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China’s cancer doctor for the very sick and very rich

27-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Dr Xu Kecheng wanted to find a way for advanced-stage cancer patients to live with the disease rather than die from it. As she waited to see her oncologist, Raluca Pietroiu [...]
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Indonesia seeks to hose down Zika fears

27-Jun-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has sought to hose down fears of the Zika virus sparked by an Australian government travel warning, with the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra issuing a statement [...]
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More Malaysian parents to reject vaccinations for their kids this year

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

The number of parents refusing vaccinations for their children is expected to increase this year. Deputy Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said in the first three [...]
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China to tear up ‘poisoned’ school running tracks

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

Chinese authorities will remove substandard running tracks from schools, called “poisoned tracks” by the media due to the industrial waste used to build them, [...]
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How mushrooms fueled a scientist’s flight out of N Korea

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

Lee T.B. fled North Korea not because he suffered from dire poverty or persecution at home, as many other defectors have. He did it for mushrooms, and to fulfill his [...]
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6.5pct of Burma population infected with Hepatitis B

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

The health ministry is planning to launch a national-level campaign against liver diseases this year, partly in response to the prevalence of Hepatitis B in Myanmar, with [...]
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Pregnant women warned not to travel to Indonesia as Zika spreads

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Pregnant travellers are being advised to avoid Indonesia as doctors warn the Zika virus has spread to its shores. Though most people who become infected show no serious signs [...]
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54-year-old man becomes first in Singapore to donate liver to a complete stranger

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

Many people would donate an organ to a loved one in need, but how about a complete stranger? For Lim Kok Seng, this was never in any doubt. Last year, the security concierge [...]
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South-East Asia continues to be polio free: WHO

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

Days after a suspected polio case was detected in India, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said no child in the South-East Asia region has been afflicted by wild polio [...]
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Hundreds practise yoga in Beijing

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

Hundreds of people practised Yoga here on Saturday to mark the International Yoga Day which will be observed on June 21. Chinese yoga practitioners enthusiastically [...]
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HK chickens could be given extra shot against H7 bird flu virus

21-Jun-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Tests by University of Hong Kong virologist confirm the vaccine offers good protection All live poultry in Hong Kong may soon be subjected to an extra vaccination against H7 [...]
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No child in South-East Asia afflicted by wild polio virus: WHO

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

Days after a suspected polio case was detected in India, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said no child in the South-East Asia region has been afflicted by wild polio [...]
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Australians warned of Zika virus in Indonesia

20-Jun-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Pregnant women are being advised to consider postponing travel to Indonesia with the Australian government updating its travel advice to warn the country is experiencing [...]
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S’poreans face heart failure 10 years before Westerners

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

Singaporeans suffer from heart failure at the average age of 61, about 10 years earlier than Americans and Europeans, a study on Asian patients has found. Singaporeans also [...]
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Japanese city offering public funds to freeze women’s eggs

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

A Tokyo suburb will help women cover the cost of freezing their eggs in a pilot programme aimed at countering Japan’s declining birth rate. The city of Urayasu, about [...]
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