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Calls for action on ‘dire’ drug-resistant TB threat in Asia and the Pacific

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Medical experts are warning that drug-resistant tuberculosis is now such a problem in the Asia Pacific region that it could overwhelm health systems. In a recent hard-hitting [...]
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2 Calgary students with measles recently visited the Philippines

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | CBC News | 6:00 AM

Officials at Calgary’s Henry Wise Wood High School and Sherwood School are warning students about measles. Alberta Health Services says one student at each school had [...]
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Bird flu alert in Japan as deadly H5 virus is confirmed on farm

Bird flu alert in Japan as deadly H5 virus is confirmed on farm

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

Japan is on bird-flu alert after two confirmed cases at a farm in the country’s south where more than 1,000 chickens have died. The slaughter of 112,000 chickens was [...]
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Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the [...]
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23 Singaporeans hit by measles outbreak in the Philippines

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A MEASLES outbreak in the Philippines has infected 23 Singaporeans who had travelled there since January, said an alert from the Ministry of Health (MOH). They are among 80 [...]
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Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country’s first case of bird flu in three [...]
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Japan orders chicken cull to halt bird flu

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture that kept 56,000 birds, after its owner reported on Saturday many sudden deaths among his [...]
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Tobacco makers being sued by S Korea over smoking-related illnesses.

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seoul: South Korea’s state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won [...]
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China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday. In a [...]
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China city reports cancer-inducing chemical in drinking water

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s western city of Lanzhou saw a rush for supermarket bottled water on Friday after authorities said the city’s drinking water contained levels of benzene, a [...]
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‘Menstrupedia’ fights menstruation taboo in India

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Health24 | 6:00 AM

A new website and comic book called “Menstrupedia” aims to shatter the taboo surrounding periods in conservative India, where millions of girls face social [...]
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China begins soil pollution clean-up amid doubt over funding

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has announced its first pilot projects to treat metal pollution in soil and prevent farmland from further contamination, but critics say the government’s overall [...]
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Australia-China Mental Health centre Launched

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The University of Melbourne-Peking University centre for Psychiatric Research and Training will bring together experts from both institutions to study all aspects of mental [...]
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China 2014 bird flu toll rises to nearly 100: gov

12-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Almost 100 people in China died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in the first three months of the year, but the number of both fatalities and infections declined in March, [...]
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Beijing eyes smog controls ahead of Apec meeting

11-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China may revive 2008 Beijing Olympics-style air pollution controls when it holds a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in the often smog-shrouded capital in November, state [...]
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