Help is at hand, so breathe easier

2012-02-02 16:39:37

When He Chunrong was given a computer by a friend, she went online and searched for information to help her husband, Lu Quanjun, who has suffered from pneumoconiosis for years.

The future of flight

2012-02-02 16:39:33

Passengers can check in earlier, choose a seat and obtain a boarding pass via the Internet or phone from home or the office.

Out of breath and running out of time

2012-02-02 16:20:15

Those suffering from the work-related lung illness pneumoconiosis are hoping new regulations will provide some relief.

Heart scan dye may damage the thyroid

2012-02-02 16:20:06

The iodide dye used in heart scans and other medical imaging, such as CT scans, may in some cases damage patients' thyroid glands, possibly leading to such health problems as thyroid disease.

Antidepressants do help mildly depressed

2012-02-02 16:20:02

People with mild depression may benefit from taking antidepressants, suggests a new analysis of past studies that compared symptoms in people on the drugs to those given drug-free placebo pills.

Enter the dragon babies

2012-02-01 07:54:24

A boom in births accompanies the Year of the Dragon's arrival - as do shortages created by the surge.

Takeoffs of tomorrow

2012-02-01 07:54:24

Experts imagine future airport experiences to be faster, easier and even fun.

Cold comfort when it comes to the sneezes

2012-01-31 08:00:29

The passenger two rows in front of me craned his neck and flashed me the "drop dead" stare, and with that I clinched the most hated person title on the 14-hour flight to Shanghai.

Bottled up passion

2012-01-31 08:00:29

A perfume container collector believes love and fate fuel his obsession.

What they say

2012-01-30 17:06:45

In general, I do not like the idea of mixing education with business. Education represents the sincere devotion of a large number of teachers trying to educate future generations.

Australia widens window of opportunity

2012-01-30 17:06:36

Australia has issued regulations that will enable more international students to further their education in the country.

Flying the nest

2012-01-30 08:20:41

Fifteen-year-old Jenny Chen from Beijing is packing her bags for a study tour of the United States.