8:54 am March 30, 2015 | No Comment
With painstaking effort, a group of Chicago hospitals has managed to cut by half the number of infections caused by an especially deadly type of superbug. Now US health officials want that kind of campaign to go national.
4:07 pm March 27, 2015 | 13 Comments
Consumers-advocacy and tobacco-control activists have slammed Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa for distributing free cigarettes to an indigenous tribe in Jambi province. As a result, the activists have indicated they were planning to sue the minister if she hasn't clarified and apologized for her action within two weeks.
7:13 pm March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long.
8:32 pm March 19, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesian mothers who give birth assisted by a midwife will soon be covered by the universal health insurance scheme BPJS Kesehatan, after the state insurer signed an agreement with the Indonesian Midwife Association.
2:31 pm February 26, 2015 | 2 Comments
South Korea's highest court struck down a decades-old law banning adultery, a statute that critics said is anachronistic and infringes on personal freedom, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.
7:31 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
A toddler suffering from measles has died in the German capital, health authorities said on Monday, amid the country’s worst outbreak in years and a debate about vaccinations.
7:21 am February 24, 2015 | No Comment
With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study on Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.
7:13 am February 24, 2015 | 3 Comments
The government says it has instructed Indonesia’s largest pharmaceutical firm, Kalbe Farma, to halt production of its anesthetic and anti-bleeding products at the center of investigations into the death of two women, while they were undergoing surgeries at Siloam Hospital in Tangerang earlier this month.
8:17 pm February 20, 2015 | No Comment
The World Health Organization announced on Friday it had approved a 15-minute test for Ebola that should prove a fast and rugged tool in countries hit by the disease.
7:30 pm February 20, 2015 | No Comment
Deaths from the MERS virus have surged in Saudi Arabia, health ministry figures showed on Friday, after authorities warned of a seasonal increase in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
6:54 pm February 20, 2015 | No Comment
India is urging its states to ensure sufficient supply of anti-flu medication and diagnostic tests as it struggles to curb an outbreak of H1N1 influenza that’s killed more than 700 people in the last eight weeks.
6:10 pm February 20, 2015 | No Comment
Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has suspended the permits of Buvanest Spinal, anesthetic drug produced by Kalbe Farma, since Tuesday, after fatal case of two Siloam Lippo Karawaci Hospital patients who passed away after consuming the drug.
9:20 am February 20, 2015 | No Comment
A warning against eating foods high in cholesterol is no longer included in the US government’s draft dietary guidelines for Americans, representing a major shift in policy, officials said on Thursday.
8:52 am February 20, 2015 | No Comment
Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from Southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border — a gateway to Africa, researchers warned on Friday.
9:59 am February 19, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia's pharmaceutical agency has suspended distribution of an anaesthetic distributed by Kalbe Farma after two patients died while undergoing surgery at Siloam Hospital Lippo Karawaci in Tangerang. The Lippo Group is the parent company of both the Jakarta Globe and Siloam Hospitals.
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