Health

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Jan 14, 2019

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia

Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

Dec 26, 2018

Thailand will soon allow the licensed medical use of marijuana and a local plant, kratom, traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Nov 27, 2018

Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

Nov 26, 2018

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks investigations, outrage

Chinese scientist claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered

Nov 26, 2018

Chinese scientist claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered

China suspends rules allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading

Nov 13, 2018

China says it is suspending rule changes allowing the trading in tiger and rhinoceros parts, following an outcry from environmental groups

Thai lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana

Nov 9, 2018

Thailand's legislature has proposed legal amendments that would allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug

Vietnam and France sign deals worth over $10 billion

Nov 2, 2018

The prime ministers of France and Vietnam have witnessed the signing of two business deals worth over $10 billion and dozens of other cooperation agreements covering energy, education, health, technology and the environment

UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

Nov 2, 2018

A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling

Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis

Oct 25, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki says she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the U.S. Open

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