Canned fish pulled from Bali shelves after food & drug agency finds worms in four brands

After finding that 27 brands selling canned fish in Indonesia had an unsavory, unlisted ingredient of worms in some of their products, the country’s Food & Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has pulled the brands off the shelves, four of which had been available in Bali. According to information provided by the BPOM Denpasar Center on ...

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Investigation finds Bali hospitals have been dumping medical waste in Suwung landfill, but officials deny claims

Investigation finds Bali hospitals have been dumping medical waste in Suwung landfill, but officials deny claims

Medical waste is being directly dumped in Bali’s Suwung landfill, untreated, posing substantial environmental and health risks, according to findings from a local NGO. Bali...

Bali Mount Agung relief efforts: What’s being done, how to help

Bali Mount Agung relief efforts: What’s being done, how to help

Bali’s Mount Agung volcano has been erupting since last week, but thousands of evacuees have been in serious need of assistance for weeks.  While the volcano’s ash spewing...

Island’s pigs checked out before big slaughter on approaching Balinese holiday, Galungan

Island’s pigs checked out before big slaughter on approaching Balinese holiday, Galungan

Pigs in Bali are getting examined ahead of the Balinese Hindu feast holiday, Galungan. Twice a year, Hindus get together with the family to celebrate the victory of good (dharma)...

Australian 7-month-old fights for life after contracting pneumonia in Bali, parents raise funds for medevac

Australian 7-month-old fights for life after contracting pneumonia in Bali, parents raise funds for medevac

A seven-month-old baby is fighting for her life at a hospital in Bali after contracting pneumonia. The parents of the baby, Almeera, have turned to crowdfunding in the hopes of...

Kiwi gets eye infection as souvenir after dunking head in Bali holy water, almost lost sight in one eye

Kiwi gets eye infection as souvenir after dunking head in Bali holy water, almost lost sight in one eye

A kiwi has returned from holiday in Bali with a very undesirable souvenir: an eye infection that nearly took out her sight in one eye. Auckland woman Jenine Briggs visited Bali on...

Routine hernia operation results in cardiac arrest, medevac for Australian expat in Bali

Routine hernia operation results in cardiac arrest, medevac for Australian expat in Bali

An Australian expat living in Bali had to get medevaced after he went into cardiac arrest during a botched hernia operation. Steven Didmon went in to Siloam Hospital in Kuta for a...

‘Breakthrough’ summit held over Bali’s controversial dog meat trade, 7 policy recommendations issued to island’s provincial government

‘Breakthrough’ summit held over Bali’s controversial dog meat trade, 7 policy recommendations issued to island’s provincial government

An Australian investigation exposing the particulars of Bali’s dark, brutal dog meat trade prompted a summit on the topic, the first of its kind, this week at the island’s...

E.coli found in Bali temple water has Gianyar regency focusing on water quality standards

E.coli found in Bali temple water has Gianyar regency focusing on water quality standards

Bali’s Gianyar Environmental Agency is examining water quality standards in the regency, focusing especially on water used in traditional rituals after e.coli was found in a...

Bali provincial government investigates dog meat trade after shocking report finds unsuspecting tourists eating canine satay

Bali provincial government investigates dog meat trade after shocking report finds unsuspecting tourists eating canine satay

A government investigation looking into whether dog satay is being fed to unsuspecting tourists in Bali has found nothing so far, says an official. Bali’s provincial government...


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Coconuts Bali Health

The health section of Coconuts Bali covers a range of stories, many of them stemming from mosquito-borne diseases—developments within the ‘hottest’ tropical diseases (e.g. dengue, zika virus) on the island. Bali has invited the public to take up with the “War on Mosquitoes,” no joke. Those nasty little biters are responsible for so much sickness and suffering on this island. Though all disease carriers in Bali are not as deplorable as mosquitoes. The island is also struggling with rabies, which is most frequently transmitted from dog bites. And every now and then, the health section gets updated with stories on Bali’s questionable food and drug regulations, like a handful of harmful chemicals being found in cosmetics or street food, for example.