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2017/01/16 | Mohammad Zubair Khan

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%.

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.

2016/12/04 | 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 | 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.

2016/11/12 | Charu Bahri

Why 10 Million Indian Women Secretly Undergo Abortions Every Year

Millions of women become pregnant because they lack access to contraceptive devices, are fearful of using them, or, are ignorant about their use.

2016/10/18 | Shreya Shah

In One Year, India’s TB Deaths Doubled. Here’s Why

India, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa account for 60 percent of the new TB cases in the world. India, China and the Russian Federation account for 45 percent of multi-drug resistant cases in the world. 

2016/10/03 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Serial Poisoning in a Japanese Hospital

Hospitals aren't always the safe places we hope they are.

2016/09/26 | Timothy Ferry

How Healthy is Taiwan's Fitness Industry?

Gym membership is growing rapidly in Taiwan, but still lags behind other Asian markets.

2016/09/21 | Timothy Ferry

CrossFit Enters the Taiwan Market

Following craft beer and big tattoos, CrossFit is the latest trend from the United States to gain a foothold in Taiwan.

2016/09/19 | Timothy Ferry

Glory and Pain: Taiwan’s Extreme Endurance Events

What is behind the popularity of extreme endurance sports in Taiwan?