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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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Manila Strongman Duterte Makes Unannounced Medical Trip to Hong Kong

By Sputnik News PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte made an unannounced visit to Hong Kong on Friday, one day after hinting to military generals that he may have health issues following an endoscopy that revealed a growth in his digestive tract. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), a senior Hong Kong government source confirmed that the 73-year-old arrived in Hong Kong […]

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Philippines’ Duterte Vows to Resign if He Has Cancer – Reports

By Sputnik News THE Philippine President has acknowledged that he was recently hospitalized due to Barrett’s esophagus, an inflammation of the tube linking the mouth to the stomach. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised that he would step down if he has any serious illness, including cancer, according to Bloomberg. Speaking to graduates of the Philippine Military Academy, the 73-year-old acknowledged that he is […]

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Dr. Mildred Oliveros. Photo by Vics Magsaysay

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 […]

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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Israel Mendiola de Leon while about to undergo medical scanning. Image © Facebook

A Fil-Am cop in Saipan is battling the “Big C” for his life, warns about the dangers of chewing betel nut and tobacco

By Lori Lyn Lirio POLICE Officer Israel Mendiola De Leon, 32, quit chewing betel nut in 2015, in a bid to avoid the “Big C” but to no avail. In 2017, he was diagnosed with stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma on his right buccal area. “I stopped chewing because my kids ask me to. I wanted also to stop because […]

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CNMI Congress to appropriate USD900k for cancer prevention programs in the Marianas

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands House of Representatives will take action on Tuesday concerning House Bill 20-29 which appropriates over UDS900,000 in funds to support and expand cancer awareness, detection and prevention programs in the Marianas Islands. CNMI District II Representative Angel Demapan (Rep.), who was at the proclamation signing of Oral Cancer Awareness Month […]

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