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China is "very encouraging" example for improving health of women, children

by Rebekah Mintzer UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's progress in meeting a development goal on children's health can serve as an inspiration to other countries working towards the same objective, Dr. Renee Van de Weerdt, chief of maternal, newborn and child health at the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) told Xinhua in an interview Friday. Van [...]

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North Korea Taking 'Liang Zhu' to China

Artists from the Phibada Opera Troupe give performance in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Oct. 25, 2011. An opera adaptation of "the Butterfly Lovers", a traditional Chinese love tragedy, was staged by Phibada Opera Troupe from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Changchun on Tuesday, which launched the troupe's 3-month performance [...]

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Hormone linked to regain weight

BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- A new study shows that it's not simply a lack of willpower that explains weight regain but hormones keep one insisting on eating, a persistent biological urge. As any dieter knows, it's hard to keep weight off. Weight regain is a familiar problem for dieters. The research appears in Thursday's issue [...]

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Chinese city ranks sixth in world for longevity

People's Daily, October 27, 2011 China's Rugao City of Jiangsu province was named a World Longevity City at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, making it the sixth-placed Longevity City in the world. Rugao's population of 1.4 million includes 265 centenarians, the largest number in China's counties and cities. According to the International [...]

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Latest generation contraceptive pills increase risk of blood clots

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The third and fourth generation contraceptive pills expose women to twice as high a risk of blood clots as the second generation pills, a new Danish study said Wednesday. "We found that contraceptive pills are generally more dangerous than previously believed, and that the difference between the second, and the third [...]

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Fighting Inflation remains China's top priority'

 By Lan Lan (China Daily, 2011-10-26)  BEIJING - Fighting inflation remains China's top priority and policymakers should fine-tune policy in a timely manner on the basis of economic trends, State radio on Tuesday cited Premier Wen Jiabao as saying. He also said the country should maintain reasonable credit growth, optimize financing structure and improve levels of financing. It's [...]

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The 4th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition in Chongqing

 Foreign students participating in the 4th Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for foreign secondary school students are playing games. (photo:bridge.chinese.cn) By Lu Hui BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Students from around the world gathered in Chongqing last Tuesday to participate in a Chinese-speaking competition designed to enable the world to have a deep understanding of the charm [...]

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Drinking coffee may cut risk of skin cancer

BEIJING, Otc. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- The more coffee people consume, the less likely they develop the most common form of skin cancer, a new study suggests, according to media reports Tuesday. "Our study indicates that coffee consumption may be an important option to help prevent basal cell carcinoma," stated Fengju Song, lead researcher of the study [...]

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Chinese scientists make breakthrough in leprosy treatment

JINAN, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough that could lead to more effective treatments for leprosy. A team from Shandong Provincial Institute of Dermatology and Venereology in east China has identified two new risk variants near IL23R and RAB 32 genes that are responsible for the disease, according to a report published [...]

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Made for China - Foreign firms are eyeing the Chinese market

By Ding Qingfen (China Daily, 2011-10-24) GUANGZHOU - While Europe struggles with its sovereign debt crisis and recovery falters in the United States, China is becoming the focus of attention for global manufacturers hoping to increase sales in the world's second-largest economy. While the global recession has made buyers reluctant to place long-term orders at the 110th [...]

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