Project sees an improvement in women's safety

2012-11-26 13:29:32

A pilot project to stamp out domestic violence in Shenyang is being expanded to cover more communities after signs that it has made a positive impact.

The nurse's story

2012-11-26 11:08:13

The health check requires personal information, including a family history of disease and the patient's previous treatment records. A blood test covers contagious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and syphilis.

Call for action on domestic violence

2012-11-26 11:06:17

Women's rights campaigners have urged authorities to heed growing calls for a speedy introduction of a dedicated law on domestic violence.

Healthy debate over premarital checks

2012-11-26 10:52:02

Growing calls for potential couples to take tests. Only 7 percent of couples that married in Beijing in 2011 underwent a premarital medical check, but the figure was closer to 100 percent a decade ago.

Putting animal welfare on the public's agenda

2012-11-26 10:13:46

The World Society for the Protection of Animals signed an agreement at the third China Veterinary Conference on cooperation in educating people about the proper treatment of animals.

Awards for top innovation

2012-11-26 10:12:06

Eleven top Chinese pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare professionals were honored in Beijing with the 13th Wu Jieping-Paul Janssen Medical & Pharmaceutical Award for their leadership and innovation.

Firm puts safety firmly first

2012-11-26 10:04:46

A piercing fire alarm woke people up at midnight. Inside the factory some workers were rushing about with extinguishers. Flames were sweeping through an office. Professional fire fighters were on their way.

Bringing succor to the young and the elderly

2012-11-26 09:30:44

The Animals Asia Foundation brought 18 "dog doctors" and dozens of children and their parents from five local special needs schools together in Shenzhen to celebrate World Animal Day.

Lessons in equality start early

2012-11-25 18:25:40

At a preschool in Stockholm's Old Town, the teachers avoid the pronouns "him" and "her," instead calling their 115 toddlers "friends".

Snap-on cups and other simple fixes

2012-11-25 18:25:40

Many times the simplest solutions are the best for alleviating problems.

Luxury defined

2012-11-25 10:20:33

The fashion house Hermes provides a glimpse behind the scenes of how it produces its iconic products.Hermes homes in

Cats set off a culture clash

2012-11-25 09:52:06

Cats have prowled the streets of Rome since ancient times, more recently finding refuge with an association of volunteers who have lovingly tended to thousands of strays over the years amid the ruins of a site where Brutus is thought to have stabbed Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.