Boracay welcomes add'l direct flights for the holidays

December 12, 2014 9:51 am· Comments Off on Boracay welcomes add'l direct flights for the holidays 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 11 — The Island of Boracay is getting more accessible as Cebu Pacific launched seat sale on its thrice weekly direct services from Hong Kong to Kalibo, Aklan, the international gateway to the world’s 24/7 island.

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Rural barangay in Bacolod City eyed as eco-tourism village

December 12, 2014 9:51 am· Comments Off on Rural barangay in Bacolod City eyed as eco-tourism village 

BACOLOD CITY, Dec 11 — A rural barangay in this city is being eyed to become an eco-tourism village based on the ordinance proposed by Councilor Archie Baribar.

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DOT launches 'Visit the Philippines Year 2015' in Zamboanga City

December 12, 2014 9:51 am· Comments Off on DOT launches 'Visit the Philippines Year 2015' in Zamboanga City 

By R.G. Antonet A. Go

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 11 (PNA) -– The Department of Tourism (DOT) has officially launched "Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY 2015)" in this city.

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Austrian Medical Chamber warns of doctor shortage

December 12, 2014 9:50 am· Comments Off on Austrian Medical Chamber warns of doctor shortage 

VIENNA, Dec 11 — The Austrian Medical Chamber on Wednesday warned of the danger of a doctor shortage following a survey of foreign medicine graduates at Austrian universities that showed the majority do not plan to stay in the country.

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Mobile phones "likely to be safe" to human health: study

December 12, 2014 9:50 am· Comments Off on Mobile phones "likely to be safe" to human health: study 

LONDON, Dec 11 — The magnetic fields created by mobile phones and power lines are "likely to be safe" to human health, according to research from the University of Manchester, it was reported Wednesday.

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WHO calls for building resilient health systems in Ebola-affected countries

December 12, 2014 9:50 am· Comments Off on WHO calls for building resilient health systems in Ebola-affected countries 

GENEVA, Dec 11 — The World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners on Wednesday convened a high-level meeting to discuss building resilient health systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which struggled following the latest Ebola outbreaks.

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Fewer German teens treated for alcohol abuse: report

December 12, 2014 9:50 am· Comments Off on Fewer German teens treated for alcohol abuse: report 

BERLIN, Dec. 11 — The number of German teenagers who overdrink themselves to end up in hospital emergency rooms is on the decline, figures from German health insurers DAK showed Wednesday.

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Irish Aid backs project to fight micronutrient deficiency

December 12, 2014 9:50 am· Comments Off on Irish Aid backs project to fight micronutrient deficiency 

HA NOI, Dec. 11 — Irish Aid and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) yesterday held a workshop in Ha Noi to develop action plans to fight child malnutrition in Viet Nam, Laos and cambodia through the use of multi-nutrient powders (MNP).

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High-fiber diet could offset some smoking damage to lungs: New Zealand research

December 12, 2014 9:50 am· Comments Off on High-fiber diet could offset some smoking damage to lungs: New Zealand research 

WELLINGTON, Dec. 11 — A high-fiber diet can help curb damage to the lungs caused by smoking, New Zealand researchers said Thursday.

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Iloilo recipient of solar suitcases under 'Light for Health' program

December 12, 2014 9:50 am· Comments Off on Iloilo recipient of solar suitcases under 'Light for Health' program 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 11 — The province of Iloilo is a recipient of the “Light for Health” program of the Foundation for Rural Electrification and Development (FREED) also known as Solar Energy Foundation Phils.

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