10:34 am November 19, 2014 | No Comment
Foreigners seeking treatment for everything from open-heart surgery to gender reassignment have made Thailand the world’s number one destination for so-called medical tourism, luring as many as 1.8 million overseas visitors in 2013, according to Patients Beyond Borders, a consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
9:23 pm November 18, 2014 | No Comment
New cases of bird flu detected in Europe will likely hit other bird populations and may infect a few people, though the virus is highly unlikely to spread in the human population, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
4:43 pm November 18, 2014 | 16 Comments
A leading human rights organization has denounced what it claims is the continued practice of “virginity tests” for female police cadets — an allegation the Indonesian National Police have denied.
10:02 am November 17, 2014 | No Comment
The best medical advice for surviving Ebola right now might fit in one word: drink.
3:53 pm November 16, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesian health authorities said on Sunday that the country was still free of Ebola after five people suspected of infection all tested negative for the deadly disease.
8:32 am November 14, 2014 | No Comment
Jakarta’s acting governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, announced plans to enhance the capital’s ability support healthier lifestyles for its residents and improve treatment of chronic disease, including diabetes.
7:35 am November 12, 2014 | No Comment
Results from a pair of clinical trials of a promising new drug suggest it could prove to be an important breakthrough in treating lung cancer, a disease that accounts for more than a quarter of cancer deaths in men and nearly a tenth in women in Indonesia.
8:25 am November 6, 2014 | 6 Comments
The limited studies conducted regarding the safety and the harmfulness of e-cigarettes has triggered arguments about whether the product should be banned altogether, or heavily regulated. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, a prominent pulmonologist and head of the Health Ministry’s research unit, said initially e-cigarettes were marketed as a safe alternative to regular cigarettes.
2:25 pm November 5, 2014 | No Comment
Tokyo. A Japanese court has ordered a restaurant chain and two personnel to pay more than half a million dollars damages to the family of a man who killed himself after being forced to work nearly 200 hours overtime a month. Tokyo District Court said the president of Tokyo-based Sun Challenge, a steak house chain, […]
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