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Highly pathogenic bird flu outbreak detected in Korea

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s Agricultural Ministry confirmed on Sunday the detection of a fresh bird flu case, which is highly pathogenic, at a poultry farm in the port city of Busan. [...]
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Korea raises bird flu alert after confirming first case since April

06-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea said on Saturday it will raise the bird flu alert level to the second highest after small flocks of farm birds tested positive for the H5N8 virus, the first in [...]
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14 years on, remembering Taiwan’s SARS heroes

03-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Even for those getting jobs, many weren’t doing what they wanted, Zhaopin found. While only 6.7 percent of graduates wanted jobs in manufacturing industries such as [...]
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China struggles to kick smoking habit

02-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Most smokers in China, the world’s largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, [...]
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Smoking-related illnesses kill 20,000 M’sians annually

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

It is estimated that about 20,00 people in this country die each year from diseases linked to the smoking habit while the number of smokers is believed to be increasing. [...]
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Vietnam kidney patients recall horror after dialysis deaths

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese health officials were scrambling for answers on Tuesday (May 30) after seven people died while receiving dialysis, as survivors recounted horror stories from the [...]
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Vietnam dialysis: Seven patients die in hospital

Vietnam dialysis: Seven patients die in hospital

01-Jun-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Seven people have died and a woman is in intensive care after undergoing kidney dialysis treatment at a hospital in northern Vietnam. The incident happened at Hoa Binh [...]
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Two Chinese cities close poultry markets after H7N9 bird flu infection

23-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will shut poultry markets in certain districts of two cities after H7N9 bird flu infections were detected, state media reported on Sunday, the latest incidents in this [...]
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China reports 23 more H7N9 cases, 7 fatal

15-May-2017 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

Reports of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China continued at a steady pace last week, with 23 more cases reported. Many of the new cases are in the north, which has reported a [...]
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China H7N9 bird flu death toll fell to 24 in April – health authority

13-May-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China reported 24 human fatalities from H7N9 bird flu in April, the national health authority said on Friday, compared with 47 deaths in March. It also reported 81 cases of [...]
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Recruit South-East Asia’s youth in the fight against chronic disease

12-May-2017 Intellasia | Astroawani | 6:00 AM

INCREASING longevity, urbanisation and poor lifestyles are contributing to a massive increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in South-East Asia. According to the World [...]
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China Ready to Build First centre For Disease Control in Africa

12-May-2017 Intellasia | Front Pagea Frica Online | 6:00 AM

The People’s Republic of China has reemphasized its commitment to supporting Africa’s public health system as part of ways to solidifying friendship and achieving [...]
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Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join UN Agency’s Meeting

10-May-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan will continue to seek inclusion in the World Health Assembly’s annual meeting this month in Geneva, government officials said on Monday, pushing back against the [...]
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More in Singapore turn to crowdfunding to pay medical bills

03-May-2017 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Nina Shariff, 41, was at her wit’s end. Her middle child Syaqir, 14, was struck down by septicemia, or blood poisoning, earlier this month and had spent more than a [...]
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Why China Is Selling Cheap HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines

27-Apr-2017 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Vending machines are selling increasingly novel items: cupcakes, live crabs and fresh baguettes. In China, you can now add HIV testing kits to that list. China is piloting [...]
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