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2017/05/05 | Denise Hruby
The Man Behind China’s Ebola Vaccine
Yu Xuefeng is among a wave of Chinese scientists returning from careers abroad to make the nation’s biomedical industry more globally competitive.
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.
2017/03/26 | Zhou Hongcheng
Why the Chinese Are Still Not Sweet on Chocolate
Pitching European-style products as luxury brands won’t change sugar-shunning consumer habits.
Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India
In India, distress migration to urban areas is creating food security problems and the urban poor is deprived of nutritious food.
2017/03/21 | Sarita Santoshini
Why A Rich, Orderly Himalayan State Has India’s Highest Suicide Rate
“The government wants Sikkim to be known as a pollution-free, disease-free state. But I work with young men and women every day, and they are constantly struggling,” Bhutia said. “Sikkim will lose its people if it doesn’t act now.”
2017/03/13 | Tim Ferry
Will Healthcare Bankrupt Taiwan?
Taiwan’s population is rapidly aging, challenging its vaunted healthcare system to continue supplying quality, affordable healthcare to all citizens.
2017/03/11 | Tim Ferry
Taiwan's Ticking Time Bomb
Taiwan is facing a social time bomb as its population ages. Critics question how the Tsai administration intends to pay for long-term care and ask what the implications are for the future.
2017/02/27 | Raina Paul
Male Reluctance sees India’s Contraceptive Use Fall, Abortions Surge
As many as 2,500 abortions were carried out in India every day in 2016, doubling from eight years ago.
RECIPE: Taiwanese Style Poached Pork
Poached pork is a great method of preventing a debilitating bout of PDS (pork deficiency syndrome). No need to consult a doctor for this recipe, diagnosis: delicious.