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Rappler's latest stories on health in asia


Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year. More than 1,300 passengers are expected to arrive in Thailand daily from Wuhan alone. 

VIRUS. Thai villagers wear masks to protect themselves from the bird flu virus in Kanchanaburi province westhern of Thailand, 21 October 2005. (Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP)

A year of sin tax: Too early to assess public health impact

Dec 20, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Revenues however is giving the DOH its highest budget increase in history: a 58 from P53 billion in 2013 to approximately P84 billion in 2014

GAMECHANGER. DOH Undersecretary Ted Herbosa (R), BIR Commissioner Kim Henares (C) and Rep Isidro Ungab during a forum on the sin tax law. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

On HIV: Winning the battles but losing the war?

Nov 20, 2013 - 4:35 PM

Condoms are for our protection They are not evidence of a crime says one sex worker

China reports another H7N9 bird flu death

Jun 27, 2013 - 4:56 PM

A 56 year old man the husband of an earlier victim died on Wednesday June 26 the Shanghai government said

FLU TESTING. This picture taken on April 3, 2013 shows Chinese health workers preparing an H7N9 virus detection kit at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Beijing. AFP PHOTO

China pig farm 'pumped dissolved carcasses into river'

Jun 10, 2013 - 5:51 PM

Report: Farm claimed using strong alkali to break down carcasses before flushing them away was a non harmful method of disposal for pigs that died of disease

Shy Hong Kongers urged to have more sex

Apr 16, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Experts urge Hong Kongers to strip off their reputation as some of the least active lovers in Asia