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Eat right & live right with HealthyMealsPH!

Eat right & live right with HealthyMealsPH!

EATING a healthy diet doesn’t have to boring, bland and complicated. It’s about eating the right amount, right calories without depriving ourselves to enjoy our food. Food must help us feel great, have more energy for the day, to improve our health, to be physically fit and even helping our mood to become happy and healthy all throughout the day! […]

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Adolescent mental health

Key facts One in six people are aged 10–19 years. Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. Globally, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability […]

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QC Council supports healthcare for all

QC Council supports healthcare for all

THE Quezon City Council approved a resolution expressing support to Senate Bill No. 1458 or the Universal Healthcare for all Filipinos Act. City Resolution SP 7605-2018, introduced by Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar, states that the proposed measure makes it possible for every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of a universal health care where preventive, curative, and rehabilitative health services are guaranteed […]

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Breast cancer, leading cancer incidence in the CNMI – Commonwealth Cancer Association

By Lori Lyn Lirio BREAST cancer is the leading cancer incidence in the CNMI, according to Commonwealth Cancer Association Board President Bo Palacios. Nationally, Palacios said, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer of death in women and the chance of invasive breast cancer in a woman’s life is about one in eight. He added that according to […]

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More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

EVERYDAY around 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A new WHO report on Air […]

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MMDA holds solid waste management forums for Barangay chiefs

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has been holding a series of forums to enjoin Metro Manila barangay chairmen to step up their campaign against garbage, the major cause of flooding in the metropolis. The forum, dubbed “Lodi Ko si Kap Sa Kaayusan, Kalinisan at Pagbabawas ng Basura sa Barangay,” calls on barangay chairmen in Metro Manila to strictly enforce […]

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Taguig hospital upgrades equipment

By Benjamin Lim Vergara TAGUIG City residents need not to go to private hospitals to avail high-quality healthcare service. This after city residents were assured that the “probinsyudad” is not left behind when it comes to high-quality innovations and modern upgrades in healthcare following the recent installation by the city-run Taguig Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) of brand new medical equipment […]

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New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference

New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference

New global commitment to primary health care for all at Astana conference COUNTRIES around the world today agreed to the Declaration of Astana, vowing to strengthen their primary health care systems as an essential step toward achieving universal health coverage. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms the historic 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata, the first time world leaders committed to primary health care. “Today, […]

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QC health department urges lactating mothers to donate to human milk bank. Image © GMA Network

More moms donate to QC Human Milk Bank

MORE mothers have become aware of the Quezon City Human Milk Bank and its role in saving the lives of sick and premature babies hence the increase in the number of donors of mom’s milk. In a statement Thursday, the QC government said that a total of 630 lactating mothers donated to the QC-HMB in the fourth quarter of 2018, […]

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Visiting US expert cites dangers of toxic compound in paint removing products

Visiting US expert cites dangers of toxic compound in paint removing products

CITING increased risk of cancers and central nervous system damage, as well as accidental exposure deaths, a visiting expert on clean production has urged manufacturers of paint removing products containing methylene chloride to consider switching to safer substitutes. Speaking in a recent seminar on “Safer and Effective Alternatives for Methylene Chloride in Paint Stripping Products” last Wednesday, Dr. Greg Morose, […]

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CDC: CNMI improves in combating TB cases

By Lori Lyn Lirio SAIPAN has remarkable improvements in combating tuberculosis cases, according to Centers for Disease and Control Prevention or CDC Medical Officer for the Pacific Region Dr. Richard Brostrom. Back in 1990s, Brostrom noted that Saipan had been seeing about 180 tuberculosis cases per year with the contract workers. “It slowly improved every year.” He said the partnership […]

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QC to use only lead-safe paints

THE Quezon City government on Monday said it will only use lead free paints in all its projects as it continues to promote a healthy and safe environment. This after its mayor, Herbert Bautista, signed an ordinance requiring the only use of lead safe paints in the construction, maintenance and renovation of the city’s projects and activities. City Ordinance 2739-2018, […]

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More than Half of the Children on the Planet are not Protected from Lead Paint Exposures: Global Lead Week of Action Calls for Ban on Lead Paint

More than Half of the Children on the Planet are not Protected from Lead Paint Exposures: Global Lead Week of Action Calls for Ban on Lead Paint

  GöTEBORG, Sweden — Environmental health scientists, child health advocates, governments, and paint industry associations are uniting this week (October 21-27, 2018) for the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action. Calling for protections for the 857 million children ages 0-9 years old who live in countries with no protective lead paint regulations, organizations in 30 countries, coordinating with the […]

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IHR Emergency Meeting

Statement on the October 2018 meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

THE meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, from 13:00 to 17:00 Geneva time (CET). Conclusion It was the view of the Committee that a Public Health Emergency of […]

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Can a food supplement really alleviate symptoms of autism?

