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Thailand’s Public Health minister Releases Enhanced Policies for 2015

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Chiangrai Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health minister Dr Rajata Rajatanavin has unveiled major policie changes for 2015 aimed at extending health services for Thai Citizens and [...]
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H7 Bird Flu Alert: HK Kills 15,000 Chickens and Suspends All Live Poultry Imports

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Medical Daily | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong began culling 15, 000 chickens on Wednesday and suspended imports of live poultry from mainland China for 21 days after the H7 bird flu strain was discovered in a [...]
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HK culls 19,000 birds amid avian flu alert

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong culled thousands of chickens Wednesday after the potentially deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in poultry imported from China, days after a woman was [...]
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After Ebola-hit Africa, Malaysian aid worker says will go where needed

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

For about two months, Malaysian aid worker Marie Tan Kiak Li worked and lived in western Africa in the heart of the most severely affected Ebola-hit region in the world. [...]
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HK Bans Live Poultry Import from the Chinese Mainland

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Cri.cn | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong authorities have suspended live poultry imports from the Chinese mainland over the latest bird flu outbreak. The suspension comes after some of a batch of 1,200 [...]
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2014 Was a Busy Year for Disease Control

03-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Science Times | 6:00 AM

Health officials and those on the front lines of disease control and prevention have much to celebrate this year. However, the continued spread of some diseases remain as a [...]
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India has the highest number of suicides in the world – a potential new mental health policy is on the table

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Med City News | 6:00 AM

India announced on October 10 that it will be potentially rolling out a new policy that provides universal mental health services. The bill for the policy is awaiting [...]
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India’s Mental Health Crisis

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

On October 10, the government of India announced an ambitious new policy to provide universal mental health services. The policy, the country’s first on mental health, [...]
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Australia bans commercial sunbeds over cancer fears

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Most Australian states and territories are set to ban commercial sunbeds from Thursday, in a crackdown on artificial tanning in a country that has one of the highest rates of [...]
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HK destroys poultry from China after bird flu found

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Hong Kong began destroying 15,000 chickens at a poultry market Wednesday and suspended imports from mainland China after some birds were found to be infected [...]
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Guam students to be tested for tuberculosis

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) ” Students at five Guam schools who were exposed to a bus driver with tuberculosis will be tested for the disease. The Department of Public Works [...]
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HK to cull 15,000 chickens after H7N9 virus found

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong authorities said Wednesday they will cull 15,000 chickens after the deadly H7N9 virus was discovered in poultry imported from mainland China. The announcement came [...]
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Japan orders slaughter of 37,000 chickens in bird flu outbreak

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 37,000 chickens after the country’s third bird flu outbreak in less than a month, prompting Hong Kong to ban imports from [...]
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In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air

01-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Tide Water Review | 6:00 AM

Sitting at a desk in his small office here, Ma Jun, one of China’s best-known environmental advocates, shows off his latest tool in the fight against the nation’s [...]
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China bird flu death reported as 2014 toll rises

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

A man has died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in eastern China, state media reported Monday, at the end of a year in which cases of the virus have accelerated. The deceased [...]
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