Health

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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Events, Health
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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Events, Health, News
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 […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Business, Health
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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health
© Flickr / Jasper Nance

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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Business, Health, News
Lead contaminated flask. Photo by EcoWaste Coalition

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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
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), […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Health, News
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 […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Events, Health, News
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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
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 […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News
Image © https://www.gmoevidence.com

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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
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 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
Esther Muna Photo © saipantribune.com

CHCC unveils completion of new standard-compliant pharmacy renovation

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to comply with the new standard set by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention 797 and to make its pharmacological service efficient, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation has renovated its pharmacy department and announced its completion. With the focus on complying with the new standard, which will take effect on December 2019, the first phase […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News
Image © https://www.gmoevidence.com

Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide – World Health Organization

CLOSE to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and many more attempt suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 years old globally but can affect people of any age. If you know someone who may be considering suicide, talk to them about it and encourage them to seek professional help. Suicides are preventable. […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
Image by martinandrose.com

Cellphone repair technicians are exposed to health hazards due to lead solder wires – EcoWaste Coalition

AN ENVIRONMENT and public health watchdog called on the Philippine government inculcate health consciousness among cellular phone repair technicians after noting their use of lead as a soldering material. In a recent statement, the EcoWaste Coalition pressed the Department of Labor and Employment through the Occupational Safety and Health Center to conduct training programs in collaboration with shopping mall management […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, Health, News
An LA County sheriff shows the tracking device that will be installed on county helicopters to track missing persons under the project “LA Found.” Looking on are LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn (5th from the left on the background) and LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. Photo by Abner Galino

LA County helps families keep sight of loved ones with autism, dementia

By Abner Galino THE County of Los Angeles last week launched a countywide program dubbed as “L.A. Found,” which was aimed at quickly finding persons with autism, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease whenever they wander and go missing. The Wednesday launching of the project was led by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Sheriff Jim McDonnell, and Cynthia Banks, director of […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Health, News
An open letter to the Filipino nation

An open letter to the Filipino nation

Rise for climate, justice and integrity of creation march  Official statement: 8th of  September, 2018 QUEZON CITY – We, Filipinos committed to the tenets of climate justice, the preservation of the integrity of creation, and the protection of the inalienable human right to a healthful and balanced ecology and civil and political liberties, call on leaders of the public and […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, Events, Health, News
There is a gap between healthcare and ordinary folks in Saipan

There is a gap between healthcare and ordinary folks in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THERE is an existing gap between ordinary folks and healthcare in Saipan, according a Fil-Am intern of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Abigail Dimaano made this observation during her internship at the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC). She said her observation confirmed her desire to want to pursue either medicine or take physician assistance program in […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Feature Story, Health, News
© REUTERS / Danish Siddiqui

Currency Notes Pose Health Hazards, Indian Traders Demand Govt. Intervention

By Sputnik News IN a letter to the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Traders Body has sought an investigation to assess the “potential health hazards allegedly posed by currency notes.” New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Confederation of All India Traders Body (CAIT) has quoted findings from various studies which claim the currency notes are often contaminated with disease-causing pathogens that have the potential to transmit […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
DENR suportado ang pagbabawal ng paggamit ng plastic sa Boracay

DENR suportado ang pagbabawal ng paggamit ng plastic sa Boracay

Ni Santiago Celario PARA maprotektahan ang kalikasan, nagpahayag nitong araw ng Linggo ng suporta ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa ang ginawang pagbabawal ng lokal na pamahalaan sa paggamit ng disposable na plastic sa isla ng Boracay. Ayon sa isang pahayag, suportado ng DENR ang inisyatiba ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Malay sa lalawigan ng Aklan na ipasa […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Environment, Health, News
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat. Image by The Philippine Star

Boracay is a No Smoking zone

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and health advocates have lauded Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for banning smoking in public places. Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Philippines, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP) and the Ecowaste Coalition, in a statement, said Romulo-Puyat took a bold step in protecting the island of Boracay. “We laud Sec. Puyat for her recent pronouncement […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, Health, News
Salt reduction heart-healthy but only for people with the saltiest diets?

Salt reduction heart-healthy but only for people with the saltiest diets?

By MIMS Multidisciplinary / Elvira Manzano CUTTING down on salt is thought to be the holy grail of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, but new evidence from the PURE* study suggests that salt reduction is only good for people with the saltiest diets. “Sodium is an essential nutrient, lowering too much can actually increase mortality,” said lead author Associate Professor Andrew […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health
Betel Nuts. Image by jasmines.com.au

Betel Nut chewing highest infractions at Kagman HS in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio CHEWING Betel Nut is an addiction among a number of Kagman High School students. Thus said KHS Principal Leila Staffler after noting that the most infraction committed by her students is Betel Nut chewing. “I have been paying attention to the numbers and looking at our discipline data, chewing Betel Nut is what students get in […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News
Daniel Alejandre. Image © facebook.com

Environmentalists seek the immediate closure of the open dump in Mapandan, Pangasinan

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environmentalist and public health watchdog, recently asked the government to close the illegal municipal dumpsite in Mapandan, Pangasinan following mounting concerns by local residents. Reacting to the environmental and health concerns raised by residents of Barangay Primicias in Mapandan town, the EcoWaste Coalition, early this month, asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, Health