Sunday, November 17, 2019

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Grubs and other insects could offer a healthier and more sustainable food choice in the future.
Cambodia, Performance, Arts, Disabilities

Epic Encounters : Trailblazing Cambodian Theatre  

Internationally-touring theatre company Epic Encounters showcases the many talents of performers with disabilities   Text Jennie Pearson  Photos Charlotte Hodges/Photographers Without Borders   To get a drink the way...
Chinese beauty, Historical cosmetics

Asia’s Age-Old Beauty Trends

Across Asia, women throughout the ages have decorated their faces in pursuit of specific beauty ideals
Blood letting , Ancient remedies, Medieval Europe

Ancient Remedies: East vs West

Leeches, lobotomies and magic mercury potions: the earliest medicines from both ends of the globe
asia superfood

Asia’s Superfoods: Infographic

Some of Asia’s traditional dishes and ingredients have become revered as “superfoods” with their amazing health benefits.

No Smoke Zone

The number of smokers is at 5-year low in the Philippines due to better tobacco controls by the government.
HIV in Nepal

The Last Frontier

Nepalese migrant workers are most at risk of contracting HIV. Without proper screening and information, this poses a worrying threat for the rest of the population.

An Invisible Disease

Malaria is pervasive in Asia-Pacific, yet its invisibility means that people are not aware of the scale of the problem.

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