January 12, 2004 |
China reported a new suspected case of SARS on Sunday, as health officials in southern China continued working to identify the source of a new outbreak of the respiratory disease that caused a worldwide health alert last year. The new suspected victim is a 35-year-old man, said Dr. Thomas Tsang, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Department of Health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2014 |
Luis Rios, who lost his job at a filling station in December at the age of 56, is newly eligible for Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor. Following the advice of state-trained medical insurance enrollment workers, he filled out the paperwork required to get coverage - but has a nagging fear that he may have put his family's financial assets at risk. That's because, in certain cases, Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, will be able to collect repayment for healthcare services from the estate after a recipient dies, including placing government liens on property.
December 24, 2013 |
BEIJING - The youngest known lung cancer patient in eastern China is an 8-year-old girl whose home is next to a dust-choked road in heavily industrialized Jiangsu province. Another patient was a 14-year-old girl from Shanghai, the daughter of two nonsmokers with no family history of lung cancer. Back in the 1970s, when Bai Chunxue was in medical school, the textbook lung cancer patient was a chain-smoking male in his 60s. Nowadays, Bai, one of the physicians who treated the teen, sees so many who are still in their 20s that the cases blend together.
November 2, 2004 |
China's Health Ministry has banned the cooking and selling of civet cat to prevent a return of severe acute respiratory syndrome, state media reported. Chinese health experts concluded last month that civet, considered a delicacy in the south of the country, was the primary source of last year's SARS epidemic, which killed about 300 people in China and 500 in other countries.
January 7, 2009 |
Chinese health authorities closed poultry markets in a province surrounding Beijing today after a woman died of bird flu, the first such death in the country in almost a year. The 19-year-old woman died of the H5N1 virus after coming into contact with poultry in Hebei province. In parts of the province, poultry markets were closed and the sale of live birds stopped as workers in masks sprayed disinfectant.
April 5, 2009
Re: "Plastic surgery just to get a job," March 30: A generation of young Chinese women is undergoing unnecessary, demeaning, risky surgery so they can compete in the workplace? Are you kidding me? I can't believe the girls' parents, prospective employers and Chinese health officials are letting this monstrous trend continue in silence. So much for the vaunted Asian work ethic as a model for the West. We may have our share of foolish cultural practices, but this is really beyond the pale.