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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 | | 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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Vietnam has 116000 new cancer cases every year: seminar

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

Dr Pham Xuan Dung, deputy director of the HCM City Oncology Hospital, provided the figures at a seminar on cancer held by the HCM City Department of Health on Thursday with [...]
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Chinese seeking compassionate name for dementia

27-May-2014 Intellasia | Post-Gazette | 6:00 AM

The Chinese name diseases based on symptoms, so diabetes is known as “sugary pee,” while a person with dyslexia “has trouble reading.” Dementia [...]
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For Vietnam, leftover American bombs mean the war has never ended

27-May-2014 Intellasia | Global Post | 6:00 AM

Nguyen Van Thi is a farmer, not a soldier, but with his missing limbs and severe burn scars, he epitomises the brutal and ongoing aftermath of the Vietnam War. Thi, 45, found [...]
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Paul McCartney on road to recovery from virus in Japan

26-May-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Paul McCartney is almost “Out There,” again. The former Beatle is on the road to recovery after falling ill during his “Out There” tour in Asia, where [...]
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