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Dengue Outbreak in Singapore Claims First Fatality

Dengue Outbreak in Singapore Claims First Fatality

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s widening dengue epidemic has claimed its first fatality this year, as health officials brace for a tropical-disease outbreak that could become the [...]
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If your bubble tea is tainted, don’t blame China – it’s Taiwan’s fault

01-Jun-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shuanghui’s bid for Smithfield has whipped Americans into a frenzy about food hailing from China. But perhaps more worrisome is Taiwan’s most popular export: [...]
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Alberta tourist diagnosed with rare Zika virus after trip to Thailand

31-May-2013 Intellasia | ctvnews | 6:00 AM

Public health authorities in Alberta say a woman from the province has been diagnosed with a rare virus after she returned from a trip to Thailand. The woman tested positive [...]
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Cases of H7N9 resistant to drugs

Cases of H7N9 resistant to drugs

31-May-2013 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Measures taken against H7N9 bird flu won’t be changed despite the first cases detected of the virus proving resistant to recommended treatment with Tamiflu or similar [...]
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Vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease

Vaccine hopes for hand, foot, mouth disease

30-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Researchers in China said Wednesday a trial vaccine provided “significant” protection against a virus that can cause potentially deadly hand, foot and mouth [...]
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Drug resistance in new China bird flu raises concern

30-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The new bird flu strain that has killed 36 people in China has proved resistant to Tamiflu for the first time, a development scientists said was “concerning”. The [...]
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Endangered whale used for Japan dog treats: NGOs

30-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Meat from endangered whales caught by Icelandic hunters is being sold in Japan as luxury dog treats, environmental campaigners said Tuesday. Michinoku Farm, a Tokyo-based [...]
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Too much coffee can make you fat: study

30-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

While research finds that drinking coffee in moderation can be good for your health, overdoing it isn’t. In a new study, Australian researchers have found that drinking [...]
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Burma’s displaced Rohingyas face severe health risks in camps

30-May-2013 Intellasia | Radioaustralia | 6:00 AM

A number of shops are said to have been set alight in Shan state, but calm is now reported to have been restored. It’s nearly a year since violence between the Buddhist [...]
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Beijing to test for H7N9 in flu monitoring system

Beijing to test for H7N9 in flu monitoring system

30-May-2013 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Testing for suspected cases of H7N9 will be included in Beijing’s flu monitoring network, the city’s Health Bureau said on May 27. It means hospitals are supposed [...]
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‘No new H7N9 cases’ in China for second week

29-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

No new human cases of the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain were recorded in China for the second week in a row, national health authorities said Monday, suggesting the outbreak [...]
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AVA recalls 11 starch-based products from Taiwan due to maleic acid

29-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Eleven more food products from Taiwan, mostly tapioca starch balls used for making bubble tea, has been withdrawn from sale by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA). [...]
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Morgan Stanley Said to Move Asia Hedge-Fund Event to New York

29-May-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Morgan Stanley (MS) will hold a gathering in New York to showcase Asian hedge funds to investors after pulling its capital introductions event in China because of the bird [...]
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Singapore recalls tapioca balls used in ‘bubble tea’

29-May-2013 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority has recalled 11 types of tapioca starch balls made in Taiwan that are used in popular ‘bubble teas’, after [...]
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China eyes carbon emissions cap

29-May-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China is looking at introducing tough controls on its carbon pollution as soon as 2016, in a shift that could boost talks on a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas [...]
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