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Pacquiao versus Horn rematch likely confirmed soon, says Arum

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum is “optimistic” a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days, he told Reuters on Thursday....

Tokyo protesters demand official response to U.S. base’s noise pollution

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 | No Comments
Residents living around a US military base in Aoyama Park in Tokyo have been suffering from heavy noise pollution caused by the U.S. military aircraft which fly on average five...

Broiler and egg producers urge import ban on poultry products

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The United Broiler Raiser Association (UBRA) and the Philippine Egg Board believe that imported chicken eggs from other countries might have been the cause of the outbreak...

AFP to send a battalion of soldiers to help cull flu-affected fowls in Pampanga

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 400 soldiers will be deployed to flu-affected areas in Pampanga to help in the culling operation of the Department of Agriculture (DA). “It is...

DA braces for arrival of migratory birds, possible carriers of avian flu virus

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Various agencies of the government in Region 11 joined forces in intensifying the monitoring of the possible entry of poultry products contaminated with avian flu virus. Local...

2 poultry farm workers tested negative of avian flu infection – DOH

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 | No Comments
The two poultry farm workers who underwent laboratory tests after showing flu-like symptoms have now returned to their homes in San Luis, Pampanga. This was after they were tested negative...

Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 | No Comments
Reuters Health – Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop diabetes than kids who typically get enough shuteye, a UK study suggests. That’s because each...

2 suspected ‘bird-flu’ patients under observation

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has seen flu like symptoms from two of the 20 farm workers in a poultry farm in Pampanga after testing their blood...

Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 | No Comments
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease,...

DOH launches HPV vaccine in Mandaluyong City

Posted on: August 8th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Around 8,000 students aged 9-14 from grades 4 to 7 in 22 public schools in Mandaluyong City will receive the  HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. The program was...