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China, world’s leading tobacco user, moves to ban indoor public smoking

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China, the world’s largest tobacco consumer, is aiming to ban indoor smoking in public areas by the end of the year. About one in three cigarettes smoked in the world [...]
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Taiwan issues travel alert for Beijing over H5N1 concerns

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Taipei, January 10 (CNA) Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) issued a “yellow” travel alert for Beijing on Thursday, a day after Canada announced that a [...]
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HK reports first H7N9 case of the year

HK reports first H7N9 case of the year

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the territory’s third human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, the city’s first of 2014. A 65-year-old man has [...]
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Canada reports first H5N1 bird flu death in North America

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Canada announced Wednesday the first H5N1 avian flu death in North America, of a patient who had just returned from China, and said it was urgently contacting airline [...]
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China aims to ban smoking in public places by end of the year

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China aims to impose a nationwide ban on smoking in public places this year, as authorities move to stamp out a widespread practice that has taken a severe toll on [...]
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HK and Guangdong each confirm a new case of H7N9 bird flu

HK and Guangdong each confirm a new case of H7N9 bird flu

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Guangdong and Hong Kong yesterday each confirmed a new case of H7N9 bird flu as Hong Kong government called for stricter testing of poultry imports from the mainland. Hong [...]
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More smokers worldwide than in 1980: study

More smokers worldwide than in 1980: study

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More people smoke worldwide today than in 1980, as population growth surges and cigarettes gain popularity in countries such as China, India and Russia, researchers said [...]
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China’s ‘airpocalypse’ kills 350000 to 500000 each year

China’s ‘airpocalypse’ kills 350000 to 500000 each year

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese die prematurely each year because of the country’s disastrous air pollution, says China’s former health minister The [...]
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China sets targets for curbing air pollution

China sets targets for curbing air pollution

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has set new targets for its provinces to reduce air pollution by 5 to 25 percent, state media said late on Tuesday, underscoring the government’s concern about a [...]
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Japan at risk as malaria epidemic in N Korea spreads

Japan at risk as malaria epidemic in N Korea spreads

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Researchers here voiced fears that a malaria epidemic in North Korea has spread to South Korea and may reach Japan. The strain in question, vivax malaria, is transmitted by [...]
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India’s National Health Portal benefits from cloud

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Futuregov | 6:00 AM

India is leveraging cloud to host its recently launched National Health Portal (NHP) using Public Compute-as-a-Service. Disseminating healthcare information in consumable [...]
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Palm oil fights cancer

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

PALM oil helps in the fight against cancer. Cancer is a much-feared disease that claims many lives every year. It is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. It could [...]
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Setback for dengue-blocking mosquito trial in Vietnam

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Scidev.net | 6:00 AM

A project to introduce mosquitoes that could potentially block dengue virus on an island off Vietnam has run into an early hurdle: the number of mosquitoes carrying a [...]
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Vietnam focuses on disease prevention missions in 2014

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Saigon-gpdaily | 6:00 AM

An online meeting to carry out anti disease programme in 2014 in Hanoi was presided by deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam with the participation of the ministries of [...]
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China denies vaccine killed babies

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

China’s health authorities said on Friday that they have found no link between a hepatitis B vaccine and the deaths of 17 children shortly after they were immunised. An [...]
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