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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.
2016/12/01 | Nina Sheridan
Fast-Food Chains Thrive in Taiwan
Taiwanese eat out frequently, and when times are tough, they look for lower-priced options.
2016/11/30 | ZiQing Low
App to Detect Dementia Developed in Taiwan
Someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds.
2016/11/27 | Prachi Salve
Overflowing Cities: 157 Million Indians Still Without Toilets
There are 157 million Indians without toilets. That equals eight Olympic-sized pools of poo daily. Women and girls are at particular risk of health issues due to the sanitation crisis.
2016/11/18 | Jessica Levine
Qualified or Not, Breastfeeding Experts Profit From Baby Boom in China
With rising demand for lactation consultants, some training institutions hope to make a quick buck.
2016/11/18 | Oommen C Kurian
India's Disappearing Dead: The Story Of Dengue in Delhi
Data shows that officials have been massively underreporting the number of deaths caused by dengue fever in Delhi.
2016/11/14 | Edward White
Let's Talk About Sex, Taiwan
Government health experts in Taiwan want to normalize conversations about sex and relationships in hope of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.
2016/11/13 | Devanik Saha
India's Alarmingly High Salt Intake and Changing Diets a Killer: Study
'Over the past 30 years, the average Indian diet has been transformed.' The average Indian now consumes 119% more salt per day than the WHO limit.
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