Tag: Asia

Millions of diabetics could die of tuberculosis

12 JUL 2012 Public Health Risk A third of the world’s human population is infected with a dormant tuberculosis bacteria, primarily people living in developing countries. The bacteria presents a lifelong TB risk. Recent research out of the University of Copenhagen demonstrates that the risk of tuberculosis breaking out is four times as likely if…

Researchers find herabl medicine treatment reduces inflammation in allergen-induced asthma ( SO-CHEONG-RYONG-TANG )

Public release date: 30-Jun-2011   Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) using a traditional Korean medicine, SO-CHEONG-RYONG-TANG (SCRT) that has long been used for the treatment of allergic diseases in Asia, found that SCRT treatment alleviates asthma-like pulmonary inflammation via suppression of specific chemokines or proteins. These findings appear online in…

Ancient Qiang people had vertically grown teeth and longer skeleton

Photo shows the skulls’ comparison of newly found ancient Qiang people and modern people. Recently, archaeologists have discovered an ancient tomb in Alaer, Southern Xinjiang, China. The finding shows that the skeleton of the Qiang people 4,000 years ago was nearly 2.3 meters long. Also, the Qiang people’s front teeth are vertically grown, unlike modern…

Poultry disease vaccine brings short-term results but long-term problems

Public release date: 22-Apr-2010 – Attenuated live vaccines that protect poultry against Newcastle Disease may be altering the genetic makeup of the wild virus strains – “Our findings indicate that birds can be simultaneously infected with the live virus vaccine and several other strains of this avian virus,” – This sets up the opportunity for…

Another US Navy officer suspended in widening corruption probe

Another US Navy officer suspended in widening corruption probe The US Navy said on Thursday it has suspended the deputy commander of a unit responsible for port and harbor security as a result of allegations in connection with a widening corruption probe involving Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine (Asia).

Afghanistan’s poppy farmers plant record opium crop, UN report says

Despite 10 years of western efforts to curb production, a combination of economics and political instability means farmers in the world’s largest heroin-producing country are as enthusiastic as ever for the poppy Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul theguardian.com,    Wednesday 13 November 2013 00.59 EST The end of British efforts to stamp out opium-production in Helmand province…

Feds: Navy Secrets Bought With Hookers, Gaga Tix

SAN DIEGO November 4, 2013 (AP) By JULIE WATSON Associated Press Nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years. But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections to obtain military secrets by lining up…

Japan’s PM warns China on use of force as jets scrambled

By AFP | AFP – 8 hours ago   AFP/AFP – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) delivers a speech next to Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera (L) during military review at the Ground Self-Defence Force’s Asaka training ground, on October 27, …more  2013  less    Japan’s leader warned China on Sunday against forcibly changing the regional balance of power,…

Kenya will tag rhino horns with microchips: suck it, poachers!

Posted October  19, 2013 – 19:35 by   Emory Kale The Kenyan Wildlife Services (KWS) is going  all 2013 on poachers’ asses by making rhino  horn 100% traceable. Now that’s what you call disruptive technology that really makes  a difference. – KWS says that it is going to match each rhino horn through DNA so that…

George Osborne: ‘Second-rate Britain’ needs to be more like China

Chancellor dismisses suggestions that China has a ‘sweatshop’ economy and wishes Britain would be more like the communist country Lewis Smith Friday, 18 October 2013 Britain is no longer great, is defeatist and unambitious and needs to be more like China, the Chancellor has said. In an astonishing trashing of his country’s attitudes, George Osborne…

China’s rich get richer despite slowing economy: Forbes

    Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 AFP SHANGHAI – China’s 400 richest people became US$150 billion (S$186.64 billion) wealthier this year, Forbes magazine said Wednesday, despite a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.   The vast increase – an average of almost US$400 million each – highlights the growing inequality between the Communist country’s…

Japan could anger China by putting government workers on isles

A Japan Coast Guard boat (front) and vessel sail as Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, is pictured in the background, in the East China Sea August 18, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Ruairidh Villar TOKYO |          Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:34am BST TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan might station…

Japan scrambles jets in response to drone

reason.com — Sep 10 Japan scrambled fighter jets Monday after an unidentified drone flew near Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, a defence ministry spokesman said. It was the first reported incident of its kind.Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force sent an unspecified number of jets to the area, the official said.The…

Japan eyes first-strike capability, Marines in defense policy update

By Linda Sieg National Jul. 25, 2013 – 05:10PM JST ( 41 ) TOKYO — Japan is likely to start considering acquiring the ability to launch pre-emptive military strikes in a planned update of its basic defense policies, the latest step away from the constraints of its pacifist constitution. The expected proposal, which could sound…