Cambodia greets almost 3.2-M foreign tourists in 9 months

November 8, 2014 5:02 am· Comments Off on Cambodia greets almost 3.2-M foreign tourists in 9 months 

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 7 — Cambodia received nearly 3.2 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2014, a 5- percent rise from 3.05 million over the same period last year, tourism minister Thong Khon said Friday.

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Baguio mayor says BLISTT must level up to cope with globalization

November 8, 2014 5:02 am· Comments Off on Baguio mayor says BLISTT must level up to cope with globalization 

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 7 — The tourism industry in the Baguio-La Trinidad–Itogon–Sablan–Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) area must be improved in order to reap larger gains in the face of globalization but must also venture in to other profitable business.

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Roundup: UN says experimental Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa could begin by January

November 8, 2014 5:01 am· Comments Off on Roundup: UN says experimental Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa could begin by January 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 7 — The World Food Program (WFP) said on Thursday the Ebola crisis response "needs to scale up, get better and perform faster," as the UN health agency reported that if judged safe, larger scale trials of an experimental vaccine could be taken to hard-hit West African countries as early as January 2015.

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Ebola outbreak the most pressing global problem to date — ICRC president

November 8, 2014 5:01 am· Comments Off on Ebola outbreak the most pressing global problem to date — ICRC president 

GENEVA, Nov. 7 — The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is one the most serious problems to date, forcing the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to boost its fight against this deadly disease, President Peter Maurer said in an exclusive interview with TASS First Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman.

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Victims of tobacco hail release of graphic health warning templates

November 8, 2014 5:01 am· Comments Off on Victims of tobacco hail release of graphic health warning templates 

MANILA, Nov. 7 — Health advocates welcomed the much-awaited release of the templates that will be used as graphic health warnings (GHW) in cigarette packs.

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Swedish researchers promise hope for Parkinson’s disease patients: report

November 8, 2014 5:01 am· Comments Off on Swedish researchers promise hope for Parkinson’s disease patients: report 

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 — A team of scientists from Lund University in Sweden have reported a "major breakthrough" in the development of stem cell-derived brain cells, making stem cell transplantations in people with Parkinson's disease possible in the near future.

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PhilHealth, Tupperwear forge deal for nationwide run next yearLeilani S. Junio

November 8, 2014 5:01 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth, Tupperwear forge deal for nationwide run next yearLeilani S. Junio 

MANILA, Nov. 7 –The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) signed with the Tupper Wear Philippines a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in connection with the launching of a nationwide run in February next year.

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Dengue down by 75% in Pangasinan

November 8, 2014 5:01 am· Comments Off on Dengue down by 75% in Pangasinan 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Nov. 7 — Dengue cases in Pangasinan significantly decreased by 75 percent from January to November 3 this year as compared to last year's for the same period, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported.

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Lack of treatment centers in Sierra Leone leading to rise in Ebola transmission

November 8, 2014 5:01 am· Comments Off on Lack of treatment centers in Sierra Leone leading to rise in Ebola transmission 

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 — International agencies are stepping up operations in Sierra Leone after reports the country is struggling to cope with the Ebola outbreak, with the number of infected continuing to rise.

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UN praise of Sochi games testifies to their success: Russian olympic committee

November 8, 2014 4:59 am· Comments Off on UN praise of Sochi games testifies to their success: Russian olympic committee 

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 — The high praise that the Sochi Winter Olympics received at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly testifies once again to the Games' widely-recognized success, Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said.

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