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Couple Calls for Tobacco Shut Down after Baby Dies

A young couple whose one-month-old son died after breathing in cigarette smoke has called for the government to shut down the country’s tobacco industry. “I hope...

The Sexual Gymnastics Of Women In Madura

Madura women are famed for their ability to enhance sex by clenching their vaginal muscles. Some even take sexual gymnastics courses with herbal remedies. Women from the...

Diabetes: Indonesia’s Hidden Killer

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report released in 2016 found 7 percent of Indonesians suffer from diabetes, or just over 18 million people. The organisation also...

Obesity Rates in Children on the Rise in Indonesia

Obesity rates amongst youth in Indonesia is on the rise and is likely to result in more cases of non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, studies...

Indonesia to Explore Medical Tourism Potential

Indonesia’s Tourism and Health ministries will team up to fulfil a promising role in the field of international medical tourism. “The development of medical tourism...

Sin Tax Says ‘Put Down the Smokes’

Like much of the world, smoking continues to be one of Indonesia’s top public health priorities. But, with the cheapest cigarette prices on earth as well as a huge...

An Expat’s Guide to Indonesia’s Traditional Treatments

Taking care yourself as an expat can be difficult. Long hours working hard and even longer hours spent in traffic can take a toll on anyone’s health. For those looking...

Childhood Obesity and Malnutrition: The Twin Dangers

The release of a recent global survey produced by US Stanford University shocked few living in Indonesia after finding those who live in the country walk the least out...

Staying In Shape In Indonesia

As an expatriate, it can be tricky finding places to join that cater to your fitness routine or sport of choice. But settling down in a foreign country doesn’t mean...

Nationwide Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign Kicks Off

The Government of Indonesia kicked off its most ambitious immunization drive to date this week in Yogyakarta, with aims to vaccinate 35 million children in Java against...

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Hoax Or Higher Power? Sulawesi’s ‘Miracle’ Baby

The small town of Karuen in Enrekang district, South Sulawesi, has been divided this week over the apparent miracle virgin birth of a child to a 19-year-old teenager....

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Not So Tasty Meatballs Shut Down Party After Poisoning Kids

A spate of vomiting an dizzines ended a community party in Suberingin village, South Sumatra, on Monday, May 15, with 13 children suffering food poison after allegedly...

What Vaccines Should Have Your Extra Attention in Indonesia? (Advertorial)

Most people who come to work and live in Indonesia are advised to have a set of vaccinations on top of the childhood immunizations. The majority of the vaccines will...

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Jakarta’s Pollution May Lead To Low Quality Sperm

Pollution in Jakarta makes the air ‘unhealthy’. Some expert believe it will have an effect on men’s health, potentially leading to low quality sperm.

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