Can a food supplement really alleviate symptoms of autism?

By Abner Galino ONE in four children or adults with autism may show aggressive behavior such as hitting others, destroying property or throwing temper tantrums. On moments of anger and frustration, persons with autism sometimes lash out at their caregivers or family members who take care of them. In some cases, persons with autism are even aggressive to themselves. Because […]

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Lead contaminated brush being used in food preparations. Photo by ecowastecoalition

EcoWaste Coalition warns about the use of lead contaminated paint brush in food preparations

AN Environment and public health watchdog yesterday warned the public from using paint brushes in grilling or making food preparations due to the lead contaminated paint in its handle. The EcoWaste Coalition, in a report entitled “Get the Lead Out of Paint Brushes,” aired the warning after it discovered high levels of lead in non-food grade brushes used in food […]

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Texas Surf Resort Closes After ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’ Kills Customer

A SURF resort in Waco County, Texas, has voluntarily closed part of its facilities for testing following the death of a surfer who visited the pool from the rare but deadly “brain-eating amoeba.” Barefoot Ski Ranch (BSR) Surf Resort owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. told the Waco Tribune Friday that the park had voluntarily closed its wave pool so the […]

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DTI, DOH Urged to Remove Lead Painted Vacuum Flasks from the Market

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, and Laban Konsyumer Inc. urged the government to take action and remove from the market lead contaminated vacuum flasks. In a letter sent today to Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Health, the Coalition and the LKI notified them about the presence of high concentrations of lead on […]

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PDEA at advertising agency nagkaisang magtulungan laban sa bawal na gamot

PDEA at advertising agency nagkaisang magtulungan laban sa bawal na gamot

Ni Santiago Celario LALONG lumakas ang kampanya ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency laban sa illegal na droga matapos itong makipagkasundo sa isang advertising company para lumikha ng mga cartoons o animated video kaugnay sa patuloy na kilos ng pamahalaan laban sa ipinagbabawal na gamot. Sa ilalim ng Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) na nilagdaan ng PDEA at Activations Advertising, Inc. (AAI), […]

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Members of Amut Natibu, staff from Indigenous Affairs Office, Carolinian Affairs Office, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and Marianas Visiting Authority witnessed the first ever proclamation of native medicine week. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Gov. Torres to provide land for preservation of medicinal plants on the islands

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN response to the appeal of native healers for a piece of land to protect and preserve medicinal plants, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph DLG Torres will designate a piece of real estate on Saipan, Tinian and Rota. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/09/23/traditional-healers-ask-saipan-governor-dlg-torres-for-land-allocation/) The governor recently made the promise after signing a proclamation designating Sept. 16 to […]

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Harmful use of alcohol kills 3 million people each year, mostly men – WHO

Harmful use of alcohol kills 3 million people each year, mostly men – WHO

MORE than three million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization today. This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men. Overall, the harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden. WHO’s Global status report […]

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Traditional healers ask Saipan Governor DLG Torres for land allocation

Traditional healers ask Saipan Governor DLG Torres for land allocation

By Lori Lyn Lirio AMOT Natibu, a group of people that advocate for traditional healing through herbal and plants, is requesting Gov. Ralph DLG Torres to provide them a piece of land for local medicine garden. Isidoro Cabrera, the organization’s president, said they will request the government to allot a certain piece of land on Saipan, Tinian and Rota to […]

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UN: Excessive drinking killed over three million people in 2016

By CGTN DRINKING too much alcohol killed more than three million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The UN health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a new report Friday, the agency said that about 237 million men and […]

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QC creates committee on gender-based violence

QC creates committee on gender-based violence

IN order to better serve and provide a more comprehensive service to the victims or survivors of gender-based violence and abuse, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has signed an ordinance reinforcing the organizational structure of the city’s Protection Center. City Ordinance 2701-2018, introduced by Councilors Irene Belmonte, Lena Marie Juico, Julienne Alyson Rae Medalla, and Diorella Maria Sotto, amends […]

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WomenBizPH spotlights mental health in PH businesses, workplace

WomenBizPH spotlights mental health in PH businesses, workplace

MANILA, Philippines – The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, both renowned figures in their respective fields who faced mental health issues despite successful careers, have raised global awareness on mental disorder. While the Philippines has been considered as one of the happiest countries in the world, it has the highest number of depressed people […]

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