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A group of young people smoke e-cigarettes in the Philippines. Photo by Rainier Ridao on Unsplash

Passive vaping: an impending threat to bystanders

Young vapers do not know that their habit may also endanger bystanders, as the vapers may also expose them to e-cigaratte emission.
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Behind a lot of flashy headlines may lie questionable scientific claims - what should people be aware of when reading the news?

Behind a lot of news headlines often lie either questionable, oversold or misinterpreted research findings. So what should readers be aware of when reading news that contain scientific claims?
Train passengers carried out a COVID-19 detection test with the GeNose C19 screening at Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya, February 15, 2021. ANTARA FOTO/Didik Suhartono/rwa

Indonesian-made COVID-19 breathalyser sensitivity comparable to RT-PCR

GeNose C19 works like an electronic nose which generally mimicks the mechanism of human nose. It recognizes an object characterized by a distinctive response patterns detected by a sensory system.
President Joko Widodo (foreground, second from right), flanked by then Vice President Jusuf Kalla, welcomes Afghan and Pakistani mullahs to the Trilateral Ulema Conference held at Bogor Palace in West Java, Indonesia. Wahyu Putro A/Antara Foto

Indonesia seeks nothing in return for its global peace and foreign aid efforts. It should

Indonesia needs to consider long-term engagement to produce deeper and more sustainable impacts.
One of the problems Indonesian academics face during the pandemic is keeping up with teaching responsibilities while making sure their children keep learning. Fenny Selly Antara Foto

Research: Indonesian female academics bear the brunt of the pandemic

While having to carry the added burdens and responsibilities of working from home, Indonesian female academics are also sidelined by policies in universities.
Customs officers confiscated illegal alcoholic products in Palu, Central Sulawesi, November 17, 2020. ANTARA FOTO/Mohamad Hamzah/foc.

Is Indonesia’s alcohol bill an appropriate public health measure?

If the Bill is passed without medical and psychological help and strategy, the Indonesia government might put those with alcohol dependency at a serious risk of harm from alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Seorang pegawai perempuan mengenakan masker saat bekerja di Dinas Informasi Komunikasi dan Statistik Riau di Kota Pekanbaru. A woman office worker wearing mask while working in Riau Department of Information Communication and Statistics in Pekanbaru City.

Research: masculine offices add to the burden of female office workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Female office workers have faced a growing burden during the pandemic.
BRG could focus on communities to support its peatland restoration efforts in the next term. ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman/aww.

Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency gets an extension despite failing to hit its target: what are the hurdles and next strategies?

Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to have its tenure extended by four years. What has been achieved and what should the agency focus on for the next term?
Scenic view of Toba Lake, one of Indonesia’s top tourism destinations. Ringkar Situmorang

The Indigenous people of Urat village in Lake Toba have been left out of rural tourism development

Urat village is one of Indonesia's many potential for rural tourism. However, study finds that indigenous people still feels left out to develop their own tourism business in their own areas.

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