Health

China disputes Trump's claim of 'flood' of fentanyl into US

Nov 3, 2017

A Chinese official disputed President Donald Trump's claim that the opioid flooding the U.S. is mostly produced in China

China to allow some drugs based on foreign approvals

Oct 9, 2017

China's government says it will allow use of some drugs and medical devices based on approval by foreign regulators in a move that could help ease access to its health care market

The Latest: Chemist found VX on Vietnamese woman's clothing

Oct 5, 2017

A chemist has told a Malaysian court he found traces of VX nerve agent and its precursors on the clothing of the Vietnamese suspect in the murder of the half brother of North Korea's leader

The Latest: VX-tainted samples examined in Malaysia trial

Oct 4, 2017

Prosecutors and defense lawyers examined samples where VX nerve agent was found in the death of the half brother of North Korea's leader

The Latest: Post-mortem found VX caused Kim Jong Nam's death

Oct 3, 2017

A post-mortem report submitted as evidence in the trial of two women accused of murdering the half brother of North Korea's leader shows the VX nerve agent used to kill him was found not just on his face and eyes but also in his body and on his clothing

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

Sep 21, 2017

Scientists say Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country

Philippine leader feasts on chicken to allay bird flu scare

Aug 28, 2017

The Philippine president has eaten grilled chicken, duck and eggs with other officials to help allay fears caused by the country's first large outbreak of avian flu

US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control

Aug 21, 2017

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says China has been an "incredible partner" in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

Aug 18, 2017

Vietnam is battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past three weeks stretching its medical system.

Philippines to cull 200,000 fowl after bird flu outbreak

Aug 11, 2017

The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported

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