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HK bans live poultry sale due to H7N9

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong health authorities on Monday suspended sale of live poultry after traces of the H7N9 virus were detected in faeces samples collected from one of the markets. The [...]
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Malaysians increasingly unhealthy but don’t know it, survey shows

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

The number of Malaysians suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCD) like high cholesterol levels and obesity increased significantly between 2006 and 2015, according to [...]
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N Korea on alert for Zika virus outbreak

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

North Korea may be nervous about the Zika virus. Pyongyang’s propaganda outlet Arirang Meari stated on Monday the citizens of Kaesong near the demilitarised zone are [...]
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Indonesian worker in Taiwan infected with Zika virus

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on Monday the third imported case of a mosquito-borne Zika infection in Taiwan this year, this time involving an Indonesian [...]
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Burma to ban betel nut chewing in public

07-Jun-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Myanmar authorities will launch a campaign to remove betel nut stands from public areas and tourist attraction sites as an initial step to cut its consumption, officials said [...]
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Fivem smokers in Malaysia, survey shows

06-Jun-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An estimated five million Malaysians, or 22.8 per cent of the population, are smokers, according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS). Deputy Health minister [...]
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Taiwan to seek status as free of animal foot-and-mouth disease: COA

04-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is seeking to be listed next year by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as a country free of foot-and-mouth disease with vaccination, the Council of [...]
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New draft of Chinese anti-smoking law weaker than health advocates had hoped

04-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A recent draft of the Chinese national anti-smoking law significantly weakens previously proposed legislation, several people familiar with the bill told Reuters, and some [...]
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455 new cases of HIV reported in Singapore in 2015, most patients got virus through sex

03-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

There were 455 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections reported among Singapore citizens and permanent residents last year, said the Ministry of Health [...]
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Korea uses technology to help pregnant women get seats

03-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Before they show a baby bump, what some pregnant women in South Korea can expect when expecting is accusing glares when they take subway seats meant for pregnant, disabled or [...]
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Taiwan third-worst in Asia-Pacific for outlook on health

02-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Taipei Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is the third-worst nation in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of how its people view their health, according to a survey released yesterday by life insurer AIA Group [...]
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Beijing’s smoke busters point the way for national ban

02-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Wielding an “inspector” badge, volunteer Liu Li follows his nose as he sniffs out violators of China’s toughest-ever tobacco control law, enacted a year ago [...]
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WHO asks China to nationally extend Beijing anti-tobacco law

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

The World Health Organization called on the Chinese government on Monday to enforce a strict national level anti-tobacco law following the “successful” [...]
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Dying of shame and Aids in the Philippines

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

HIV/Aids is killing ever more young gay men in the Philippines, making Manila in 2016 start to look like San Francisco in the 1980s. Ana P. Santos reports on an epidemic [...]
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New dengue cases in Singapore dipped to 199 last week

01-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

There are now 42 active dengue clusters in Singapore, including eight classified as high-risk. A total of 199 new dengue cases were reported in Singapore in the week ending [...]
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