In the wake of emerging H7N9 cases in China, citizens are taking to the country’s social media service, Weibo, to post the …
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Since November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received 900 complaints of pet illnesses and deaths from owners and vets stemming from China-made chicken jerky dog treats. See the full story on our companion blog NewsFeed.
Millions of pounds of tainted Chinese honey are likely making their way onto U.S. store shelves, according to an investigation by Food Safety News (FSN). The online daily news site reports that Chinese honeymakers are laundering …
China has reduced its AIDS mortality by two-thirds since it began distributing free antiretroviral drugs in 2002, a new study finds. But the improvements were seen largely in patients who acquired HIV through blood transfusion, …
Plastics. They seem so…inert. Slow to erode or decay, with a biodegradation time measured in the hundreds of years, plastics appear cut off from the organic environment in the way that no other product is, safe and secure and sterile.
A new candidate for membership in the unusual divorce settlement club: a judge in China has reportedly denied a woman’s claim that she owns half of the virtual assets accrued during her marriage.
Hong Kong residents experienced an unwelcome blast from the past on Nov. 18. A 59-year-old woman in the city contracted H5N1 avian influenza — the first confirmed case in Hong Kong since 2003.
There are reports today of two deaths from pneumonic plague in western China. Pneumonic plague is the deadliest and least common form of plague. Still, the odds that this dreaded disease will make it across oceans to ravage your hometown are just about zero.