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Look to Indonesia to see why we vaccinate our children

25-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Age | 6:00 AM

In wealthy countries like Australia it’s easy to forget why we vaccinate our children. Immunisation has been so successful that few of us can remember the horrors of [...]
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Blood transfusion transmitted Japanese encephalitis confirmed in HK

25-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Outbreak News Today | 6:00 AM

Health officials in Hong Kong reported the cause of a local case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) affecting a male patient who stayed in Grantham Hospital in the entire [...]
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In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

In certain states in southern India, anesthesiologists know to ask anyone undergoing surgery whether they belong to the Vysya, a regional group traditionally associated with [...]
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HK leader Carrie Lam calls for measures to cope with deadly flu outbreak

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has called on local health authorities to take urgent measures to cope with a deadly flu outbreakone of the city’s worst in [...]
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Malaysia seeks talks with Thailand and Indonesia over rabies outbreak

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is seeking talks with Indonesia and Thailand to strengthen disease control following a rabies outbreak. The outbreak in Serian, Sarawak, took the lives of three [...]
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Study finds caste-based diseases in South Asia

20-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Deccanchronicle | 6:00 AM

Most South Asian linguistic races and caste groups have a high vulnerability for ‘population-specific’ diseases. A CCMB study published in Nature Genetics on [...]
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Research presented at APSC reveals early-onset heart failure in Asia

17-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Cardiovascularbusiness | 6:00 AM

In a series of late-breaking trials being presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology’s (APSC) meeting in Singapore, research is surfacing about the realities [...]
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Registry identifies early onset of heart failure and lack of defibrillators in Asia

17-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Medicalxpress | 6:00 AM

For the first time this year a late breaking clinical trials session will be held at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress to highlight world-class research [...]
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Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north: OIE

Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north: OIE

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal [...]
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Korea approves first cell gene therapy ‘Invossa’ for degenerative arthritis

14-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

South Korean regulators approved Wednesday the country’s first-ever cell-mediated gene therapy for degenerative arthritis Invossa, developed by US-based TissueGene, a [...]
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Singapore approves new immunotherapy regime for advanced Melanoma

05-Jul-2017 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

Every year in Singapore, there are 1,719 and 1,381 cases of skin cancer (including melanoma) in men and women respectively making skin cancer among the top ten most common [...]
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In Korea, Being HIV Positive Might Prevent You From Accessing Healthcare

24-Jun-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

A new survey finds HIV stigma and discrimination rampant in the Republic of Korea. Woo Kim lost several teeth a few years ago and wanted a dental implant but for quite some [...]
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Victorian man dies after contracting Japanese encephalitis in Phuket, Thailand

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | The Age | 6:00 AM

A Victorian man visiting Thailand has died from the rare virus Japanese encephalitis. It it is believed to be only the 10th case of the disease recorded in Australia and the [...]
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More than 80pct of Indonesian Kids Had Dengue by Age 10

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Medpage Today | 6:00 AM

In Indonesia, more than 80 percent of urban children ages 10 and older were infected with dengue at least once, a representative sample of Indonesian children found. Adjusted [...]
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Chinese app to aid diagnosis of skin diseases

17-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

A university hospital in Hunan province is developing an online service to accurately diagnose skin conditions in seconds, as well as offer advice on where to seek treatment. [...]
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