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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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Hundreds monitored in Taiwan after bird flu case

Hundreds monitored in Taiwan after bird flu case

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

Taiwanese authorities are monitoring hundreds of people who may have had contact with a mainland Chinese tourist infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, officials said [...]
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Asian cities meeting in Manila on ways to combat deadlier, faster-spreading infections

03-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Interaksyon | 6:00 AM

As big cities in Asia grapple with deadlier, faster-spreading infections, health professionals, medical associations and researchers, and officials in at least 13 cities in [...]
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Bird flu subtype re-emerges in HK

Bird flu subtype re-emerges in HK

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:31 AM

An elderly man has contracted a mild form of bird flu in the first case of its type for four years, Hong Kong officials said on Monday. “We are now investigating a [...]
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Officials announce free health care for children in Kashmir

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Khabarsouthasia | 8:31 AM

A health scheme to be launched in January in Jammu and Kashmir aims to provide free health care facilities to children and benefit thousands of families, state officials say. [...]
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Foot and Mouth in Southeast Asia helps to boost EU milk prices

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Agriland | 8:31 AM

According to a number of dairy analysts, milk production in Southeast Asia has come under threat as it struggles with outbreaks of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease. A 20 per cent [...]
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Fonterra challenged in China’s market

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:31 AM

Milk powder buyers in China are starting to cut their reliance on New Zealand’s Fonterra, opening the way for US and European firms to break the dairy giant’s [...]
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