Australian university conducts new research into drug-free therapy for alcoholics

2012-08-14 15:59:46

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is conducting research into a new drug-free treatment helping alcohol-dependent people.

Report predicts rapid chronic disease growth

2012-08-14 15:27:23

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 witnesses sharp decline in HIV cases

2012-08-14 15:24:59

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 anthrax cases confirmed in NE China

2012-08-14 15:22:57

Seven cases of cutaneous anthrax have been confirmed in northeast China's Liaoning province.

Indonesia reports 9th birdflu death this year

2012-08-14 15:21:19

A 37-year Indonesian man has died of avian influenza in Yogyakarta province of Indonesia, bringing the total fatality to 9 this year.

Bus drivers tested for drugs as holiday exodus begins in Indonesia

2012-08-14 15:19:19

The Indonesian Health Ministry has started testing bus drivers for drug and alcohol use and general fitness.

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease kills 8 in central China

2012-08-14 15:05:56

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) sickened 17,058 people and killed 8 in July in central China's Hunan province.

Consuming flavanol-rich cocoa may enhance brain function

2012-08-14 15:04:25

Eating cocoa flavanols daily may help improve mild cognitive impairment.

Food-poisoning sickens at least 22 in NE Mexico

2012-08-14 15:00:40

At least 22 people got sick Sunday in the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros after eating bad chicken at a local party.

Indonesia to rule salt, glucose, fat content on food

2012-08-14 14:54:32

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.

Gov't researcher responds to Chinese wine contamination allegations

2012-08-14 14:46:13

China is concerned about pesticide residue levels in wines and other food products.

Food packaging regulations to take effect in 2013

2012-08-14 14:44:53

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.