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Investors place bet on Chinese drugmakers
Country’s pharmaceutical groups raise billions of dollars in innovation push (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Robot Just Passed the Chinese Medical Exam
Xiaoyi, an AI-powered robot in China, recently took the national medical licensing examination and passed, making it the first robot to have done so. Not only did the robot pass the exam, it actually got a score of 456 points, which is 96 points above the required marks. (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - November 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Software Source Type: news

Will Indian drug exports to other countries get stuck in EU ports?
In 2008, 17 shipments (16 from India and one from China) were detained in Europe on grounds of infringement of intellectual property. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Research reveals China's reversing emission flows
(University of East Anglia) The flow of China's carbon emissions has reversed according to new research led by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).The study estimates the carbon implications of recent changes in the country's economic development patterns and role in international trade since the global financial crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

China's new era of ecological civilization
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Xiao, L., Zhao, R. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Light Pollution Is Getting Worse Every Year. That ’s Bad For Your Health
Nothing has captured the march of wealth and progress like any society’s ability to light up the night—first with campfires and torches, then with gas lamps, finally with incandescent lights. Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 Rural Electrification Act was an effort both to bring modernity to the 90% of American farms that lacked electricity and to help jolt the American economy, which was still deep in the Depression. The modern nighttime image of the Korean peninsula as seen from space, with darkness north of the 38th parallel and brilliant light in the vibrant south, powerfully captures the connection between c...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment health illumination Light NASA nature NOAA onetime Science Sprawl Source Type: news

Chinese Xiaoyi AI-platform passes national medical licensing tests
A Chinese robotic and artificial intelligence platform has passed the country’s national medical licensing examination, according to a report from Futurism. The Xiaoyi robotic platform, developed by AI-company iFlytek, was originally designed to capture and analyze patient information. But the system was also able to pass the licensing test with a score of 456, 96 points higher than required, according to the report. Read the whole story on our sister site, The Robot Report The post Chinese Xiaoyi AI-platform passes national medical licensing tests appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Research & Development Robotics iflytek Source Type: news

Men's sperm damaged by air pollution, says new study
Scientists from The Chinese University of Hong Kong found men living in areas of high levels of pollution were far more likely to have sperm of an abnormal size and shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoggy Air May Spawn Weaker Sperm
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 -- Men who have trouble conceiving may have the air they breathe to blame, a new study by Chinese researchers suggests. Microscopic particles in the air called particulate matter (PM2.5) may affect the quality of sperm,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poor sperm quality linked to air pollution
Study finds ‘strong association’ between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape - but impact on wider fertility remains unclearHigh levels of air pollution are associated with poor sperm quality and could be partly responsible for the sharp drop in male fertility, according to a new study.A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, studied the sperm of nearly 6,500 men and found a “strong association” between high levels of fine particulate air pollution and “abnormal sperm shape.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Taylor Tags: Air pollution Health Reproduction Biology Environment Science Society Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar Residents Flock to Peace Ark for Free Health Check-Ups
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Thousands of city residents thronged the Dar es Salaam Port yesterday as they sought to receive free health testing from Chinese doctors, creating havoc on the way the exercise was conducted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eat oranges, protect your bones: New study shows vitamin C cuts risk of hip fractures
(Natural News) In order to have stronger, healthier bones, all you need to do is to drink orange juice daily. According to a report by The Daily Mail, a new study suggests that increasing your intake of vitamin C can reduce the risk of hip fractures. Researchers from Zhengzhou University in China carried out a meta-analysis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Nation Imports Subpar HIV Test Kits From China
[Addis Fortune] The Pharmaceutical Fund& Supply Agency (PFSA) procured an estimated five million HIV test kits worth 2.5 million dollars from Beijing Wanti Biological Enterprise, whose products were found to be below the standard in algorithm tests carried out by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in August 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Peace Ark Arrives in Tanzania
[Focac] Tanzania Navy Commander Richard Mutayoba Makanzo inspects Chinese navy soldiers on the Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark at Dar es Salaam Port in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Nov. 19, 2017. Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark arrived on Sunday morning in Tanzania's Dar es Salaam, starting an eight-day humanitarian mission of providing free medical services to local residents. (Xinhua) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Free Health Tests Cause Traffic Jam
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Many people have turned up for free health screening by Chinese doctors at the Dar es Salaam Port, causing a traffic jam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spironolactone Helpful in Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Spironolactone Helpful in Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
For patients with acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), oral spironolactone is more effective than observation and absorbs subretinal fluid (SRF) faster, a randomized controlled trial from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Why LivaNova Is Unloading Its CRM Business
LivaNova, formerly known as Sorin Group, has decided to get out of the cardiac rhythm management (CRM) business and shift more focus to its areas of strength.  The London-based company plans to sell its CRM business to Shanghai-based MicroPort for $190 million in cash. The business, which makes high-voltage defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy devices and low-voltage pacemakers, generated about $249 million in net sales in the fiscal year 2016. The business has roughly 900 employees with operations chiefly in Clamart, France; Saluggia, Italy; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The company said in Sept...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Medical Device Business Source Type: news

