Stories about Health from May, 2016
Việt Nam is still a long way from becoming a safe and friendly country to pets, but changes are happening.
An independent filmmaker interviewed a young woman from Fukushima Prefecture, ground zero of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Russian censors have blocked dozens of communities on social network VKontakte after an ethically murky media investigation accused these communities of pressuring teenage users to take their own lives.
Demonstrators gathered in front of hospitals and health centers in Medellín last week, trying to pressure the authorities into addressing persistent and pervasive shortcomings in the local healthcare system.
Trinidad and Tobago is a society of contradictions: the legal age of sexual consent was recently raised from 16 to 18, even as another law on marriage differs significantly.
Does eating rice pose a greater risk of diabetes that consuming sugar? Singaporeans are duking it out over this very question.
"Buy orange juice from the young guy on the corner and then medicine at the neighbourhood pharmacy, reactivate the economy, everyone's happy."
According to a recent report, many rural households in India continue to engage in manual scavenging, finding that it has less to do with poverty than with enduring caste-based discrimination.
A former patient stabbed a retired doctor to death in Guangzhou. Medical professionals are too often the target of violence from Chinese frustrated with the healthcare sector.
As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment.
Wei, a 21-year-old college student in Shaanxi’s Xi’an, had for years suffered from synovial sarcoma and both chemotherapy and surgery had failed.