Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is conducting research into a new drug-free treatment helping alcohol-dependent people.
Chronic diseases will experience rapid development in China, as the number of patients is expected to triple or even quadruple in the coming two decades.
India announced that the country had witnessed a sharp decline in the number of new HIV cases -- a 56 percent drop -- in the past 10 years.
Seven cases of cutaneous anthrax have been confirmed in northeast China's Liaoning province.
A 37-year Indonesian man has died of avian influenza in Yogyakarta province of Indonesia, bringing the total fatality to 9 this year.
The Indonesian Health Ministry has started testing bus drivers for drug and alcohol use and general fitness.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) sickened 17,058 people and killed 8 in July in central China's Hunan province.
Eating cocoa flavanols daily may help improve mild cognitive impairment.
At least 22 people got sick Sunday in the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros after eating bad chicken at a local party.
The Indonesian government is to issue a new regulation putting a cap on the amount of salt, glucose and fat on ready-to-serve food marketed in the country this year.
China is concerned about pesticide residue levels in wines and other food products.
Regulations on food packaging will take effect from Jan 1, 2013, in a bid to guide the public in making food choices and reduce risks of chronic non-communicable diseases.