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Malaysia reports first H7N9 case outside China

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

Health officials announced an H7N9 avian flu infection in Malaysia today, the first case detected outside of China, along with eight other newly confirmed cases – one [...]
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China smog makes capital ‘barely suitable’ for life: report

China smog makes capital ‘barely suitable’ for life: report

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital “barely suitable” for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world’s [...]
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Dengue deaths soar in Malaysia

Dengue deaths soar in Malaysia

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Deaths from dengue fever have nearly tripled in Malaysia this year compared with the same period in 2013, sparking a stepped-up campaign to control the mosquitos that spread [...]
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China says gets tough on polluters, nixes projects worth $19.5 billion

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s environmental watchdog vetoed as many as 32 projects with a total investment of 118.4 billion yuan last year as it stepped up efforts to get tough on industrial [...]
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Be prepared for Sumatra’s volcano ash to strike Malaysia, warns health ministry – Bernama

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The health ministry today advised the public to stay indoors and shut doors and windows of their homes if ashes from the volcanic eruption of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatera [...]
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Malaysia warns of dengue fever spike, steps up anti-mosquito campaign

Malaysia warns of dengue fever spike, steps up anti-mosquito campaign

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | ABC.net | 6:00 AM

Deaths from dengue fever have nearly tripled in Malaysia this year compared to the same period in 2013, sparking a stepped-up campaign to control the mosquitoes that spread [...]
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Measles outbreak in Philippines slowly spreading to Canada

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thespec | 6:00 AM

Health officials are warning Toronto clinicians to be on alert for measles, as a widespread outbreak in the Philippines that reportedly killed more than two dozen children [...]
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India celebrates eradication of polio

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

Indian leaders celebrated the eradication of polio on Tuesday, reminding doubters that something once thought impossible had been achieved and promising to tackle other [...]
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Haze from Indonesian forest fires won’t affect Malaysia

Haze from Indonesian forest fires won’t affect Malaysia

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Haze from forest fires which have affected parts of Sumatra will not influence Malaysian weather, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET) said. Its corporate commercial [...]
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Cases of H1N1 detected in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

Cases of H1N1 detected in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Vulcan | 6:00 AM

Recently, reports of H1N1 cases have been surfacing. Though there are some assurance that there should not be any causes for panic due to its seasonal circulation, H1N1 still [...]
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January worst month in China’s human H7N9 outbreak: govt

January worst month in China’s human H7N9 outbreak: govt

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

A total of 31 people died from H7N9 bird flu in mainland China in January, the government announced Monday, making it by far the worst month in the outbreak. There were a [...]
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Chinese coverup: Resort island cracks down on nude sunbathing

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities in the southern resort island of Hainan have announced a crackdown on nude sunbathers, with loudspeakers and surveillance cameras as well as police [...]
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US magazine: Malaysia’s healthcare is No. 3 worldwide

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

A study by the American publication International Living rates Malaysia’s healthcare system as the third best out of 24 countries in its 2014 Global Retirement Index [...]
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Vietnam raises alarm about H7N9 bird flu spread

Vietnam raises alarm about H7N9 bird flu spread

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) recently sent an urgent circular to provinces and cities, asking them to beef up the prevention and fight against H7N9 bird flu. [...]
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Singapore’s ‘Pioneer Generation’ to benefit from special health-care package

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong paid special tribute to Singapore’s “Pioneer Generation” on Sunday, outlining a special health-care package that will benefit [...]
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