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In the Market for Medicine

Asia’s transformation in the healthcare sector is leading to a boom in medical tourism in developing countries.

The Tree Man

Abul Bajandar made headlines last year with his tree-like warts covering his limbs. Now, this extremely rare illness has given him a life he never expected.
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Trial by Tongue

Is MSG really that bad for you? We unpack the controversial ingredient thought to produce "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome".
Rainforest medicine

Uncharted Territories

Asia's rainforests contain a treasure trove of medical treatments waiting to be discovered. But who knows where the next life-giving discovery will be made?
world's chillies

Asia’s Hot Stuff

The chilli pepper is an indispensable part of Asian cuisine. We take a look at some of Asia's spiciest varieties on offer.

An Invisible Disease

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

The New Space Race

In analysing the space policies of lead Asian players like China and India, it becomes clear that both nations are increasingly focusing their efforts on a “space race” – or, more accurately, something of a “gold rush” in space. While these countries certainly have a long list of objectives they want to accomplish in space, there is no clear finish line, neither is there a definitive time frame.

A Habitat for Humanity

The planet is undergoing unexpected and complicated – but understandable – changes. Sunlight penetrating the Earth’s atmosphere is being trapped, and the world is storing heat energy more than it used to. Why is this change occurring?

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