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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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HK steps up border health checks over bird flu

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

Hong Kong authorities have stepped up border health checks after the city reported its first human case of the potentially deadly H7N9 bird flu, officials said Thursday. [...]
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Opportunity glimmers through China’s toxic smog

Opportunity glimmers through China’s toxic smog

31-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As China’s smog levels crept past record highs in early December, the phone lines at pollution-busting kit maker Broad Group lit up with Chinese customers worried about [...]
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Western Alzheimer’s sufferers find care in Southeast Asia

31-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Asiancorrespondent | 6:00 AM

Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade of water with their caregivers, in a swimming pool [...]
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South Lakes animal health expert helps traumatised bears in China

30-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Thewestmorlandgazette | 6:00 AM

A NORTH Lancashire vet has just returned from China where she has been working to improve the lives of bears used in the country’s bile industry. Hannah Stephenson, of [...]
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HK confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu

HK confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu

28-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An 80-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced [...]
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Central Asia countries fights HIV stigma

27-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Timesca | 6:00 AM

Uzbekistan, where 3,267 patients have officially tested positive for HIV/Aids, is taking measures to fight back against the disease. “A new, contemporary legal [...]
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Indians consume twice the recommended salt intake, new global…

27-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

Indians consume about 3.7 grams of sodium, corresponding to about 9.3 grams of salt per day. This is nearly twice the amount recommended by the World Health Organization [...]
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Lung cancer: A cloud on China’s polluted horizon

Lung cancer: A cloud on China’s polluted horizon

26-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Latimes | 6:00 AM

The youngest known lung cancer patient in eastern China is an 8-year-old girl whose home is next to a dust-choked road in heavily industrialised Jiangsu province. Another [...]
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China investigates after vaccine suspected in seven deaths

China investigates after vaccine suspected in seven deaths

25-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese health authorities are investigating after seven infants died following inoculation with a hepatitis B vaccine, state media reported on Monday. China has been beset [...]
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Six Babies Die In China From Hepatitis B Injections

Six Babies Die In China From Hepatitis B Injections

25-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Ibtimes | 6:00 AM

China has recorded that six babies died after receiving hepatitis B vaccines. The vaccination formed part of the government’s drive to immunise its citizens against the [...]
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