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Philippines’ HIV dilemma: too young for a test but old enough for sex

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

When Rey* first got an HIV test, his mother went with him. He was 17 and her consent was required by law. “My mum and I are pretty close. She has no issues about me [...]
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Air pollution up in a third of Chinese cities: Greenpeace

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Phys.org | 6:00 AM

Air pollution levels rose in nearly a third of Chinese cities monitored in the second quarter, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday. China’s cities [...]
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HPV Vaccination Controversy in Japan, Rates Plummet to 1pct

22-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Medscape | 6:00 AM

The report also notes that by June 2013, an estimated 8.29 million people in Japan had received the HPV vaccine. The report notes that the MHLW announcement of the withdrawal [...]
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China HIV leak violates patients’ rights: WHO

21-Jul-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A leak of HIV carriers’ identities in China was a violation of their “fundamental right”, the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of [...]
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6,000 teen abortion cases reported in Vietnam annually

20-Jul-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:01 AM

Some 6,000 teen abortion cases were reported in Vietnam annually, according to the general Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) on Monday. In 2015, Vietnam had a [...]
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More than 1000 children, infants diagnosed with Hydroceplus

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

More than 1,000 children and infants have been diagnosed with Hydroceplus (excess water in the head) over the last five years, said Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) Neurosurgery [...]
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First adult diphtheria case in Malaysia detected

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has recorded its first adult diphtheria case in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. The victim is a 41-year-old housewife who came down with fever last Monday and complained of [...]
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Korea Issues Nationwide Encephalitis Warning

13-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Sputnik | 6:00 AM

The health authority said that it had registered over 500 mosquitoes of the Culex tritaeniorhynchus species – the carriers of the disease – in the country, [...]
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Korean Health Authorities Confirm Seventh Case of Zika Virus

12-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

The seventh patient infected by Zika virus is discovered nine days after his return to the country from Guatemala, the Seoul-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]
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Anti-vaccine movement on the rise in Malaysia

09-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Paediatrician Musa Mohamad Nordin prepares a vaccine and administers it to a less than pleased child. Health officials here in Muslim majority Malaysia are worried as more [...]
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Thailand wary as Zika cases soar close to 100

07-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Since the Zika virus first caught the world’s attention following one of the most serious outbreaks, in Brazil last year, Thai health authorities have been at pains to [...]
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Some Malaysians’ rejection of vaccines fans fears of disease surge

07-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More children are falling victim to contagious diseases in Muslim-majority Malaysia, worrying health authorities as parents reject immunisation programmes for fear the [...]
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Fourteen diphtheria cases so far in Malaysia

05-Jul-2016 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

One new case of diphtheria has been reported in Kedah, pushing the number of confirmed cases in Malaysia from 13 to 14 so far. Health director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham [...]
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S Korea confirms sixth Zika case

S Korea confirms sixth Zika case

04-Jul-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

South Korean health authorities on Friday confirmed the sixth case of Zika virus infection found in a 28-year-old woman who recently came back from the Caribbean island of [...]
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Chinese woman delivers baby from embryo frozen 18 years ago

01-Jul-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

A healthy baby girl was born in China from an embryo frozen 18 years ago, medical officials said on Wednesday. A 45-year-old woman gave birth to a girl, weighing 3,300 gm, in [...]
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