Man returning from Liberia tested for possible Ebola infection in Japan

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on Man returning from Liberia tested for possible Ebola infection in Japan 

TOKYO, March 16 — A non-Japanese national who returned from Liberia is being tested for possible Ebola infection after having a fever Sunday night, the Japanese Health Ministry said Monday.

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China reports one death from H5N1 bird flu

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on China reports one death from H5N1 bird flu 

CHENGDU, March 16 — Health authority in the southwest province of Sichuan on Monday reported the death of a man infected with H5N1 bird flu.

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1st LD Writethru: Suspected Ebola patient tests negative in Japan

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: Suspected Ebola patient tests negative in Japan 

TOKYO, March 16 — A non-Japanese national who returned from Liberia has tested negative for the Ebola virus after developing a fever Sunday night, the Japanese Health Ministry said Monday.

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DOH cites importance of iron among mothers and babies

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on DOH cites importance of iron among mothers and babies 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 16 (PNA)– In keeping pregnant mothers and babies healthy and not prone to maternal and infant deaths or complications, it is important to take iron.

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Guinea finalizes plan to eradicate Ebola by April 15

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on Guinea finalizes plan to eradicate Ebola by April 15 

CONAKRY, March 16 — Guinea's authorities in charge of eradication of Ebola epidemic are putting final touches on an interim plan to end the disease by April 15, 2015, an official source has said.

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2nd Palestinian dies of H1N1 swine flu in W. Bank

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on 2nd Palestinian dies of H1N1 swine flu in W. Bank 

BETHLEHEM, Palestine, March 16 — A Palestinian man from the West Bank city of Bethlehem died of H1N1, the second death from the virus, also known as swine flu, in the city in less than a week, an official with the Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday.

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BEST launched in Bataan

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on BEST launched in Bataan 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, March 16 –The Provincial Health Office (PHO) on Monday launched Be fit, Eat balanced diet, Stop smoking, and Tame alcohol (BEST) in Bataan — the 100 days weight loss challenge.

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Rep. Quisumbing seeks DOH help to expand Mandaue City hospital to 100 beds

March 17, 2015 2:17 am· Comments Off on Rep. Quisumbing seeks DOH help to expand Mandaue City hospital to 100 beds 

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, March 16 — Rep. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing (Cebu, sixth district) said he has asked the health department’s support for his bill increasing the capacity of the state-run Eversley Childs Sanitarium in Mandaue City from 50 to 100 beds.

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Tom Cruise to gain weight for 'Mena'?

March 17, 2015 2:12 am· Comments Off on Tom Cruise to gain weight for 'Mena'? 

LONDON, March 15 — Hollywood star Tom Cruise will reportedly pile on the pounds to play a spy in a gory thriller "Mena".

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'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival

March 17, 2015 2:12 am· Comments Off on 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival 

LONDON, March 15 — Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's "Haider", an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet", will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF).

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