Health

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

Aug 18, 2017

Vietnam is battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past three weeks stretching its medical system.

Philippines to cull 200,000 fowl after bird flu outbreak

Aug 11, 2017

The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported

Myanmar officials say 3 die of swine flu

Jul 25, 2017

Health officials in Myanmar say the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has killed three people out of 13 confirmed cases this month

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

May 19, 2017

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables

Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital

Apr 4, 2017

Coldplay's lead vocalist has visited a fan with cancer hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila's seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds

EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tirade

Mar 27, 2017

The European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose the death penalty

Thailand's coin-eating turtle unconscious after 2nd surgery

Mar 21, 2017

A Thai veterinarian says a 25-year-old sea turtle has slipped into a coma two weeks after it had life-saving surgery to remove 915 coins from its stomach

Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds

Mar 16, 2017

Malaysian authorities have raised an alert for northeastern Kelantan state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages

Sea turtle flaps flippers in 1st rehab swim after surgery

Mar 10, 2017

Bank the green sea turtle flapped her flippers with vigor in her first swim after a life-saving operation to remove a heavy mass of swallowed coins from her stomach

Malaysia: N. Korean's family may be scared to come forward

Mar 8, 2017

Malaysia's prime minister says relatives of the half brother of North Korea's ruler may be too scared to help police investigating his mysterious poisoning death in Kuala Lumpur

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