4:22 pm June 25, 2015 | 8 Comments
The death of a young man from a harrowing smoking-related illness this week has sent ripples around Indonesia’s social media scene and renewed activists’ commitment to push the government for stronger tobacco controls.
5:26 pm June 24, 2015 | No Comment
Shrinking aid dollars threaten the major advances made over the past decade in fighting disease and preventable deaths, a task that will grow even more difficult under new United Nations' development goals, experts in global health said.
4:08 pm June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
An Indonesian toddler suspected of exposure to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, during a recent trip to South Korea has tested negative, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday.
6:08 pm June 23, 2015 | No Comment
Altria Group, makers of Marlboro, has recruited dozens of scientific and healthcare experts, as have independent e-cigarette companies such as NJOY. They bring experience developing inhalation devices and navigating the US Food and Drug Administration, valuable knowledge in the new world of electronic cigarettes.
1:24 pm June 22, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand's status as a hub for medical tourism could be helping the country contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, government and health officials said, after confirming its first case of the deadly virus last week.
3:22 pm June 19, 2015 | No Comment
The popularity in Indonesia of the television serial Mahabharata based on the Indian epic has given a new fillip to cultural contacts between India and Indonesia.
1:27 pm June 19, 2015 | No Comment
A Chinese sailor being treated at a hospital in Surabaya has tested negative for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, an Indonesian health official said on Friday.
10:31 pm June 18, 2015 | No Comment
Hwang Jeong-rye went to hospital in Seoul on June 9 for a back problem and has been stuck there ever since – locked in along with 78 others as South Korea scrambles to control an outbreak of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS.
10:17 pm June 18, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, on Thursday, becoming the fourth Asian country to register the deadly virus this year.
5:55 pm June 11, 2015 | 6 Comments
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, says it has found a dengue fever vaccine that may be available in Indonesia as early as next year.
6:14 pm June 10, 2015 | No Comment
Significantly more Americans are using electronic-cigarettes and other vaporizing devices than a year ago, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
6:43 pm June 9, 2015 | 4 Comments
Indonesia needs to beef up its fight against hunger and malnutrition as the government struggles to ensure the availability and affordability of food, after a United Nations report showed that millions of Indonesians live in hunger.
1:50 pm June 8, 2015 | No Comment
South Korea is concerned over the impact on its economy from the outbreak of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and will take swift measures to counter any negative hit to growth, the finance minister said on Monday.
12:06 pm June 4, 2015 | No Comment
Eight days after returning from a trip to the Middle East, a 68-year-old South Korean man developed a cough and fever.
11:33 am June 4, 2015 | No Comment
Melinda Gates announced on Thursday that her and husband Bill’s foundation will spend $776 million tackling hunger over the next six years, doubling existing commitments.
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