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Vaccine scam rocks Indonesia

Vaccine scam rocks Indonesia

01-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Shanghai Daily | 6:00 AM

INDONESIAN parents were being advised yesterday to consult their doctors and consider re-innoculating their children as a massive counterfeit vaccine scandal sweeps the [...] » More

New Big Scandal Emerged in Indonesia: Fake Vaccines for Babies

01-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Indonesia-investments | 6:00 AM

Relatively frequently Indonesia is shocked by major scandals; usually it is a high-profile corruption case involving politicians or big businesspeople but since Friday [...] » More

Diphtheria claims third death in Malaysia, this time in Sabah

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

Malaysia has recorded its third death from diphtheria, this time involving a three-year-old boy from Menggatal. This marks the third such death in the country, after two [...] » More

Taiwan reports first indigenous dengue fever case of summer

30-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A woman in the southern city of Pingtung became the first reported indigenous dengue fever case in Taiwan this summer when she was confirmed Tuesday to have the disease. The [...] » More

Measles cases spike 340pct in Malaysia

29-Jun-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:01 AM

Malaysia has seen a 340 per cent leap in the number of measles infections within the first week of this month, the country’s Health Department said, citing a rise in [...] » More

Measles cases in Malaysia up by 340pct from last year

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

The number of measles cases have increased by 340 percent (873 cases) compared to the same period in 2015 with only 197 cases. Health Department director-general Datuk Dr [...] » More

Air pollution to kill millions more without change of energy policy – IEA

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

Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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, [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More

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 [...] » More