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China recruits ‘guardian angels’ to protect embattled doctors

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s capital Beijing is taking a novel approach to protecting doctors from growing levels of violence from angry patients: volunteer “guardian angels”. [...]
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Bill Gates Encourages Asian Giving

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China should do more to encourage wealthy Chinese to donate to charitable causes and to make philanthropy a common practice in the world’s most populous country, [...]
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Many nations wary of extracting carbon from air to fix climate

Many nations wary of extracting carbon from air to fix climate

10-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Many nations want a draft UN report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky, [...]
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Will Pledges Save Asia’s Kids?

09-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Onislam | 6:00 AM

Every year, more than 5 million children ages 0 to 14, mainly in the developing world, die from diseases directly related to their environments. In Southeast Asia alone, more [...]
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ADB steps up measures to combat diseases

09-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Business World Online | 6:00 AM

Speaking at the World Health Day event at the World Health Organization (WHO) Manila office yesterday, ADB vice-President Stephen P. Groff said the multilateral lending [...]
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Fortis Seeks to Exit Singapore Health Care Business

07-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Fortis Healthcare Ltd 532843.BY +0.36 percent has put its Singapore assets up for sale as part of a push to focus on its domestic market, people with knowledge of the deal [...]
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Australia in a fog over ban on branded cigarettes

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than a year after Australia became the first country to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, there is little hard evidence to prove the trailblazing move is worth [...]
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Scores fall sick at Cambodian garment factories

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Scores of garment workers have fallen sick this week at factories in Cambodia, including two that produce clothing for sportswear groups Puma SE and Adidas, workers and the [...]
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Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

If the world doesn’t cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral “out of control,” the head of a [...]
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Fukushima meltdown not seen causing many cancers – UN scientists

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster is unlikely to lead to a rise in the number of people developing cancer like after Chernobyl in 1986, even though the most exposed [...]
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India Successfully Eradicates Polio

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Nyulocal | 6:00 AM

On March 27, the World Health Organization issued an official press release declaring South-East Asia as polio-free. This declaration comes after the region’s largest [...]
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Asia responding to future of climate change

03-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Associated Press | 6:00 AM

Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming [...]
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Climate change ‘will’ shape Asia’s future

03-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming [...]
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Research on a Shoestring in India

03-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Science Careers | 6:00 AM

Suresh Yenugu, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) in India, needed computer-assisted sperm analysis equipment to [...]
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Costs of climate change steep but tough to tally

02-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The economic and financial impact of global warming is complex and not well understood. In some scenarios there would be economic benefits for countries that get warmer and [...]
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