China Still Selling "Health Pills" Made From Aborted, Dead Babies
News reports today are focusing on an update of a South Korean SBS TV documentary released last August that focuses on Chinese pharmaceutical companies selling "health pills" made from the bodies of babies dying in abortion and miscarriages.
Chinese hospitals and abortion clinics are notifying pharmaceutical companies when a baby dies. The companies purchase the bodies of the deceased children and reportedly store them in private refrigerators of families who are paid to help the companies avoid suspicion by locating the bodies off site. Ref. Source 5
Chinese Hospital Refuses to Do Emergency C-Section Without Payment, Mother and Child Die
On Oct. 6, hospital officials in the coastal province of Jiangsu pronounced a 28-year-old woman and her unborn baby dead after the hospital had postponed an emergency cesarean section until the family had paid the required amount. Ref. Source 1
Care Disease Management And Sociobehavioral Interventions In China And Australia Science Related News
Australia and China share a number of similar health policy challenges. Both countries are working to reduce gaps in health services accessibility and in health outcomes between rich and poor, urban and rural and indigenous and nonindigenous people, say researchers. Source
Investigators identify new pneumonia epidemic in Beijing
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections began rising in Beijing last spring, and by December, this pathogen was found in more than half of hospitalized children suffering from pneumonia in that city. Now investigators predict that this epidemic will likely continue well into 2016, and possibly longer. Their data may help clinicians slow the epidemic. Ref. Source 5b.
Researcher provides recommendations to stop violence against clinicians in China
Responding to the number of violent attacks on physicians in China, researchers organized an initiative to rebuild patient-physician trust with recommendations published in a new article. Ref. Source 6y.