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Drug firm found to have distributed substandard vaccines for rabies and DPT

Mainland Chinese authorities have found that vaccine producer Changchun Changsheng (长生生物) produced substandard vaccines using expired materials. Rabies vaccine The government investigation has so far focused primarily on substandard...

New York City targets smoking Chinese men in cancer ad campaign

The New York City (NYC) health department has launched a public service ad campaign aimed specifically at Chinese men, who in that locality smoke at much higher rates than men or women from any other ethnic group. Smoking and lung cancer A...

WHO includes gaming disorder as a new mental health condition

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included gaming disorder as a new mental health condition in the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases. International Classification of Diseases The WHO’s International...
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WebMD Guide: Hepatitis types and treatments

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and WebMD is providing a guide to this illness that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are the most common types of viral hepatitis, but there are actually...
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Fast food could make it harder for women to get pregnant

Women who eat more fruit and less fast food may have an easier time conceiving children, according to a new study. Infertility The study defined infertility as taking more than 12 months to conceive (this definition has also been adopted by...
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High carbohydrate diet could bring on earlier menopause in women

A new study suggests that a high carbohydrate diet could bring on earlier menopause in women. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health and entitled “Dietary intake and age at natural menopause: results...

Cancer risk linked to obesity by Chinese researchers

Chinese research published recently in the International Journal of Cancer provides epidemiological evidence supporting the association between body mass index (BMI) and cancer risk. Body Mass Index (BMI) The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet...
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Topiramate during early pregnancy increases risk of oral clefts

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that women using topiramate during early pregnancy, particularly at the high doses used to treat epilepsy, substantially increase their children’s risk of developing oral clefts....
Pueraria mirifica supplements in China

Possible side effects of Pueraria mirifica supplements for breast enlargement

Many women who consume Pueraria mirifica supplements in hopes of gaining larger breasts have been found to suffer serious side effects including menstrual irregularities and other disorders. Some of the Pueraria mirifica (野葛根) supplements...
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1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week reported findings that 1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified. Medical products The WHO press release described the situation as follows: An estimated 1 in...