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Gender-selective abortion is illegal in Vietnam, but many parents are finding ways to make sure they have boys, who are culturally preferred.Gender-selective abortion is...

If all the people waiting to have a toilet in their homes in India were to form a queue, the line would have 774...

Street sweepers from New Delhi will embark on an official trip to Japan and South Korea to learn more about their trade, sparking consternation...

The Australian government stepped in Thursday amid furore over Chinese shoppers buying up the country's baby and infant formula.Parents have publicly complained that they...

The World Health Organization on Saturday declared Sierra Leone free from Ebola, after no new case of the deadly virus was detected in the...

Wellington (dpa) - Several tons of cigarettes and tobacco have been binned at New Zealand airports by travellers refusing to pay customs duties after...

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) - The Malaysian government will not ban e-cigarettes, a minister said Friday, despite concerns about their health impact.Rural and Regional Development...

Brittany Maynard re-kindled the debate on assisted suicide - also called aid in dying - in the United States. The poignancy of her death...

Processed meats like bacon and sausage can cause cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency said Monday, adding that non-processed red meat is likely...

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) - Muslims in northern Malaysia are refusing to have their babies immunized amid rumours that the vaccines may contain pig...

Helped by military gains in the north-west, Pakistan's polio workers are back on the ground trying to finally make the country polio-free.Helped by military...

Sydney (dpa) - Australia will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes, the government announced Saturday.Health Minister Sussan Ley said changes...

Following two failed attempts, Addyi - better known as Viagra for women - has been approved for sale in the United States. But many...

Australian scientists are developing genetically modified plants containing drugs to treat life-threatening illnesses including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and HIV.David Craik of Queensland...

Sydney (dpa) - Doctors treating migrant children in hospital are refusing to release them to Australian immigration officials who would return them to detention...

Last week's 12-nation Pacific trade deal will harm public health by blocking patient access to lifesaving medicines, citizens' rights advocates said Friday, after the...

- One in three of all the young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco, according to new research published in The...

Taipei (dpa) - Taiwan health officials asked residents Friday to take measures against the spread of dengue fever as the mosquito-borne virus infected record...

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) - Malaysia's state of Penang on Friday stopped culling stray dogs after no new rabies cases were detected, ending the programme...

A public hospital in Singapore is screening 951 patients and healthcare workers following an outbreak of Hepatitis C that has infected over 20 people,...

Wellington (dpa) - New Zealand honey producers said Friday they were seeking to trademark manuka honey, and give it the same kind of protection...

The number of dengue cases in the Philippines is on the rise reaching 78,800 in the first nine months of the year and resulting...

The annual announcements of Nobel Prize winners starts Monday with the award for medicine.The announcement, which takes place at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm,...

Tokyo (dpa) - Smoking could get tougher in Japan ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as members of the ruling party outlined a bill...

"Alarmingly high" levels of obesity and alcohol and tobacco use still cause too many premature deaths in Europe despite recent improvements to health and...

Women in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu are finding their contraception choices wrested from them under pressures from health professionals and family, in...

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) - Rabies has reappeared in northern Malaysia, three years after the World Health Organization declared the country free of the disease,...

Six competitors and one official at the Beijing Marathon suffered heart attacks as the air quality showed unhealthy pollution levels, a news report said...

Kampala (dpa) - The king fell to his knees when crowned out of joy while the queen vowed to encourage her subjects to fulfil...

The World Health Organization on Thursday reported a "dramatic downward trend" in global infections and mortality rates from malaria over the past 15 years.WHO...

The World Health Organization on Thursday reported a "dramatic downward trend" in global infections and mortality rates from malaria over the past 15 years.WHO...

Uganda is known for its high HIV infection rate. But the country has found a new weapon in the fight against AIDS: beauty contests.Uganda...

Washington (dpa) - The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that the probe of US defence laboratories and their handling of infectious materials now includes not only...

The number of children under 5 who die of preventable causes has dropped by more than 50 per cent since 1990, but the goal...