Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services closer to the people

Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services closer to the people

MANILA, Aug. 12 – In keeping with President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of bringing government services directly to the people, various government agencies conducted Saturday the Serbisyo Caravan and Community Forum with various sectors at the Commonwealth Elementary School in Quezon City. The praticipating agencies include the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the […]

DOH on heightened alert amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

DOH on heightened alert amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday is on “heightened alert” amid the bird flue outbreak in a poultry farm in San Luis, Pampanga, a DOH official said. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that all hospitals and other health facilities in Pampanga are under heightened monitoring due the avian flu threat. […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts launches in Los Angeles  Volunteers needed to knit or crochet little red hats for babies born in February

American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts launches in Los Angeles Volunteers needed to knit or crochet little red hats for babies born in February

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2016 – The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Little Hats, Big Hearts launches in Los Angeles to raise awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. The program, in collaboration with The Children’s Heart Foundation and sponsored locally […]

09.12.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News ·
Say it ain’t so: Cranberry juice has no impact on UTIs

Say it ain’t so: Cranberry juice has no impact on UTIs

MOSCOW, Oct 31 (PNA/Sputnik) – Hold on to your, um, hats: it turns out cranberry juice doesn’t prevent urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice has long been the at-home solution for women hoping to avoid the extremely common, extremely annoying infection. But an Oct. 27 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association tells women […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News ·
Aussie research says Asia’s rare snake venom could create non-addictive painkillers

Aussie research says Asia’s rare snake venom could create non-addictive painkillers

SYDNEY, Oct. 31 (PNA/Xinhua) – An Australian research has found that the venom derived from one Southeast Asia’s rarest and most beautiful snake can be turned into non-addictive painkiller drug that could work better than opium. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences Faculty of Science Associate Professor Dr Bryan Fry said venom derived from […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Hontiveros visits Zika epicenter, pushes barangay-led prevention measures

Hontiveros visits Zika epicenter, pushes barangay-led prevention measures

ILOILO CITY – In Barangay Benedicto, Iloilo City where four cases of Zika virus have been reported, Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros’ visit on Saturday served as a positive challenge to push for barangay-led prevention measures. “Sa barangay nangyari, sa barangay ang solusyon”, urged Hontiveros.  In a meeting with local leaders and residents, the neophyte Senator explained […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News ·
Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday. So-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are found in thousands of everyday products, ranging from plastic and metal food containers, to detergents, flame retardants, toys […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, will be lit up in pink this week to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer, its developers said on Wednesday. The lights will be turned on late Thursday and for the next two days, and then on the same days in the following weeks, to mark […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary beverages as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption. The World Health Organization’s recommendations on sweetened beverages came as the world seeks to bring down whopping obesity rates, with one in three adults overweight. […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Florida voters set to legalize medical marijuana: survey

Florida voters set to legalize medical marijuana: survey

Voters in the US state of Florida appear overwhelmingly inclined to legalize medical marijuana in a referendum November 8, a new poll out Tuesday shows. Some 77 percent of likely voters in the southeastern state have said they will cast ballots in favor of Amendment 2 — which would change the state’s constitution to legalize […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Up your oat consumption to lower cholesterol suggests new study

Up your oat consumption to lower cholesterol suggests new study

Humble oats have long been touted for their ability to lower cholesterol and benefit health, but now new Canadian research has provided yet more evidence to suggest that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels and reduce a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Led by Dr. Vladimir Vuksan, from the Risk Factor Modification Centre at […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Colds, fatigue, stress? Make vitamin C a friend this fall

Colds, fatigue, stress? Make vitamin C a friend this fall

Whether you’re stressed, tired, overworked or exposed to other factors like smoking, pollution, certain medications or endurance sports, your vitamin C intake may not be sufficient for your lifestyle and needs. As fall arrives, Florence Hanczyk — a homeopathy doctor in Paris, France, specializing in chrono nutrition — advises taking vitamin C combined with other […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
DOH seeks for SC reconsideration on ‘unrestrained’ enforcement of Reproductive L

DOH seeks for SC reconsideration on ‘unrestrained’ enforcement of Reproductive L

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH), through the Office of the Solicitor General Office, on Monday filed a motion for reconsideration (MR) on the decision of the Supreme Court not to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) on implants. “The DOH is here to act on President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

Zika likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide including at least 19 countries in the Asia Pacific region, said WHO director for health […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Gut microbiota may have role in neurodegenerative diseases, study finds

Could neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s originate in the gut? New research from the US, published in the journal Nature, shows that certain proteins produced by gut bacteria may be linked to neurodegeneration in rats. A team of researchers at Louisville School of Medicine found that neuron destruction processes in the brain could […]

08.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day

On Monday, the World Health Organization will remind the world of the importance of mental health. October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, created to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. This year’s theme is “psychological first aid,” deemed equally important as physical first aid. Key messages that will be conveyed during […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Study bolsters link between Zika, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Study bolsters link between Zika, Guillain-Barre syndrome

Researchers have found more evidence linking the mosquito-borne Zika virus to a neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, but proof of cause-and-effect remains elusive, a study said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine were based on research at six different hospitals in Colombia, involving 68 people with Guillain-Barre syndrome, most of […]

07.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
AHA hosts free health and wellness day for Asian seniors Oct. 14

AHA hosts free health and wellness day for Asian seniors Oct. 14

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo, tai- chi and more LOS ANGELES  – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and YNOT Community Services to host a health and wellness day for seniors in the Asian community on Oct. 14, 2016 at the Young […]

06.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Offers, Services ·
Medical convention in Davao to tackle effects of gadgets, social media to adolescents

Medical convention in Davao to tackle effects of gadgets, social media to adolescents

DAVAO CITY  (PNA) – Adolescents, dubbed as members of the so-called “Generation Z”, have their own “mysteries” in lives, mostly brought about and influenced by the advancement of technology, particularly computers, the Internet and the social media. This will be the focus of the upcoming developmental and adolescent medicine convention, which organizers call “Unravelling the […]

05.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Philippine News ·
US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

US extends 6-month warning to men over Zika risk

US health authorities on Friday extended to six months a warning to men about the risky time period for sexually spreading Zika virus, which often carries no symptoms but can cause devastating birth defects. Men who live in or have traveled to an area of active Zika transmission are now urged to wait half a […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·