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Smoking causes one in ten deaths globally, major new study reveals

07-Apr-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

One in 10 deaths around the world is caused by smoking, according to a major new study that shows the tobacco epidemic is far from over and that the threat to lives is [...] » More

China reports six new bird flu cases, one death

China reports six new bird flu cases, one death

04-Apr-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China reported six new cases of H7N9 bird flu including one death in Hunan after live poultry markets in the province were shuttered last month. The infections were reported [...] » More

Chinese doctors successfully transplant ear they grew on man’s arm

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

A man has had an ear that grew on his arm attached to his head by doctors in China. Renowned plastic surgeon Dr Guo Shuzhong carried out the complex hour long operation on [...] » More

M’sian smokers turning to contraband cigarettes following price rise

04-Apr-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Second Finance minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said today that the illicit cigarette trade is on the rise following the government’s raising of cigarette prices [...] » More

Vietnam Veterans Stage in Rio, Aim for Better VA Health Care

30-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Capemay County Herald | 6:00 AM

Many Vietnam War veterans believe that the hidden costs of war that few people think about need to be paid, just like any other debt. For that reason, on March 28, several [...] » More

Joma Sison wishes ‘best of health’ for ex-student Duterte

30-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Self-exiled Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison wished President Duterte, his former student in college, the best of health on his birthday, Tuesday [...] » More

Rise in new tuberculosis cases in Singapore last year

27-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Tuberculosis (TB) remains endemic in Singapore, with the number of new cases of active TB among Singapore residents rising in 2016. In a press statement released on World TB [...] » More

South China Region Records 20 Cases of Bird Flu in 2017

27-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Sputniknews | 6:00 AM

Twenty cases of the H7N9 bird flu virus have been registered in China’s southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region since the beginning of 2017, including seven with [...] » More

Japan culls 280,000 more birds for avian flu

25-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan deployed hundreds of soldiers to help cull more than 280,000 chickens on Friday, officials said as they try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain [...] » More

Bird-Flu Outbreak Brings Pain for Poultry Producers in Asia

24-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Netral News | 6:00 AM

Avian influenza is spreading across Asia in what may be the worst outbreak in seven years, as the human death toll rises and chickens are culled in Japan, South Korea and [...] » More

Asian flu strains can enter North America through Alaska, study finds

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

A new paper from an MIT-led team demonstrates that Alaska can offer a significant foothold for Asian flu viruses, enabling them to enter North America. The research also [...] » More

Malaysian state declares H5N1 avian flu emergency

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | World Bulletin | 6:00 AM

A northeast Malaysian state has declared an emergency following an outbreak of H5N1, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. The move by Kelantan state’s government [...] » More

Bird flu in Kelantan: China bans imports of bird’s nest from Malaysia

22-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

China has imposed a temporary restriction on imports of bird’s nest from Malaysia, following an outbreak of bird flu in the northeastern state of Kelantan. The highly [...] » More

Kelantan H5N1 outbreak: China slaps ban on import of M’sian bird’s nest

21-Mar-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

China has imposed a temporary restriction on imports of raw clean Walet edible bird’s nest from Malaysia, due to the H5N1 avian flu outbreak in Kelantan. The move led [...] » More

UN urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike

UN urges China to act as bird flu deaths spike

20-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The UN’s food agency on Friday urged China to step up efforts to contain and eliminate a strain of bird flu which has killed scores of people this year. The Food and [...] » More