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Vietnam among fastest aging countries in Asia: health ministry

06-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Globalpost | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is among the fastest aging countries in Asia and is among the five countries with fastest aging speed in the world, the country’s health ministry said [...]
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Healthcare out of reach in Burma’s Chin State

06-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Irinnews | 6:00 AM

In northwestern Myanmar’s mountainous Chin State, Lu Lein, a widow in her late 50s, often finds breathing difficult, her heart palpitations are worrying, and even small [...]
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Amphetamine use in south-east Asia fuelling rise in HIV risk, report reveals

06-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Increased use of amphetamine-type substances in south-east Asia has led to higher risks of contracting HIV and other blood-borne viruses, a report has revealed, calling for [...]
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Taiwan doctors help treat Malaysian girl with elephantiasis

06-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Taipei, December 4 (CNA) With the help of doctors in Taiwan, a 13-year-old Malaysian girl has received treatment for elephantiasis, a condition which had caused both of her [...]
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Filipina teen gets aid from Taiwan group for cancer treatment

06-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Manila, December 4 (CNA) A Filipina teenager suffering from cancer was brought to Taiwan on Wednesday for treatment under an assistance programme initiated by a Taiwanese [...]
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‘Every night I go to sleep and pray God will take me away peacefully’: HIV sufferer

05-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

In the first 10 months of this year, 378 Singapore residents were reported to be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This figure, according to the Ministry [...]
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Free healthcare overwhelming Indonesia’s Papua

05-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Irinnews | 6:00 AM

As more people sign up for health insurance offered to indigenous people in Indonesia’s Papua province, a public health system already struggling with too few health [...]
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HK confirms first human case of H7N9 bird flu

04-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong on Tuesday confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, according to a report, in the latest sign of the virus spreading beyond mainland China. A [...]
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Study: Bangladesh Makes Strides In Healthcare Despite Poverty

04-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Asianscientist | 6:00 AM

In health terms, Bangladesh is a “positive deviant,” performing far better, given its widespread poverty, than anyone could have expected. The London-based [...]
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Churches join fight against HIV in Indonesia’s Papua

04-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Irinnews | 6:00 AM

Churches in Indonesia’s Papua province, a Christian pocket in a mainly Muslim country, are seeking to play a bigger role in the fight against HIV and Aids in [...]
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United Nations predicts HIV-Aids could be eradicated in the Asia-Pacific within 15 years

03-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Islandsbusiness | 6:00 AM

The United Nations says the “end of Aids” in the Asia-Pacific is achievable within the next 15 years, but the organisation’s regional special envoy has [...]
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Philippines targets youth in govt campaign against Aids transmission

03-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Globaltimes | 6:00 AM

Philippine government reaffirmed its commitment to work toward finally stopping the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency [...]
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Suu Kyi urges ‘freedom from fear’ on World Aids Day

Suu Kyi urges ‘freedom from fear’ on World Aids Day

03-Dec-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Aids Day Sunday for an end to discrimination towards victims of the disease as experts warned against complacency in fighting [...]
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World Aids Day: Has China’s PM made strides in HIV prevention?

03-Dec-2013 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

A decade after presiding over one of the greatest HIV/Aids cover-up scandals in Chinese history, then-Vice Premier Li Keqiang attempted last year to redeem himself, pledging [...]
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Philippines Medical Network Overstretched

02-Dec-2013 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

In a makeshift shelter in the heart of this typhoon-ravaged city, a father cradled one of his twin infant sons, feeding him with a paltry helping of milk from a tiny baby [...]
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