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India slashes health budget, already one of the world’s lowest

26-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Indian government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 percent in its 2014/15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains, putting at risk key disease control initiatives in a [...]
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Asia’s nutrition time bomb

26-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Eastasia Forum | 6:00 AM

An important nutrition and health transition is unfolding alongside Asia’s economic transformation. Continuing income growth and changing patterns of food consumption [...]
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India: government slashes health budget by $947m

26-Dec-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Over 60bn rupees ($947m, GBP 609m, euro 775m) has been slashed from the health ministry’s budget allocation of around $5bn for the financial year ending 31 March, 2015, [...]
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Perth Airport, flight measles warning

26-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Perthnow | 6:00 AM

THE Health Department has issued a measles warning for anyone in the arrivals area of Perth Airport on Saturday. Anyone who was on Air Asia flight QZ548 from Bali to Perth [...]
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Western Australia health issue measles warning for travellers on Air Asia flight

26-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Outbreaknews Today | 6:00 AM

Asia flight from Bali over the weekend after a family of two were infected on the vacation island. According to health officials, the family arrived in Perth around midday on [...]
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Chinese doctors punished for so-called ‘surgery selfies’

Chinese doctors punished for so-called ‘surgery selfies’

26-Dec-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Senior executives and a team of medical staff from a Chinese hospital in the northwestern province of Shaanxi have been punished for taking group photos next to apparently [...]
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Taiwan’s organ donation rate highest in Asia: MHW

26-Dec-2014 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

The organ donation rate in Taiwan is seven to eight in every million people, the highest in Asia, a health official said Tuesday. Despite such a high rate, however, the [...]
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Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

24-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has [...]
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Unlicensed Cambodian doctor charged over mass HIV infection

24-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An unlicensed Cambodian doctor was charged on Monday over an apparent mass HIV infection in a remote village after admitting he reused needles when treating patients, [...]
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Garbage dumps breed Japanese encephalitis

24-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

Bengaluru: The civic agency’s inability to effectively tackle the mounting garbage crisis has now put the well-being of children in jeopardy. Four children have been [...]
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Cambodia ‘Doctor’ Faces Murder Rap in HIV Outbreak

24-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes Aids was charged Monday with [...]
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HK halts some US poultry imports due to bird flu in U.S

24-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong said Monday it has suspended imports of certain US poultry and poultry products because strains of avian influenza have been identified in the United States, [...]
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India to reach replacement levels of fertility by 2020

24-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

Total fertility rate in 8 States below 2 children per woman Fertility is falling faster than expected in India, and the country is on track to reach replacement levels of [...]
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Australia Cairns murders: Mental-health plea rejected

23-Dec-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court. Mersane Warria, 37, is [...]
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Health minister brushes off queries on shabby Lahad Datu hospital

23-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Health minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam today brushed aside questions about poor facilities at the Lahad Datu hospital in Sabah which have hampered treatment for [...]
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