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Factory farming in Asia creating global health risks, report warns

15-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world. [...]
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Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

14-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a [...]
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China lung cancer on rise, smog suspectedChina Daily

China lung cancer on rise, smog suspectedChina Daily

12-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has seen a sharp rise in the incidence of lung cancer in the past 10-15 years, with long-term exposure to air pollution a possible culprit, the official China Daily [...]
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Philippines has fastest growing HIV infections in Asia: UN

03-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has the fastest growing number of HIV infections in Asia, a report by the United Nations and the government showed Tuesday. The Southeast Asian nation saw a [...]
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Cambodia’s health ministry Cautions Public About Latest ‘Bird Flu’ Strain

02-Aug-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s health ministry on Monday expressed concern about the latest strain of avian influenza, urging the public to take precautions and maintain good hygiene when [...]
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At least four dead in new H1N1 outbreak in Burma

02-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Passers-by don masks outside Yangon general Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, yesterday, as reports confirm that at least four people in the country have died from the H1N1 flu [...]
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Authorities Ban Chicken Sales in Burma’s Dawei After Confirmation of ‘Bird Flu’ Outbreak

02-Aug-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Authorities in the city of Dawei in southeastern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region on Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on chicken and egg sales after confirmation that [...]
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Burma festival postponed amid virus outbreakAnadolu Agency

01-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

At least 10 people have died due to swine flu outbreak; 51 H1N1-positive patients are being treated in hospitals Authorities in Myanmar have postponed the country’s [...]
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72pct of Singapore firms affected by workers’ mental stress

01-Aug-2017 Intellasia | SBR | 6:00 AM

Only 1 in 2 firms have emotional and psychological programmes in place. For Singapore firms, mental health issue and stress increasingly impact the productivity of their [...]
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Burma’s authorities call for cooperation in bird flu prevention

01-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department has called for cooperation in bird flu prevention measures and diagnostic assessment following the outbreak of [...]
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Taiwanese man infected with Zika in Vietnam

01-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese man arrived at Taoyuan International Airport with fever and tested positive for Zika virus A Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with Zika virus after his trip to [...]
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Enhance awareness, action to eliminate hepatitis in SE Asia

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Viral Hepatitis is a major public health problem in the South-East Asia Region, and every person has a stake in controlling and eliminating it. Each year viral hepatitis [...]
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Burma seeks WHO help with deadly swine flu outbreak

Burma seeks WHO help with deadly swine flu outbreak

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar health authorities have asked the UN’s health agency for help to combat a deadly outbreak of swine flu that has sparked alarm in the commercial capital. At [...]
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Japanese hospitals seek secrets for staying disease-free

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Study of 400,000 patients aimed at curbing nation’s snowballing medical bills Six Japanese national medical institutions have launched a massive project to pinpoint [...]
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Burma tracks spread of H1N1 as outbreak claims sixth victim

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Six people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza largely hitting Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, a health official said on Thursday, amid government efforts to [...]
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