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Korea temporarily bans movement of poultry to fight bird flu

13-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s agriculture ministry said on Monday it will issue a temporary nationwide ban on the transportation of poultry to contain the spread of bird flu, with 43 [...] » More

Interview: Chinese cardinal says Vatican must stand up to Beijing

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most senior Chinese Catholic cleric, says the participation of an excommunicated prelate at two bishop ordinations in China was a “slap in the [...] » More

HIV alert for male-to-male sex in Philippines

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

HIV infections among men having sex with men in the Philippines have surged 10-fold in five years, with authorities largely ignoring the problem, Human Rights Watch said in a [...] » More

Thailand issues Malaria warning to campers

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | DPA | 6:00 AM

Bangkok Thailand’s disease control department has issued a malaria warning to those planning to take trips or camp out in the country’s forests during the current [...] » More

Philippine government’s anti-gay policies fuelling HIV epidemic, says human rights group

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Policies like restricting gay men from using condoms while having sex are causing an HIV epidemic in the Philippines, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on [...] » More

Philippines: Policy Failures Fuel HIV Epidemic

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is fuelling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic among men who have sex with men through policies that restrict interventions proven [...] » More

Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Sunherald | 6:00 AM

A human rights watchdog says the Philippines has one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific which may worsen unless the government changes its approach [...] » More

Philippines HIV prevention policies leave behind men who have sex with men – rights group

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is not doing enough to tackle soaring HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men by offering greater access to HIV testing and condoms, an international [...] » More

It’s time to address the lifestyle challenges affecting health in Asia

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

With more than 10,000 known diseases affecting our world and viable treatments for only 500 of them, hundreds of patient advocates, researchers, investors and policymakers [...] » More

Vietnam’s HCM City reports 94 Zika patients

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s HCM City on Sunday confirmed four more Zika cases, increasing the total to 94, including 12 pregnant women, said the municipal Preventive Medicine Centre. To [...] » More

H5N8 expands in France as H5N6 strikes more Korean farms

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

French veterinary officials today said the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu strain spreading quickly though Europe has been detected for the first time in the country’s [...] » More

319 new HIV cases reported in Singapore in Jan-October 2016

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A total of 319 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections were reported among Singapore residents in the first 10 months of this year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) [...] » More

Strong Asian economic environment requires healthy choices

03-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Phnompenh Post | 6:00 AM

As Cambodia welcomes a growing numbers of franchises, including fast food restaurants that have long dotted the blocks of American cities, some lessons from a recent trip of [...] » More

This Taiwanese startup’s smart sleep mask will help you snooze like a baby

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Nuvi enables users to achieve deep sleep by playing specifically composed Zen music Contrary to the toxic “sleep is for the weak” mantra espoused by unhinged [...] » More

Over two lakh people died in China this year due to HIV/Aids

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

Over two lakh people have died in China due to HIV/Aids this year with 94 per cent of them contracting the disease due to sexual transmission, according to official figures [...] » More