(News Feature)DOH cites ways in coping during typhoons and floods

April 6, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on (News Feature)DOH cites ways in coping during typhoons and floods 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 4 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public some ways in preparing for typhoon that may approach the country and can challenge the health system by causing floods, damage to life and sickness.

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Shanghai reports another H7N9 human infection

April 6, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Shanghai reports another H7N9 human infection 

SHANGHAI, April 5 — China's financial hub Shanghai reported another human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, local health official said on Saturday.

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Cheap painted Angel and Buddha figurines found safe from toxic lead

April 6, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Cheap painted Angel and Buddha figurines found safe from toxic lead 

MANILA, April 5 — Locally-made ornamental Angel and Buddha figurines that showed high levels of toxic lead in the past are now safe from the brain-damaging chemical.

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Bacolod City waste pickers receive PhilHealth benefits

April 6, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Bacolod City waste pickers receive PhilHealth benefits 

BACOLOD CITY, April 5 — A total of 313 waste pickers in this city’s dumpsite and sanitary landfill recently received their membership data records (MDRs) from the city government that will allow them to avail of benefits from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

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Deadly Ebola returns to Eastern Sierra Leone's Kailahun district

April 6, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Deadly Ebola returns to Eastern Sierra Leone's Kailahun district 

MOSCOW, April 5 — A 9-month-old boy tested positive for Ebola after he died in Sierra Leone's eastern district of Kailahun, the first case of the disease in the area on Guinea's border in almost four months, news reports said.

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Jordan reports fresh 5 fatalities from swine flu

April 6, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Jordan reports fresh 5 fatalities from swine flu 

AMMAN, April 6 — Jordanian Health Ministry said Sunday five fatalities were reported from the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu since the beginning of 2015, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

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Study suggests oil dispersant used in gulf oil spill causes lung injuries

April 6, 2015 11:11 am· Comments Off on Study suggests oil dispersant used in gulf oil spill causes lung injuries 

MOSCOW, April 6 — A new study done by the University of Alabama Birmingham suggests that the oil dispersant Corexit EC9500A, used in the BP oil spill that happened on April 20, 2010, causes human lung injuries, as well as damage to fish and crab gills.

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Feature: Massive pillow fight jolts downtown Vancouver

April 6, 2015 11:08 am· Comments Off on Feature: Massive pillow fight jolts downtown Vancouver 

VANCOUVER, April 5 — A massive street fight erupted in downtown Vancouver on Saturday afternoon, but no blood was spilt nor injuries reported as the "weapons" of choice in the clash were pillows.

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Last boxer to beat Mayweather lives on 435 dollars a month in Bulgaria

April 6, 2015 11:08 am· Comments Off on Last boxer to beat Mayweather lives on 435 dollars a month in Bulgaria 

SOFIA, April 5 — Floyd Mayweather has never lost a professional boxing match with a perfect 46-0 record, but he is a loser to Bulgarian boxer Serafim Todorov in the semifinals of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

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Davao business sector throws support to 2015 Palarong Pambansa

April 6, 2015 11:08 am· Comments Off on Davao business sector throws support to 2015 Palarong Pambansa 

By Charlie V. Monforte

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, April 5 (PNA) — The top corporations in Davao del Norte and in the entire Davao Region have thrown their support to help the successful staging of the 2015 edition of the Palarong Pambansa which kicks off in May.

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