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Are People Becoming Dumber? Reasons Behind Low Human IQ

By Sputnik News A NEW documentary broadcast by Arte TV Channel has revealed that the average human IQ is gradually decreasing. The authors explain this trend by the hazardous impact of the chemicals in our environment. Anthropologist Edward Dutton, however, is confident that the negative trend has been triggered by much more unwelcome factors. The phenomenon of a lowering human IQ can be […]

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PH environmentalists lauded senate’s move to probe stinking Canadian trash

PHILIPPINE based civil society groups, including environmentalists, public health advocates and members of labor groups, welcomed the Senate’s move to probe the already rotting Canadian garbage dumping issue, weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “it is now theoretically possible to get the illegal garbage shipments back (to Canada).” The Ang Nars Party-list, EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives […]

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PH health department implemented dengue vaccination program sans WHO preliminary advice

THE World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday clarified that it did not it recommended to the Philippines and other countries to use Dengvaxia, the world’s first dengue vaccine, for their immunization programs. The WHO issued the clarification after the French manufacturer of Dengvaxia, Sanofi Pasteur, revealed its findings on Friday that the vaccine’s use on individuals who have not been […]

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Dengue Prevention Program in Philippines Could Actually Worsen Disease

By Sputnik News HUNDREDS of thousands of children in the Philippines have been administered a dengue fever vaccine that may exacerbate the disease, officials warned on Monday. The vaccine, Dengvaxia, has already been given to more than 730,000 public school children age nine or older in three regions of the Philippines in an effort to prevent the potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus. Dengue can cause severe flu-like […]

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Stop buying firecrackers and instead donate for the rehabilitation of war ravaged Marawi City

Stop buying firecrackers and instead donate for the rehabilitation of war ravaged Marawi City

A PHILIPPINE based environmental group called on the Filipino people to stop buying firecrackers for the yuletide season and instead donate the money to the people of Marawi City to help them rise from the tragedy that struck their community. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition, a public health and environment watchdog; said government offices, private companies, households and ordinary […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority urges MM local governments to be WHO-compliant in their Smoke-Free Ordinances

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim on Friday called for a sustained campaign against smoking as he urges all local government units in the National Capital Region to pass ordinances compliant with the World Health Organization-Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In a message to the participants of a smoke-free forum at the MMDA auditorium in Makati City, Lim, at […]

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Mga dating drug dependents nag-zumba sa Quezon Memorial Circle

AABOT sa 1,000 tao na sumuko sa ilalim ng “Oplan Tokhang” ng Philippine National Police dahil umano sa paggamit ng bawal na gamot at kanilang mga kapamilya ang nag-zumba nitong Biyernes sa loob ng Quezon City Memorial Circle bilang bahagi ng kanilang community based drug rehabilitation program. Ayon sa Quezon City government, ang grupong ito ay ang ikalawang batch na […]

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Stop the transfer of toxic wastes from developed to less developed countries!!!

FILIPINO environmentalists called on all world leaders to ratify the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, also known as the Basil Ban Amendment, to end the practice by  developed countries of transferring their toxic wastes to developing countries like the Philippines. Led by Franciscan Friar Robert Reyes, Ang Nars Partylist Rep. Leah […]

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PH Drug Enforcement Agency burns PhP6 billion worth of dangerous drugs

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday burned some PhP6 billion worth of dangerous drugs to prevent it from being recycled in the streets. In a statement, the PDEA said a total of 952.69 kilograms of assorted pieces of drug evidence – methamphetamine hydro-chloride (shabu), cocaine, ketamine, marijuana, benzphetamine HCl, N-benzylpiperazine, zolpidem, ephedrine, propanolol, sodium carbonate, valium, nitrazepam, nalbuphine, clonazepam, […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Health, News
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Eat Healthy, Eat organic

EATING healthy could be a luxury these days! With so many constraints, like the high cost of healthy foods or the time needed for preparation or to buy good food for the family, many people just resort to instant meals like noodles which is affectionately called comfort food, apparently to hide the fact that noodles are just “laman tiyan” to satisfy […]

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Wasted opportunity

THE government’s non-implementation of anti-littering laws during the recent observance of the All Saints’ and Souls’ Days caused it to lose millions of pesos worth of fines and the proliferation of garbage in cemeteries nationwide. Thus claimed the Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition as it expressed dismay over the anti-environment attitude of Filipinos as evidenced by the widespread littering in public […]

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PH environmentalists lauded ban on lead based paints

AS THE World Health Organization leads in commemorating the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Philippine based environmentalists lauded the country’s government for taking the “bold step” of phasing out lead based paints. EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement, said the country’s ongoing effort to phase out lead in paints is a step in the right direction that will benefit millions of […]

