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China must win the battle against diabetes

07-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Scmp | 6:00 AM

It has long keen known that lifestyle diseases associated with increasing affluence have rapidly changed China’s national health profile. But that has not prepared [...]
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China suicide victim’s last wish denied: Xinhua

06-Sep-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A man who texted police in China to donate his body and organs to science before hanging himself was denied his final wish because he had not applied in advance, official [...]
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Diabetes rises in China, reaching ‘alert’ level

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

Almost 12 percent of adults in China had diabetes in 2010, with economic prosperity driving the disease to slightly higher proportions than in the United States, researchers [...]
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Diabetes epidemic spreads in China afflicting 114 million

Diabetes epidemic spreads in China afflicting 114 million

05-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Smh | 6:00 AM

China’s diabetes epidemic is worse than previously estimated – much worse. The most comprehensive nationwide survey for diabetes ever conducted in China shows [...]
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Disorder: Indonesia’s Mental Health Facilities

05-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Lightbox | 6:00 AM

Pasung is the Indonesian term for restraints or restrained. It is used to refer to shackles, but can also refer to being locked in a room or confined in a shed or animal pen. [...]
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Don’t Trust a Chicken Nugget That’s Visited China

05-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Would you willingly eat a chicken nuggets processed in a country that has no intention of meeting US food-safety standards? Most Americans likely wouldn’t. That may [...]
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HK must consider using its reserves for health care

04-Sep-2013 Intellasia | Scmp | 6:00 AM

The government has been relying on an official estimate of the rising health-care costs of an ageing population that turns out to be far too low, according to revised [...]
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Health and fitness agenda: Vitafoods Asia

02-Sep-2013 Intellasia | AFP Relax | 6:00 AM

Coming up, Hong Kong hosts Vitafoods Asia, while Sao Paulo welcomes its massive fitness expo Fitness Brazil. Vitafoods Asia September 4-5 AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong Now in its [...]
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MOH extends use of Medisave to cover more chronic diseases

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s health ministry will extend the use of Medisave for outpatient treatment of five more chronic conditions. The five chronic conditions are osteoarthritis [...]
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Bubonic plague back? Teen’s death sparks fears of Asia outbreak

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Kazakhstan has stepped up border controls with neighbouring Kyrgysstan, while China has refused to send its athletes to a meet there following news of a Kyrgys teenager [...]
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Job’s Tears answer to Southeast Asia’s wastewater problem

31-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Phys | 6:00 AM

A tropical plant species could revolutionise the way wastewater is cleaned and managed in the developing world, field research has shown. A visiting Danish biologist with the [...]
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Thailand to appeal after Philip Morris wins health warning case

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Thai government plans to appeal a court victory by tobacco giant Philip Morris to keep larger health warnings off cigarette packets for sale in Thailand. The Central [...]
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MOH extends use of Medisave to cover more chronic diseases

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s health ministry will extend the use of Medisave for outpatient treatment of five more chronic conditions. The five chronic conditions are osteoarthritis [...]
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Bubonic Plague Outbreak Feared in Central Asia

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Weather | 6:00 AM

A teenage boy died of bubonic plague last week in Krygysstan, prompting worry over a potential outbreak of the deadly summer disease, The Guardian reports. Temirbek Isakunov, [...]
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Australia found to have one of the world’s worst drug problems

30-Aug-2013 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Australia has one of the world’s most serious drug problems, according to a major international study on the health burden caused by amphetamines, cocaine, cannabis and [...]
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