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Most births this year added a child beyond first one


More than half of the births in China during the first five months of the year involved a second child - or even additional ones - more than a year after the universal second-child policy was introduced in January 2016, according to China's top health authority.

Big data to play role in better nutrition


Big data technologies will play a greater role in improving the health and nutrition of Chinese people in the next decade, a top health official said on July 19.

Acupuncture found to reduce period pain: study


The pilot study conducted by Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland found from their sample group of 74 women aged between 18 and 45, the majority believed after three months of acupuncture that their period pain was reduced by at least 50 percent.

TCM tourism attracts Russians to Hainan


Nina Kudryavceva of St. Petersburg, Russia, has stayed in Sanya for one or two months every year for the past decade, traveling around as well as having a routine medical checkup and treatment at a local hospital.

Eye hospital plans expansion in US


A doctor who is a native of China has partnered with one of the mainland's largest hospital chains to open clinics in the US.

Hainan emerging as global medical tourism hotspot


HAIKOU — Elena Pankova and her friends flew directly from St Petersburg to Sanya, a tourist city in southern China's tropical island of Hainan, not just to enjoy the sunshine on the beach.

Dai ethnic medicine struggles between tradition and modernization


Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a history of more than 2,500 years, with an expanding influence all around the world. Earlier this month, China's first law on protecting TCM came into force, giving TCM equal status to western medicine.

30% rise in 'last chance' pregnancies expected


for last year, the number of births at hospitals last year in China was 18.

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