SARS lessons hang over China’s fight against new virus

China’s lockdown of an entire city to contain a virus outbreak stands in contrast to its handling of the deadly SARS crisis two decades ago, when it was criticised for being secretive and indecisive. The new virus has killed 17 and infected more than 500 other people, with most cases found in Wuhan, the central city of 11 million people […]

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Schools, parents and grandparents hold key to unlocking China’s obesity problem

Educating parents and grandparents—as well as improving physical activity and the food provided at school—could hold the key to solving China’s obesity pandemic, according to one of the largest trials of childhood obesity prevention in the world. Over 30 million Chinese children, aged between seven and 18, are overweight or obese—placing them at greater risk of an early death and […]

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