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Pollution responsible for a quarter of deaths of young children, says WHO

Pollution responsible for a quarter of deaths of young children, says WHO

08-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Pollution is responsible for one in four deaths among all children under five, according to new World Health Organization reports, with toxic air, unsafe water and and lack [...]
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Bird flu found at Tennessee chicken farm as virus surges in Asia

08-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An outbreak of avian flu in Tennessee has health officials on alert as the virus has surged across parts of Asia in recent months. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture [...]
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Chinese hospitals to onboard 20pct more robots by 2020: IDC

08-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Asia | 6:00 AM

Chinese hospitals will employ 20 percent more robots by 2020 to deliver medical equipment and food, according to IDC FutureScape: Top 10 Predictions of Healthcare IT 2017 [...]
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A parent’s grief: When a child in Singapore needs a heart transplant

07-Mar-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Young end-stage heart failure patients in Singapore have limited options for treatment, with the lack of a paediatric heart transplant programme. Channel NewsAsia’s [...]
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Dengvaxia vaccine given to a million kids in Philippines

07-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Dengvaxia vaccine has been tested on a million children in the Philippines, in a 3.5 billion-peso (S$98 million) state-sponsored immunisation programme that began in [...]
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First dengue vaccine available from this week

07-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

While it protects against all 4 dengue strains, it is less effective against common strains here The world’s first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, will be commercially [...]
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Birth defects cause 90000 newborn deaths in SE Asia: WHO

06-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Dnaindia | 6:00 AM

WHO today urged Southeast Asian nations, including India, to alleviate nutritional and disease hazards faced by pregnant women to tackle birth defects which cause 90,000 [...]
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Hospitals in South-East Asia Ramp up Efforts Against HIV-Related Stigma

06-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

The Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute in Nonthaburi is one of Thailand’s premier hospitals in Aids treatment and care. Its waiting rooms welcome many [...]
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Deadly ‘H7N9′ Avian Flu Spreads in China

Deadly ‘H7N9′ Avian Flu Spreads in China

06-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Livescience | 6:00 AM

A particularly deadly strain of avian flu, currently found in China, has infected more people there this flu season than it has in any season since the virus was identified, [...]
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China reports four more bird flu deaths, says spread of virus is slowing

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

China reported four more deaths from H7N9 bird flu in the week to Thursday, raising the winter death toll to at least 112, Xinhua news agency said on Friday. But the agency [...]
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Philippines begins drive to help rare disease sufferers

06-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is ramping up efforts to develop a nationwide registry of rare diseases to provide better access to health care and assistance to sufferers. “The [...]
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WHO says bird flu outbreaks raise alarm, but human risks still low

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The risk of sustained human-to-human transmission of H7N9 bird flu in China is low, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, but a surge in human cases there is [...]
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flies to Singapore for medical checks

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe travelled to Singapore for a medical checkup on Wednesday, his spokesman said, days after he celebrated his 93rd birthday by vowing to add [...]
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Phl takes lead in dengue summit

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

As the first country to carry out a mass immunisation programme against dengue, the Philippines is taking centre stage at the 2nd Asia Dengue Summit in Manila that ends [...]
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Asia Dengue Summit starts in Manila

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Biospectrum Asia | 6:00 AM

Experts at the summit will discuss the concrete steps needed to address the worrying rise in dengue cases as well as new developments in the area of prevention and control [...]
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