DOT sticks to 7.4-M target in tourism employment by 2016

September 9, 2015 5:17 am· Comments Off on DOT sticks to 7.4-M target in tourism employment by 2016 

MANILA, Sept. 8 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday said that it is sticking to target of getting 7.4 million people directly employed in tourism by 2016.

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Taiwan escalates efforts as dengue fever cases near 6,000

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on Taiwan escalates efforts as dengue fever cases near 6,000 

TAIPEI, Sept. 7 — The number of dengue fever cases recorded in Taiwan since May has increased to 5,948, with about 90 percent in the southern city of Tainan, the island's health authorities said on Monday.

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DOH deworming activity yields 81% turnout from total target of over 14-M public school children

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on DOH deworming activity yields 81% turnout from total target of over 14-M public school children 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 7 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday a total of 11,740,245 public elementary school pupils across the nation have been covered by the DOH's deworming activity based on the data they gathered together with the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Artworks of national artist 'Botong' on exhibit at PhilRice museum

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on Artworks of national artist 'Botong' on exhibit at PhilRice museum 

SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija, Sept. 7 — Novo Ecijanos and people from adjoining areas can now see the works of a national artist from Angono, Rizal in an exhibit at the social hall of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Barangay Maligaya here.

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New molecular test can tell how well a person ages

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on New molecular test can tell how well a person ages 

LONDON, Sept. 8 — A team of researchers have developed a new molecular test that indicates how well a person is aging, opening a new door to the treatment of age-related disease, according to a study published Monday by King's College London.

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Putin: Up to 90% of Russia's pharmaceuticals to be home-made by 2018

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on Putin: Up to 90% of Russia's pharmaceuticals to be home-made by 2018 

MOSCOW, Sept. 8 — Russia needs to produce up to 90 percent of its own pharmaceuticals by 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

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DOH-CAR cites alarming increase in dengue cases

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on DOH-CAR cites alarming increase in dengue cases 

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 8 — Department of Health (DOH) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan is once again appealing to the public to practice the “Search and Destroy” campaign of the department against possible mosquito breeding sites.

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DOH-MIMAROPA completes training for first batch of paramedics

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on DOH-MIMAROPA completes training for first batch of paramedics 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 8 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA led on Tuesday evening the graduation ceremonies for the first batch of paramedics who will be deployed in the said region.

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Study highlights ignorance about flu risk among elderly

September 9, 2015 5:13 am· Comments Off on Study highlights ignorance about flu risk among elderly 

HONG KONG, Sept. 8 — A study found that people aged 50 or above are generally unaware of the risk that flu can develop into pneumonia which killed nearly 7,500 people in Hong Kong last year, experts from the University of Hong Kong said on Tuesday.

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Binay congratulates Gilas Pilipinas for strong finish in 2015 Jones Cup

September 9, 2015 5:10 am· Comments Off on Binay congratulates Gilas Pilipinas for strong finish in 2015 Jones Cup 

MANILA, Sept. 7 -– Vice President Jejomar Binay congratulated Gilas Pilipinas for “its outstanding performance” after completing a strong second place finish in the 2015 Jones in Taipei.

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