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‘Alarming’ superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an “alarming” threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and...

Edsa traffic enforcers in danger of lung disease

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
PHILIPPINES — Air pollution has spread across the highly urbanized Metro Manila due to high number of vehicles. Several studies reveal that Edsa has the highest level of air pollution...

Going from low-to intermediate-fitness may prolong life

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Improving cardiovascular fitness over time may prolong life, suggests a new study. Patients who started with low fitness levels but were able to improve to intermediate or...

Doctors who find meaning in their work are less likely to feel burnout

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Doctors who feel burned out or overwhelmed by the demands of work are less likely to view their work with patients as a “calling” that has meaning,...

Hard to detect, China bird flu virus may be more widespread

Posted on: February 20th, 2017 | No Comments
Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this...

Diseased rat urine kills New Yorker in outbreak of rare illness

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 | No Comments
Diseased rat urine has killed at least one person and sickened two others in New York City in an outbreak of a rarely seen infection, prompting calls from city officials...

Researchers find clues to why diet with olive oil is tied lower heart disease risk

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – A traditional Mediterranean diet with added olive oil may be tied to a lower risk of heart disease at least in part because it helps maintain healthy...

DOH implements stricter screening measures in blood donations

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 | No Comments
PHILIPPINES — The Department of Health is now administering a more careful procedure in collecting blood from donors to avoid blood contamination from various diseases like HIV-AIDS virus. DOH also...

High salt intake linked to higher stroke risk

Posted on: February 11th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Older adults with salty diets may have an increased risk of suffering a stroke, a new study suggests. The new findings strengthen the case for heavy salt...

Adults urged to get vaccinated

Posted on: February 8th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of...