Vietnam to build road through world biosphere reserve to lure tourists

July 16, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on Vietnam to build road through world biosphere reserve to lure tourists 

HO CHI MINH CITY, July 15 — Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has approved a plan to build a new road through Can Gio Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to attract more tourists, local online newspaper Thanh Nien (Young People) News reported Wednesday.

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Myanmar state airline to launch 1st int'l flight to Singapore

July 16, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on Myanmar state airline to launch 1st int'l flight to Singapore 

YANGON, July 15 — Myanmar National Airline (MNA) will launch its first international flight of Yangon to Singapore on August 17, official media reported Wednesday.

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RDC-12 seeks more funds for tourism road projects

July 16, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on RDC-12 seeks more funds for tourism road projects 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 15 — The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 has urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to allocate funds for the development of more road networks connecting various tourist destinations in the region.

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Yangon int'l airport sees over 500,000 tourists in 1st half of 2015

July 16, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on Yangon int'l airport sees over 500,000 tourists in 1st half of 2015 

YANGON, July 15 — Yangon International Airport saw more than 500,000 tourists in the first half of this year, sources with Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said Wednesday.

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Health experts cite importance of combining healthy lifestyle and safe medication in treatment of Type 2 diabetes

July 16, 2015 5:12 am· Comments Off on Health experts cite importance of combining healthy lifestyle and safe medication in treatment of Type 2 diabetes 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, July 14 (PNA) — Aside from advising diabetes patients to engage in positive lifestyle-related changes, health experts say it is equally important to ensure that the medicines they are taking are safe or will not cause them further risk or complicate their conditions as they seek available treatment options.

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S. Korea: No MERS infection for 10 days, no death for 4 days

July 16, 2015 5:12 am· Comments Off on S. Korea: No MERS infection for 10 days, no death for 4 days 

SEOUL, July 15 — South Korea reported no new case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) for 10 straight days Wednesday, indicating the end of the MERS crisis nearing, the health ministry said.

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Grow Me a Heart? Scientists create cardiac tissue from stem cells

July 16, 2015 5:12 am· Comments Off on Grow Me a Heart? Scientists create cardiac tissue from stem cells 

MOSCOW, July 15 — The creation of artificial human hearts has never been closer to reality, after researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, together with their colleagues at the Gladstone Institutes, invented a system similar to that which keeps our blood flowing, which can make pregnancies much safer in future.

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NVAP mulling on regulating tobacco ingredients

July 16, 2015 5:12 am· Comments Off on NVAP mulling on regulating tobacco ingredients 

MANILA, July 15 — A year after the government passed the Graphic Health Warnings Law, health advocates are mulling on proposing that ingredients used in tobacco products be regulated to control their cancer-causing effects and reduce their appeal to smokers.

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New HIV infections down by 20% in India — UN

July 16, 2015 5:12 am· Comments Off on New HIV infections down by 20% in India — UN 

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 — India has been able to achieve a more than 20 percent decline in new HIV infections between 2000 and 2014, reversing the spread of the virus, according to a UN report that says the world is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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Health authorities help 54 Pala’wan IPs with intestinal parasitism

July 16, 2015 5:12 am· Comments Off on Health authorities help 54 Pala’wan IPs with intestinal parasitism 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 15 — Health authorities in the municipality of Brooke’s Point in southern Palawan are rallying to help 54 Pala’wan indigenous peoples (IPs), who are suffering from intestinal parasitism.

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