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China's inflation eases to 6.1% in Sept

BEIJING (Xinhua New Agency, 2011-10-14) -- China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 6.1 percent in September year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September, said the NBS in a statement at its website. In the first nine months of this [...]

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US to get jobs back as China labor cost growing

By Chen Jia (China Daily, 2011-10-10) BEIJING - Fast-rising labor costs in China's competitive manufacturing regions are expected to keep more US investment at home and create up to 3.2 million new jobs there by 2020, according to a report from the Boston Consulting Group. However, foreign direct investment from the US might not shrink in the [...]

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China approves 1,000 drugs in 2010

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's food and drug watchdog said it approved 1,000 drug registration applications in 2010, 26.2 percent more than in 2009 due to an increase in the approval of generic chemicals. Among the approved drugs, chemicals represent the highest proportion at 89 percent, while Chinese traditional medicine accounts for less than 10 [...]

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"Scrape in autumn, once in a while, and you will survive to the age of 88"

Is she hurting you? Scraping leaves unsightly – if harmless – marks. Photo: CFP Scrape the blues away By Jiang Wanjuan, Global Times, September 28, 2011 Many Chinese feel weak, depressed, upset, even irritated this time of year. As summer gives way to autumn and then winter, the day is shortening and night falls sooner. But according to traditional [...]

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"'Sharpen up" acupuncture study

 By Shan Juan (China Daily, 2011-9-26) BEIJING - Although it is home to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), China must do much more to improve its academic research capacity for acupuncture, a form of TCM, to take the lead worldwide on both the academic and clinical sides. At present, among all academic theses on acupuncture indexed by the [...]

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Off with the fat, in with the fit

By Diane Nottle (China Daily, 2011-09-20) An American teacher of English, who spent a semester in Hunan, discovers a surefire method to lose weight in what she calls the 'China Diet'. Diane Nottle reports. Want to lose weight? I've discovered the ideal diet. You eat all you want, feel completely satisfied, and still shed kilograms. There's just [...]

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Congee in autumn has many benefits

English.news.cn   2011-09-21 By Zhang Qian BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- With autumn coming, it's time to nourish the organs and keep them moist in the cool, dry season. Experts in traditional Chinese medicine suggest congee cooked with various ingredients, from chrysanthemum to chestnuts. As the season changes and the temperature drops, the body must adjust, and digestive upsets, [...]

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Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

UN high-level meeting on NCD prevention and control 19-20 September 2011 -- The four main noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) - cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes - kill three in five people worldwide, and cause great socioeconomic harm within all countries, particularly developing nations. The decision by the UN General Assembly to convene a high-level [...]

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Health Qigong gala showcases global competitors

English.news.cn   2011-09-18 09:42:49 VANCOUVER, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The fourth International Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange kicked off the competition portion of the Vancouver event Saturday to showcase the health benefits of this increasingly popular activity. At a gala opening ceremony in the War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of British Columbia, the biennial tournament was being [...]

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Most cases of dementia are not diagnosed

(chinadaily.com.cn, 2011-09-13) CHICAGO - About 28 million of the nearly 36 million people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias have not been diagnosed, robbing them from the benefit of treatments and the chance to have a say in their future care, according to a report released on Tuesday.It found that many people are not diagnosed with [...]

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