LivaNova to deal CRM biz to MicroPort for $190m
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today that it inked a deal to sell its cardiac rhythm management business to China’s MicroPort Scientific (HK:00853) for $190 million in cash. The companies, which are already partners in a CRM join venture in the People’s Republic, said the sale for LivaNova’s 900-worker CRM business is slated to close during the second quarter next year. LivaNova, formed by the $2.7 billion merger of Italy’s Sorin and Cyberonics in October 2015, said in September that it was putting the CRM business on the auction block. The business pulled in sales of $249 m...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management LivaNova MicroPort Scientific Source Type: news

Ancient barley took high road to China
(Washington University in St. Louis) First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley switching from a winter to both a winter and summer crop during a thousand-year detour along the southern Tibetan Plateau, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

These 27 Entrepreneurs Have Made The Forbes China Rich List 15 Years In A Row
Tencent's Ma Huateng, BYD's Wang Chuanfu among members of resilient group (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:NTES Source Type: news

Faster Fix for Acute Dacryocystitis Faster Fix for Acute Dacryocystitis
In patients with acute dacryocystitis with lacrimal sac abscess formation, endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR) prompts speedier recovery than conventional therapy, according to a small randomized trial from China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Imagia acquires Cadens Medical Imaging
Montreal-based healthcare artificial intelligence company Imagia has acquired...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cadens Medical Imaging partners with Chinese firm Cadens nets FDA OK for Colon CT Cadens teams with Christie InnoMed Cadens touts VC offering (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Global Health: Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization China Australia Kawaoka, Yoshihiro Source Type: news

Bullying and social anxiety in Chinese children: moderating roles of trait resilience and psychological suzhi - Wu L, Zhang D, Cheng G, Hu T.
This study explores the correlation between bullyin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Shanghai Pharma Buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China Business Shanghai Pharma Buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China Business
Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to buy Cardinal Health Inc's China drug distribution business for $557 million, winning a highly competitive auction in a move that will greatly expand its presence nationwide.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Prevalence of mental health problems and associated risk factors among rural-to-urban migrant children in Guangzhou, China - Wang J, Liu K, Zheng J, Liu J, You L.
Rural-to-urban migration, which has achieved a huge scale during China's economic reform, is a potential risk factor for the mental health of migrant children. To test this hypothesis, this study assessed the mental health status of rural-to-urban migrant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Hot and bothered
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Environmental economists predict climate change will bring big manufacturing losses to China by mid-21st century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China must ban abusive gay 'conversion therapy,' rights group says
Hospitals and other medical facilities in China are subjecting LGBT people to 'conversion therapy' that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a human rights group says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Cardinal Health to sell China business
Radiopharmaceutical supplier Cardinal Health has signed a definitive agreement...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardinal Health names new CEO, posts lower profit in Q1 Cardinal Health profits fall in fiscal 2017 Cardinal Health provides cautionary fiscal outlook Cardinal Health bids for new Lymphoseek sales rights Cardinal Health to pay $26.8M to settle FTC charges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chinese scientists 'erase' drug memories in heroin addicts
Scientists at Peking University in China have found an effective way to reduce cravings in heroin addicts by 'erasing' their memories of drug highs using memory manipulation and methadone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's more than one way to build a tree, 374m-year-old fossils reveal | Susannah Lydon
Fossils from China show that evolution found an alternative – and ultimately overly-complicated – way to increase the size of the earliest tree trunksIn the world ofknee-high land plants 400m years ago, the battle to grow tall was won by plants which found biomechanical solutions to fight gravity. Vascular plants had already evolved a plumbing system, allowing them to transport water, and the food produced by photosynthesis, around the plant. The water-conducting cells in the xylem – dead, hollow and stiffened by the polymer lignin – also afforded them some structural support. But there are limits t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Fossils Plants Science Biology Evolution Trees and forests Environment Source Type: news

