Villagers screened after HIV scare
PHNOM PENH • Cambodia health officials yesterday were screening hundreds of villagers for HIV after 14 locals tested positive for the virus, sparking fears of a fresh outbreak. The villagers were from Peam, an hour north of Phnom Penh.
Antibiotics found in Jiangsu water, food
SHANGHAI • Children in China's eastern Jiangsu province are being exposed to antibiotics from tainted food and water, potentially harming their long-term health, local media reported yesterday, citing research from Shanghai's Fudan University.
The study found traces of at least one type of antibiotic in 80 per cent of a pool of 505 children.
Afghan troops withdraw again
LASHKAR GAH • Afghan government forces have pulled out of a second district in Helmand, leaving the Taleban in control of most of the northern part of the province after troops withdrew from Musa Qala district last week, officials said.