Suspected Ebola case reported in Vietnam

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Suspected Ebola case reported in Vietnam 

HO CHI MINH CITY, Feb. 14 — A 27-year-old man was quarantined at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City after coming back from Africa with Ebola symptoms, local media reported on Sunday.

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DOH to PHL athletes for 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil: Concentrate first on training

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on DOH to PHL athletes for 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil: Concentrate first on training 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — The Department of Health (DOH) has reiterated its advice for Filipino athletes bound for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, brazil this August to stay focus first in their training and not on the threat of the Zika virus there.

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Hundreds of Cambodian youth join Valentine's Day blood drive

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Hundreds of Cambodian youth join Valentine's Day blood drive 

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 14 — Cambodia's National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTC) collected about 600 units of blood on Sunday during its third annual Valentine's Day blood drive.

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NVAP expects tobacco industry's full compliance with the graphic health warnings law implementation

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on NVAP expects tobacco industry's full compliance with the graphic health warnings law implementation 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 14 (PNA) — The New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) said on Sunday they are looking forward to the tobacco industry's full compliance with the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law following the issuance of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

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China's 1st Zika patient discharged from hospital

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on China's 1st Zika patient discharged from hospital 

NANCHANG, Feb. 14 — China's first patient with the Zika virus was discharged from hospital on Sunday.

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Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Colombia sees sharp rise in Zika cases 

BOGOTA, Feb. 14 — Colombia reported Saturday that there was a sharp increase in Zika virus cases in the country, with an announced total of 31,555 cases, including 5,013 pregnant women.

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New guideline describes responsibility for left-behind children

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on New guideline describes responsibility for left-behind children 

BEIJING, Feb. 14 — The State Council, China's Cabinet, has released a guideline on the protection of left-behind children — those whose parents work away from home — delineating the various responsibilities of parents, government and society.

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Roundup: Zika-bearing mosquito becomes public enemy No. 1 in Brazil

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: Zika-bearing mosquito becomes public enemy No. 1 in Brazil 

By Pau Ramirez

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — The Aedes aegypti mosquito behind the Zika epidemic spreading through Latin America has become the biggest public enemy in brazil with the launch of a national campaign.

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South Cotabato steps up preparations for catch-up immunization drive

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on South Cotabato steps up preparations for catch-up immunization drive 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 15 — Health personnel in South Cotabato province have stepped their preparations for the scheduled catch-up immunization drive next week on measles rubella and polio.

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Cuba looks to turn cancer into manageable chronic disease

February 15, 2016 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Cuba looks to turn cancer into manageable chronic disease 

HAVANA, Feb. 15 — Cuba's biotechnological industry is developing a long-term strategy to turn cancer into a manageable chronic disease, health experts have said.

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