Associative stigma experienced by mental health professionals in China and the United States - Lin X, Rosenheck R, Sun B, Xie G, Zhong G, Tan C, Li Z, Yu M, He H.
PURPOSE: "Associative stigma" is the negative stereotyping of mental health service providers who treat people with serious mental illness. The Clinician Associative Stigma Scale (CASS) has been validated in a US sample but not in other nations, e.g., in C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of a Chinese version of the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (B-YAACQ) - Zhang MX, Pesigan IJA, Kahler CW, Yip MCW, Yu S, Wu AMS.
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (B-YAACQ). METHOD: In this study, 1616 Chinese university students (male  = 58.66%; Mage = 19... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Parental corporal punishment and child temperament: independent and interactive predictors of child emotion regulation in China - Wang M, Wang Y, Wang F, Xing X.
The goal of this study was to simultaneously examine the independent and interactive effects of paternal and maternal corporal punishment, and child temperament on child emotion regulation over time in China. These links were assessed on a longitudinal stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender differences in workplace violence against physicians of obstetrics and gynecology in China: A questionnaire in the national congress - Zhu L, Li L, Lang J.
BACKGROUND: China has witnessed a surge in violence against medical personnel, including widely reported incidents of violent abuse, riots, attacks, and protests in hospitals, but little is known about the impact of gender differences on the workplace viol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Berberine is an alkaloid that plays an essential role in metabolic and cardiovascular health
(Natural News) If you are looking for effective traditional natural treatments, berberine could be a good start. This orange-yellow alkaloid has been used by both Native Americans and European colonists, as well as practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, for its healing benefits on the digestive and cardiovascular systems. Berberine is found in several plants around... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pension plan improving mental health in China
As a policy matter, an investment in social pensions could help reduce costs for mental health treatment as well as physical health care, say YSPH researchers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Too Many PCI Procedures in China?
(MedPage Today) -- Study details how many enter cath lab with a low likelihood of benefit (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tunnel driving occupational environment and hearing loss in train drivers in China - Peng Y, Fan C, Hu L, Peng S, Xie P, Wu F, Yi S.
This study aims to investigate the relationship between tunnel driving occupational environment and hearing loss in tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A painless adhesive
(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from Harvard and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China have developed a new type of adhesive that can strongly adhere wet materials -- such as hydrogel and living tissue -- and be easily detached with a specific frequency of light. The adhesives could be used to attach and painlessly detach wound dressings, transdermal drug delivery devices, and wearable robotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover genetic ‘missing links’ underlying mechanism of psychiatric diseases
Since the completion of the groundbreaking Human Genome Project in 2003, researchers have discovered changes to hundreds of parts of DNA, called genetic variants, that are associated with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases. Now, a new, large-scale study has linked many of those changes in DNA to their molecular effects in the brain, revealing for the first time mechanisms behind those diseases.In 10 studies published today in  Science and two related journals, UCLA researchers and collaborators from more than a dozen other institutions around the world provide a comprehensive data s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Silverweed is a natural cough medicine
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese medicine prescribes silverweed (Potentilla anserina) as a herbal remedy for coughing. Researchers believe that the root of the plant contains bioactive compounds that reduce the severity of coughing and help increase the sputum in the air passages. One of the most common symptoms of respiratory illness, coughing can cause significant difficulties... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driven by China Biopharm Industry, Cell Culture Market to Reach $6.2...
The global market for cell culture products for use in the research, development, and production of biotherapeutic drugs is forecast to reach $6.2 billion in 2022, according to Kalorama Information.(PRWeb December 14, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/driven_by_china_biopharm_industry_cell_culture_market_to_reach_6_2_billion_in_2022_report/prweb15989347.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Spacewatch: China's moon lander enters lunar orbit
Chang ’e-4 is second spacecraft in Chinese mission to land on far side of the moonChina ’s lunar lander Chang’e-4 has successfully entered orbit around the moon.After a voyage of 240,000 miles (385,000km) that lasted 110 hours, the spacecraft fired its retrorockets on 12 December while just 80 miles above the lunar surface. This placed it in a stable elliptical orbit, where it will stay until the landing attempt, which is expected next month.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Space China Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Insight into China's HIT momentum
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China's digital healthcare challenges, opportunities
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Source: mobihealthnews - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

China's digital healthcare challenges and opportunities
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Source: mobihealthnews - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

China demands developed countries 'pay their debts' on climate change
Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissionsChina called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the same.The trenchant intervention by Xie Zhenhua, the minister who leads the Chinese delegation and a veteran of the UN climate negotiations, came as China faced increasing pressure to shift its stance on some of the key rules required to implement the2015 Paris agreement.Contin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey and Ben Doherty in Katowice Tags: Climate change Environment Science United Nations China Asia Pacific World news Paris climate agreement Greenhouse gas emissions COP 21: UN climate change conference Paris Global climate talks Source Type: news

Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World
U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate.(Image credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Why tai chi is a beneficial exercise, especially for the elderly
(Natural News) Growing old is not fun at all. Among other things, your muscles get thinner, making you much weaker and increasing your vulnerability to serious physical injuries. A Chinese study suggested that you could preserve much of that muscle strength by taking up tai chi forms. The Chinese martial art has been easily adapted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating okra is an easy way to boost your immune system
(Natural News) A vegetable used to enrich the taste of Indian, Middle Eastern, and Southern U.S. cuisine could also make those same meals much more healthy. Chinese researchers reported that consuming okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) could improve the efficacy of the immune system, even the ones compromised by immunosuppression. The immune system is the natural protection... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between nonmedical use of opioids or sedatives and suicidal behavior among Chinese adolescents: an analysis of sex differences - Guo L, Luo M, Wang W, Xiao D, Xi C, Wang T, Zhao M, Zhang WH, Lu C.
OBJECTIVE:: The rising rate of suicidal behavior among adolescents is a growing concern, and sex differences may induce differential exposure to prescription drug misuse or suicidal behavior. We estimated, among Chinese adolescents, (1) the prevalence of n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Combined effects of depression and anxiety on suicide: a case-control psychological autopsy study in rural China - Zhang J, Liu X, Fang L.
Most of the previous researches indicated depression and anxiety were potential risk factors for suicide, and they were also highly correlated. However, few studies have explored their combined effects on suicide and the dimensions which really work. A tot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Hologic touts win in trade secret case
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) yesterday touted a win in a court case against a Chinese competitor and former employee the company accused of misappropriating trade secrets. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said that a Massachusetts Superior Court granted a preliminary injunction against Chinese X-ray device maker Direct Digital Imaging Technology and former employee Lawrence Ibbetson for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. In its case, Hologic alleges that DDIT and Ibbetson took trade secrets related to selenium coating technology used in the company’s breast scanning devices, including its Selenia Dimensions a...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging Legal News Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Stop vaping Viagra: FDA urges Americans to avoid e-liquid that contains erectile dysfunction drugs
China-based HelloCig Electronic Tech Company is selling two e-liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs. The FDA is cracking down on them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. is upping scrutiny of foreign investment. Here's what that means for startups.
While life sciences and technology companies are closely watching the ongoing U.S. and Chinese trade wars, hoping for an end to the double-digit taxes, one expert is warning that a new federal pilot program could further hamper the growing industries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

More than air: Researchers fine-tune wind farm simulation
(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A collaborative research team based in Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences is working to better understand the effect wind farms have locally and globally by examining the performance of predictive models currently being used to forecast their effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mass spectrometry sheds new light on thallium poisoning cold case
(University of Maryland) In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months later, she was in a coma. Two decades after the poisoning, Richard Ash--an associate research scientist in the University of Maryland's Department of Geology--used mass spectrometry to analyze several of Ling's hairs collected in 1994 and 1995 and established a timeline of her poisoning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals how Chinese travellers use technology abroad
(University of East Anglia) Traditional cultural values and government policy influence how Chinese backpackers use technology while travelling, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA).The study looked at how independent Chinese tourists use the internet during their trips abroad and found strong social influences on their digital behaviour. These result from their embedded culture, social circles, and the trust placed in word-of-mouth review platforms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Firefighters Rescue Man Stuck in Grease Vent of Empty Chinese Restaurant
SAN LORENZO, Calif. (AP) — A man who authorities say was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days. The Alameda County sheriff's office says deputies and firefighters were called to the vacant building in San Lorenzo on Wednesday after someone heard cries for help. The office says that when officials arrived they found the grease-covered man stuck inside the metal vent. Sgt. Ray Kelly tells the San Francisco Chronicle the man was in generally good condition despite being exposed to the elements. Kelly says ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Firefighters Rescue Man Stuck in Grease Vent of Empty Chinese Restaurant
SAN LORENZO, Calif. (AP) — A man who authorities say was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days. The Alameda County sheriff's office says deputies and firefighters were called to the vacant building in San Lorenzo on Wednesday after someone heard cries for help. The office says that when officials arrived they found the grease-covered man stuck inside the metal vent. Sgt. Ray Kelly tells the San Francisco Chronicle the man was in generally good condition despite being exposed to the elements. Kelly says ...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

U.S. Diplomats With Mysterious Illness in Cuba Had Inner-Ear Damage, Doctors Say
A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FRANCES ROBLES Tags: Laryngoscope (Journal) State Department Zaid, Mark S Cuba Guangzhou (China) Source Type: news

