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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.
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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ 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.
4:26 pm February 18, 2015 | No Comment
Farah province offers a prime example of Afghanistan‚Äôs nexus between Islamist militancy, crime, opium and Kabul‚Äôs feeble grip on power. Residents say problems escalated after foreign troops withdrew in early 2013 and locals in Farah‚Äôs most lawless areas say the breakdown in order is complete.
1:21 pm February 18, 2015 | No Comment
No more artificial flavors and colors in Butterfinger, Babe Ruth or any Nestle chocolate candies in the United States, because Americans want them gone, the Swiss food giant said on Tuesday.
1:14 pm February 18, 2015 | No Comment
The flu vaccine may not have protected most people against influenza circulating widely this season, but a study on Tuesday showed it was effective against the new H7N9 strain that emerged in China in 2013.
12:59 pm February 18, 2015 | No Comment
Tougher food screening measures could be introduced in Australia with frozen berries from China linked to a growing number of hepatitis A infections, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Wednesday.