Tag: EV-71

Asia Pacific’s elderly healthcare costs to reach US$20 tnfrom 2015 to 2030

August 29, 2016

Between 2015 and 2030, elderly healthcare costs in the Asia Pacific region will cost over US$20 trillion, according to a new report released today by Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). MMC is a global professional services firm offering clients advice […]

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HK watchdog found carcinogenic substances in soy sauce samples

August 17, 2016

The Hong Kong Consumer Council has found a possible human carcinogen in 11 of 40 soy sauce samples they have tested. The substance, called 4-methylimidazole, is thought to cause cancer if consumed in large amounts. Soy sauces and seasonings are […]

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‘Malaysians consume 500-700 extra calories daily’

November 14, 2013

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians, aged 18 and above, are consuming between 500 and 700 calories extra on a daily basis, cautioned Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. In disclosing this, he said based on a 2003 study on adult food intake, […]

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Health Ministry says no EV-71 in Malaysia

July 16, 2012

MALAYSIA –  The country’s Health Ministry announced that the deadly enterovirus 71 (EV-71) that killed at least 52 children in Cambodia has not entered the country. Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai (see insert photo) said that there was one patient […]

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EV-71 in Thailand still under control

July 13, 2012

THAILAND – Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in Thailand is under control thanks to measures put in place to prevent a virulent strain from spreading to Thailand from Cambodia, Deputy Public Health Minister Surawit Khonsomboon said yesterday. Extraordinary surveillance […]

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