public health

Harmful Bacteria Hitch A Ride On Houseflies

Scientists in Singapore have sequenced the genomes of flies and their associated bacteria to demonstrate that flies may be used for disease monitoring.

Chinese Coal Ash Too Radioactive For Use

Coal ash from China’s high-uranium coal deposits may be too radioactive to be reused in building materials, according to a study by scientists in China and the US.

China On Track To Achieving Air Quality Targets

Scientists in China reported that measures to improve air quality in Chinese cities have paid off, with a 21 percent reduction in PM2.5 levels since 2013.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Michael Lai Ming-Chiao

A pioneer in coronavirus research, Michael Lai Ming-Chiao shares how a detour in his academic journey brought him to the battlefront of the SARS outbreak.

High Blood Pressure In China Spiraling Out Of Control

More and more people in China are suffering from high blood pressure, but proper medication to manage the disease is often lacking.

Takeda Donates US$1 Million To Asian University For Women

The donation will be used to establish the Takeda Chair in Public Health, which aims to propel research and create opportunities for collaboration with scholars in public health.

Methylmercury Found In Rice-Based Baby Food

After analyzing 119 infant cereal samples made with a variety of grains, scientists have discovered that infant rice-based cereals contain elevated levels of methylmercury.

Jenny Su Awarded Harvard’s Public Health Leadership Award

NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su will be the first foreign graduate to receive the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Leadership Award in Public Health Practice.

Brain Blood Circulation Affects Alzheimer’s Severity

Scientists in Singapore have suggested that Alzheimer’s disease patients should be treated according to whether they have cerebrovascular disease.