Cardinal Health to deal China biz for $1.2B
Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) said yesterday that it agreed to a $1.2 billion deal with Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding for portions of its business in China. The deal covers Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal’s pharmaceutical operations and medical distribution business in the People’s Republic, but does not include other assets there such as Cordis, the patient recovery business for which it paid Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) $6 billion or its medical sourcing team. “It has been an honor to serve the people of China through our distribution business for the past seven years,” chairman & CEO George Barrett ...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Distribution Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Cardinal Health shanghaipharma Source Type: news

Clarivate Analytics names the world ’s most impactful scientific researchers with the release of the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers List
Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to enable researchers to accelerate discovery, today released its publication of its annual Highly Cited Researchers list.  The citation analysis identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent to which their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged other researchers around the globe. It identifies authors who have consistently won peer approval from international researchers in the form of high citation counts. For more than two decades the Web of Science has served as the basis for regula...
Source: News from STM - November 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Rights group urges China to ban abusive gay 'conversion'
A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why the World Should Worry About Diabetes
[Leadership] It is believed that as at 2014, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes, compared to 108 million in 1980. If the epidemic of 'Diabetes' were a country, it would come in at third place in terms of population, behind only China and India. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7 per cent to 8.5 per cent in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes preval (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shanghai Pharma to buy Cardinal Health’s China business for $557m
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 million
(Reuters) - State-owned Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to acquire Cardinal Health Inc's China business, one of the nation's largest drug distributors, for $557 million. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy
A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Next-gen digital animation tools inspired by Chinese puppetry
EU-funded researchers have developed novel design tools, data management systems, apps and best practices for the next generation of computer animation techniques for use in gaming, blockbuster films, training, education and more – boosting Europe’s competitiveness in the sector. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Can Treating Gum Disease Keep Blood Pressure in Line?
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- Aggressively treating gum disease may help lower blood pressure in people at high risk for high blood pressure, according to new research. The study involved 107 Chinese women and men, aged 18 and older, who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Locus landed $19M from ARTIS, Tencent
Morrisville-based Locus Biosciences – which spun out of N.C. State University and formed in 2015 – has secured $19 million in Series A funding. The round was led by San Francisco-based venture capital firm ARTIS Ventures and also included Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Limited, Abstract Ventures, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center among other investors.  “The big thing you can count on from Stuart Peterson (president of ARTIS) is he is going to be investing in real disruption,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk
Does a higher number of lung nodules detected on baseline CT screens indicate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New solid nodules may increase lung cancer risk Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency Study: CT screening would cut lung cancer deaths in China Subsolid lung nodule assessment with CT evolves Results of European CT screening trial can be widely applied (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How China Could Shape the Future of Energy
Changes to China’s energy mix amid President Xi Jinping’s push for an “energy revolution” have the potential to accelerate the global transition away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The country has sought to move away from coal and other fossil fuels to address a pollution problem that leads to millions of premature deaths and foster economic development outside of heavy industry. China has also sought to position itself as the global leader in the fight against climate change. To that end, China will install a third of the n...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized energy Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Carbon Pollution Levels Rose for the First Time in Four Years
(WASHINGTON) — Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn’t go up at all, scientists reported Monday. Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came from China. The report by the Global Carbon Project team dashed hopes that emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas had peaked. “We hoped that we had turned the corner… We haven’t,” said study co-author Rob Jackson, an Earth scientist at Sta...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Mindfulness, posttraumatic stress symptoms, depression, and social functioning impairment in Chinese adolescents following a tornado: mediation of posttraumatic cognitive change - Xu W, Fu G, An Y, Yuan G, Ding X, Zhou Y.
Previous studies have shown that mindfulness is associated with less negative traumatic outcomes in people who experienced traumatic events. The present study investigated how mindfulness is related to posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) symptoms, depres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Police legitimacy and compliance with the law among Chinese youth - Liu S, Liu J.
The process-based model of policing garnered considerable support in the discourse on police legitimacy. However, findings are largely based on Western contexts, and little attention has been paid to the model advanced by Tyler that police legitimacy helps... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The mediating effect of self-esteem on the relationship of living environment, anxiety, and depression of underprivileged children: a path analysis in Chinese context - Yin X, Li C, Jiang S.
This study aimed to explore the relationships of living environment, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression of children in poverty. A sample of 1314 children (grades 4-9) was collected by a school-based survey in Xiushui city, Mainland China. Structural equa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Depression and associated factors in nondemented Chinese patients with Parkinson's disease - Zhu J, Lu L, Pan Y, Shen B, Xu S, Hou Y, Zhang X, Zhang L.
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and identify potential risk factors influencing depression in 519 consecutive nondemented Chinese PD p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news