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After eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, Malaysia sets sights on Hepatitis B

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The health ministry said today it will focus on eliminating mother-to-child transmission of Hepatitis B, after Malaysia became the first country in the Western Pacific to [...]
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China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year [...]
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First Zika case in Singapore since September 2017: MOH

First Zika case in Singapore since September 2017: MOH

25-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The Zika virus is back in Singapore, almost four months after the last reported case. The latest case was reported last Thursday (18 January), the National Environment Agency [...]
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New bird flu case discovered in Korea

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

South Korea culled 197,000 chickens at a farm close to the capital city after a new case of avian influenza was discovered, the government said on Wednesday. The government [...]
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Philippines prepared for ‘worst-case scenario’ after 733,000 given dengue vaccine that could worsen disease

Philippines prepared for ‘worst-case scenario’ after 733,000 given dengue vaccine that could worsen disease

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is prepared for a “worst-case scenario” after warnings that a vaccine against dengue fever could cause symptoms of the disease to become more [...]
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361 new HIV cases in Singapore in first 10 months of 2017: MOH

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

From January to October, 361 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were reported among Singapore citizens and permanent residents, said the Ministry of [...]
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Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said Friday it had suspended use of a landmark vaccine for the potentially deadly dengue virus after its manufacturer warned it could worsen the disease in [...]
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Philippines halts programme for ‘dangerous’ dengue fever vaccine given to 730,000 children

04-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Health chiefs in the Philippines have suspended the country’s dengue immunisation programme after the vaccine’s manufacturer admitted it could cause severe cases [...]
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Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

21-Nov-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level [...]
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New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study

New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study

21-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarm that [...]
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Across Asia, liver cancer is linked to herbal remedies: study

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said Wednesday. The findings [...]
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’1 in 3 Pinoys has mental health problem’

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

One in every three Filipinos has a mental health problem, a local psychiatrist told the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), as she called for more vigorous [...]
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Tai Chi may boost exercise behaviour in heart patients

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Finding it difficult to join a cardiac rehabilitation centre due to rigorous workouts or financial constraints? Take heart, practising Tai Chi — a form of ancient [...]
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Significant drop in Malaysia’s HIV infection rates

18-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Todayonline | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has been lauded for its successful progress in the fight against the HIV epidemic, as the number of new infections falls. With new HIV infections dropping to 5,700 [...]
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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus China

07-Sep-2017 Intellasia | Who.int | 6:00 AM

On 4 August 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of one additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian [...]
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