Legazpi stays vigilant vs dengue this summer

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on Legazpi stays vigilant vs dengue this summer 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, March 11 (PNA) –- The City Health Office (CHO) here is not letting its guard down against dengue even in summer as it seriously takes a warning from the Department of Health (DOH) that the killer mosquito-borne disease has become an “all-season” syndrome in Bicol.

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New Zealand economist measures loss of healthy life among disaster survivors

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on New Zealand economist measures loss of healthy life among disaster survivors 

WELLINGTON, March 11 — Survivors of the deadly Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 lost about 150 days of "healthy life" on average in the aftermath, an economist who advised the United Nations on assessing the human impacts of natural disasters said on Wednesday.

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Negros governors renew commitment to prioritize delivery of health services

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on Negros governors renew commitment to prioritize delivery of health services 

BACOLOD CITY, March 11 — The governors of two Negros Island provinces renewed their commitment to give health services delivery a top priority under their respective administrations.

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SM wants seniors to stay fit

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on SM wants seniors to stay fit 

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, March 11 — Age is never an excuse not to catch up with new trends and to stay fit. Truly, life doesn’t slow down after retirement, it just gets better.

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City health office cautions public on health dangers brought by hot weather

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on City health office cautions public on health dangers brought by hot weather 

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, March 11 — With the onset of summer season in the country, the Santiago City Health Office advises the public to be aware of the diseases and prevention of diseases brought by hot weather.

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Zambo OCVet expects hike in dog bite cases during summer

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on Zambo OCVet expects hike in dog bite cases during summer 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 11 — The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCVet) has strongly urged barangay officials to strictly enforce City Ordinance 241 and the public to be responsible pet owners.

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11 more die of swine flu in Rajasthan; toll reaches 354

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on 11 more die of swine flu in Rajasthan; toll reaches 354 

JAIPUR, March 11 — Eleven more people succumbed to swine flu in the state, taking the toll due to the H1N1 virus to 354 this year, a health official said Wednesday.

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Fukushima plant still posing risks 4 yrs after meltdowns: regulator

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on Fukushima plant still posing risks 4 yrs after meltdowns: regulator 

TOKYO, March 11 — The situation still remains risky at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant four years after nuclear meltdowns occurred in 2011, the chairman of Japan's nuclear regulator said Wednesday, vowing utmost efforts to avoid further trouble there.

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Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat against Scotland

March 12, 2015 2:51 am· Comments Off on Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat against Scotland 

HOBART, March 11 — Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat against Scotland in a Pool A cricket World Cup match, here Wednesday. (PNA/PTI)

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Water pollution a tricky issue for Rio Olympics

March 12, 2015 2:51 am· Comments Off on Water pollution a tricky issue for Rio Olympics 

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 11 — With the Olympic Games just 17 months to go, Rio de Janeiro government is under pressure to clean the polluted Olympic sailing venue Guanabara Bay.

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