The use of marijuana is heavily stigmatised in Japan, but the landmark bill is a win for patient groups that have campaigned for access to these medicines.
Advanced cancer treatments, world-leading iPS cell therapy and a weak yen could all help Japan’s second city Osaka in its bid to become the next big Asian medical tourism destination.
The nationwide settlement with Purdue Pharma would shield members of the Sackler family, who own the company, from civil lawsuits over the toll of opioids.
Hong Kong’s Yuen Kwok-yung and fellow scientists launch Pandemic Research Alliance for joint research on novel viruses and to help prepare for next pandemic.
A Thai Buddhist, Siriluck has fought cancer for 16 years, and says a good attitude and a belief in the healing power of your body are important, but so too are conventional cancer treatments.
An injection to treat autism spectrum disorder might be within reach after a scientific trial on mice shows positive results.
No new or unusual pathogens detected and long-standing treatment methods available, authorities say.
The vagus nerve is a complex system that regulates vital bodily functions. Electrical stimulation of the nerve can treat conditions from depression to epilepsy and migraines.
Following the approval of Toripalimab by the Food and Drug Administration, two more Chinese-made cancer drugs have received approval for distribution in the US.
Wallace Lau, who served as interim dean for over a year, expected to take up role starting next month.
HutchMed is poised to market its self-developed cancer drug ‘fruquintinib’ in Japan and Europe, after partner Takeda receives approval to market the drug in the US to treat metastatic colorectal cancer.
A gene mutation present in 1 in 25 people has been found to help regulate appetite. Researchers studying its effect on mice say understanding how it works could help people lose weight.
A new screening model for the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs could help save thousands of lives.
Having lost her son to addiction, Cammie Wolf Rice speaks out about the risks of opioids. She’s helped place specialists in hospitals and raises awareness of the dangers of extended use of the pills.
The findings from a new study in India add to a body of evidence on organ donations that illustrates the life-and-death impact of gender inequality.
Full of nutrients and phytochemicals that help prevent and even reverse cancer and other chronic diseases, plant-based foods are medicine. We look at their diverse health benefits with help from experts.
University of Science and Technology sparks debate with plan for US-style graduate medical programme.
HIV is not a death sentence, and medicine stops transmission, but the stigma remains. An exhibition that includes four Aids quilts is highlighting Hong Kong’s 40-year fight against HIV/Aids.
Sng Cheow Sim, 51, refused to reveal what he had done with all the medication he stole – at least 66 boxes’ worth – and made no restitution.
Arsenic, a toxic heavy metal, can cause skin irritations, contact dermatitis with symptoms such as skin rashes and blisters, or rashes resulting in skin peeling.
Biodegradable energy storage device could one day be powering drug delivery implants.
When she fractured her tailbone in a work accident, Sujal Mahbubani was given painkillers and physiotherapy, but didn’t find real relief until she started Pilates, yoga and energy healing techniques.
Penang is intensifying efforts to attract Chinese medical tourists, aiming to increase revenue by offering diverse medical services and capitalising on its growing holiday destination reputation.
Team of medical and chemistry researchers say they uncovered molecule called dienediamine that will aid global food security.
Research involving 4,900 breast and ovarian cancer patients helps experts identify two new gene mutations.
Australian endometriosis sufferer Kellie Johnson describes how she gave birth against the odds, and how she created a special heating pack to deliver pain relief that’s in demand globally.