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Country in a ‘win-win-win’ situation with increased cigarette tax—WHO

Posted on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:13 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that raising taxes on cigarette will be a “win-win-win” situation and can save around 460,000 lives. According to WHO representative to the Philippines,...

Don’t let tobacco take your breath away—WHO

Posted on Sunday, 2 June 2019 12:28 AM | No Comments
Tobacco kills one person every four seconds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This World No Tobacco Day, the WHO reiterates the deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand...

Pakistan province struggles with hundreds of cases of children infected with HIV

Posted on Saturday, 1 June 2019 03:41 AM | No Comments
In the dusty town of Ratodero in southern Pakistan, doctors are struggling to cope with an alarming outbreak of young patients infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, with...

SoKor braces for African swine fever outbreak after NoKor case

Posted on Friday, 31 May 2019 06:41 PM | No Comments
South Korea readied on Friday (May 31) to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea, the latest Asian...

WHO: Tobacco kills 8 million each year; e-cigarettes, not a proven alternative

Posted on Thursday, 30 May 2019 05:17 PM | No Comments
Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday (May 29), ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday (May 31). The WHO said...

Rules on use of e-cigarette, vapes out next week – DOH

Posted on Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:59 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is looking to release an order detailing the regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vapes next week, a health...

LIST: School supplies containing lead, cadmium

Posted on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 06:47 PM | No Comments
EcoWaste Coalition has listed several school supplies containing cadmium and lead which are harmful to students. The environment group alerted consumers against purchasing school supplies laced with hazardous substances such...

MMDA to inspect school perimeters for e-cigarettes, tobacco products

Posted on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 06:02 PM | No Comments
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that it will check the 100-meter perimeter of public and private schools for establishments that sell, advertise and promote e-cigarettes and other tobacco...

FDA to release list of ‘fake’ vinegar next week

Posted on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:28 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release next week the list of “fake” vinegar products with synthetic acetic acid. FDA officer-in-charge Eric Domingo said they are...

FDA warns public vs fake beauty products, face masks

Posted on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:14 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday warned the public against the purchase and use of the counterfeit versions of some local and international beauty products....