- Bird Flu Flap: Did It Jump From Son to Dad?
Health officials are debating whether person-to-person transmission of the deadly bird flu virus has occurred in China. But even if it hasn't yet, it may someday.
- Discord Over China's Cord Blood Storage
International experts and China's policymakers say public facilities can best handle demand for umbilical cord blood. So why have private blood banks profited?
- New Medicine for China's Healthcare System
Experiments with healthcare reform in Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces have paved the way for a national overhaul of the medical system that draws a line between market and government responsibilities. But have the experiments ended?
- Xiamen Again Says 'No' to PX Project
A public forum added a new level of opposition to a proposed petrochemical plant in the seaside city of Xiamen, where street protests in spring put the project on ice.
- Free the Doctors: The Core of Medical and Health Institution Reform
Chinese doctors are blamed for unethical practices including taking bribes and grabbing bonuses solely based on the volume of their work, regardless of quality. But it may be more reasonable to point fingers at the health care system, not the moral backslide of some doctors.