6:01 pm May 6, 2015 | No Comment
Public health activists have called on the government to review a number of key points included in a revised patent bill in order to uphold patients’ rights before the bill passes the House of Representatives this year.
8:55 am May 6, 2015 | No Comment
Europe will face an obesity crisis of vast proportions by 2030, according to new World Health Organization projections, with many countries likely to see far more than half of adults above the healthy weight limit.
9:34 am May 5, 2015 | No Comment
Patients with type-2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese outlive diabetics of normal weight, scientists reported on Monday, in another example of the "obesity paradox."
2:40 pm May 4, 2015 | 11 Comments
President Joko Widodo has threatened to cancel the licenses of wayward private hospitals if they continue to turn away patients requesting medical care with Healthy Indonesia Cards, or KIS.
11:32 pm April 29, 2015 | 2 Comments
Despite the staggeringly high number of active smokers in Indonesia, most people support the use of health warnings on cigarette packaging depicting often disturbing images of tobacco-related diseases and agree the size of the pictures should be increased, a survey has found.
8:00 am April 29, 2015 | No Comment
4:22 pm April 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
The government will hand out the Healthy Indonesia Cards, or KIS in Indonesian, and the Smart Indonesia Cards, or KIP, to respectively 88.2 million and 20.3 million Indonesians across the country starting this week.
9:43 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia reaffirmed its commitment to opening access for the World Health Organization and pharmaceutical manufacturers to the Health Ministry’s bird flu virus samples in exchange for easier access to vaccines in the case of emergencies.
8:08 am April 23, 2015 | No Comment
One-fifth of the world’s children are still not receiving routine life-saving vaccinations and efforts to ensure global immunization coverage remain “far off track,” the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
11:02 am April 17, 2015 | No Comment
8:33 am April 17, 2015 | No Comment
Some 2 million US high school students tried e-cigarettes last year, a rate that tripled in just one year, US health authorities said Thursday.
8:10 am April 15, 2015 | No Comment
When pregnant women develop gestational diabetes early in pregnancy, their children may face a higher risk of developing autism, researchers said Tuesday.
4:28 pm April 10, 2015 | No Comment
The problem with malnutrition persists in many developing nations and statistics are showing increasing trends of malnutrition in Asia Pacific countries especially. And malnutrition among children is not something found only in remote villages.
8:21 am April 10, 2015 | No Comment
People who are obese in middle age run a lower risk of developing dementia later, said a large and long-term study on Friday whose findings challenge the prevailing wisdom.
8:23 am April 9, 2015 | No Comment
Short people face a greater lifetime risk of clogged arteries, according to a study out on Wednesday that confirmed the long-known link between height and heart disease by examining genetics.
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