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China’s smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study

China’s smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study

10-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a “growing epidemic of premature death” [...]
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Influenza A viruses more likely to emerge in East Asia

09-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Daily Democrat | 6:00 AM

Novel strains of influenza A, the most common type of flu virus, are more likely to emerge in East Asia than in North America, according to a global analysis by the One [...]
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Haj pilgrim may have MERS symptoms

09-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Thaivisa | 6:00 AM

A 62-year-old man in Yala’s Betong district, who had just returned from the annual Haj in Saudi Arabia on October 4, had symptoms resembling those of Middle East [...]
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Over 300,000 Indonesians fall ill due to haze

Over 300,000 Indonesians fall ill due to haze

08-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Ians | 6:00 AM

Over 300,000 Indonesians were reported suffering from respiratory illnesses due to worsening haze conditions, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Indonesian Health minister [...]
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22 patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C virus, four died: SGH

08-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

Singapore general Hospital is investigating whether a cluster of hepatitis C virus infections at its renal ward contributed to the deaths of at least four patients, the [...]
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Assessing the Korea MERS outbreak: could it happen elsewhere?

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Medicalnews Today | 6:00 AM

Over the past 2 months, South Korea has been gripped by an outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, but earlier this week the country declared itself to [...]
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Korea: Medical data delivers yet another identity crisis

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Nakedsecurity | 6:00 AM

Personal data breaches have become a plague worldwide, but have been an especially massive problem in South Korea. So massive, in fact, with so many ID numbers stolen over [...]
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Suspected MERS death reported in the Philippines

07-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

A Saudi man who died in the Philippines was suspected to have a MERS-CoV infection, and health officials say he can’t be tested due to embalming, but the illness has [...]
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S. Korea’s last MERS patient tests negative

03-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

The last South Korean patient previously diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has tested negative for the virus, health officials said Thursday, with the [...]
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The Hacker Who Exposed Korea’s Deadly Epidemic

03-Oct-2015 Intellasia | PBS | 6:00 AM

Park Sun-yeong was riding the bus to his office in the Seoul suburb of Suwon when South Korea announced the nation’s first fatalities from Middle East respiratory [...]
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Common flu virus more likely to emerge in East Asia

02-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Davisenterprise | 6:00 AM

Novel strains of influenza A, the most common type of flu virus, are more likely to emerge in East Asia than in North America, according to a global analysis by the One [...]
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1.5 Billion People In Southeast Asia At Risk Of Rabies: WHO

29-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Tech Times | 6:00 AM

At least 1.5 billion people in Southeast Asia are in danger of having rabies, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Close to 25,000 people die from rabies in [...]
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3.7m die of heart diseases annually in SE Asia: WHO

29-Sep-2015 Intellasia | The Daily Star | 6:00 AM

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the number one reasons for death, claiming 17.5 million lives per year globally, according to World Health [...]
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Dengue fever cases near 17000 level in Taiwan: CDC

28-Sep-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since May has reached 16,658, an increase of 584 cases from the previous day, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [...]
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Taiwan suffers deadliest dengue outbreak

26-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 9:30 AM

Taiwan is facing its deadliest outbreak of dengue fever with a record high of 42 deaths – double the number that died last year, the authorities warned. Last year saw [...]
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