11:15 am January 24, 2015 | No Comment
Most scientists agree e-cigs have potential as a stop-smoking aid. But e-cigs also throw up some unusual obstacles. With e-cigarettes, the huge variety of constantly evolving products means it would be prohibitively expensive to test every flavor and vaporizer.
10:44 pm January 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
Bayu said he had opted to keep his three children from receiving vaccination that are designed to prevent illnesses like polio, small pox and hepatitis. Among the many theories he heard is vaccines will only make a child sicker, since they are developed from the virus. Bayu is not alone. Many, particularly in rural areas, hold the rumors and misinformation true.
6:46 pm January 23, 2015 | No Comment
A senior official at City Hall reiterated on Friday the government's commitment to ban billboard advertising of tobacco products to curb smoking addiction among children.
1:49 pm January 22, 2015 | No Comment
Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria.
6:21 pm January 21, 2015 | No Comment
Jakarta. Under Indonesian law, the minimum age of marriage for girls is a tender 16 years; for boys, the minimum is 19. Because of this age disparity and the dangerously low age requirement for teen girls, young women in Indonesia face health risks that range from complications in pregnancy to gender-based violence, both of which […]
11:15 pm January 20, 2015 | No Comment
The Jakarta administration is planning to build its own cancer hospital next year to cater to underprivileged residents stricken by the life-threatening illness.
10:53 am January 16, 2015 | No Comment
China diagnosed 104,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2014, media reported on Friday, highlighting growth in infections in the country despite a comparatively low overall rate.
10:22 am January 13, 2015 | No Comment
Telling people how pollution can harm kids’ health inspires them to use less electricity than telling them how much money they could save by cutting back on power use, US researchers said on Monday.
10:15 am January 13, 2015 | No Comment
Fish exposed to low levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in plastics, canned goods and cash register receipts, showed evidence of hyperactive behavior, according to research published on Monday.
9:21 am January 12, 2015 | No Comment
How quickly a smoker breaks down nicotine is a guide to which therapy is best for kicking the habit, according to research published on Monday.
10:41 am January 9, 2015 | No Comment
Wearable tech can sometimes cut right to the chase: That’s the case with “Belty,” a smart belt unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which aims to help people lose weight.
10:12 am January 9, 2015 | No Comment
From bracelets that measure body fat to robots that coach children through chemotherapy, the Consumer Electronics Show brimmed with gadgets promising prescriptions for healthier lives.
9:03 am January 9, 2015 | No Comment
Women who use a specific type of injectable birth control have a slightly higher risk of HIV infection than those who take the pill, said a study on Friday.
1:24 pm December 30, 2014 | No Comment
Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 37,000 chickens as officials announced the third bird flu outbreak in less than a month and pledged “all necessary measures” to contain the spread.
2:45 pm December 28, 2014 | No Comment
Hong Kong hospitals raised alert levels on Sunday as a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was in a critical condition.
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