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11 MERS-CoV ‘suspects’ test negative in Philippines

17-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Health officials have cleared 10 out of 11 people who earlier showed signs of infections from the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). All 11 of [...]
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New vaccine to fight dengue in the pipeline, says health ministry – Bernama

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

A French-developed vaccine that will help in the fight against dengue will be available in the market including Malaysia by mid-2015 after all the clinical tests have been [...]
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India sees rapid rise in swine flu deaths and cases

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

India has seen a sharp rise in the number of swine flu deaths and reported cases this year, prompting officials to investigate the cause and step up efforts to combat the [...]
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‘Concern’ in India as swine flu outbreak quickly spreads

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

An outbreak of swine flu in India has killed at least 216 people since the start of February, with most cases being reported from Rajasthan and Gujarat. There has been more [...]
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Eleven people linked to Philippines MERS case show symptoms – WHO

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Eleven people who had contact with the Philippines’ first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are also showing symptoms, the World [...]
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S Korea’s plastic surgery clinics targeted

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Skynews | 6:00 AM

South Korea has announced a crackdown on illegal brokers and unregistered clinics to try to protect medical tourists, especially those drawn by the country’s booming [...]
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N. Korea warns diplomats under Ebola quarantine: no more parties

16-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea has sent a note to foreign diplomats and organisations in Pyongyang warning them not to hold parties or meetings in violation of its strict quarantine against the [...]
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Health literacy key to improving health outcomes in South East Asia

14-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Medicalxpress | 6:00 AM

The South East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with Deakin University, has today (10 February) launched a set of health literacy [...]
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Deserted New Delhi hospitals sour India’s healthcare dream

14-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two state-of-the-art public hospitals in New Delhi are barely operational years after they officially opened – not for lack of funding but because officials did not [...]
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S’pore scientists find way to better treat lung infections

14-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Scientists in Singapore have found a way to better treat patients with lung infections such as pneumonia, which was responsible for almost one in five deaths here in 2013. [...]
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China: nutrition guiding light or ticking time bomb?

14-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

China was the Global Nutrition Report’s star performer. It was one of only two countries (the other being South Korea) that posted levels of stunting, women’s [...]
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Smoking among students must be tackled, says health official – Bernama

13-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Close cooperation between the school authorities and parents and their strict monitoring are important in addressing the smoking habit among students. Labuan health [...]
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4 shifts in Singapore’s approach to healthcare, outlined by PM Lee

12-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Faced with evolving challenges, the Republic has had to balance needs with costs to create a system that ensures affordable, universal healthcare, prime minister Lee Hsien [...]
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Japanese encephalitis contracted by Melbourne man in Bali, prompts health warning

12-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Heraldsun | 6:00 AM

A MELBOURNE man has contracted a rare viral brain condition in Bali, prompting calls from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer for travellers to get vaccinated before going [...]
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Precautions against flu urged as cold air mass strikes Taiwan

12-Feb-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC, ???) warned the public Wednesday to stay on the alert as a seasonal flu outbreak could intensify as successive cold fronts bring chilly [...]
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