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(File photo) Inmates of the Quezon City Jail 2016. Photo © Youtube.com

Masinsing paglilinis sa Quezon City Jail ipinagutos

Ni Santiago Celario IPINAGUTOS ng pamunuan ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology ang masinop na paglilinis ng Quezon City Jail upang hindi bahain ang loob ng detention facility dahil sa nagkalat na basura. Ang kautusan ay ipinalabas nitong Martes matapos mamatay ang isang detainee kamakailan dahil umano sa leptospirosis na kanyang nakuha matapos lumusong sa baha sa loob ng […]

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Dr. Mildred Balbin Oliveros: Sa Pagtuklas ng Gamot at Humanitarianism

MARAMI sa atin ang “nagsusunog ng kilay” para sa sariling layunin – ang kumita at ng sa gayon ay umigi ang kalagayan sa buhay. Pero, para naman kay Audrey Hepburn, isang British actress at humanitarian, ang sabi niya: “Habang tayo ay tumatanda, matutuklasan natin na ang isa sa ating dalawang kamay ay para tulungan ang ating sarili, at ang isa […]

Violators of QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017 fined.

Violators of QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017 fined.

THE Quezon City Health Department recently conducted a surprise inspection in selected school canteens to check their compliance with City Ordinance 2579 or the QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017. Food categorized as junk foods and sugary drinks were found still being sold at Pasong Tamo Elementary School and Lagro High School. The school canteens were also […]

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Vegetables now a regular part of the menu in Saipan’s middle and high school canteens

By Lori Lyn Lirio SALAD bars are now available in middle and high school canteen to promote health via the consumption of veggies among teenagers in Saipan. This was learned after the Commonwealth of northern Mariana Islands Public School System-Food and Nutrition Service said it started putting up salad bars in middle and high schools in Saipan. PSS nutritionist and […]

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Manila City government asked to enforce ban on mercury contaminated beauty products

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK AN environmentalist group on Sunday asked Manila City government to take action against retailers of mercury-laced skin whitening products due to the imminent danger or injury they pose to consumers. The EcoWaste Coalition made the plea after its members were able to two brands of imported skin lightening creams from China that the Food and […]

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Pagtataas ng kaso ng leptospirosis dahil sa basura-DENR

Ni Santiago Celario KUMBINSIDO ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) na ang pagtaas ng kaso ng leptospirosis sa bansa ay dahil sa mga nagkalat na basura sa kalye na nahaluan ng ihi ng daga. Ayon kay DENR National Solid Waste Management Executive Director Eli Ildefonso, ang kawalan ng disiplina sa pagtatapon ng basura, lalo na sa Metro Manila, […]

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Diabetes complications affected organs. Diabetes affects nerves, kidneys, eyes, vessels, heart, brain and skin. Round info graphic. Image by strongestinworld.com

Diabetes situation in Saipan “quite serious” – CNMI Public Health official

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE diabetes situation in the Commonwealth of northern Marianas is “quite serious.” Thus said Public Health’s Medical Director Dr. Phuong Luu during an interview where she also emphasized that managing that debilitating disease is also the patient’s responsibility. “One out of five adults in the CNMI was diagnosed with diabetes,” Dr. Luu said, citing the 2016 […]

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QC releases ‘healthy menu’ for schools

THE Quezon City Health Department has released a list of allowed and prohibited foods to be sold in public and private schools in accordance with City Ordinance 2579-2017, also known as the QC Anti-junk food and sugary drinks ordinance of 2017. The ordinance states that canteens in public and private elementary and high schools, as well as preparatory schools, and […]

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Peerlink leader project coordinator Robyn Priest discusses training and technical assistance with Community Guidance Center staff in their office at TSL Building in Garapan on Thursday. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

CNMI Blue Ribbon Action Team brings back recovery support to community

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Island Blue Ribbon Action Team will renew its assistance to troubled people. This was learned after the CNMI, through the support of the Community Guidance Center, announced that it is bringing back recovery support to the community with clear action plans to assist people who have alcohol or drug abuse and […]

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Community members attend a social awareness meeting about maternal death, infant mortality, stillbirth and other health issues is conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh. Photo UNICEF

WHO study shows new drug could save thousands of women’s lives

A NEW formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could save thousands of women’s lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries, according to a study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with MSD for Mothers and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Currently WHO recommends oxytocin as the first-choice drug for preventing excessive bleeding after childbirth. Oxytocin, however, must […]

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Docomo Pacific presents $50,000 check to the CHCC. Also in photo, Gov. Ralph Torres, Rep. Ivan Blanco. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

DoCoMo Pacific donates US$50K to CHCC

By Lori Lyn Lirio DOCOMO Pacific, a telecommunications company, donated US$50,000 to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation for developing and maintaining an Electronic Health Records system for patient care in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. DoCoMo Pacific-CNMI General Manager Dino Manning said last June 6 donation is the first installment of the US$250,000 total donation pledged by the company to […]

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DENR exec to face graft charge for Canadian trash mess

THE Office of the Ombudsman today it will prosecute a Department of Environment and Natural Resources official for the screw up leading to the abandonment of Canadian trash in the country. Specifically, DENR Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will be prosecuted for violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and […]

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Play to combat suicide and other teen problems staged in Saipan

Play to combat suicide and other teen problems staged in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio “CHOICES”, an improvisation-based play, which recently took center stage at the American Memorial Park, was touching, timely and moving, according to Friends of the Art president Susan Fishman-Tudor. Fishman-Tudor went to see the play on its first night of showing last June 8. She said the characterization and the [plot] element felt very real. Directed by […]

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PCDC advisor Dr. Nia Aitaoto at the four-day collaborative-learning session in Hibiscus, Fiesta Resort on Tuesday. She is with Bishop Ryan Jimenez.  Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

The Pacific Chronic Disease Council calls on health care specialist to focus on border line diabetics to win the war against diabetes.

