Health

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

Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 22, 2018

A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children

China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families

Jan 19, 2018

The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children

Measles kills dozens of children in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 16, 2018

An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province

China: US should curb demand for opioids, not blame China

Dec 28, 2017

A top Chinese drug enforcement official says the United States needs to do more to fight its opioid epidemic, including sharing more data and police intelligence with Chinese counterparts

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

Dec 11, 2017

Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January

Philippines wants money back from Sanofi for dengue vaccine

Dec 8, 2017

The Philippine health chief says the government will demand a refund of $69.5 million from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed its dengue vaccine could expose some people to severe illness

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