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Health and Science


Ambulance service facing crisis

LOCAL health authorities are considering ways to restructure the city’s ambulance service in a bid to improve response times following a sharp rise in the number of non-emergency calls. In 2011, non-emergency ...

August 28, 2015, Friday


Platelet shortage puts kids at risk

TWO children being treated for leukemia at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center had to be taken to intensive care last week because the facility didn’t have the platelets they needed. The children were ...

August 27, 2015, Thursday


Cancer drug shortage over soon

A MEDICINE used to treat children with cancer that has been in short supply for a couple of years, might soon be more readily available. A company that produces the drug — dactinomycin — is expected to ...

August 26, 2015, Wednesday


Bacteria identified

BACTERIA from the same family that causes cholera has been found in crayfish served in a restaurant closed after an outbreak of food poisoning. Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which occurs in brackish water, ...

August 22, 2015, Saturday


Doctors warn of slimming fad dangers

CITY doctors are warning slimmers that a “traditional” weight-loss method popular with young women is extremely harmful. On Wednesday, a 17-year-old Shanghai girl who took excessive quantities of brown ...

August 22, 2015, Saturday


Colorectal cancer rates on rise

THE incidence of colorectal cancer in Shanghai residents has soared in the past 50 years and is now the second-most common form of cancer among both men and women in the city, a local doctor said yesterday. ...

August 21, 2015, Friday


Hospital cater to parents

SHANGHAI Children’s Hospital on Beijing Road W. said yesterday it now provides beds for the parents of sick babies. While infants are being treated in one room, their anxious mothers and fathers can stay ...

August 20, 2015, Thursday


‘Poisoned’ baby recovering well

A BABY born with life-threatening blood poisoning 10 days ago is now in a stable condition after being connected to a life support machine at Shanghai Children’s Hospital. Just hours after his birth on ...

August 19, 2015, Wednesday


Cutting-edge show

JIADING District is showcasing new-energy vehicles and robots at a scientific exhibition that opened yesterday. The exhibition runs through August 21 at the Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center on Boyuan ...

August 15, 2015, Saturday


Pediatric 3D printing unit opens

CHINA’S first pediatric 3D digital medical research unit opened yesterday at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. Doctors can use 3D printed replicas of young patients’ organs and tissue to help diagnose ...

August 14, 2015, Friday




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