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Study suggests mind remains conscious after body is pronounced dead

Research from the NYU Langone School of Medicine suggests that people's consciousness continue to work even after they have been pronounced dead.

Vietnamese doctor fined for asking health minister to resign on Facebook

He has been punished for 'damaging the reputation' of the maligned minister.  

Patients risk being left behind as foreign donors pull the plug on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

Vietnam is racing against the clock to provide free drugs under health insurance but around half of HIV patients are uninsured.
October 15, 2017 | 07:54 pm GMT+7

With no morphine, 25 million die in pain each year: report

'The pain gap is a double-edged sword with too little access to inexpensive opioids for poor nations and misuse by rich ones.'
October 13, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

Almost two thirds of the underweight children lived in south Asia.
October 11, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

A Japanese journalist died after working overtime, three days after Japan's upper-house election. 
October 06, 2017 | 03:09 pm GMT+7

Antibody cocktail halts Zika in monkeys: study

'This is a promising intervention to prevent and treat Zika virus infection during pregnancy.'
October 05, 2017 | 08:27 am GMT+7

Vietnamese photographer sheds light on deep-seated humiliation of body-shaming

Being exposed to 'both spectrums of body-shaming', he turned his experience into a series of photos he named Thin/Fat.
October 03, 2017 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Nearly half of abortions 'unsafe': study

In countries where the procedure is banned or allowed only to save a women's life, barely 25 percent of abortions were safe.
September 28, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Newly discovered protein could help diagnose chronic brain disease: study

The protein can only be diagnosed in a dead person's brain tissue. 
September 27, 2017 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede

Plastic surgery is booming in China, fuelled by rising incomes, growing Western influences, and the imperative of looking good on social media.
September 25, 2017 | 05:09 pm GMT+7

Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

Employers should implement the use of 'practical and comfortable footwear' to improve the health of workers.
September 25, 2017 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

Move over malaria: Mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue may thrive in warmer Africa

Mosquitoes are the menace, and the risk goes beyond malaria.
September 22, 2017 | 09:01 am GMT+7

Air pollution cuts 1.16 years off life expectancy in Vietnam: study

Air quality in northern and central Vietnam is much worse than in the south, the study notes.
September 21, 2017 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO

There is a lack of new treatments being developed to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.
September 20, 2017 | 11:00 am GMT+7