UAE capital Abu Dhabi reports bird flu cases

October 5, 2016 11:02 am· Comments Off on UAE capital Abu Dhabi reports bird flu cases 

DUBAI, Oct. 5 — The Abu Dhabi emergency and crisis management team announced on Tuesday it detected a number of bird flu-infected quays, reported the United Arab Emirates (UAE) state news agency WAM.

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EU ministers discuss medicine shortages, vaccination, tuberculosis

October 5, 2016 11:02 am· Comments Off on EU ministers discuss medicine shortages, vaccination, tuberculosis 

BRATISLAVA, Oct. 5 — Health ministers of EU member states discussed medicine shortages at an ongoing informal health meeting here, Slovak health minister Tomas Drucker announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

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Cavite health official moves to contain spread of Chikungunya virus in Indang town

October 5, 2016 11:02 am· Comments Off on Cavite health official moves to contain spread of Chikungunya virus in Indang town 

By Rogelio Limpin

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Oct. 4 (PNA) — The chief of the Provincial Health Office has moved to stop the further spread of Chikungunya virus in this province's Indang town.

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NIB and NKTI conduct 4th Blood Donation Day for elderly patients of National Center for Geriatric Health

October 5, 2016 11:02 am· Comments Off on NIB and NKTI conduct 4th Blood Donation Day for elderly patients of National Center for Geriatric Health 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Oct.4 (PNA) — The News and Information Bureau (NIB) of the Presidential Operations Office (PCO), in cooperation with the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), conducted on Tuesday its 4th Blood Donation Day at the Social Hall of the Mabini Executive Building in Malacanang, Manila.

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District health centers urged to spearhead advocacy awareness on diabetes, hypertension

October 5, 2016 11:02 am· Comments Off on District health centers urged to spearhead advocacy awareness on diabetes, hypertension 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 4 — District health centers in this city are encouraged to lead in the diabetes awareness campaign by encouraging patients with diabetes to join diabetes and hypertension health clubs.

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Calamba’s 'Buhayani Festival' short film tilt draws millennial, budding film makers

June 18, 2016 2:12 am· Comments Off on Calamba’s 'Buhayani Festival' short film tilt draws millennial, budding film makers 

By Saul E. Pa-a

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna June 16 (PNA) — Calamba City staged on Thursday its 3rd “Buhayani 2016 Short Film Festival” competition that drew scores of millennial and budding film makers through their video masterpieces inspired by Rizal’s life and works at the SM City Calamba Cinema 1 here.

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Beneficiaries of DSWD’s feeding program manifest improved nutritional status

June 18, 2016 2:12 am· Comments Off on Beneficiaries of DSWD’s feeding program manifest improved nutritional status 

ILOILO CITY, June 16 — Ninety percent of the beneficiaries of the supplemental feeding program (SFP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here in Western Visayas have shown improved nutritional status.

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DOH urges intensified cleanup as dengue cases up 153% in Western Visayas

June 18, 2016 2:12 am· Comments Off on DOH urges intensified cleanup as dengue cases up 153% in Western Visayas 

ILOILO CITY, June 17 -– The Department of Health (DOH) here is calling for stepped up cleanup drive as dengue cases continue to increase in Western Visayas with 3,653 cases and eight deaths as of the 23rd morbidity week.

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Sri Lanka records rise in dengue patients

June 18, 2016 2:12 am· Comments Off on Sri Lanka records rise in dengue patients 

COLOMBO, June 16 — Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health on Thursday launched a lightning dengue eradication program as the number of dengue patients rose to over 18,000 with 24 people reported dead.

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China's growth problem – undernourished preschoolers

June 18, 2016 2:12 am· Comments Off on China's growth problem – undernourished preschoolers 

CHANGSHA, June 16 — Preschooler Shi Bing in central China, wants to grow up faster so he can go to elementary school where he will get a free school lunch instead of going home for the same cold steamed buns and pickles every day.

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