Pharmaceutical giants not ready for next pandemic, report warns
Ten of the world ’s most infectious diseases identified by the WHO not being catered for by drug firmsThe world ’s biggest pharmaceutical firms are little prepared for the next pandemic despite a mounting response to the Covid-19 outbreak, an independent report has warned.Jayasree K Iyer, executive director of the Netherlands-basedAccess to Medicine Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation funded by the UK and Dutch governments and others, highlighted an outbreak of the Nipah virus in China, with a fatality rate of up to 75%, as potentially the next big pandemic risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Medical research Infectious diseases World Health Organization Pharmaceuticals industry AstraZeneca Pfizer Coronavirus UK news US news World news Source Type: news

Tibetan Monk Dies After Beatings, Torture in Chinese Prison
Tenzin Nyima, also called Tamey, dies at home from his injuries after Chinese authorities release him from prison in a comatose state. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hazardous chemical leakage accidents and emergency evacuation response from 2009 to 2018 in China: a review - Hou J, Gai W, Cheng W, Deng Y.
According to accident data obtained from the China Chemical Information Net, relevant information was extracted from the 5,207 hazardous chemical leakage accidents (HCLAs) and evacuations caused by some HCLAs (157) in China from 2009 to 2018. After conduct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Effects of individual and organizational factors on safety consciousness and safety citizenship behavior of construction workers: a comparative study between Hong Kong and Mainland China - Meng X, Chan AHS, Lui LKH, Fang Y.
In view of the great number of accidents in the construction industry of both Hong Kong and Mainland China, research on the safety issues of construction personnel plays a significant role in industrial development and occupational health. Recently, althou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Feminist Movements Continue to Battle Culture of Impunity in Egypt
Mozn HassanBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Jan 25 2021 (IPS) Ten years ago on this day, January 25, one of the biggest revolutions in the world took place in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, as protestors poured into the streets chanting slogans of “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice”, demanding one of the region’s longest-serving and autocratic President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Three weeks later, on February 11th, Mubarak stepped down as president, leaving the Egyptian military in control of the country. Amnesty International in a statement said, several female protestors at Tahrir Square were taken i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Areas of seven Chinese provinces enter 'wartime' mode following COVID-19 outbreaks
(Natural News) Areas of Hebei, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Henan, and Ningxia provinces, as well as Inner Mongolia and Beijing announced that they entered “wartime” mode over the weekend due to surges in COVID-19 cases. (Article by Nicole Hao republished from TheEpochTimes.com) “Wartime” mode typically means that restrictions are placed on when residents can leave their homes, and almost all public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil’s vaccination hindered by bottlenecks and a sceptical leader
Country of 211m awaits inputs from overseas, while president ‘erodes confidence’ in Chinese jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UNISON demands higher human rights standards in PPE
UNISON has joined the lobby to bring in new laws to prevent UK businesses and public services from sourcing from companies that violate workers’ human rights. Evidence has emerged throughout the pandemic that PPE suppliers to the NHS were tied to severe, widespread human rights violations of workers in the global south. One of a number of known abusive suppliers is Top Glove, the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves. Top Glove have seen their profits triple in 2020, whilst investigations showed that gloves were being made by migrant workers forced to work in cramped conditions in Malaysian factories. Workers ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article human rights supply chains workers rights Source Type: news

Richards Pleads Guilty to Charge of Receipt of Misbranded Drugs Imported from China
FDA OCI, Daniel Kevin Richards, Sandy UT, misbranded drug, China, imported, chloroquine, mislabeled, China, Boswellia Serrata Extract, 50 kg, drug trafficking, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 25, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

11 Chinese miners rescued after 14 days trapped in gold mine after explosion
Almost a dozen survivors were rescued, having survived on liquid food sent through a makeshift shaft. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese and Indian Troops Clash at Their Disputed Border
Indian officials played down the events, which come as Beijing continues to encroach on disputed Himalayan areas. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China pushes conspiracy theories on COVID origin, vaccines
China is trying to spread doubt about the effectiveness of Western vaccines and the origin of the coronavirus as a World Health Organization-selected team of scientists is in the city where the pandemic began (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China tackles pandemic with mass construction once again
China is building a coronavirus quarantine center with more than 4,000 rooms in a northern city at a speed that's rarely seen in other countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

India to permanently ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok
The government had banned 59 Chinese apps in June end last year referring to them as being 'prejudicial' to Indias sovereignty,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of workplace bullying and risk groups in Chinese employees in Hong Kong - Ng CSM, Chan VCW.
We examined the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Does herbal therapy for COVID-19 have implications for forensic practice? - Byard RW, Musgrave IF.
SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is a coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). First identified in China in December 2019 it has subsequently been responsible for a pandemic. The rapid spread of the disease w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Sea voyage training and motion sickness effects on working ability and life quality after landing - Qi RR, Xiao SF, Su Y, Mao YQ, Pan LL, Li CH, Lu YL, Wang JQ, Cai YL.
BACKGROUND: The effects of seasickness on working performance during motion exposure have been reported, while the aftereffects on working ability and life quality decline (WLD) still remain unclarified.METHODS: Two cohorts of healthy male Chinese ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Contributing factors affecting the severity of metro escalator injuries in the Guangzhou Metro, China - Li H, Wang Y, Xing Y, Zhao X, Wang K.
Urban rail transit has become one of the indispensable modes of public transportation in large cities. Escalators are ubiquitous in metro stations, as passengers typically use escalators when entering or leaving a metro station. Thus, escalators have becom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The burden of the current curative expenditure of injury in Dalian, China-a study based on the "system of health accounts 2011" - Sun S, Yang L, Hu X, Zhu Y, Liu B, Yang Y, Wang X.
This study was aimed to asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Distracted behavior of pedestrians while crossing street: a case study in China - Hou M, Cheng J, Xiao F, Wang C.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users in the traffic system and thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed globally as a result of traffic crashes every year. With their popularity and enriched functions, mobile phones are playing an increasin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Exploring the relationship between rising temperatures and the number of climate-related natural disasters in China - Zhu M, Fan B.
This study aims to characterize the varying patterns between rising temperatures and climate-related natural disasters in China from 1951 to 2010. We examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Identifying intentional injuries among children and adolescents based on machine learning - Yin X, Ma D, Zhu K, Li D.
BACKGROUND: Compared to other studies, the injury monitoring of Chinese children and adolescents has captured a low level of intentional injuries on account of self-harm/suicide and violent attacks. Intentional injuries in children and adolescents have not... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bioorthogonally catalyzed lethality strategy generates targeting drugs within tumor
(Science China Press) Selectively killing tumor while not causing damage to normal cells still remains a challenge in cancer chemotherapy. Professor Hongke Liu from Nanjing Normal University together with Professor Jing Zhao and Professor Zijian Guo from Nanjing University developed a novel strategy---bioorthogonally-catalyzed lethality to generate efficient anticancer species between two non-toxic components only within cancer cells and tumors without external catalysts, realizing the precise and efficient anticancer chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How fast could SARS-CoV-2 be detected?
(Science China Press) Researchers from Peking University developed an accurate, high-speed (?10 min for RNA analysis and ?5 min for immunoassay), portable bifunctional electrical detector based on graphene field-effect transistors for SARS-CoV-2 through either nucleic acid hybridization or antigen-antibody protein interaction. This approach enables high-throughput point-of-care testing outside of specialized diagnostic laboratories, which is of extreme importance for controlling the ongoing pandemic and support resumption of normal life and economic conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes for second day
Analysts say Beijing is testing the new Biden administration, which has shown support for Taiwan. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China was largest recipient of FDI in 2020: Report
China was the largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak spread across the world during the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 miners rescued from Chinese gold mine
State broadcaster CCTV showed workers being hauled up one-by-one in baskets on Sunday afternoon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanes
“We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to Biden
The exercises, which included 13 warplanes on Saturday and 15 on Sunday, were the biggest so far this year and the first under the new... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions
The U.S. military said the carrier strike group was in the South China Sea to conduct routine operations “to ensure freedom of the seas." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever
One year after Wuhan’s lockdown, the Chinese city has long since sprung back to life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions
A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote "freedom of the seas", the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanes
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. has reaffirmed support for Taiwan following China’s dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’ve had my first vaccine jab. It gives me hope of liberation... but not yet
Exactly a year after his first story about coronavirus, our science editor received the Pfizer injection last week. Here he reflects on a remarkable scientific achievementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI marked a grim anniversary in an unexpected manner last week. On 18 January last year, I wrotemy first story about a mysterious disease that had struck Wuhan, in China, and which was now spreading around the world. More than two million individuals have since died of Covid-19, almost 100,000 of them in the UK.Remarkably, 12 months to the day that theObserver published my story, I was given...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Health Society Pfizer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry World news Source Type: news

