Health

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Apr 19, 2018

Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention

Indonesian court orders therapy for Australian drug user

Mar 27, 2018

An Indonesian court has ordered an Australian man to undergo rehabilitation after finding him guilty of possessing a small amount of drugs on the tourist island of Bali

Papuan teen dies hours after release from Indonesia jail

Mar 20, 2018

A spokesman for the family of a Papuan teenager who died after 24 hours in Indonesian police custody says the 17-year-old had multiple bruises and injuries and it doesn't accept the explanation he died of alcohol poisoning

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

Feb 21, 2018

Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region

Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 22, 2018

A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children

Measles kills dozens of children in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 16, 2018

An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

Dec 11, 2017

Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January

'Distorted news' deemed health issue in junta-run Thailand

Nov 29, 2017

Thailand's military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports

The Latest: Chemist found VX on Vietnamese woman's clothing

Oct 5, 2017

A chemist has told a Malaysian court he found traces of VX nerve agent and its precursors on the clothing of the Vietnamese suspect in the murder of the half brother of North Korea's leader

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