The World Health Organization is asking the international community to enforce stricter methods to contain the Ebola virus as rising numbers of casualties make the outbreak a global threat.
(Reuters) — The world’s worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday (September 2), warning the problem would intensify in the coming months. The FAO issued a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries most affected by the outbreak, which has killed at least 1,550 people since the virus was detected in the remote jungles of southeastern Guinea in March. […]
Grandparents’ Day has a threefold purpose — this is to honor grandparents; give opportunity for them to show their love for their grandchildren; and lastly, to help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer. It is widely celebrated annually every first Sunday of September and here we’ll be telling you the top spots in the metro where to spend the weekend with your folks. Legaspi Active Park Located […]
(Reuters) – Obesity is imposing an increasingly heavy burden on the world’s population in rich and poor nations alike, with almost 30 percent of people globally now either obese or overweight – a staggering 2.1 billion in all, researchers have said. The researchers conducted what they called the most comprehensive assessment to date of one of the pressing public health dilemmas of our time, using data covering 188 nations from 1980 to 2013. Nations in […]
In a new study this year, researchers have found out that at the early age of nine to 11, children who have been obese are most likely to remain in that state until they mature. Still, there is no reason to be complacent for children in the same age with normal weight. Because studies also reveal that the ratio of children aged nine to 11 with normal weight are also proven to develop obesity […]
President Aquino has launched the nationwide anti-measles and anti-polio campaign at the Department of Health building in Manila. President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday led the launch of the Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio mass immunization campaign at the San Lazaro Compound in Manila, encouraging the public to participate in the program.Some 11 million to 13 million people in the country are at risk from measles, polio and rubella (German measles), he said, asking […]
President Aquino leads the mass immunization campaign against measles and polio.
DAKAR, Aug. 30 (PNA/Xinhua) — With the first case of Ebola confirmed on Friday by Senegalese health authorities, the epidemic has spread to a fifth West African country and claimed over 1,500 lives in the region since earlier this year. Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck said a Guinean university student infected with Ebola has carried the deadly virus to Senegal after he slipped into the country trying to evade health surveillance for weeks. As […]
(Reuters) – The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America. A number of cities and counties in California and other U.S. states, including Hawaii’s Maui County, have made it illegal for grocery stores to pack purchases in plastic. But at the state level, opposition from plastic bag […]
From around the world, various artworks making use of food products gain admirers.
America’s largest bank is asking federal authorities to probe a cyber attack in its network.]
The Department of Health expressed its worries about the rising number of HIV and AIDS cases in the country, with 600 new cases being recorded last July.