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30% rise in 'last chance' pregnancies expected


for last year, the number of births at hospitals last year in China was 18.

Experts urge efforts to promote precision medicine


BEIJING -- Experts have called for increased efforts in developing precision medicine to fight China's most prevalent diseases.

Drugs from overseas to get on fast track


The drug authorities will also encourage the domestic pharmaceutical industry to improve its capacity and competitiveness to promote the international visibility of Chinese medical and pharmaceutical products, Wu Zhen, vice-minister of the China Food and Drug Administration, said at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Meeting on Drug Regulatory Collaboration in Zhengzhou, Henan province.On June 19, the administration announced it joined the International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use, which focuses on guidelines for worldwide pharmaceutical development."

China promoting health co-op with Switzerland, Japan


China will further promote pragmatic health cooperations with Switzerland and Japan, especially in key areas such as healthy aging, medical tourism and child care.

China to further promote combined medical and elder care services


China will further advance the integration of medical care and elder care services, introducing relevant regulations and standards.

Top health authorities hold conference on healthcare reform in four regions


2017 is a key year for carrying out a healthcare reform plan, the vice-minister said.

More patients sign with family doctors


More than a third of Beijing's permanent residents were covered by family doctor services as of the end of last year, according to the Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission.

Human sniffers help identify toxic tracks


At a laboratory in Wuhan, Hubei province, five certified odor identifiers-people with sensitive noses-were assigned a special task. Each of them, wearing a white gown, opened a bottle containing a 20-gram sample of synthetic running track material, and inhaled slowly for five seconds. Then they wrote down their results.

Link: China's Central Government / World Health Organization / United Nations Population Fund / UNICEF in China

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