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Dengue fever cases surpass 35000 in Taiwan

23-Nov-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan had reached 35,744 since the start of May as of November 19, with 399 new cases recorded overnight, the Centers for Disease Control [...]
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Death toll from dengue fever in Taiwan rises to 158

19-Nov-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The number of deaths caused by dengue fever infection has increased to 158 around Taiwan, according to data released by the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) on [...]
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Cambodia reports outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu in northwest

18-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodia reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard duck flocks in the northwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for [...]
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Taiwan presidential hopeful picks SARS health minister as running mate

18-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The frontrunner for the 2016 Taiwan presidential election, opposition candidate Tsai Ing-wen, on Monday named her running mate as the island’s former health minister [...]
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China Tightens Rules As US Pork Producers Push More Processed And Refrigerated Meats

18-Nov-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

It’s only 10 a.m., but all is quiet by the time Bonnie Geray walks through the warehouse to make a lap around the giant freezer she manages at the Port of Tacoma in [...]
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Indonesia’s online health marketplace ProSehat launches mobile app

13-Nov-2015 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Users can simply scan and send their prescriptions, track the delivery process of their medicine and pay on delivery Indonesia’s online health marketplace ProSehat [...]
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Dengue death toll rises to 150 in Taiwan

13-Nov-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has confirmed another nine deaths from hemorrhagic dengue fever, bringing the total number of fatalities since May 1 to 150, the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) [...]
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Japan team develops ultra-thin thermometer

12-Nov-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese researchers have developed a micro-thin thermal sensor that can be attached directly to the skin, potentially useful in monitoring the health of infants or even [...]
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Scarlet Fever Has Come Back In Europe, Asia

09-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Tvnewsroom | 6:00 AM

Since 2011, over 100,000 cases have been diagnosed of the disease, which is highly contagious, in China and an increase of tenfold to 5,000 cases in Hong Kong. Although, [...]
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Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

09-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

Researchers have found that monkeys which commonly dwell with people in Asia can harbour variants of a type of virus which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhoea [...]
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Korea on alert as 31 hit by mystery illness

02-Nov-2015 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Health authorities stepped up monitoring Thursday on students and faculty at Konkuk University in Seoul after an unconfirmed virus infected a total of 31 people and a school [...]
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WHO: 5000 N Koreans die annually from tuberculosis

31-Oct-2015 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s tuberculosis deaths are declining, but 5,000 North Koreans still die from the disease annually. The data from the World Health Organization was included [...]
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China making dramatic public health gains

29-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Sciencemag | 6:00 AM

China’s robust economic growth in recent decades has ushered in monumental health improvements – but wide regional disparities remain, a pair of studies published [...]
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Meat-loving Singaporeans not overly concerned about WHO report

29-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

A shocking report by an agency of the World Health Organization stating that eating processed meats can cause bowel cancer has drawn mixed reactions among health experts and [...]
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Singapore frog farm reinvents Chinese elixir for modern times

29-Oct-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The drink appears to be a simple iced tea but on closer inspection contains the delicate anatomy of an American bullfrog. The female frog’s fallopian tubes – or [...]
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