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People’s Daily Top 10 Health News Events Of 2008

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

China recently picked its top 10 health news of 2008. Organized by Health Times under People's Daily, senior editors from 100 media outlets nationwide - including People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, Guangming Daily, Economic Daily and China Youth Daily - voted for the top 10 events of the year. Wenchuan earthquake triggering public demand for knowledge on first aid, prevention of natural disasters and escapes took the top health news spot. This was followed by the melamine-contaminated Sanlu milk formula incident, which caused kidney damage in 290,000 babies. Hand, foot and mouth disease claiming many babies' lives in Anhui and Fujian was voted third. This selection looked at the health industry's developments that have a positive guiding role or which carry cautionary undertones. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)

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