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2017/02/07 | Rosemary Chen
HK Youth Suicides Spark Calls for Fresh Look at Academic Pressure
Two secondary school students in Hong Kong committed suicide within a 24-hour time span this week.
2017/02/07 | Edward White
Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship
An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.
RECIPE: Oyster Noodles
Oyster Noodles is a great dish for anyone seeking something hot and gooey.
RECIPE: Pineapple Bars
Pineapple cakes are incredibly tasty but also incredibly difficult to make at home. This dead simple recipe for pineapple bars has an American twist on a Taiwanese traditional snack.
2017/01/24 | The Japan Times
Japan Needs to Provide Relief for Minamata Victims
The government has not responded to requests from Minamata disease victims, doctors and experts on pollution that it carry out comprehensive medical examinations to grasp the overall picture of damage from the disease.
2017/01/20 | Joanna Mills
Coal, Development and Death in Asia
A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year.
2017/01/19 | Edward White
The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'
What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?
An Asthma Patient in Every House
Often overlooked, the massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined.
2017/01/13 | Devanik Saha
After Alcohol Ban, Crime Rate Rises
Nine months after liquor was banned in Bihar, India, major crimes is up 13%.
2017/01/10 | Mary Assunta
Myanmar Needs to Stub Out Growing Tobacco Usage
What should Myanmar do to strengthen its tobacco control?
2016/12/29 | Edward White
The Subtle Manifestation of HIV Marginalization
Taiwan has been celebrated for being at the forefront of LBGT rights in Asia, but an underlying current of discrimination against HIV/AIDS is still prevalent across much of society.
2016/12/21 | Joy Y. Zhang
GM Debates with Chinese Characteristics?
If one were serious about bridging gaps of opinion in the GM debate, then recognizing which issues may be universal is just as important as identifying which issues are local.
2016/12/14 | Devanik Saha
In their Last Moments Of Life, Indian Women Less Likely to get Medical Attention than Men
For every 1,000 men whose death is certified by a medical professional, the corresponding figure for women is only 600.
2016/12/07 | Kyodo News
Virtual Reality to Help Boost Japanese Public Understanding of Dementia
About 1,000 people have attended its events since the project was launched in March.
2016/12/04 | Nikhil M Babu
Inside India’s Blood Black Market
The chances of an HIV patient in India having acquired the virus through blood transfusion are 3,000 times higher than in the U.S.
2016/12/01 | Nikhil M Babu
Bad Blood: India Denies HIV Blood Transfusion Crisis Despite Thousands of Deaths
An investigation has uncovered 14,474 cases of HIV caused via blood transfusions over the past seven years, but the government denies there is a crisis.
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