Swiss 2015 tourism figures on rise: report

April 9, 2015 12:59 pm· Comments Off on Swiss 2015 tourism figures on rise: report 

GENEVA, April 9 — According to figures released by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) on Wednesday, 3.1 million overnights hotel stays were registered in Switzerland during February 2015, marking a 6 percent increase compared to February 2014.

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Brazilian scientist discovers way to detect cancer without biopsy

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on Brazilian scientist discovers way to detect cancer without biopsy 

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 8 — A Brazilian scientist has discovered a method to detect cancer before initial symptoms appear and without the need for a biopsy, media here reported on Tuesday.

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UNICEF: Viet Nam's number of breastfed children still too low

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on UNICEF: Viet Nam's number of breastfed children still too low 

HA NOI, April 8 — UNICEF aims to assure 50 per cent of children around the world are breastfed exclusively in their first six months, but Viet Nam has only reached 17 per cent, an Asia-Pacific UNICEF representative said at a conference on nutrition held in Ha Noi last Thursday.

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Cambodian parliament passes law on tobacco control

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on Cambodian parliament passes law on tobacco control 

PHNOM PENH, April 8 — The National Assembly of cambodia on Wednesday unanimously adopted a draft law on tobacco control with an aim of minimizing tobacco impacts on people's well-being and the economy.

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Nghe An to step up avian flu prevention

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on Nghe An to step up avian flu prevention 

NGHE AN, April 8 — The Ministry of Health has asked authorities in Nghe An Province to take drastic measures to stem an outbreak of avian influenza A/H5N6 and stop it from spreading to humans.

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PLCDP lauds DOH, NIT, civil society for commitment to RH LaW

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on PLCDP lauds DOH, NIT, civil society for commitment to RH LaW 

BAGUIO CITY, April 8 -– The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) has commended the Department of Health (DOH) and other government and private organizations for their commitment in pursuing the Reproductive Health (RH) Law during its first anniversary Wednesday, April 8.

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Hong Kong lowers influenza response level

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on Hong Kong lowers influenza response level 

HONG KONG, April 8 — The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has lowered the response level of the Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic from "Serious" to " Alert."

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Male offspring more likely to benefit from pregnant mother's exercise: study

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on Male offspring more likely to benefit from pregnant mother's exercise: study 

WASHINGTON, April 9 — Male offspring appear to get more health benefits than females from their mothers' exercise during pregnancy, an animal study suggested Wednesday.

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Facility unveiled for rapid diagnosis of malaria in S. Africa

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on Facility unveiled for rapid diagnosis of malaria in S. Africa 

JOHANNESBURG, April 9 — A facility for rapid diagnosis of malaria and other illnesses was unveiled at Mintek's Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC) in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

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Leyte mayors vow improved post-disaster health response

April 9, 2015 12:51 pm· Comments Off on Leyte mayors vow improved post-disaster health response 

CARIGARA, Leyte, April 8 –- Mayors in central Leyte vowed to work together to improve the delivery of health services in the aftermath of disasters.

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