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 and solutions in risk, strategy, and people. Its newly launched Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC) […]

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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 common condiments in Chinese dishes, but more than one in four samples tested by the […]

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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, the average Malaysian adult consumed 2,500 kilocalories (kcal) daily, as compared to 1,500 kcal recommended […]

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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 related to the virus, but that person has been placed in quarantine and is under […]

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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 measures were being implemented to keep Enterovirus Type 71 (EV-71), a strain of HFMD that […]

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