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4,500 chickens culled in HK over bird flu outbreak

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

The authorities here on Tuesday culled 4,500 chickens at a wholesale poultry market after suspending the live poultry trade in their efforts to contain the spread of the H7N9 [...]
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Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

Thailand first in Asia to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV: WHO

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

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, a milestone in the fight against [...]
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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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