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Korean Ebola response team completes mission

14-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Arirang | 6:00 AM

Korea’s 24-member Ebola response team has completed its three-month mission to treat patients in Sierra Leone. The foreign ministry said Sunday the final group of [...]
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India’s preference for sons has created a nation of tiny people

14-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

Indian children are among the shortest in the world, and the country’s preference for sons might be to blame. Globally, one in four children under the age of five is [...]
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Sylvia Chang makes comeback with ‘Murmur of the Hearts’

11-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Veteran Taiwanese filmmaker Sylvia Chang is making a comeback after a seven-year hiatus with “Murmur of the Hearts,” which pairs seasoned actors with fresh faces [...]
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After Bollywood and Nollywood, Uganda brings ‘Wakaliwood’

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

It’s a searing hot day, and a group of commandos are attempting a daring prison break. “Stop, get them!” general Placdo, a drunkard and an invincible Kung [...]
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Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: researcher

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

A Japanese research team said on Thursday it had developed a field test for Ebola that gives results in just over 11 minutes – down from the 90-minute test used now. [...]
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India Immunisation campaign begins on World Health Day, ‘INDRADHANUSH’ drive takes on 7 infectious diseases

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Newshub | 6:00 AM

India’s health ministry is tackling disease prevention with a massive immunisation campaign aimed at inoculating 90 percent of the country’s children by 2020 [...]
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5,000 had food poisoning in Vietnam last year: WHO

09-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Thanhnien News | 6:00 AM

Rapid economic development brings challenge to ensuring food safety in Vietnam where more than 5,000 people were affected by food poisoning last year, according to the World [...]
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Food safety must become a Southeast Asian priority – Poonam Singh

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Jakarta Globe | 11:05 PM

How often do we ask ourselves if the food we are eating is safe? Do we know if it is free of bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemicals, other contaminates, additives and [...]
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WHO helps N Korea battle measles outbreak

08-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Vaccine News Daily | 11:05 PM

A technical team from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office in East Asia has partnered with Unicef to help North Korea battle a measles outbreak by [...]
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Top WHO official in Thailand denies maid slavery claims

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 10:50 PM

The World Health Organization’s top official in Thailand on Saturday denied beating his Ethiopian domestic helper and treating her like a modern day slave. The [...]
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An Indian parliamentarian doubts if tobacco kills!

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | South Asia Mail | 10:50 PM

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service An Indian parliamentarian who is chairing the committee which told the government not to carry out stronger pictorial graphic health [...]
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Selangor pleads with Malaysians to end apathy over dengue scourge

07-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Asia One | 10:50 PM

The Raja Muda of Selangor has made an impassioned plea to Malaysians to stop their apathy if they want to rid the country of dengue. Tengku Amir Shah lamented that despite [...]
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China’s detained ‘guerrilla feminists’

06-Apr-2015 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

They are a group of feminists who are dedicated to campaigning against sexual abuse and domestic violence. They frequently carried out guerrilla-style protests to raise [...]
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India to add more Aids, TB drugs to essential medicines list -sources

04-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India is likely to add more HIV/Aids and tuberculosis drugs to its list of essential medicines that are subject to price caps, people directly involved in the process said, [...]
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A New Cancer Drug, Made in China

04-Apr-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Xian-Ping Lu left his job as director of research at drug maker Galderma R&D in Princeton, N.J., to co-found a biotech company to develop new medicines in his native [...]
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