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Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infection

23-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this [...]
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China reports 23 more H7N9 cases, 7 fatal

15-May-2017 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

Reports of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China continued at a steady pace last week, with 23 more cases reported. Many of the new cases are in the north, which has reported a [...]
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China H7N9 bird flu death toll fell to 24 in April – health authority

13-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China reported 24 human fatalities from H7N9 bird flu in April, the national health authority said on Friday, compared with 47 deaths in March. It also reported 81 cases of [...]
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Recruit South-East Asia’s youth in the fight against chronic disease

12-May-2017 Intellasia | Astroawani | 6:00 AM

INCREASING longevity, urbanisation and poor lifestyles are contributing to a massive increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South-East Asia. According to the World [...]
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China Ready to Build First centre For Disease Control in Africa

12-May-2017 Intellasia | Front Pagea Frica Online | 6:00 AM

The People’s Republic of China has reemphasized its commitment to supporting Africa’s public health system as part of ways to solidifying friendship and achieving [...]
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Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join UN Agency’s Meeting

10-May-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan will continue to seek inclusion in the World Health Assembly’s annual meeting this month in Geneva, government officials said on Monday, pushing back against the [...]
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More in Singapore turn to crowdfunding to pay medical bills

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Nina Shariff, 41, was at her wit’s end. Her middle child Syaqir, 14, was struck down by septicemia, or blood poisoning, earlier this month and had spent more than a [...]
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Why China Is Selling Cheap HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines

27-Apr-2017 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Vending machines are selling increasingly novel items: cupcakes, live crabs and fresh baguettes. In China, you can now add HIV testing kits to that list. China is piloting [...]
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Chinese University of HK gets HK$14 million to fund research into Crohn’s disease with Australian scientists

27-Apr-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Institution to coordinate studies with foreign and Chinese laboratories into inflammatory bowel disease increasingly prevalent in Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong [...]
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Appetite in Europe, Philippines may boost Vietnam’s 2017 rice exports – USDA

22-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s global rice export ranking this year is expected to remain unchanged, trailing behind Thailand and India. Preferential import taxes in Eastern European [...]
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S Asia vulnerable to diseases like Zika, Ebola

21-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Financial Express | 6:00 AM

Countries in South Asian are “vulnerable” to emerging infectious diseases like Zika and Ebola. Level of preparedness of these countries is not enough to protect [...]
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Smoking to kill 200m in China this century: WHO

17-Apr-2017 Intellasia | AFP Relax | 6:00 AM

Smoking-related diseases will claim 200 million lives in China this century and plunge tens of millions into poverty, a report said Friday. China is the world’s largest [...]
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Taiwan reports first Zika case this year

15-Apr-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has confirmed a new case of Zika virus infection, involving a man who worked in Africa, the first Zika virus case in the country this year, the Centers for Disease [...]
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Financial intelligence for Asia’s healthcare markets

10-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Healthinvestorasia | 6:00 AM

Despite positive cues from Wall Street last night, markets in Asia had a distinctly mixed session after the US launched cruise missiles against a Syrian air base. This was in [...]
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Hospital investigated after patient kills three with chopstick: China media

08-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A mentally ill patient in a China mental health hospital stabbed four patients using a chopstick, reported Chinese media. Three of them died after the attack. The hospital [...]
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