Vietnam sees drop in foreign tourist arrivals

July 1, 2015 9:34 am· Comments Off on Vietnam sees drop in foreign tourist arrivals 

HANOI, June 30 — International arrivals to Vietnam declined for the 13th consecutive month in June, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

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NZ supplies 17.73 mln USD for Vanuatu's cyclone-hit tourism

July 1, 2015 9:34 am· Comments Off on NZ supplies 17.73 mln USD for Vanuatu's cyclone-hit tourism 

WELLINGTON, June 30 — The New Zealand government on Tuesday announced a package worth 26 million NZ dollars (17.73 million U.S. dollars) to help the recovery of Vanuatu's tourism industry after Cyclone Pam.

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No new MERS infection reported in S. Korea for 3 days, 1 death added

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on No new MERS infection reported in S. Korea for 3 days, 1 death added 

SEOUL, June 30 — No new case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea for three days in a row, with one more death being added, the health ministry said Tuesday.

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Australian state Victoria bans smoking in prisons

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Australian state Victoria bans smoking in prisons 

MELBOURNE, June 30 — Smoking will be banned in Australian state Victoria's prisons from Wednesday, in a push to make prison life healthier for inmates.

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Another MERS virus death reported in South Korea, death toll now 33

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Another MERS virus death reported in South Korea, death toll now 33 

TOKYO, June 30 — Another death from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea, the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare confirmed Tuesday.

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PHO-Cagayan confirms increase in dengue cases for the first half of 2015

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on PHO-Cagayan confirms increase in dengue cases for the first half of 2015 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, June 30 — The Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Cagayan has confirmed an increase of dengue cases in the province from January to June this year compared to the same period last year.

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Nutrition Council searches for quick preparation menus

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Nutrition Council searches for quick preparation menus 

BAGUIO CITY, June 30 — In preparation for the onslaught of the rainy or typhoon season, the National Nutrition Council – Cordillera Region (NNC-CAR) through the Regional Nutrition Cluster (RNC) is launching the Search for the Most Appropriate One Week Menu for Disasters and Emergencies within the month of July.

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Nutrition Month 2015 focuses on weight loss program

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Nutrition Month 2015 focuses on weight loss program 

LAOAG CITY, June 30 — Carrying the similar campaign of eating the right food and proper diet through the years, the Nutrition Month celebration this year will focus on the different weight loss programs.

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Chronic disease on rise in China: health survey

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Chronic disease on rise in China: health survey 

BEIJING, June 30 — The number of people suffering from chronic disease in china rose during the 2002-2012 period, according to a nationwide health survey released by the country's health authorities on Tuesday.

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Millions of children in Yemen face disease, malnutrition risks: UNICEF

July 1, 2015 9:33 am· Comments Off on Millions of children in Yemen face disease, malnutrition risks: UNICEF 

GENEVA, June 30 — The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said the ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country's health system, and exposing millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases.

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