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2017/04/30 | Matthew Walsh

Why Chinese Nationalists Have a Homophobia Problem

Prejudiced patriots are using supposedly traditional values to ostracize the LGBT community.

2017/04/28 | Prachi Salve

Sanitation Failures Kill and Stunt Children in India

Unsafe water, poor hygiene practices, and inadequate sanitation are not only the causes of the continued high incidence of diarrhoeal diseases but a significant contributing factor in under-five mortality.

2017/04/28 | JENNI MILLBANK

Reproductive Travelers: Surrogacy in Global Grey Zones

Rather than demonizing the hundreds of Australians that travel overseas every year to engage in surrogacy, policymakers and regulators would do better to try and understand what drives people into, and out of, fertility markets.

2017/04/28 | Sarita Santoshini

How Text Messages are Saving the Lives of Indian Mothers

'It shouldn’t matter where we live or what community we belong to. We don’t deserve to die.'

2017/04/25 | TNL Staff

ILLUSTRATION: Eight Popular Chinese Herbal Medicines

With over 300 herbs being used today, The News Lens shares eight most common Chinese herbal medicines and what they treat.

2017/04/24 | Shreya Dasgupta

Skin Slime of Indian Frog Can Kill Flu Virus

Molecules in the slimy skin secretions of the wide-spread Fungoid Frog can destroy some strains of the influenza viruses, according to a new study.

2017/04/24 | Sarah Lee Stones

Instagram Snaps of Japanese Foods You May Not Have Heard Of

While most people are familiar with sushi and Japanese sweet potato, there are a lot of more adventurous Japanese foods out there. If you're looking to try something new and exciting, Japan has plenty to offer.

2017/04/19 | Marcus P. Chu.

Cross-Strait Relations and Taiwan’s Five Bids for the World University Summer Games

After Taiwan joined the World University Summer Games, China’s role in the five bids determined the Taiwanese cities’ failures and success.

2017/04/09 | Cai Yiwen

Why China’s Modern Barefoot Doctors Are Walking Away

Despite government moves to improve primary care in the countryside, village doctors are under increasing pressure.

2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury

Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities

Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.