Over P3-M health coupons benefit Quezon 1st district townsfolk

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Over P3-M health coupons benefit Quezon 1st district townsfolk 

INFANTA, Quezon, Feb. 20 — More than P3 million worth of health coupons have been distributed to the townsfolk of Quezon province's 1st district comprising eight towns as of Thursday.

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PRC chapter in Pangasinan-Dagupan reports enough blood

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on PRC chapter in Pangasinan-Dagupan reports enough blood 

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 20 –The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chapter in Pangasinan and Dagupan has enough supply of blood and is one of the few big chapters able to respond to the pressing need for blood in Tacloban and in Capiz.

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Contaminated barreled water triggers norovirus in E China

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Contaminated barreled water triggers norovirus in E China 

HANGZHOU, Feb. 20 — As many as 511 students in east China's Zhejiang Province have been infected with norovirus, a common cause of viral gastroenteritis, after drinking contaminated barreled water, local authorities said on Thursday.

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Iloilo ‘most advanced’ in teen programs

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo ‘most advanced’ in teen programs 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 20 Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III considered this province “most advanced” in terms of youth development programs during his visit here this week.

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Humans with bird flu pose no threat to poultry populations, says UN agency

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Humans with bird flu pose no threat to poultry populations, says UN agency 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 20 — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a U.N. agency, says there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9), a low pathogenic virus in poultry, can transmit the virus to animals, including birds. “Humans that become ill with influenza A(H7N9) constitute no threat to poultry populations,” FAO Chief Veterinary Officer Juan Lubroth said in a statement.

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H1N1 flu resurges in U.S., hitting younger people hard: CDC

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on H1N1 flu resurges in U.S., hitting younger people hard: CDC 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 — This year's flu season in the U. S. has hit younger- and middle-age adults harder than in the past three years, as a result of the resurgence of the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday.

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EU to better protect workers from chemicals exposure risks

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on EU to better protect workers from chemicals exposure risks 

BRUSSELS, Feb. 21 — The European Commission has welcomed the definitive adoption Thursday by the EU's Council of Ministers of measures to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals at the workplace.

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China reports less food poisoning deaths in 2013

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on China reports less food poisoning deaths in 2013 

BEIJING, Feb. 21 — A total of 109 persons died of food poisoning in China in 2013, a 25.3 percent decrease year-on-year, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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Guimaras town to forbid cigarette smoking

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Guimaras town to forbid cigarette smoking 

BUENAVISTA, Guimaras, Feb. 21 — An ordinance that will completely forbid smoking and the sale of cigarettes in this municipality is being given full deliberation by the municipal council that could be enacted next year.

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Samal city mayor orders random drug test for city employees, cops

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Samal city mayor orders random drug test for city employees, cops 

ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Davao del Norte, Feb. 21 –Mayor Aniano P. Antalan has ordered a random drug test to city employees aimed to make the workplace drug-free.

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