Health

Indonesia’s ‘Sea Nomads’ have rare genetic mutation that lets them stay underwater incredible lengths of time: study

Indonesia’s ‘Sea Nomads’ have rare genetic mutation that lets them stay underwater incredible lengths of time: study

They spend up to 60 percent of their work day diving for fish, spearing octopus and gathering crustaceans -- an amount of time rivaled only by sea otters -- and can stay...

Indonesia’s bootleg booze death toll climbs to 90

Indonesia’s bootleg booze death toll climbs to 90

"This is a wake up call... for all of us," said National Police spokesman Setyo Wasisto.

21 believed to have been killed by tainted alcohol in Greater Jakarta in just the past 5 days

21 believed to have been killed by tainted alcohol in Greater Jakarta in just the past 5 days

This is the high cost of making alcohol difficult and expensive to purchase.

Indonesia’s health minister says dead worms found in canned fish harmless

Indonesia’s health minister says dead worms found in canned fish harmless

The wormy canned fish scare in Indonesia escalated to new wriggly heights.

Indonesia’s Food Monitoring Agency finds dead worms in canned fish products from China & Singapore

Indonesia’s Food Monitoring Agency finds dead worms in canned fish products from China & Singapore

Making the phrase “opening a can of worms” all too literal, Indonesia’s Food and Drugs Monitoring Agency (BPOM) yesterday confirmed that some canned fish sold in the country...

Company caught changing expiration dates on food products from US & Australia and selling them to Indonesian supermarkets

Company caught changing expiration dates on food products from US & Australia and selling them to Indonesian supermarkets

Great, now we have to be suspicious of imported food too. Can't we just enjoy our mac & cheese without worrying about getting poisoned?

Yolk hoax: Jakarta officials try to lay fake egg rumors to rest after viral video

Yolk hoax: Jakarta officials try to lay fake egg rumors to rest after viral video

The yolks on them.

Indonesian smoker demands IDR1 trillion in damages from cigarette companies with threat of lawsuit

Indonesian smoker demands IDR1 trillion in damages from cigarette companies with threat of lawsuit

The threat of a lawsuit is real, backed by one of Indonesia's most famous lawyers, Todung Mulya Lubis.

One of Indonesia’s biggest online media outlets publishes article on positive effects of smoking

One of Indonesia’s biggest online media outlets publishes article on positive effects of smoking

Indonesia has the unfortunate distinction of having one of the highest smoking rates in the world, especially among men and underage children and an estimated rate of over 200,000...


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Coconuts Jakarta Health

It’s been said that health is a privilege for the wealthy in Jakarta - and there’s certainly some truth in that. The fact of the matter is, the capital’s lower income citizens simply cannot afford medical treatment that’s provided at Jakarta’s top hospitals and medical facilities. Sadly, this has led to many citizens not being able to receive the medical care they desperately need. There has been many occasions in Jakarta - and indeed around Indonesia - when the poor were turned away from hospitals because they don’t have money or their medical plan can’t sufficiently cover their bills. There have been cases where people were simply left to die in Jakarta because of this.