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Registry identifies early onset of heart failure and lack of defibrillators in Asia

17-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Medicalxpress | 6:00 AM

For the first time this year a late breaking clinical trials session will be held at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress to highlight world-class research [...]
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Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north: OIE

Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north: OIE

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

Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal [...]
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Korea approves first cell gene therapy ‘Invossa’ for degenerative arthritis

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

South Korean regulators approved Wednesday the country’s first-ever cell-mediated gene therapy for degenerative arthritis Invossa, developed by US-based TissueGene, a [...]
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Singapore approves new immunotherapy regime for advanced Melanoma

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Biotechin.asia | 6:00 AM

Every year in Singapore, there are 1,719 and 1,381 cases of skin cancer (including melanoma) in men and women respectively making skin cancer among the top ten most common [...]
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In Korea, Being HIV Positive Might Prevent You From Accessing Healthcare

24-Jun-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

A new survey finds HIV stigma and discrimination rampant in the Republic of Korea. Woo Kim lost several teeth a few years ago and wanted a dental implant but for quite some [...]
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Victorian man dies after contracting Japanese encephalitis in Phuket, Thailand

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | The Age | 6:00 AM

A Victorian man visiting Thailand has died from the rare virus Japanese encephalitis. It it is believed to be only the 10th case of the disease recorded in Australia and the [...]
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More than 80pct of Indonesian Kids Had Dengue by Age 10

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Medpage Today | 6:00 AM

In Indonesia, more than 80 percent of urban children ages 10 and older were infected with dengue at least once, a representative sample of Indonesian children found. Adjusted [...]
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Chinese app to aid diagnosis of skin diseases

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

A university hospital in Hunan province is developing an online service to accurately diagnose skin conditions in seconds, as well as offer advice on where to seek treatment. [...]
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HK lacks official strategy on viral hepatitis, study finds

16-Jun-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

City found to be only one among 13 Asia-Pacific territories surveyed to be without government-led policy to eradicate disease A study by a Hong Kong university has found that [...]
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New Zika cases in S’pore: health ministry to tighten health screening at entry points

13-Jun-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The health ministry (MOH) will tighten health screening at all entry points following reports of new Zika cases in Singapore. Deputy Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi [...]
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CHP investigates case of Japanese encephalitis

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | 7thspace | 6:00 AM

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is investigating this evening (June 9) a case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and again urged the public [...]
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Indonesia boosts chicken checks to keep bird flu at bay

10-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Coconuts | 6:00 AM

It’s not yet seven in the morning, but the slaughterhouses at the back of Terban market in Yogyakarta city are in full swing. Wholesalers, housewives and businesspeople [...]
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Asia will have 60pct of world’s diabetics by 2030: US expert

09-Jun-2017 Intellasia | DNA India | 6:00 AM

With diabetes projected to affect 380 million by 2030, there’s some bad news for Asia with a noted American physician and researcher warning that 60 percent of the [...]
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China’s Greatest Market Failure and Greatest Healthcare Opportunity

07-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Asiasentinel | 6:00 AM

Alzheimer’s is the fastest-growing, major fatal disease in China. Today there are at least 9.5 million diagnosed sufferers in China with perhaps as many cases [...]
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Korea to raise bird flu alert to maximum from June 6

Korea to raise bird flu alert to maximum from June 6

07-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will raise its bird flu alert to the maximum from June 6 as a case found on Saturday was confirmed to be the highly [...]
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