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Over-extraction of water has resulted in India and the MENA region facing an unprecedented water crisis
Soumya Swaminathan, inspired by her famous geneticist father, blazes her own path by strengthening WHO’s core scientific work.
Babies are dying for lack of working antibiotics in India’s hospitals as superbugs develop multi-drug resistance, writes Ranjit Devraj.
Antibiotics are routinely added to animal feed in poor nations, fuelling superbugs. But new solutions are emerging, writes Aisling Irwin.
The Asia Pacific region falling back on UN zero hunger goal, FAO meet hears.
Despite marijuana’s therapeutic properties, its use is restricted in the Philippines and other Asian countries.
Food-borne illnesses sicken 275 million Asians annually costing billions of dollars, says FAO.
Pakistani officials blame reused syringes for an HIV outbreak which has left more than 700 people infected.
Asia Pacific countries must plan to take care of ageing populations, a geriatric cancer conference hears.
Fighting malaria calls for strict quality control over drugs used against the parasite to prevent resistance.
Malnutrition and gender inequalities cause babies to be born underweight, health experts say.