Health

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Sep 20, 2019

Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades and announced plans for a massive immunization program

China to boost pork output as swine fever drives up prices

Sep 11, 2019

China is launching a nationwide initiative to boost pork production following a price spike blamed on a devastating outbreak of African swine fever

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

Sep 2, 2019

A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States launched its first joint naval exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

May 11, 2019

A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, forcing the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility

Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

May 8, 2019

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

May 8, 2019

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation or DBS may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch

China says 23 children sickened in suspected poisoning

Apr 2, 2019

Authorities in eastern China say 23 kindergarteners were sickened in a suspected deliberate poisoning by their teacher

China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance

Apr 1, 2019

China next month will begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past 2 decades, shaving 5 years from life expectancy in some regions

US trade negotiators arrive in China for resumed talks

Mar 28, 2019

US trade negotiators arrive in China to resume talks on dispute over technology

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