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China reports new H7N9 bird flu death

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

China has reported a new death from the H7N9 bird flu virus, state media said on Friday, bringing the toll this year to at least four as the disease returns following its [...]
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Australian scientists microchip bees to map movements, halt diseases

17-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out [...]
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China’s Shanghai announces new measures to curb pollution

China’s Shanghai announces new measures to curb pollution

17-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s commercial capital, Shanghai, introduced emergency measures to tackle air pollution on Wednesday, allowing it to shut schools and order cars off the road in the [...]
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‘Vaping’ a slow burner in China, world’s maker of e-cigarettes

‘Vaping’ a slow burner in China, world’s maker of e-cigarettes

17-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

When Qu Liang’s wife became pregnant, the 30-year-old Shanghai salesman switched from smoking to “vaping”, a practice uncommon in China although it is the [...]
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Two Citibank employees in Singapore infected with H1N1

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Todayonline | 6:00 AM

Two Citibank employees working on the 22nd floor of its Asia Square office have been diagnosed with Influenza A (H1N1), and another eight are suspected to be infected with [...]
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Infected traveller sparks New Zealand measles alert

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

New Zealand health authorities were trying to track down hundreds of passengers on Wednesday who may have been exposed to measles on a Singapore Airlines flight at the [...]
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New H7N9 bird flu deaths reported in China

New H7N9 bird flu deaths reported in China

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Channelnewsasia | 6:00 AM

China has reported two new deaths from the H7N9 bird flu virus, state media said, as the disease returns following an outbreak last year. A 75-year-old patient, identified [...]
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HK reports second H7N9 death

HK reports second H7N9 death

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

A Hong Kong man infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu died late Monday, less than a week after he was confirmed to be infected with the deadly virus, authorities said. The [...]
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India marks 3 years since last polio case reported

India marks 3 years since last polio case reported

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

India marked three years Monday since its last reported polio case, putting the country on course to being formally declared free of the disease later this year. India has [...]
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China reports second H7N9 bird flu death in a week

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

China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in southwestern Guizhou province, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, in the second death from the virus [...]
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How India managed to defeat polio

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

It is three years since India last reported a case of polio. Patralekha Chatterjee reports on how the country appears to have finally managed to beat the disease. Despite a [...]
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Singapore scientists crack ‘sneak tactics’ of dengue virus

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Scientists in Singapore have discovered how the dengue virus manages to slip past the body’s immune safeguards. A team of researchers, led by Duke-NUS associate [...]
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How Xi Can Help China Stop Smoking

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Skeptics are waiting for Chinese President Xi Jinping to prove he’s serious about economic reform – perhaps by shuttering one of the country’s big, [...]
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Taiwan should be cautious over bird flu outbreak: health official

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Taipei, January 13 (CNA) China has not been active in dealing with an outbreak of H7N9 avian influenza and Taiwan should be particularly cautious about a possible outbreak of [...]
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Hopes and fears as Indonesia rolls out universal healthcare

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Irinnews | 6:00 AM

The rollout of universal health coverage in Indonesia has been greeted with public enthusiasm, but health experts warn that inadequate funding could undermine the quality of [...]
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