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Men in China face increasing tobacco-related cancer risks

In China, smoking now causes nearly a quarter of all cancers in adult males. The finding comes from a large study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, as part of a Special Issue on Lung Cancer in China. High uptake rates of cigarette smoking in teenaged males and [...]

Struggles ahead in China for chemical and pharmaceutical companies

China’s economic downturn plus other factors, including overcapacity and tightening regulations, mean the next two to three years could be challenging for the foreign chemical and pharmaceutical companies located there. To survive in China as it adjusts to a slower pace of growth, businesses will likewise need to adapt, reports Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), [...]

Low cost anti-hypertensive medications projected to save lives and be borderline cost-effective in China

An expanded program of treatment for hypertension could prevent about 800,000 cardiovascular disease (CVD) events every year in China, according to a modeling study published in PLOS Medicine. The predictions of this simulation, reported by Andrew Moran of Columbia University and colleagues, indicate that such a program should also be borderline cost-effective, provided low cost [...]

China’s thriving export industry comes with a high cost

China has become the world’s largest exporter, leading to the country’s rapid economic development – and notorious pollution that’s harmful to human health. For the first time, scientists have estimated this trend’s health cost. They report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology that in 2007, export-related emissions in China led to almost 160,000 [...]

Detecting Cryptosporidium in China

For a healthy individual, an infection of Cryptosporidium parvum may mean nothing more than a few days of bad diarrhea. For someone with a compromised immune system, it can mean death, following an excruciating, protracted bout of watery diarrhea. Recently, researchers at Fudan University’s Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Shanghai developed a lab-on-a-chip device that [...]