January 6, 2015 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Maldives carrier to start flights to 3 new Chinese destinations
MALE, Jan. 5 — Maldives' national carrier Maldivian has announced that it will be starting flights to three new Chinese destinations in February, the airline said on Monday.
January 6, 2015 11:25 pm· Comments Off on US State Department warns citizens against visiting Crimea, East Ukraine
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 — The State Department warned US citizens "to defer all travel to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk" in a new travel warning issued Monday, as violent clashes continue in parts of the regions despite the Minsk ceasefire agreement, resulting in "thousands of injuries and deaths."
January 6, 2015 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Japan to extend visa validity for high-income Chinese tourists
TOKYO, Jan. 6 — The Japanese government will further ease visa requirements for high-income Chinese tourists by extending the validity of multiple-entry visas for such visitors to five years from the current three years, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.
January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on New human H7N9 case in south China
GUANGZHOU, Jan. 6 — Shenzhen City in south China's Guangdong Province on Monday reported a new human infection of H7N9 bird flu.
January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Evacuated aid worker cleared of Ebola infection in Sweden
STOCKHOLM, Jan. 6 — An aid worker evacuated from West Africa to Sweden after being exposed to the Ebola virus has been cleared of the disease, Swedish national daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported Monday.
January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll exceeds 8,100 – WHO
GENEVA, Jan. 6 — The number of people killed by the Ebola virus has reached 8,153, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Monday.
January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Solons want harmful insecticides banned in PH
MANILA, Jan. 6 — Lawmakers have filed a resolution directing the House Committee on Health to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the increasing number of insecticides flooding the market, which did not pass the safety and efficacy assessment of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Health alert issued after two contract measles at Australian university graduation ceremony
MELBOURNE, Jan. 6 — Thousands of university graduates and their families exposed to the measles virus while attending a graduation ceremony in Melbourne, Australia were assured by their university on Tuesday that those vaccinated should be immune.
January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Feijoas, blackberries offer new hope for inflammatory ailments: NZ study
WELLINGTON, Jan. 6 — Two common fruits could provide a breakthrough in treating inflammatory diseases, particularly in the bowel, according to New Zealand research out Tuesday.
January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Heart disease: Zamboanga Citys top killer disease in 2014
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 6 - The City Health Office reported on Tuesday that heart disease was the number one killer disease in this city in 2014.