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China’s Ebola Diagnostic Kit Approved By WHO

08-May-2015 Intellasia | Asian Scientist | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved an Ebola test reagent developed by a Chinese firm, Shanghai ZJ Bio-Tech Co., Ltd The test reagent was approved by the Chinese [...]
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Nepal slipping into ‘increasingly dire’ health situation

07-May-2015 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

Aid agencies have warned that people in Nepal’s quake-hit areas face a heightened risk of illness. There are already reports of diarrhea outbreaks and respiratory [...]
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International agencies warn of disease outbreak in Nepal

07-May-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

After the killer earthquake, Nepal now faces disease. International aid agencies have warned that lack of shelter, contaminated water and poor sanitation following the [...]
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Better Devices, Big Demographics: Becton Dickinson In Asia

07-May-2015 Intellasia | Asianscientist | 6:00 AM

Medical devices encompass an enormous range of equipment from simple tools such as thermometers to complex and costly machines with functions such as diagnostic imaging. We [...]
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H5N1 revisits Turkey as H5N8 plagues Taiwan

06-May-2015 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has resurfaced in Turkey for the first time since 2008, while the H5N8 virus has hit five more poultry farms in Taiwan, according to reports [...]
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Building on 20 years of success for Taiwan’s NHI

06-May-2015 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) system is globally renowned for providing citizens with easy access to high-quality medical services. Over 99 percent of the [...]
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‘Breaking Bad’ in China: how meth is spreading across rural heartland

05-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Meth has overtaken heroin as the most widely used drug in Asia’s most populous country – and it could pose an even greater threat. Ah Chao first came across drugs [...]
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Nepal’s Rural Poor, Hardest Hit By Earthquake, Now Face Massive Health Threat

02-May-2015 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Food in this earthquake-shattered Nepali village will run out in a few days, fresh water is an hour’s walk and disease has begun to spread. As the sense of urgency [...]
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Disease fears hit Nepal’s quake-hit homeless

02-May-2015 Intellasia | Tri Bune | 6:00 AM

With its sewage system badly damaged, carcasses rotting in the rubble and thousands of people sleeping rough, experts say Nepal faces a race against time to ensure a [...]
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Immunisation can save 1.5m kids per year in India

01-May-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

Around 1.5 million children’s lives can be saved every year with the help of proper immunisation. India alone accounts for 21 percent of vaccine preventable deaths [...]
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New tickborne disease found in China may pose ‘substantial health threat’

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Medicalnewstoday | 6:00 AM

Tickborne illnesses – such as Lyme disease, Tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever – can be serious and sometimes deadly. They are a major public health [...]
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Medics Race Against Time to Save Nepal’s Quake Survivors

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

“There’s a very narrow window of opportunity for people suffering from major traumatic injuries to receive the care they need. It’s vital that people start [...]
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Quake-stunned Nepal still awaits food, tents, and clean water

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

Four days after a devastating earthquake, tens of thousands of survivors here still urgently need clean water, food, and tents to survive the aftermath. Nepali officials are [...]
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6 Health Challenges Nepal Earthquake Survivors Now Face

6 Health Challenges Nepal Earthquake Survivors Now Face

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

On Saturday, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, leaving catastrophic disaster in its wake. Eight million men and women were affected, 1.4 million are in need of [...]
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Bird flu: Millions of birds being culled in US, Africa and India as different strains infect poultry

25-Apr-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The latest outbreak of the bird virus flu in the US has been reported from a highly biosecure Iowa egg farm Besides the H5N8, the new strain seen in the US – H5N2, is [...]
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