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Q&A: WHO representative addresses China's new virus outbreak

Q&A: WHO representative addresses China’s new virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Shortly before authorities closed off the Chinese city at the epicenter of an outbreak of a new virus, the World...
1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, mystery surrounds his fate...
Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

Fake doctors, misleading claims drive OxyContin China sales

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false...

Feature | Asia – the global giant in medical tourism

NEW DELHI (ANN) – What makes Asia the most popular destination in terms of medical tourism? Blame it on lack of specialized treatments in...
Members of the public outside National University Hospital (NUH), photographed on 25 Sept 2018. (CHONG JUN LIANG)

Singapore | Gov’t clamps down on medical tourism in public hospitals

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/World News Day) — When his father needed treatment for a prostate problem in 2008, property developer Yudi Rahmat Raharja got...

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