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Millions Die from Air Pollution, Mainly in China, India

Millions Die from Air Pollution, Mainly in China, India

  Washington, United States – Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers ...

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Chinese Hospital Demolished With Patient Still Inside

Chinese Hospital Demolished With Patient Still Inside

  Beijing, China – Workers partially demolished a Chinese hospital with several doctors and a patient still inside, media reported, burying bodies stored in its morgue under rubble and prompting an ...

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China’s Wanda Plans $2.3 bn Investment in Hospitals

China’s Wanda Plans $2.3 bn Investment in Hospitals

  Shanghai, China – Chinese conglomerate Wanda is venturing into healthcare, it said, with a $2.3 billion investment in three hospitals in China, to be managed by a British company. Wanda, ...

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Fake Medicine Worth $7 Million Seized Across Asia: Interpol

Fake Medicine Worth $7 Million Seized Across Asia: Interpol

  Lyon, France – Interpol seized counterfeit drugs worth $7 million in September in an operation encompassing 13 Asian countries, the international police organisation said. Medication including antibiotics, anti-hypertension pills and ...

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Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

  STREET ROUNDS – Last week, the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, commenced its 2015 meeting. Established in 1989 as an informal ministerial dialogue group where foreign and trade ...

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China Smog Almost 50 times WHO Recommendations

China Smog Almost 50 times WHO Recommendations

  Beijing, China- A swathe of China was blanketed with dangerous acrid smog Monday after levels of the most dangerous particulates reached around 50 times World Health Organization maximums, with energy ...

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New York Declares War on Synthetic Cannabis

New York Declares War on Synthetic Cannabis

  New York, United States – New York declared war Tuesday on synthetic cannabis, otherwise known as K2, responsible for thousands of emergency-room visits this year alone and far more dangerous ...

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Heavy Air Pollution in 80% of Chinese Cities: Greenpeace

Heavy Air Pollution in 80% of Chinese Cities: Greenpeace

  Beijing, China – Pollution in nearly 80 percent of Chinese cities surveyed by Greenpeace “greatly exceeded” national standards over the first nine months of this year, the advocacy group said. ...

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‘Gifts’ from Chinese Herbal Medicine

‘Gifts’ from Chinese Herbal Medicine

  Paris, France – Derived from a herb used to treat fevers some 1,700 years ago, the anti-malaria drug artemisinin is one of many treatments plucked from the treasure chest of ...

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