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AFP, Senate keep lead; PhilHealth notches 2nd win at UNTV Cup 7

Posted on: October 16th, 2018 | No Comments
  Games on Sunday, October 21 2:00PM – GSIS vs PITC 3:30PM – Agriculture vs Judiciary 5:00PM – PNP vs Senate Venue: Pasig City Sports Center   UNTV Cup Season...

Malaria mosquitoes wiped out in lab trials of gene drive technique

Posted on: October 15th, 2018 | No Comments
  LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive, which...

DOH, health advocates push for higher tax on cigarettes

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and several health advocates are calling on the  immediate passage of a measure that would increase the taxes on cigarettes. No less...

WHO sees Congo’s Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 | No Comments
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved...

Sexual harassment, abuse tied to real health effects

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Sexual harassment and sexual abuse occur frequently and can harm physical and mental health, according to two studies from the U.S. and Europe published in JAMA Internal...

Childhood secondhand smoke exposure tied to arthritis in adulthood

Posted on: September 29th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women exposed to secondhand smoke as children may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people who didn’t breathe cigarette fumes growing up, a French study...

Chinese first lady calls for global efforts to combat TB

Posted on: September 28th, 2018 | No Comments
Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan called for a global effort to eradicate the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic on Wednesday as she addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on...

Pakistan gives polio vaccine to all children

Posted on: September 27th, 2018 | No Comments
  The Pakistani government began Monday to give polio vaccines to over 38 million children across the country who are under five years old. The vaccination plan will be finished...

WHO extremely concerned about Ebola ‘perfect storm’ in Congo

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 | No Comments
  The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday (September 25) that the Ebola outbreak in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could deteriorate rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community...

GIS EXCLUSIVE: DA’s Piñol relieves 2 NFA execs in Region 3

Posted on: September 24th, 2018 | No Comments
  QUEZON CITY, Philippines –Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has relieved from their positions the Region 3 director of the National Food Authority (NFA) and the agency’s manager in Bulacan. This was...