This Aussie expat in Bali thinks she’s found the cure to dengue

A retired Australian woman living Bali thinks she has an herbal concoction that could cure dengue fever. Rhonda Sorenson co-founded Kunchi, a farmers’ co-op that makes jamu, a traditional Indonesian tonic touted for its exceptional natural healing properties. Sorenson, who previously worked as a microbiologist at Australia’s QBiotics, was prompted to search for a natural

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Aussie woman bitten after stepping on venomous snake at Ubud hotel

An Australian woman was apparently bitten by a venomous snake after she stepped on it while at her Ubud hotel last month. Renee Cunningham, says she didn’t immediately realize...

Aussie woman bitten after stepping on venomous snake at Ubud hotel

Dogs eliminated and vaccinated in Bangli, Bali after local residents bitten

After receiving reports that five people in Bali’s Bangli Regency were bitten by stray dogs, the local government stepped in, vaccinating some dogs and eliminating others. Local...

Dogs eliminated and vaccinated in Bangli, Bali after local residents bitten

Bali pigs checked out for streptococcal meningitis

The Bali Provincial Department of Animal Husbandry (Disnakeswan) is testing and checking pigs on the island to ensure livestock are free of streptococcal meningitis after a bout...

Bali pigs checked out for streptococcal meningitis

Bali health officials urging people not be afraid to consume pork, after 20 Tabanan residents hospitalized with meningitis

Health officials in Bali are insisting people should not be afraid to eat pork, despite reports of 20 people contracting meningitis after eating pork lawar in Bali’s Tabanan...

Bali health officials urging people not be afraid to consume pork, after 20 Tabanan residents hospitalized with meningitis

Bali urging hotels to help control stray dog population by lending a hand with sterilization

In Bali, where hotels are aplenty and so are street dogs, the local government is hoping hotels can play a role in keeping the island’s stray dog population under

Bali urging hotels to help control stray dog population by lending a hand with sterilization

Keepin’ it old school: Jamu Spa School brings Indonesian traditions alive, one jamu sip at a time

[Coconuts Bali x Jamu Spa School] Drinking jamu, made from a variety of locally grown herbs, is one of the most popular and widespread rituals in

Keepin’ it old school: Jamu Spa School brings Indonesian traditions alive, one jamu sip at a time

Belgian woman in a bind after seriously injured in Bali collision

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help a long-time Bali expat, who was apparently seriously injured in a motorbike accident in Bali on Nov.

Belgian woman in a bind after seriously injured in Bali collision

Dutch duo cycles 110km in Bali, raising awareness and cash for HIV

Two Dutch nationals cycled 110 kilometers across Bali last weekend, raising thousands of dollars for an NGO combatting HIV on the

Dutch duo cycles 110km in Bali, raising awareness and cash for HIV

Switched at birth? NTB family fears child swapped out at hospital after born, brought to Bali for DNA testing

A family from eastern Indonesia is living parents’ worst

Switched at birth? NTB family fears child swapped out at hospital after born, brought to Bali for DNA testing

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.