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2016 annual meeting on emerging and reemerging infectious diseases held in Beijing


A joint China-US development cooperation annual meeting focused on responding to emerging and reemerging infectious diseases was held on Dec 12 in Beijing.

National health skills final held in Beijing


China's national health watchdog held the grand final of the completion of elementary level health skills for medical staff on December 9 in Beijing.

TCM gains more international acceptance


A white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Dec 6 outlines China's efforts to promote international exchanges and cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine. The paper, Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, said TCM has spread to 183 countries and regions.

Push for healthier lifestyles in Chinese countryside


​Childhood obesity has dramatically increased in rural China. A recent survey showed about five percent of children aged 3 to 7 in rural areas of central China's Henan Province was obese.

China promotes use, development of health care big data


China’s national health watchdog body held the first conference on the application and development of health care big data on Nov 3 in Beijing.

Study points out areas at risk for H7N9 virus


The H7N9 bird flu virus, which has caused severe illness and deaths in China, may inhabit only a fraction of its potential range and could possibly spread to India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Communications.

Public to receive information on food additives


The National Health and Family Planning Commission will soon launch software on its website that will enable the public to look up information about food additives.

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