By Susan Scutti | May 13, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
As the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus rises in China, Japan remains on alert.
By Susan Scutti | May 10, 2013 03:50 PM EDT
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong have designed a one-step, diagnostic test for the H7N9 virus that enables specimen processing in about three hours.
By Elijah Wolfson | May 03, 2013 07:41 AM EDT
Authorities in China announced the seizure of over 22 tons of meat and over 900 arrests for "meat-related offenses," including the sale of rat, fox, and mink meat falsified as mutton in markets.
By Elijah Wolfson | Apr 25, 2013 10:35 AM EDT
In an article fast-tracked into Lancet, scientists confirm that the H7N9 virus has been transmitted solely from chickens to humans. The good news: the virus cannot be transmitted from human to human — at least not yet.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 05, 2013 08:01 PM EDT
A sixth person is dead from the H7N9 bird flu virus strain today, as China killed 20,000 birds from a poultry-trading area in Shanghai.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 04, 2013 05:58 PM EDT
Those infected with the H7N9 bird flu strain, mostly in the Shanghai area, seem to have been in close contact with poultry; there is no sign yet that the virus can be transmitted person-to-person.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 03, 2013 06:11 PM EDT
Rapidly growing East Asian megacities suffer from acid rain downpours that can only be stopped by effective environmental regulations, say researchers.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 02, 2013 08:08 PM EDT
The “airpocalypse” in China caused 1.2 million deaths in 2010- mortality rates from outdoor air pollution are likely to rise as the health crisis grows.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 22, 2013 06:49 PM EST
In a new genome-wide study on the northern Chinese Han population, researchers in China have confirmed several gene mutations strongly associated with schizophrenia in a particular chromosome.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 22, 2013 12:22 PM EST
A DNA analysis of a 40,000-year-old human skeleton dug up in China has revealed genetic clues to the Stone Age evolution, according to a new study. After analyzing the genetic material extracted from the ancient leg bone found in a cave near Beijing, scientists were able to link some of the earliest modern humans to settle in China to the people living in the region today.
By Kazunori Takada & Samuel Shen | Jan 17, 2013 09:18 AM EST
Just weeks after Chinese authorities cleared Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp of charges they had served chicken laced with excessive chemicals, local media are again attacking the iconic American firms.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 16, 2013 04:20 PM EST
A car accident in China saved over 1,000 cats from being shipped off to restaurants to be slaughtered as cat meat.
By Makini Brice | Jan 10, 2013 06:29 PM EST
A study examined the effects of growing up under the one-child policy and the results are not pretty.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 10, 2013 10:02 AM EST
A Chinese hospital has opened up 'sex rooms' in an attempt to encourage would-be parents struggling to conceive to get busy.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 07, 2013 09:45 AM EST
Two women have died from the H1N1 flu strain in Beijing in the past 10 days, the Chinese state media reported.