Kenya confirms 65 deaths from cholera outbreak

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on Kenya confirms 65 deaths from cholera outbreak 

NAIROBI, May 20 — The death toll from cholera outbreak in Kenya has risen to 65, with at least 3,234 cases reported across the country, authorities said Tuesday.

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UNHCR warns of catastrophe as cholera hits Burundian refugees in Tanzania

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on UNHCR warns of catastrophe as cholera hits Burundian refugees in Tanzania 

DAR ES SALAAM, May 20 — The United Nations refugees agency on Tuesday appealed for more support from the international community as the number of Burundian refugees suffering from cholera reached over 1,000.

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Age-reversal effects of 'young blood' protein questioned in new research

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on Age-reversal effects of 'young blood' protein questioned in new research 

WASHINGTON, May 20 — The leading theory for why the blood of younger mice rejuvenates the muscles of older mice was called into question Tuesday as new research found a protein known as the "Fountain of Youth Hormone" appears to do just the opposite.

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Measles outbreak feared in Australia's Queensland, 4,500 at risk

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on Measles outbreak feared in Australia's Queensland, 4,500 at risk 

SYDNEY, May 20 — Health authorities in the Australian state of Queensland are bracing for a major measles outbreak which could also affect tourists.

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Indian-origin researcher helps in Ebola vaccine trials

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on Indian-origin researcher helps in Ebola vaccine trials 

MELBOURNE, May 20 — An Indian-origin researcher has helped in identifying the kind of human trial that is most effective for testing Ebola vaccines to stop future outbreaks of the deadly virus.

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DOH eyes inclusion of HIV and AIDS topics in elementary and high school curriculum

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on DOH eyes inclusion of HIV and AIDS topics in elementary and high school curriculum 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said that it sees the need for the inclusion of the awareness about HIV (human immuno-deficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune-deficiency syndrome) to Department of Education (DepEd) curriculum.

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Iloilo Declaration to strengthen anti-smoking initiatives in ASEAN

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on Iloilo Declaration to strengthen anti-smoking initiatives in ASEAN 

ILOILO CITY, May 20 — Mayors and governors of different cities and municipalities of the Philippines and international delegates from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) are expected to approve and sign the Iloilo Declaration in working together to strengthen and sustain a smoke-free environment in the ASEAN Region.

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Sierra Leoeans express thanks to China for helping Ebola fight

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on Sierra Leoeans express thanks to China for helping Ebola fight 

FREETOWN, May 20 — People gathered at the Chinese embassy in Sierra Leone capital Freetown to express their sincere thanks for China's helping Sierra Leone fight against Ebola.

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(Feature)Gloc-9: Tackling social issues through rap

May 21, 2015 4:49 am· Comments Off on (Feature)Gloc-9: Tackling social issues through rap 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, May 18 (PNA) — Do you still remember “My Husband’s Lover”? This teleserye tackled several social issues, which includes gay rights. There’s another teleserye currently being aired – “The Rich Man’s Daughter”, which, in some points, also talks about things concerning the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) community.

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Davao Norte boxer to defend PHL title in Tibay ng Pinoy 8 in Gensan

May 21, 2015 4:49 am· Comments Off on Davao Norte boxer to defend PHL title in Tibay ng Pinoy 8 in Gensan 

DAVAO CITY, May 19 — Undisputed Philippine junior welterweight champion Adones Cabalquinto of Talaingod, Davao del Norte will defend his title against Jonel Gadapan of Iligan City in the main event of the "Tibay ng Pinoy 8" on May 30 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.

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