FDA sends warning to company at center of heart medication recall
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Chinese maker of an ingredient in popular heart drugs, and said it continues to test the ingredient for a cancer-causing chemical. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'A huge mess': Failure at COP24 climate talks would be 'suicidal'
The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change -- the United States, the UK, Germany, China, Canada and India among them -- are not present here in Poland to try to keep the wheels from falling off an agreement meant to save humanity and the planet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl Doubled Every Year From 2013 to 2016
Drug overdose deaths involving the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl are on the rise, and the number of fentanyl-related deaths roughly doubled each year from 2013 through 2016, according to new federal data. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reviewed death certificates filed from 2011 to 2016 to find out which drugs were mentioned most frequently each year. During this time period, drug overdose deaths increased from 41,340 in 2011 to 63,632 in 2016. Just as striking as the overall uptick, however, was the sharp increase in deaths invo...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Gambia: Nationwide Sensitization Campaign On HIV/Aids Commences
[Foroyaa] The wife of the President Fatoumatta Bah Barrow, in collaboration with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, on Saturday December 8, 2018, commenced a six day nationwide sensitization campaign on HIV / AIDs. The Sensitization commences in the North Bank Region beginning in Essau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China reports new African swine fever outbreaks in Sichuan, Qinghai provinces
China's agriculture ministry said on Wednesday two new African swine fever outbreaks were confirmed in Sichuan and Qinghai provinces. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stroke patients can strengthen their brain function with ginseng
(Natural News) A study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that panaxatriol saponins (PTS), an extract derived from the Chinese ginseng (Panax notoginseng) can protect the brain from further damage after a stroke. Researchers from Nanjing University in China looked at how traditional medicine uses Chinese ginseng to treat ischemic stroke and investigated its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds a TCM medication to treat rheumatoid arthritis BETTER than Western drugs
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable disease, but it can be managed with the right intervention. According to a study, one of the most effective medications for rheumatoid arthritis is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s so effective that it works better than prescription drugs in treating the disease. Previous inquiries have looked into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds TCM medication treats rheumatoid arthritis BETTER than Western drugs
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable disease, but it can be managed with the right intervention. According to a study, one of the most effective medications for rheumatoid arthritis is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s so effective that it works better than prescription drugs in treating the disease. Previous inquiries have looked into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food
(University of Chicago Booth School of Business) When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma arm enters pact to form JV in China with Luoxin
"The percentage of shareholding in the joint venture company will be 30 per cent and 70 per cent between Helix and Luoxin," Aurobindo Pharma said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lonza makes plans for major biomanufacturing plant in China
Swiss CDMO giant Lonza announced Monday that it ’s partnering with GE Healthcare to build a new biomanufacturing facility in China. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sprayable gel developed by UCLA-led team could help the body fight off cancer after surgery
Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure.Now, a UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help. In a peer-reviewed study, the substance was successful half of the time in awakening lab animals ’ immune systems ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Fresenius Expands Presence in China With Investments and Acquisitions
Fresenius Medical Care is letting it be known that it wants to have a stronger presence in China, one of the fast-growing emerging markets. Last week the Bad Homberg, Germany-based company announced a ton of acquisitions and investments in dialysis centers and renal hospitals in China. Here’s the breakdown: The company acquired a 70% share of Guangzhou KangNiDaiSi Medical Investment Co., Ltd, which focuses on dialysis and related chronic disease services. KangNiDaiSi has three independent hemodialysis centers under construction in the cities of Guangzhou and Zhaoqing in Guangdong province, which borders H...
Source: MDDI - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Shihu, a highly valued herb in traditional Chinese medicine, can help reduce inflammation, says study
(Natural News) The Dendrobium genus of orchids is commonly used as ornamental plants across the globe. However, data from a study has revealed that these unique flowering plants may also offer some health benefits. Dendrobium is a genus of almost 1,500 species of epiphytic orchids. Dendrobium species are native to areas such as tropical and subtropical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CStone Pharmaceuticals Appoints Former MSD Global Oncology Early Development Executive Director Archie Tse, M.D., Ph.D., as the newly established SVP, Chief Translation Medicine Officer
Dr. Tse's Extensive Track Record in Oncology Early Clinical Development Will Strengthen CStone's Core Competence as a Clinical Development Engine and Solidify CStone's Position Among Leading Innovative Biopharma Companies in China SUZHOU, China, Dec. 10... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel CStone Pharmaceuticals (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malawi: Chinese Govt to Construct State-of-the-Art Health Centre in Blantyre
[Malawi News Agency] Zomba -The People's Republic of China has promised to construct a state-of-the-art health facility in Blantyre's North East Constituency, Malawi News Agency has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news