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Chinese face growing cancer risk from dioxin

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Ians | 6:00 AM

The Chinese are facing growing cancer risk from dioxin due to changes in their dietary patterns over the past three decades, a research has found. Changes in dietary [...]
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Rare diseases in Malaysia

01-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

TODAY (February 29) marks the 9th International Rare Disease Day with the slogan “Join us in making the voice of rare diseases heard”. The slogan reflects the [...]
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New HIV infections in HK hit record high in 2015

25-Feb-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Aids concern groups express fears as total tops 700 cases in a year for the first time The number of new HIV infections topped 700 for the first time in Hong Kong last year, [...]
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Cambodia probes new village HIV outbreak

24-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia health officials on Monday were screening hundreds of villagers for HIV after 14 locals tested positive for the virus, sparking fears of a fresh outbreak. Nervous [...]
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‘Yoga grandpa’ offers free classes in China

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

A 72-year-old man in China’s Zhejiang province, offers yoga classes for free in his community, attracting many middle-aged and elderly learners. Yue Mingchao started to [...]
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China monitors potential infection after third Zika case

China monitors potential infection after third Zika case

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

The entry-exit inspection and quarantine bureau in China’s Zhejiang province on Saturday said it was conducting epidemiological studies and sampling 32 travellers a day [...]
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Philippine bishops back pope’s remarks on Zika contraception

23-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Despite their staunch opposition to contraceptives, Philippine Roman Catholic bishops expressed their full support Saturday to Pope Francis’ remarks suggesting [...]
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New human H7N9 case reported in China

22-Feb-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

A new human H7N9 avian flu case has been reported in China’s Shandong province, the first case in the region since autumn of 2015, a spokesman with the provincial [...]
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Burma activists say destruction of opium fields blocked

22-Feb-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Anti-drug activists said Friday the military and local police are preventing them from destroying fields of opium poppies in northern Myanmar, a major cultivation area for [...]
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Singapore drug abusers up sixpct in 2015

17-Feb-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Singapore recorded a six percent rise in the number of drug abusers arrested in 2015 compared to the previous year, with a 20 percent climb in the number of new drug abusers [...]
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China confirms second Zika case

China confirms second Zika case

17-Feb-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

China confirmed a second imported Zika case on Monday, six days after the first was detected, the general Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine [...]
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Zika virus scare prompts Philippines to tell women to delay pregnancy

17-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A minister in the Philippines has urged women to delay pregnancy until more is known about the mosquito-borne Zika virus raging in Latin America, even though the Asian [...]
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Women and Infants in Philippines at Higher Risk of HIV from ‘Downstream’ Infections

17-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Pulitzercenter | 6:00 AM

When Clarissa’s younger sister died, she had little time to dwell on her own grief. There were the three young children left behind to think of, two of them HIV [...]
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Burma joins labs in India, Thailand to test Zika virus

17-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Eleven Myanmar | 6:00 AM

Myanmar has partnered with the Chulalongkorn University lab in Thailand and the NIV-Pune lab in India to test patients for the Zika virus, sources say. Health officials in [...]
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China’s first Zika patient discharged

16-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Ians | 6:00 AM

China’s first patient with the Zika virus was discharged from hospital on Sunday. China confirmed the case on February 9, Xinhua news agency reported. The patient, a [...]
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