Mar 31, 2015

China plan aims to double number of doctors

China will almost double the number of general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology as it seeks to fix a health care system plagued by snarling queues and poor rural services, its main administrative authority has said. China’s fast-growing health ...

Mar 27, 2015

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to ...

Online service to make health checks easier

Mar 17, 2015

Online service to make health checks easier

by Shusuke Murai

Undergoing a health examination at a hospital may be a burden for people in today’s fast-paced world. But a simple examination kit, by phone company KDDI Corp., that delivers the health results online could soon change all that. The kit, which is branded as ...

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

Mar 17, 2015

Ebola-hit U.S. man's condition deteriorates

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient’s status was changed from ...

Mar 17, 2015

France likely to pass bill banning super-skinny models

The French government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modelling agency or fashion house that hires them and sending the agents to jail, the health minister said on Monday. Style-conscious France, with its ...

In Russia, speculation swirls over Putin absence

Mar 13, 2015

In Russia, speculation swirls over Putin absence

Speculation is swirling in Russia about the state of Vladimir Putin’s health, as an unusual spell outside the public eye fuels the rumor mill. On Thursday, the Russian president’s spokesman sought to quash such talk, saying in an interview that Putin’s health is “really ...

Mar 10, 2015

China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic,' study finds

Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where 3 out of 4 people are in poor cardiovascular shape, a study reported Monday. The findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are based on data ...