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I am relocating from UK to Shanghai later this year and require a budget health insurance plan that will cover my current condition of type 2 diabetes.
Will any local Chinese health insurance companies cover me for a china only insurance ? I do not need international as I will only be traveling between the UK and China for work.
I found this article on Shanghai Daily, but it seems the link is not longer working so I posted here.
NEARLY a third of yoga mats tested by the city’s quality watchdog were found to contain excessive plasticizer — a substance, typically a solvent, added to a synthetic resin to produce or promote flexibility and to reduce brittleness.
All the mats tested had emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), a major contributor to air pollution that also can cause harm to people’s health, authorities warned yesterday.
The Shanghai Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau tested 30 batches of yoga mats bought online as well as from actual stores and found nine batches had excessive phthalates, which can cause such effects as decrease of sperm, testicular cancer, liver and kidney damage, and increase the risk of breast cancer.
All of the 30 batches of yoga mats had VOC emission, according to the bureau.
People were likely to suffer from headache, vomiting, weakness, and convulsions when the concentration of VOC reaches a high level indoors, and the liver, kidney, brain and nervous system could also be harmed, doctors warned.
China has no specific standards set for yoga mats, and the inspection results were based on American standards and other relevant standards in China, according to the bureau, which did not reveal who had produced the tested yoga mats.
The bureau said it had forwarded the result to China’s top quality watchdog for consideration of setting a standard.
“Many people use yoga mats as camping mats or for children to play, and most businesses claimed their yoga mats are totally safe and eco-friendly, which misleads consumers,” said Shen Weimin, deputy director of the bureau.
“Yoga mats are not suitable to be used by children,” he said, adding people should put newly bought yoga mats in areas of good ventilation for several days before use.
The bureau has ordered yoga mat producers and outlets selling them to improve quality control and eliminate safety hazards.
Things started well for me and Johnny Moo, I ordered the famous moo burger and the moo’s super size burger using sherpas and visited their outlet in Jingan a couple of times, good burgers and decent chocolate milkshakes.
One bad experience was when I ordered the bacon cheeseburger buy one get one free on sherpas.... the fries were bad and the burger was very plain and boring... very much reminded me of a jollibee burger.
Try Johnny Moos... get the milkshakes and go for the famous moo burger or the moo’s super size burger.
I first started ordering Charlie′s Burger from Sherpas as they had a upgrade for a double buger patty for only 15 RMB extra, eventually I found where the restaurant actually was, and quite near my home and I visited.
Great service, location, food... but best of all is the thick chocolate milkshakes...
Now about that diet plan.....
Here is my list of Maternity Hospitals in Shanghai, the list is always growing and I welcome you to add other hospitals and your experiences to this post.
Offers gynecology, obstetrics, newborn care, pediatrics & postpartum recovery services that adhere to the highest international standards. 105 beds and 178 on-site parking spaces.
Most clients choose vaginal delivery.
Prenatal Package: 23,000 RMB
Natural Delivery: 73,000 RMB
C-section: 110,000 RMB
Prenatal packages includes check-ups from 12 weeks, initial & follow-up consultations, 15+ types of lab tests, ultrasound, fetal non-stress tests, & down syndrome screening tests. Individual services avaliable.
Pain relief: Yes, epidural and other pain relief available.
Midwife present: Yes
Water Births: Yes
NICU: Newborn special care nursery is available on site, for intensive care, new-borns will be transferred to Children's Hospital of Fudan University.
Prenatal Classes: Available on-site in English & Chinese.
Breastfeeding Support: Yes
International team of 80+ doctors and specialists offering premium medical services including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology.
C-section rate: 40%
Prenatal: Between 15,000 RMB - 25,000 RMB
Natural Delivery: 60,000 RMB
C-section: 98,000 RMB
Prenatal packages: Available from 12 or 16 weeks. Includes blood tests, ultrasounds, genetic screenings and doctor consultations. Individual services available.
Pain relief: Epidural (locally made) not included in the delivery package.
Midwife present: Midwife is always present during labor.
Water Births: No
NICU: Birthing center equipped with an incubator for pre-term babies with no other complications, newborns are transferred to Fudan Hospital's NICU.
Prenatal Classes: Available on-site in English.
Breastfeeding Support: Yes
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