DOH Eastern Visayas sees number of HIV/AIDS cases to double this year

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on DOH Eastern Visayas sees number of HIV/AIDS cases to double this year 

By Sarwell Q. Meniano

TACLOBAN CITY, Sept. 21 (PNA) –- The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas expects that the number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases will double this year as more victims seek medical assistance.

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Saudi Arabia ready to deal with MERS cases ahead of hajj

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on Saudi Arabia ready to deal with MERS cases ahead of hajj 

RIYADH, Sept. 21 — Saudi Arabia is taking precautionary measures to deal with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus ahead of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage, local Okaz newspaper reported on Monday.

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Cardiovascular diseases causes 50% of Malaysian deaths

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on Cardiovascular diseases causes 50% of Malaysian deaths 

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 21 — Cardiovascular diseases, which include heart ailments and stroke contribute 50 percent to the deaths of Malaysians each year.

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China's Guangdong reports 791 dengue cases

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on China's Guangdong reports 791 dengue cases 

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 21 — A total of 791 dengue cases, 85.7 percent less than the same period last year, have been reported in 15 cities across south China's Guangdong Province so far this year, health authorities said Monday.

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Iraqi authorities on alert to face cholera outbreak after 4 deaths

September 22, 2015 8:06 am· Comments Off on Iraqi authorities on alert to face cholera outbreak after 4 deaths 

BAGHDAD, Sept. 21 — Iraqi authorities have been on alert on Monday and took strict measures in an attempt to contain the outbreak of cholera in the country after the death of four people in the past few days near Iraqi capital of Baghdad, officials said.

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LME base metals close mixed on Monday

September 22, 2015 8:02 am· Comments Off on LME base metals close mixed on Monday 

LONDON, Sept. 22 — The base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) closed mixed on Monday, as investors tried to get a grip on the state of the global economy.

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British FTSE 100 rises 0.08% on Monday

September 22, 2015 8:02 am· Comments Off on British FTSE 100 rises 0.08% on Monday 

LONDON, Sept. 22 — The FTSE 100 Index, Britain's benchmark stock market gauge, increased by 0.08 percent on Monday, or 24.60 points, to 6,108.71 points.

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Chicago agricultural commodities close higher on short covering

September 22, 2015 8:02 am· Comments Off on Chicago agricultural commodities close higher on short covering 

CHICAGO, Sept. 22 — Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat futures rose sharply on short covering on Monday as investors worried about dryness in key growing areas.

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Euronext announces partnership with Shanghai stock exchange on market data

September 22, 2015 8:02 am· Comments Off on Euronext announces partnership with Shanghai stock exchange on market data 

PARIS, Sept. 22 — Euronext announced Monday a partnership with the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) to enhance the promotion and marketing of its cash, derivatives, commodities and index data in china.

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U.S. dollar soars on policy divergence

September 22, 2015 8:02 am· Comments Off on U.S. dollar soars on policy divergence 

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 — The U.S. dollar hiked against other major currencies on Monday as the Federal Reserve was on track for raising interest rate this year while the European Central Bank may apply further stimulus.

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