Brazil to temporarily let loose transgenic mosquitoes to combat Zika

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on Brazil to temporarily let loose transgenic mosquitoes to combat Zika 

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13 — Brazil will temporarily allow genetically modified mosquitoes to be set free to help reduce the population of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, Brazilian health authorities said on Tuesday.

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Victoria becomes first Australian state to legalize medicinal cannabis

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on Victoria becomes first Australian state to legalize medicinal cannabis 

MELBOURNE, April 13 — Victoria has become the first Australian state to legalize medicinal cannabis, after passing an historic bill in parliament overnight.

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Pangasinan health office cautions public vs heat stroke

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on Pangasinan health office cautions public vs heat stroke 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, April 13 — The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has advised the public in Pangasinan to take precautionary measures to avoid heat stroke which can be fatal.

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Dangerous bacteria found in Australia's most famous harbour: scientists

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on Dangerous bacteria found in Australia's most famous harbour: scientists 

SYDNEY, April 13 — When swimming in Australia's most famous harbor, take caution as there could be a pathogenic marine bacteria around you which causes more deaths each year than sharks, the nation's scientists warned on Wednesday.

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CSO supports Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program via Unity Walk in Manila on April 15

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on CSO supports Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program via Unity Walk in Manila on April 15 

MANILA, April 13 — A civil society organization (CSO) — iHELP-Manila — will lead a Unity Walk in Manila on Friday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in support of the enactment by Congress of the bill seeking to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to reduce poverty and promote human capital development.

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Philippine Red Cross to hold Biennial National Convention

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on Philippine Red Cross to hold Biennial National Convention 

MANILA, April 13 — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be holding its 31st Biennial National Convention (BNC) on April 14 to 15, 2016 at the PRC Logistics and Multipurpose Hall in Mandaluyong City.

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Chlorine gas leak poisons dozens of pupils in north China

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on Chlorine gas leak poisons dozens of pupils in north China 

TAIYUAN, April 13 — Dozens of primary school pupils have been poisoned due to a chlorine gas leak in north China's Shanxi Province on Tuesday afternoon, local authorities said Wednesday.

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(Feature) DOH: Why is the government investing in public health through vaccines and vaccination programs?

April 14, 2016 3:33 am· Comments Off on (Feature) DOH: Why is the government investing in public health through vaccines and vaccination programs? 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The government cannot turn its back and close its eyes to vulnerable families needing protection against dengue and this is the reason why the Department of Health (DOH) is investing in vaccines and vaccination programs to curb the incidence of vaccine- preventable diseases.

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Asia helps drive surge in New Zealand screen industry

April 14, 2016 3:29 am· Comments Off on Asia helps drive surge in New Zealand screen industry 

WELLINGTON, April 13 — Work from Asia has helped drive a boom in New Zealand's film and television industry last year, the government statistics agency said Wednesday.

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NCR bags 21 gold medals, leads medal tally in Day 4 of Palaro

April 14, 2016 3:29 am· Comments Off on NCR bags 21 gold medals, leads medal tally in Day 4 of Palaro 

LEGAZPI CITY, April 13 — The National Capital Region is leading the 18 delegations competing in the Palarong Pambansa 2016, being held at the Albay Sports and Tourism Complex inside the Bicol University here, in terms of the number of gold, bronze and silver medals won in various games as of Wednesday noon.

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