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 ·
Senate proud to turn 100, will work harder to serve Filipinos — Pimentel

Senate proud to turn 100, will work harder to serve Filipinos — Pimentel

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — As the Senate of the Philippines officially turns 100 years old, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III vowed that members of the institution will continue to pursue the chamber’s proud tradition of making laws aimed at improving the lives of Filipinos. Pimentel said the anniversary was a “historic occasion” and that the […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
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 ·
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 ·
Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Congen meets with Fil-Am WW II veterans

Los Angeles  – Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz was welcomed by the Filipino-American World War II Veterans at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles, 27 September 2016. The meeting was organized by Filipino Veterans Foundation Executive Director Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque.  Special guests during the meeting were Department of Veteran Affairs District Manager Alberto Alpasan […]

04.10.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local 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 ·
Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Medicine

Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Medicine

Here is a list of the winners of the Nobel Medicine Prize in the past 10 years, with the 2016 award to be announced in Stockholm on Monday: 2015: William Campbell (US citizen born in Ireland) and Satoshi Omura (Japan), Tu Youyou (China) for unlocking treatments for malaria and roundworm. 2014: John O’Keefe (Britain, US), […]

03.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Omega-3 fatty acid could stop known lupus trigger, study finds

Omega-3 fatty acid could stop known lupus trigger, study finds

As a result of convincing tests on mice, researchers at Michigan State University in the USA have found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA could help stop a known trigger of lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disease.  Autoimmune disease remains a relative mystery for the medical profession. A growing number of people are affected, […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
AARP provides free interactive tool to search and visualize data

AARP provides free interactive tool to search and visualize data

A customizable tool to find AAPI data on issues relevant to older populations WASHINGTON, D.C  – The AARP Public Policy Institute launched AARP DataExplorer, its free interactive search and visualization tool for data on the 50-plus population. AARP DataExplorer allows users to browse and search for data on issues like demographics, health, financial security, housing and […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Offers, Science & Technology, Services ·
Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

Nurses endorse gun safety, death penalty repeal measures

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announced support for several important initiatives on the California November ballot, notably Proposition 63, to strengthen gun safety, and Proposition 62 the latest bid to repeal the death penalty in California. CNA, the premiere nurses’ organization in California, is also stepping up efforts to pass Prop. 61, the […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Petition for veggie burger at In-N-Out draws ire of meat lovers

Petition for veggie burger at In-N-Out draws ire of meat lovers

An online petition appealing to fast food chain In-N-Out to add a veggie burger to their menu has divided the internet this week, drawing an angry backlash from meat lovers who called the initiative everything from “un-American,” fascist and the work of “meat terrorists.” Though the petition drew more than 36,000 signatures over the last few weeks, […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·