First of 22 Chinese miners trapped in gold mine rescued
A miner who was trapped underground in a gold mine for more than two weeks in eastern China has been rescued, Chinese state media reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China rescues first person from Shandong gold mine: CCTV
Chinese rescuers pulled 11 gold miners to safety on Sunday, 14 days after they were trapped by an underground explosion, state... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US concerned after 13 Chinese warplanes fly over Taiwan airspace
Taiwan and the US have warned China after it flew nuclear-capable bombers and fighters over Taiwainese airspace. The US has urged China... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of 22 workers trapped in China gold mine rescued
Rescuers in China on Sunday lifted to the surface one of 22 workers trapped for two weeks after an explosion in a northern gold mine,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than ever
WUHAN, China (AP) — One year after lockdown, Wuhan has long since sprung back to life — but Zhu Tao remains bunkered in his 14th-floor... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese-Canadian alleged drug kingpin, accused of running one of the world's biggest methamphetamine cartels, is arrested in Amsterdam
A Chinese-born alleged drug kingpin accused of presiding over a multi-billion dollar narcotics operation has been arrested by Dutch authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine
BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: New virus clusters hit China's north provinces
A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country’s north battles new clusters of coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Life in Wuhan returns to normal as the rest of the world battles COVID
Wuhan, the Chinese industrial city where the coronavirus was first detected, has largely returned to normal as the rest of the world... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joe Biden to squash President Trump's attempt to roll back coronavirus travel restrictions
(Natural News) Joe Biden has rejected an effort by President Donald Trump to lift several Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions on Monday, Jan. 18. The Trump administration enacted travel bans early last year, first with China in January, and then with Europe in March. These travel bans prevented anyone who had been to certain countries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pence presents coronavirus report to Biden, warns new administration to hold China accountable for pandemic
(Natural News) Former vice president Mike Pence has submitted his final comprehensive report as the head of the Trump administration’s task force on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden. According to Pence, the new Democrat-controlled administration needs to hold China to account for allowing the virus to spread around the world. Pence’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan to allow all cross-border same-sex marriages, but not with China
Change will cover citizens of Hong Kong and Macau, exclude China (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China to pump USD 1.6 trillion into next-generation infrastructure in the next five years. This includes 5G, IoT, autonomous vehicles,...
5G, EV chargers, and AI to be boosted as Beijing eyes prolonged tensions with US. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Beijing Turned China ’s Covid-19 Tragedy to Its Advantage
The Communist Party ’s success in reclaiming the narrative has proved to the world its ability to rally the people to its side, no matter how stumbling its actions might be. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Li Yuan Tags: China Wuhan (China) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Propaganda Politics and Government Computers and the Internet Censorship Social Media Communist Party of China Fang Fang (Author) Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Long lines as Beijing expands mass COVID testing
Beijing has ordered more coronavirus tests for about 2 million people in its downtown area after new cases were reported in the Chinese capital. The city health department said all residents of the Xicheng and Dongcheng districts are required to undergo testing on Friday and Saturday. Results are usually delivered by smartphone app within a few hours. In one neighborhood in Dongcheng, several thousand people lined up in freezing temperatures around a corner and down several blocks, waiting to enter a building for testing. They included a group of street sweepers who stood out in their high-visibility red and green un...
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable, DHSC/PHE (updated 22nd January 2021)
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. 22 January 2021Added Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu translations. 13 January 2021Added British Sign Language and audio versions. 11 January 2021Added large print version. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news