Bird Flu cases in China's Guangdong Province reaches 30

February 3, 2015 3:38 am· Comments Off on Bird Flu cases in China's Guangdong Province reaches 30 

MOSCOW, Feb. 1 -– Two more cases of bird flu have been reported to authorities in China's Guangdong province, placing have taken the number of infected people in the region to 30, Xinhua reports.

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Diagnosis of Russian with suspected Ebola to be clear within 3-4 days

February 3, 2015 3:38 am· Comments Off on Diagnosis of Russian with suspected Ebola to be clear within 3-4 days 

VLADIVOSTOK, Feb. 1 — A Russian citizen with suspected Ebola, staff member of the Red Cross, was taken by plane to a hospital in Novosibirsk on Sunday.

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Tuna important for public health in Pacific: study

February 3, 2015 3:38 am· Comments Off on Tuna important for public health in Pacific: study 

SUVA, Feb. 2 — In the ongoing battle against obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the Pacific region, a new study reveals that allocating sufficient tuna for local consumption and keeping it affordable could significantly improve health outcomes, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community said Monday.

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(Feature) DOH cites importance of preventing iodine deficiency

February 3, 2015 3:38 am· Comments Off on (Feature) DOH cites importance of preventing iodine deficiency 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 2 (PNA) — Iodine deficiency can result to inadequate production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).

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Development of remote hospitals in Iloilo begins

February 3, 2015 3:38 am· Comments Off on Development of remote hospitals in Iloilo begins 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 2 — The government of South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), is now starting the expansion and development of three remote hospitals here.

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PhilHealth now covers all Filipino citizens aged 60 years and above

February 3, 2015 3:38 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth now covers all Filipino citizens aged 60 years and above 

MANILA, Feb. 2 — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said on Monday all Filipino citizens are now entitled to automatic PhilHealth coverage upon reaching the age of 60 years even if they have not made any contribution in the past.

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Roundup: Australia enters Asia's elite following tournament of goodwill

February 3, 2015 3:35 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Australia enters Asia's elite following tournament of goodwill 

MELBOURNE, Feb. 1 — Following 32 matches, 85 goals, inspired individual performances and impressive team showings, Australia's first taste of hosting the Asian Cup has proved a massive success.

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'Star Wars' films set to release in 2017 and 2019

February 3, 2015 3:35 am· Comments Off on 'Star Wars' films set to release in 2017 and 2019 

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 — 'Star Wars Episode VIII' and 'Star Wars IX' are reportedly set to arrive in theatres in 2017 and 2019.

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Michelle Obama praises 'American Sniper'

February 3, 2015 3:35 am· Comments Off on Michelle Obama praises 'American Sniper' 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 — US First Lady Michelle Obama has praised Oscar-nominated film 'American Sniper'.

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Region 11 cagers rout Region 10 in CEAP Mindanao games

February 3, 2015 3:35 am· Comments Off on Region 11 cagers rout Region 10 in CEAP Mindanao games 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 1 — Defending champion Region 11 men’s basketball team posted its second straight win by routing Region 10, 84-67 Saturday in the ongoing Catholic Educational Association of the Phils. (CEAP) Mindanao Games at the UIC Bajda gym.

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