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New Singapore study on the biology of ageing

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

A new study to identify biomarkers of ageing has been launched to help Singaporeans live healthier and longer lives. The SG90 study, jointly launched by The Agency for [...]
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Southeast Asia May See Rise in Dengue Fever Cases as Strong El Nino Unfolds

24-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Accuweather | 6:00 AM

Higher temperatures in Asia, including those during a strong El Nino cycle, can drive up the incidence of dengue fever, a group of international researchers has found. For [...]
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Dengue fever sweeps Asia, hospitals struggle to cope

23-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thousands of people in Asia have been struck by dengue fever in recent months, putting medical services under strain and highlighting the need for a long-term strategy to [...]
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SE Asia fires ‘produce more greenhouse gas than US’

SE Asia fires ‘produce more greenhouse gas than US’

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

Indonesian forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in acrid haze are spewing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each day than all US economic activity, [...]
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Cambodian on Trial for Infecting More Than 100 With HIV

22-Oct-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial Tuesday, facing three [...]
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Heavy air pollution in 80pct of Chinese cities: Greenpeace

Heavy air pollution in 80pct of Chinese cities: Greenpeace

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

Pollution in nearly 80 percent of Chinese cities surveyed by Greenpeace “greatly exceeded” national standards over the first nine months of this year, the [...]
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Dengue virus ‘endemic’ in China, say researchers

14-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

With India in the grip of a deadly dengue outbreak, a new study suggests the virus has also become endemic in neighbouring China where it can persist year-round, increasing [...]
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Last Korea MERS patient rediagnosed with virus

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

A South Korean man believed cured of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been rediagnosed with the deadly virus, health officials said on Tuesday. The diagnosis deals [...]
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Korean man cleared of Mers tests positive again

14-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 35-year-old man who was the last Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) patient to be cleared of the disease in the outbreak that killed 36 people in the country earlier [...]
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Philippines try to contain fallout from country’s first MERS-CoV case

13-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Gulf News | 6:00 AM

As the Philippines confronts what could be its first MERS-CoV death, authorities are faced with the dilemma of protecting the people from the lethal viral disease and [...]
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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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