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PH Environmentalist lambasted anti-environment proposals of members of the congress

A COALITION of environmentalist groups nationwide demanded the scrapping of the regressive moves in the House of Representatives seeking the repeal of the ban in waste incineration, a garbage disposal process which has been proven to be disastrous for the environment and people. The demand was recently made in a press conference by No Burn Pilipinas, a coalition of 50 […]

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Poisoned Planet: Pollution Causes 9 Million Deaths Worldwide Each Year

By Sputnik News NEW research carried out by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health showed that pollution’s harmful impact on people’s health, the environment and our planet was responsible for one in six deaths worldwide in 2015. The report, published Thursday in The Lancet, says that the deaths of approximately 9 million people worldwide in 2015 were linked to some form of pollution — air, […]

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“Global Handwashing Day” ipinagdiwang sa PH

IPINAGDIWANG nitong Martes ang Pandaigdigang Araw ng Paghuhugas ng Kamay (Global Handwashing Day) sa Pinyahan Elementary School sa Lungsod Quezon sa pangunguna ng Manila Water, Department of Health, Department of Education, mga guro, estudyante at opisyal ng lungsod sa pamamagitan nang pagtuturo ng tamang paraan nang paghuhugas ng kamay sa mga kabataan. Ayon kay Gel Alfonso, program manager ng Manila […]

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PROJECT C.U.R.E. has a new home in Houston

PROJECT C.U.R.E. has a new home in Houston

THE PROJECT Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment-Houston, a non-profit humanitarian relief organization, has moved to a new and bigger distribution center in order to better facilitate its operations. To celebrate the move into its new home at 8303 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX 77055; PROJECT C.U.R.E. will have an open house on November 2 from 5 to 8 pm. and […]

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US Withdraws From UNESCO – State Department

By Sputnik News THE United States has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization at the end of 2018, citing a need for reform and an anti-Israel bias in the organization, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday. “On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova […]

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PH Drug Enforcement Agency poses no objection to controlled compassionate use of Marijuana

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) over the weekend said it poses no objection to the proposed bill in Congress allowing the compassionate use of marijuana for medical purposes, provided that applicable safeguards under the law are followed. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino, issued this statement after the Committee on Health of the House of Representatives gave nod to […]

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‘Concierge medical clinic’ now in PH

PEOPLE in need of quality health care services always consider getting the best value for their money. Despite the high cost, the moneyed-class would even go abroad for their health concerns and consultations if they note they will get their money’s worth in doing so. Choosing a doctor, a clinic or a health facility to visit for consultation, nowadays, is […]

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Traditional healing is making a comeback in Guam and Marianas islands

TRADITIONAL healing is now being taught at the University of Guam to complement western medicine. Zita Pangelinan, academician and proponent of traditional healing practices, said traditional healing is now gaining grounds and acceptance at academic institutions adding that the a course about it was introduced at UG last Sept. 9 as part of the Pacific International Programs. “We have been […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · Health, News
Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

By Sputnik News SLOW-moving Hurricane Harvey – the strongest storm to hit the US in over ten years – is knocking down structures and flooding rivers in the region, and much more rain is expected over the next three to five days. A powerful and slow-moving Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico that came ashore in southwest Texas on Friday night — lashing […]

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Environment and Health advocates urged the PH Senate to ratify the global agreement against mercury pollution

PHILIPPINE based environmentalists, civil society groups and labor organizations on Monday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to nudge the Senate from its “slumber” and to immediately ratify the Minamata Convention, a landmark agreement on mercury disposal. In an urgent letter, over 100 environment, health and labor rights advocates noted that despite the Philippines active participation during the three-year negotiations (2010-2013) that […]

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Toys and games safety labeling should be implemented ASAP – environmentalist and consumer advocates

PHILIPPINE based environment and consumer advocates demanded the much delayed implementation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10620 (the Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act of 2013). In an appeal to the Department of Trade and Industry, the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog; and Laban Konsyumer, a consumer advocacy group, reiterated their demand to […]

The Philippines’ First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit

The Philippines’ First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit

THE Good Life is the Philippines’ First Integrative Health and Wellness Summit that brings together a plenary conference and trade exhibit all in one venue. Happening on August 12-13, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, the summit is about discovering divergent disciplines in achieving and maintaining an integrative approach to wellness. It addresses the four aspects of our being, namely, […]

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Mercury laden whitening products still flood PH flea markets

  THE smuggling and illegal sale of toxic chemical laden skin whitening products continue unabated despite the health dangers in pose. EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, made the claim early this week after learning that these dangerous substances are still being sold in flea markets all over Metro Manila. The group said merchants selling these products are […]