public health

Inside Indonesia’s ‘Double Burden’ Of Diseases

Communicable diseases such as diarrhoea and tuberculosis are on the decline in Indonesia, but new threats like diabetes are emerging.

India’s Rich City Dwellers At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease

Higher wealth and urbanization is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease in India, according to household surveys.

Household Hygiene Critical To Controlling Cholera In Bangladesh

Cholera is mainly being transmitted within households in Dhaka, Bangladesh, suggesting that better hygiene in the home is critical to controlling its spread.

When You Snooze (Too Much Or Too Little), You Lose

Scientists in South Korea have found that insufficient or excess sleep is associated with metabolic syndrome and poor health.

For MERS, Two Drugs Are Better Than One

Scientists have identified two drugs that, when combined, prevented the replication of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in human lung tissue.

Hiroki Nakatani Named GHIT Fund’s New Board Chair

The GHIT Fund has named Dr. Hiroki Nakatani, a fomer WHO assistant director-general, its new board chair.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Jenny Su

For Professor Jenny Su, president of Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University, universities have a social responsibility to respond to national and global crises.

Philippine Senator Moves To Commend Scientists On 2018 AS100 List

Senator Leila de Lima is asking the Philippine senate to give due distinction and support to Filipino academicians, scientists, researchers and inventors.

Peptic Ulcer Drug Tames Superbugs

A bismuth-based drug typically used in the treatment of peptic ulcers could potentially help to prevent the spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria.