3:37 pm August 2, 2015 | No Comment
The number of US vape shops is soaring and shop owners are seeking to capitalize not only on the vaping trend, but on the more widespread, and legal, use of medical marijuana.
1:47 pm July 26, 2015 | No Comment
Some 400 food establishments are certified “vegan friendly,” including Domino’s Pizza, the first in the global chain to sell vegan pizza topped with non-dairy cheese.
2:36 pm July 24, 2015 | No Comment
The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.
9:23 am July 23, 2015 | 10 Comments
Indonesians are smoking less than before, and that poses a dilemma for a government that faces a budget shortfall as well as rising unemployment and counts on tobacco taxes for about 10 percent of state revenue.
9:40 am July 15, 2015 | No Comment
Demand for health care is booming in China, driven by a growing middle class, improved health insurance coverage and an aging population. In response, some of the country’s public hospitals are adding beds by the thousand.
1:21 pm July 14, 2015 | 52 Comments
The Indonesian government’s main argument against raising the excise level for tobacco is that it will make cigarettes unaffordable for many Indonesians.
7:05 pm July 9, 2015 | No Comment
A new initiative by a United Nations agency is set to engage men in addressing reproductive health and gender problems in Papua, which has recorded low contraceptive use and high rate of HIV infections, as well as a high prevalence of women and child abuse.
3:55 pm July 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
An Indonesian consumer group has slammed the Ministry of Health for downplaying reports that some popular brands of sanitary pads were found to have used chlorine in their products, prompting public fears of health risks.
4:22 pm June 25, 2015 | 8 Comments
The death of a young man from a harrowing smoking-related illness this week has sent ripples around Indonesia’s social media scene and renewed activists’ commitment to push the government for stronger tobacco controls.
5:26 pm June 24, 2015 | No Comment
Shrinking aid dollars threaten the major advances made over the past decade in fighting disease and preventable deaths, a task that will grow even more difficult under new United Nations' development goals, experts in global health said.
4:08 pm June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
An Indonesian toddler suspected of exposure to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, during a recent trip to South Korea has tested negative, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Wednesday.
6:08 pm June 23, 2015 | No Comment
Altria Group, makers of Marlboro, has recruited dozens of scientific and healthcare experts, as have independent e-cigarette companies such as NJOY. They bring experience developing inhalation devices and navigating the US Food and Drug Administration, valuable knowledge in the new world of electronic cigarettes.
1:24 pm June 22, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand's status as a hub for medical tourism could be helping the country contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, government and health officials said, after confirming its first case of the deadly virus last week.
3:22 pm June 19, 2015 | No Comment
The popularity in Indonesia of the television serial Mahabharata based on the Indian epic has given a new fillip to cultural contacts between India and Indonesia.
1:27 pm June 19, 2015 | No Comment
A Chinese sailor being treated at a hospital in Surabaya has tested negative for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, an Indonesian health official said on Friday.