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Japan ‘plans carbon offset scheme with India’

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan is set to offer India a carbon offset scheme that would see Tokyo’s environmental technology used by the rising Asian giant to help reduce its emissions, a report [...]
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Health Ministry mulls centralised MC monitoring system

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malaymail Online | 6:00 AM

The health ministry is mulling a centralised system to allow employers to track records of medical leave accumulated by employees. Deputy Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi [...]
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Cause of death still a mystery in China-made pet food scare

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US authorities have yet to determine what exactly caused the deaths of more than 1,000 dogs that consumed jerky pet treats made in China, a Congressional panel heard. Major [...]
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We can turn the tide of climate change by working with China

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Much has been written about the nuclear agreements signed at the UK-China summit. Given the boost to low-carbon electricity, to energy security and to jobs, the Chinese [...]
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H7N9 flu: New map pinpoints Asian countries at risk

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Five Asian countries could join China as targets for the H7N9 bird flu virus that has claimed about a hundred lives since it erupted in March 2013, scientists said Tuesday. [...]
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Counting The Cost: Hepatitis C Treatment In Asia

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Asian Scientist | 6:00 AM

When drug manufacturer Gilead announced that its new hepatitis C drug, Solvaldi(R) (generic name, sofosbuvir) had been approved by the United States Food and Drug [...]
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Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia to collaborate on major study of sepsis

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Citing a need to respond to important infectious disease threats in South East Asia, public health officials from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia agreed today to actively [...]
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NEA looks into using mosquitoes to fight dengue

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

After seeing a sharp rise in dengue fever cases in recent weeks, Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) is looking into fighting fire with fire – in this [...]
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Permanent stimulus is putting China’s economic health at risk

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

I personally have never found any need for amphetamines but I know people who do and I recognise their effect. I recognise it in economic performance, too. Is your economy [...]
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New Aust team to fight disease outbreaks

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

A new Australian medical strike force will fight disease outbreaks across the Asia-Pacific region, especially following disasters. More than 100 experts are listed with the [...]
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Malaysia’s obesity rate highest in Asia

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has been rated as the highest among Asian countries for obesity. Science Advisor to the prime minister, Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, said new findings from British [...]
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Health fair for Indian community in S’pore

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Development Association (SINDA) and jewellery retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds on Sunday aimed to get the Indian community in Singapore to pay more attention to their [...]
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Indonesia’s poor swap garbage for health care

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Mahmud hauls bags full of rubbish to the small, dilapidated clinic next to a busy road on Indonesia’s main island of Java several times a month. There he exchanges [...]
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Asia’s Smoking Epidemic Linked to 2 Million Deaths

16-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Theepochtimes | 6:00 AM

Tobacco smoking has been linked to approximately 2 million deaths among adult men and women in Asia in recent years, according to a new study that predicts the death toll [...]
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Asean highlights need for PPPs to fight dengue

16-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Businessmirror | 6:00 AM

Countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are now holding simultaneous events to highlight the importance of public-private partnerships [...]
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