PhilHealth is now very much ahead – Garin

February 22, 2016 11:12 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth is now very much ahead – Garin 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 20 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said that Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is very much more ahead now than before in terms of delivery of coverage of illnesses and in terms of impact .

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Tanzanian scientists on the brink of finding shorter doses for TB treatment

February 22, 2016 11:12 am· Comments Off on Tanzanian scientists on the brink of finding shorter doses for TB treatment 

DAR ES SALAAM, Feb. 22 — Tanzanian scientists are conducting clinical trials on shorter courses of tuberculosis (TB) treatment which would now be more user-friendly and more effective to the patients, the scientists have said.

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Americans are overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs

February 22, 2016 11:12 am· Comments Off on Americans are overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs 

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 — More people are using and abusing anxiety medications in the US than ever before. The reasoning behind this trend is unclear.

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WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics

February 22, 2016 11:12 am· Comments Off on WHO assures IOC president that Zika virus is no threat to Rio Olympics 

LILLEHAMMER, Feb. 22 — Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan believes that the organizers of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will not experience major problems due to the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said Sunday.

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Deputy PM calls on agencies to prepare for Zika threat

February 22, 2016 11:12 am· Comments Off on Deputy PM calls on agencies to prepare for Zika threat 

HA NOI, Feb. 22 — Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has authorized ministries, sectors, and localities to take measures to deal with possible cases of the Zika virus to Viet Nam.

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S. African Olympic delegation urged to take precautions against Zika

February 22, 2016 11:09 am· Comments Off on S. African Olympic delegation urged to take precautions against Zika 

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 21 — Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Saturday urged the South African delegation for the Rio Olympics to take precautions against the Zika virus.

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Shell imparts fuel saving tips, strengthens 'Do More Campaign'

February 22, 2016 11:09 am· Comments Off on Shell imparts fuel saving tips, strengthens 'Do More Campaign' 

MANILA, Feb. 21 — Major oil company Pilipinas Shell shared recently the benefits of "Do More Campaign" to the student participants of the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Asia 2016 in an event called "Fueled to Do More" held in Bonifacio Global Center (BGC) Amphitheater in Taguig City.

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Documentary 'Fire at Sea' wins Golden Bear in 66th Berlinale

February 22, 2016 11:09 am· Comments Off on Documentary 'Fire at Sea' wins Golden Bear in 66th Berlinale 

BERLIN, Feb. 21 — The Italian documentary film "Fire at Sea" won the Golden Bear, the top jury prize awarded to the best film, in the 66th Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday.

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Indonesia trying to end FIFA's sanction soon

February 22, 2016 11:09 am· Comments Off on Indonesia trying to end FIFA's sanction soon 

JAKARTA, Feb. 21 — Various stakeholders connected to soccer in Indonesia have been trying to bring to an end the sanctions imposed by FIFA against the All-Indonesia Football Association (PSSI).

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(Sports) New ALA fighters to make waves in Pinoy Pride 35 on Feb. 27

February 22, 2016 11:09 am· Comments Off on (Sports) New ALA fighters to make waves in Pinoy Pride 35 on Feb. 27 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 21 — Though the spotlight is on Albert Pagara and Mark Magsayo, the prospects who will also be featured in Pinoy Pride 35 — “Stars of the Future” on Feb. 27 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City — are out to make some waves.

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