(Feature) DOH to parents: Be watchful of your children so they will not get hurt by firecrackers

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on (Feature) DOH to parents: Be watchful of your children so they will not get hurt by firecrackers 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) — As the Christmas and New Year revelries come closer, the Department of Health (DOH) called on parents on Monday to guard closely their children so that they will not be able to use, pick up and even buy illegal firecrackers and therefore be safe from injuries during the celebrations.

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Death toll from dengue fever reaches 204 in Taiwan

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on Death toll from dengue fever reaches 204 in Taiwan 

TAIPEI, Dec. 16 — Taiwan confirmed nine new deaths related to dengue fever, taking the death toll since May to 204, the island's disease control agency announced Tuesday.

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New compound may help develop metabolic disorders treatment: study

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on New compound may help develop metabolic disorders treatment: study 

LONDON, Dec. 16 — A new compound is found to be capable of reducing the weight of obese mice by acting on their intestinal cells, and it may aid the development of new therapeutic approaches in obesity-related metabolic disorders, says a study.

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Russian scientists describe changes in intestinal microflora typical of diabetes

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on Russian scientists describe changes in intestinal microflora typical of diabetes 

MOSCOW, Dec. 16 — A group of Russian scientists, including specialists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), has discovered that the presence of certain bacteria in the gut may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, MIPT said in a media release on Tuesday.

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DOH reports 68 new HIV/AIDS cases in E. Visayas

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on DOH reports 68 new HIV/AIDS cases in E. Visayas 

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 16 — The Department of Health (DOH) regional office has recorded 68 new cases of Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) infection in eastern Visayas.

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Zambo City strengthens anti-HIV-AIDS advocacy as cases continue to rise

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on Zambo City strengthens anti-HIV-AIDS advocacy as cases continue to rise 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 16 -– The City Health Office has strengthened its advocacy against Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as cases continue to increase over the years.

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DOH reminds public: Don't self-medicate if not feeling well

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on DOH reminds public: Don't self-medicate if not feeling well 

MANILA, Dec. 16 — The Department of Health (DOH) has reminded the public not to self-medicate if not feeling well or get wounded, particularly in dirty floodwaters during typhoons or heavy rains.

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DOH advises people in evacuation centers to protect themselves from illnesses

December 17, 2015 7:24 am· Comments Off on DOH advises people in evacuation centers to protect themselves from illnesses 

MANILA, Dec. 16 — The Department of Health (DOH) is advising the people staying in evacuation centers in areas affected by typhoon "Nona" to protect themselves from the threat of diseases there.

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Sepp Blatter: FIFA’s 2 million Swiss francs payment to Platini was legal

December 17, 2015 7:20 am· Comments Off on Sepp Blatter: FIFA’s 2 million Swiss francs payment to Platini was legal 

MOSCOW, Dec. 16 — A payment of 2 million Swiss francs made by FIFA to UEFA then-President Michel Platini was legal as "it was based on a verbal agreement" and its legality had been confirmed by FIFA Congress, temporarily suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter said in his letter addressed to members of FIFA.

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Cebu’s running pride guns for Rio Olympics, try to break another HK Marathon record

December 17, 2015 7:20 am· Comments Off on Cebu’s running pride guns for Rio Olympics, try to break another HK Marathon record 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 16 — Cebu’s running pride Mary Joy Tabal guns to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the Boston Marathon in April and tries to break another Philippine record in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon in January.

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