China is censoring discussion of African swine fever, closing social media accounts and withholding information following an outbreak among pigs.   Police detained a woman in Shandong for "rumor-mongering" after she warned friends not to eat pork or chicken—even though she…

For more than a year, China has withheld samples of the H7N9 avian flu virus from the US, despite a WHO agreement to exchange specimens, the The New York Times reports.

Vaccines’ disease-fighting super powers are clear. However, a successful rollout is not guaranteed. A lack of planning and political will can allow misinformation and scandals to destroy public confidence.

Chinese authorities are revving up censorship amid public outcry over news that an unconfirmed number of children received faulty vaccines.   Yesterday, Chinese officials detained 15 people involved in the case, including Gao Junfang, chair of Changsheng Bio-technology Co…

E-cigarette and vape companies are exploring new ways to build their reputation as cigarette alternatives.

The rise of effective medications saw global malaria deaths drop an estimated 60% from 2000-2015—but markets flooded with fake chloroquine and artemisinin are slowing progress against the disease in the hardest-hit African countries, write the University of Canberra’s…

After years of policies limiting births of girls and favoring sons, China and India face decades of work addressing the effects of their male-heavy generations. In those 2 countries, men outnumber women by 70 million—distorting the economy and paralleling an uptick in…

China is leading the way in biotechnology, but its bioethics are another story, writes Yangyang Cheng. China is way ahead on using CRISPR technology to treat cancer with some 8 clinical trials. In 2006 China finally admitted to harvesting organs from executed prisoners,…

Reducing countries’ air pollution can substantially offset the cost of achieving the Paris climate goals.In China and India, the health co-benefits alone would cover the entire cost of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, found Anil Markandya and colleagues. In that part of…

In China’s increasingly overcrowded health care system, desperate patients seeking alternatives have opened the market to companies connecting patients with doctors abroad via teleconference.1 start-up, MediStar, charges $3,000 to arrange oncology consultations with US…