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More foreign drug firms face scrutiny in China

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China is reportedly putting more foreign drug firms under scrutiny, state media said Tuesday, days after the conclusion of a police probe into alleged bribery by employees of [...]
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Doctor slams Australia ‘inaction’ on boatpeople health concerns

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Australian doctor who outlined extensive claims of poor medical treatment of asylum-seekers at the country’s Christmas Island detention centre has slammed [...]
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Spain police seize fake medicine from Asia, detain 13

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Spanish police said Tuesday they have detained 13 people suspected of selling large quantities of fake medication, including erectile dysfunction drugs and antibiotics, made [...]
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Vietnam spends a billion buying tobacco every year: report

29-May-2014 Intellasia | Tuoitre News | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese spend VND22 trillion (US$1.04 billion) a year on smoking, the Ministry of Health reported at a media meeting on Monday. It costs Vietnamese smokers VND22 trillion [...]
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Sick boy’s wish fulfilled

29-May-2014 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

HE treaded carefully before extending his hand to touch the macaw that was brought before him. Bravely, he used both hands to spread the macaw’s wings leading to [...]
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Pakistan’s tragic battle with polio

29-May-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

New Straits TimesPakistan is facing international travel restrictions because of an uncontrolled outbreak of polio. But unless vaccinators gain unfettered access to North [...]
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Thousands of children die from rabies

29-May-2014 Intellasia | News24 | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of children are dying unnecessarily all over the world from rabies because there is a shortage of funds to vaccinate dogs. According to the world animal [...]
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Paul McCartney gets back to health, leaves Japan

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Music legend Paul McCartney has recovered from a virus that forced the cancellation of his Asian tour and has left Japan, the concert organiser said Tuesday. McCartney [...]
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China to scrap millions of cars in anti-pollution push

28-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China plans to take more than five million ageing vehicles off the roads this year in a bid to improve air quality, with 330,000 cars set to be decommissioned in Beijing [...]
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Vietnam airport tightens medical screening for MERS-CoV

28-May-2014 Intellasia | Tuoitre News | 6:00 AM

The quarantine has been strengthened after the Ministry of Health warned on May 21 that MERS-CoV has spread to 18 countries in Europe, Asia and America, affecting 614 people [...]
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Pakistan launches vaccination drive in tribal regions to combat polio

28-May-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Pakistan has launched a new vaccination drive in its tribal belt to try to contain the spread of polio. The World Health Organization declared a global ‘public health [...]
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Vietnam Seeks To Improve Healthcare Services For Elderly

28-May-2014 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Local and foreign legal and health experts on Monday discussed policy-making for elderly’s healthcare services at a conference held in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi. [...]
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More than half of new HIV cases in HK from same-sex contact between men

28-May-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Highest proportion of reported cases in 25 years, says health department More than half of the new HIV cases reported in Hong Kong in the first three months of this year were [...]
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Local HIV/Aids situation in first quarter of 2014 reviewed

28-May-2014 Intellasia | 7thspace | 6:00 AM

A total of 154 additional cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection were reported to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) in [...]
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Australia is apparently raising a generation of overweight couch potatoes

27-May-2014 Intellasia | Globalpost.com | 6:00 AM

Australia’s image as a sports-loving nation is under threat. A study comparing the physical activity of children from 15 countries found Australia is raising a [...]
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