By Lori Lyn Lirio “TO win the war on diabetes, focus should be given to people who are borderline diabetic.” Thus said Pacific Chronic Disease Council advisor Dr. Nia Aitaoto during an interview. She said health care partners should give equal focus on people who are on the ‘borderline’ of diabetes. In the medical field, Aitaoto said the term ‘pre-diabetes’ […]

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Gary Paglinawan (Before - After)

A testimony on health

By Abner Galino THIS definitely qualifies as a success story. Well, no one becomes incredibly rich or becomes instantly famous. But someone triumphed against his own frailty and came out a happy camper. Gary Paglinawan is 5’4 ½” tall. Some years back, he weighed 210 lbs. Today, Gary weighs 158 lbs. I wouldn’t have known this, if not for a […]

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Roman Catholic Church in Saipan to focus on health and wellness of its parishioners

By Lori Lyn Lirio ASIDE from the traditional faith formation, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa led by its Filipino-American Bishop Ryan Jimenez will focus, among others, on promoting health and wellness lifestyle among its parishioners. Bishop Jimenez said the parish priests made a preparation for the pastoral plan, identifying its priorities for the next five years. He said […]

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CNMI Governor Ralph D.L.G. Torres pleads guilty to “not taking care of his health.”

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH of Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph D.L.G. Torres recently pleaded guilty “of not taking care of his health,” it was only learned yesterday. According to reports, Torres made his plea last as June 15 when he signed a proclamation designating June 17-23, 2018 as Men’s Health Week. His admission of guilt and proclamation signing was […]

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QC enhances Barangay Day Care program

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN a bid to prepare preschoolers for school, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista recently signed an ordinance enhancing the city’s Barangay Day Care Center program, it was learned yesterday. Bautista said City Ordinance 2683-2018 or the “Barangay Day Care Center Enhancement Program of Quezon City” ensures that children aged four and below will be […]

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QC Council pushes anti-illegal drugs education program in schools

THE Quezon City Council asked the Quezon City Anti-Drug Abuse Advisory Council and the Quezon City Council Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs to include an anti-illegal drugs education program for parents and teachers association in all public elementary and high schools in the city. In City Resolution No. 7449-2018, Quezon City Allan Butch Francisco states that instructions on drug abuse prevention […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Says Marijuana Will Be Legal Nationwide Starting October

Canadian Prime Minister Says Marijuana Will Be Legal Nationwide Starting October

By Sputnik News ON Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that marijuana will become legal nationwide starting October 17. Canada’s Senate passed the federal government’s bill to legalize marijuana nationwide Tuesday. Although Trudeau’s government had hoped to legalize pot nationwide by July 1, the government announced Tuesday that it will take several weeks for provincial and territorial governments to prepare for retail sales. It’s […]

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Duterte administration urged to protect environment by implementing Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5, an environment and public health watchdog called on the sitting administration to actively enforce Republic Act 9003 (the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act) and clean up the country’s 42,044 barangays. The EcoWaste Coalition directed its appeal to the Duterte administration for it to exert […]

Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough – World Health Organization

Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough – World Health Organization

TOBACCO use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new World Health Organization report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases. For World No Tobacco Day 2018 last May 31, the WHO has joined with the World Heart Federation to highlight the […]

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Keep out lead containing paints and items from schools – EcoWaste Coalition

A PHILIPPINE based environment and public health watchdog asked school heads and teachers over the weekend to be vigilant in keeping out lead containing decorative paints and other items from their campuses. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition, said school heads and teachers must make sure that no lead containing materials will be used in this week’s Brigada Eskwela, a […]

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PDEA inaugurates the country’s second Balay Silangan Reformation Center for drug dependents

PDEA inaugurates the country’s second Balay Silangan Reformation Center for drug dependents

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday together with the Cabanatuan City local government, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) inaugurated the country’s second community-based reformation center for drug dependents. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino led the simple inauguration rites of the 100-Bed capacity Balay Silangan Reformatory Center in historic Cabanatuan […]

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Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog signing a proclamation declaring May 6 -12, 2018 as Marianas March Against Cancer Week. Also in photo, left, CCA board president Bo Palacios and MMAC co-chair Bobby Cruz, right. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Cancer incidence in the Marianas on the rise

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE incidence of cancer in the Mariana islands rose by 66 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year. Thus said Mariana March Against Cancer (MMAC) Co-Chair Carline Sablan quoting records of the Commonwealth Cancer Association (CCA) during the proclamation of the MMAC Week last May 6 at the Hopwood Middle School (HMS) campus in Saipan. […]

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