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Malaysian student in Korea in need of funds to pay medical bills

16-Aug-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:01 AM

The family of a Malaysian university student is desperately seeking to raise funds to pay for his emergency surgery in South Korea. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) student [...]
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UUM to the rescue for its student saddled with hospital bill in Korea

16-Aug-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:01 AM

The plight of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) student Mohd Ariff Gamar, 21, who was in need of funds to pay for his emergency surgery in South Korea, has caught the attention [...]
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Zika risk puts US on China’s import restriction list

15-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Aircargoworld | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities now demand that imported American goods must be “mosquito-free” to prevent the Zika virus from spreading to Asia. The decision is expected to [...]
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Health effects in Hiroshima, Nagasaki not as bad as feared: Study

15-Aug-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Public perception of the rates of cancer and birth defects among survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs has been greatly exaggerated compared to reality, finds a [...]
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Measles outbreak in remote north under control in Burma

15-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Worldbulletin | 6:00 AM

An outbreak of measles-like diseases that killed dozens of people in a remote and impoverished region of northern Myanmar has been brought under control after seven weeks, [...]
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Taiwan reports 5th imported Zika case

15-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

A 27-year-old man who returned to Taiwan from St.Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean on Thursday morning was confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus, [...]
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Singapore now has a record 13,000 doctors, says SMC in its latest annual report

13-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The number of doctors here hit a new high of 13,006 in 2015, with the addition of 930 newly registered doctors, the Singapore Medical Council said in its latest annual report [...]
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HIV Numbers Increasing In China. What’s The Reason?

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | China Daily | 6:00 AM

The quickest answer that may come to mind is that people are having more unprotected sex in China. Charles Liu of thenanfang.com believes that there are more reasons for the [...]
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Philippines sees record number of new HIV cases

11-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines reported a total of 841 new cases during June, the highest ever monthly figure since the country’s first reported case in 1984. The Philippines has [...]
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Melioidosis: Thailand’s unknown deadly disease

10-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s third most-deadly infectious disease kills 40 percent of those infected, but very few have ever heard of it. By the time Bunsri Mamak, 50, arrived at [...]
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HK investigates possible local dengue transmission

09-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Out Break News Today | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong health officials announced Saturday the investigation of a confirmed dengue fever (DF) case in which local transmission cannot be ruled out at this point. “As [...]
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Measles behind Burma outbreak that has killed 30

Measles behind Burma outbreak that has killed 30

09-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar health officials have confirmed that a measles outbreak is behind the deaths of more than 30 people, mostly children, in a remote part of the country as authorities [...]
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Philippines posts record 841 HIV cases in 30 days

09-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The country has recorded the highest number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases – over 800 in just 30 days. Citing data from the HIV/Aids Registry of the [...]
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China Battles Conflicts in Health Sector as WHO Raises Concerns

08-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Voacambodia | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization has warned China that its coveted Silk Road programme can result in the spread of disease, because movements of people and goods can transfer [...]
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First Taiwanese suffers Zika virus

06-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan has confirmed its fourth imported case of Zika virus infection, involving a 43-year-old Taiwanese woman who appears to have contracted the disease in the Caribbean, [...]
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