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World 22 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu alert unchanged despite Indonesia - WHO

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Reuters) - The bird flu alert in Jakarta, where four people have died and 10 people are under hospital observation, does not mean the avian flu outbreak has worsened, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

World 22 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu alert unchanged despite Indonesia - WHO

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Reuters) - The bird flu alert in Jakarta, where four people have died and 10 people are under hospital observation, does not mean the avian flu outbreak has worsened, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday.

World 21 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - World experts head to Indonesia as bird flu spreads

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health experts from around the world are converging on Indonesia, fearing a deadly bird flu outbreak in the world's fourth-most-populous country could spark a pandemic, a U.N. health official said on Wednesday.

Health 18 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Assessing the elderly

AS adults approach the 'elderly' age bracket, they will inevitably experience a number of physiological changes and, consequently, lifestyle changes too. Consultant geriatrician Dr Rajbans Singh stresses that while this is a significant transition, it does not have to be a painful one. How well one ages is dependant on how well one monitors and adapts to these changes.

World 08 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

China suicide bus bombing wounds 31

BEIJING (Reuters) - A 42-year-old farmer with terminal lung cancer set off a home-made bomb aboard a bus in southeastern China on Monday in a suicide attack that wounded 31, the official Xinhua news agency said.

World 22 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Suspected Russia bird flu seen no threat to humans

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A disease discovered in poultry in Russia and suspected to be the country's first case of bird flu is unlikely to pose a threat to humans, a senior Health Ministry official said on Friday.

AseanPlus News 12 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Dengue cases double

Cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever have doubled in Myanmar this year, prompting health officials to heighten their fight against the mosquito-borne viral disease, a local magazine reported Saturday.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

China to ban trade in human organs

China plans to issue regulations banning the trade in human organs, state media said yesterday, quoting a senior health official.

Nation 29 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Five orang asli children die of mysterious illness

A mysterious illness has claimed five young orang asli lives in theI/I>Bertam Valley in the Cameron Highlands over the past month.

AseanPlus News 15 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Getting info to curb HIV

SINGAPORE may introduce legislation empowering health workers to ask HIV patients for information on their sexual partners, a senior health official said in remarks published yesterday.