterday launched a campaign to encourage more people to become stem cell donors. The event was held to mark the 68th World Red Cross Day. Anyone who missed it can find out more about becoming ...

May 9, 2015, Saturday


First aid training

MORE than 2,000 sanitation workers in Zhabei District will be given first aid training, Xinmin Evening News reported yesterday. They will be instructed in a number of techniques, including CPR, the report ...

May 8, 2015, Friday


Smaller stomach

A MAN weighing more than 200 kilograms was discharged from Zhongshan Hospital yesterday after receiving surgery to remove part of his stomach. The patient, 33-year-old Hu Wenyao, also underwent a gastric ...

May 8, 2015, Friday


Charity seeks funds for girl with bowel disease

THE China Charities Aid Foundation for Children has set up a donation platform for a 3-month-old girl suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. The child is believed to be the youngest person in China ...

May 8, 2015, Friday


Advanced therapy for cancer treatment

Shanghai will soon have China’s first — and the world’s third — center to use an advanced form of radiotherapy to treat cancer....

May 7, 2015, Thursday


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