Health

The Latest: Post-mortem found VX caused Kim Jong Nam's death

Oct 3, 2017

A post-mortem report submitted as evidence in the trial of two women accused of murdering the half brother of North Korea's leader shows the VX nerve agent used to kill him was found not just on his face and eyes but also in his body and on his clothing

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

Sep 21, 2017

Scientists say Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

Aug 18, 2017

Vietnam is battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past three weeks stretching its medical system.

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

May 19, 2017

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables

Thailand's coin-eating turtle unconscious after 2nd surgery

Mar 21, 2017

A Thai veterinarian says a 25-year-old sea turtle has slipped into a coma two weeks after it had life-saving surgery to remove 915 coins from its stomach

Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds

Mar 16, 2017

Malaysian authorities have raised an alert for northeastern Kelantan state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages

Sea turtle flaps flippers in 1st rehab swim after surgery

Mar 10, 2017

Bank the green sea turtle flapped her flippers with vigor in her first swim after a life-saving operation to remove a heavy mass of swallowed coins from her stomach

Malaysia: N. Korean's family may be scared to come forward

Mar 8, 2017

Malaysia's prime minister says relatives of the half brother of North Korea's ruler may be too scared to help police investigating his mysterious poisoning death in Kuala Lumpur

Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

Mar 6, 2017

Tossing coins in a fountain for luck is a popular superstition, but a similar belief brought misery to a sea turtle in Thailand from whom doctors have removed 915 coins

Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

Feb 26, 2017

Malaysia's health minister says the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."

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