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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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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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India to get polio-free status amid rise in acute flaccid paralysis cases

14-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Livemint | 6:00 AM

India will on Monday be accorded “polio-free” status by the World Health Organization (WHO), with not a single case of the crippling disease being reported in the [...]
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Pakistan is new front line in war on polio

14-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thenational | 6:00 AM

Madiha Shah and her cousin Fehmida, both UN-employed polio vaccination workers, were walking home when two men on a motorcycle sprayed them with bullets, killing both women. [...]
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China’s new policy on hospitals leave Taiwanese healthcare community cold

14-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Taipeitimes | 6:00 AM

China’s announcement on Friday that healthcare service providers from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will be able to operate fully owned hospitals in all of its 333 [...]
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Central HK Sees Near-Record Pollution Levels in 2013

Central HK Sees Near-Record Pollution Levels in 2013

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

Roadside pollution worsened in Hong Kong’s Central district last year as vehicular emissions helped send nitrogen dioxide concentrations to near-record levels, an [...]
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Vaccines can change children’s future

14-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thehindubusinessline | 6:00 AM

A single medical discovery has changed the future of children. Vaccination is a powerful and cost-effective weapon against disabling and life-threatening diseases. In India, [...]
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China reports one more H7N9 bird flu death

China reports one more H7N9 bird flu death

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

China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in eastern Fujian province, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. A 38-year-old man from Quanzhou city died [...]
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China, world’s leading tobacco user, moves to ban indoor public smoking

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

China, the world’s largest tobacco consumer, is aiming to ban indoor smoking in public areas by the end of the year. About one in three cigarettes smoked in the world [...]
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