Health

AP Interview: Food agency head hopes talks help N. Koreans

May 11, 2018

AP Interview: The head of the United Nations' World Food Program says a peace agreement with North Korea will go far toward easing the impoverished nation's food security woes

Is 92 too old to lead? Malaysia's Mahathir doesn't think so

May 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad admits he is 'very old,' but also is a reminder that 92 isn't as old as it once was

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Apr 19, 2018

Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention

Indonesian court orders therapy for Australian drug user

Mar 27, 2018

An Indonesian court has ordered an Australian man to undergo rehabilitation after finding him guilty of possessing a small amount of drugs on the tourist island of Bali

Papuan teen dies hours after release from Indonesia jail

Mar 20, 2018

A spokesman for the family of a Papuan teenager who died after 24 hours in Indonesian police custody says the 17-year-old had multiple bruises and injuries and it doesn't accept the explanation he died of alcohol poisoning

Major Chinese city orders traffic, factory curbs due to smog

Mar 10, 2018

One of China's biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

Feb 21, 2018

Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region

Sanofi rejects Philippine plea for refund on used vaccines

Feb 5, 2018

A Sanofi Pasteur official says the French drugmaker cannot comply with a request by Philippine officials for a refund of dengue vaccines injected on more than 830,000 children because it would imply that the drug is ineffective

Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations

Feb 2, 2018

Philippine health officials say the deaths of three children inoculated with a Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine may have "causal association" to the inoculation and two of the children may have died because the vaccine failed

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