Maldives carrier to start flights to 3 new Chinese destinations

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.

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US State Department warns citizens against visiting Crimea, East Ukraine

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."

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Japan to extend visa validity for high-income Chinese tourists

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.

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New human H7N9 case in south China

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.

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Evacuated aid worker cleared of Ebola infection in Sweden

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.

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Ebola virus death toll exceeds 8,100 – WHO

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.

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Solons want harmful insecticides banned in PH

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).

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Health alert issued after two contract measles at Australian university graduation ceremony

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.

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Feijoas, blackberries offer new hope for inflammatory ailments: NZ study

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.

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Heart disease: Zamboanga City’s top killer disease in 2014

January 6, 2015 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Heart disease: Zamboanga City’s 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.

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