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Philippines Government prepares to counter bird flu

Philippines Government is getting prepared to counter any bird flu cases in an effective way as it controlled the spread of SARS earlier. //Philippines president Arroyo has appointed two important members of her Government to prevent any possible attack and also increase the awareness to people on possible bird flu attack. ..President Arroyo has appointed her Agricultural Secretary Domingo Panga...

Smokers Sue Tobacco Major Philip Morris

Tobacco major Philip Morris is being sued by four Marlboro smokers for hi-tech screenings aimed at the early detection of lung cancer. The four people are demanding that the company pay for spiral CT scans which is estimated at £300. //If this were to be brought into force, it will serve to save several thousand lives as a result of early detection. The company has been accused of indulging in de...

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke could faces criminal conviction

The Medical Council of New Zealand said that the euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke does not possess a license for practising medicine in New Zealand. // ..The workshop informs participants of their legal rights about ending their lives... But the Council said that Dr Nitschke needs to be registered as a doctor to carry out his euthanasia workshops. ..On the other hand Dr Nitschke denies t...

Kidney diseases and their complications, an alarming scenario in the Philippines

Kidney disease is on the rise and is an important cause of death in the Philippines//. Statistics show that kidney disease among the Filipinos is shooting up every year. Almost 10,000 Filipinos requiring either dialysis for life or a kidney transplant for survival. About 31% of them have the most advanced stage of the disease. Hence it is very essential to find a cure or prevent the further rise...

Greener Pastures Beckon the Philippines Medical Workers

Philippines is witness to a yearly exodus phenomenon of nearly 15,000 nurses, doctors and other medical workers forsaking their land for raking// in the moolah elsewhere! This has created quite a flutter within the WHO, warning against serious implications on the country’s health services. According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque, the problem is really grave with nearly 85% of the nursing po...

Ban On Philippine Poultry To Japan To Be Lifted Shortly

Philippine Agriculture Secretary Domingo Panganiban, announced that the 11 month old ban that was imposed on the poultry is to be lifted on the 7th of June by Japan//. ....Japanese Ambassador Ryuichiro Yamazaki has informed Panganiban that the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry have found the poultry in the country free of bird flu. The had Philippines started exporting processed poul...

Japan Lifts Ban on Poultry from Philippines

Japan after a year lifts ban on poultry products from Philippines next month. The ban was mainly due to the fears of an outbreak of deadly bird flu// in the Southeast Asian country. But now the Japanese government has lifted the ban and said that the shipments of all poultry products would commence on June 7 said the Philippine Agriculture Secretary Domingo Panganiban. Philippines in July volunta...

Philippines Oil Spill Causing Adverse Health Effects

The sinking of the oil carrier MT Solar I, which has thus far spilled 50,000 gallons of industrial oil into the sea near Guimaras in Philippines is causing health problems// to the people in the area. The ship had sunk off the coast on August 11. Health Secretary Franciso Duque confirmed that many people have fallen sick and one man has died as a result of the oil spill. ....Skin irritation and...

‘Search and Destroy’ operation against dengue mosquitoes in Philippins

The Philippine health department on September 10, sent a warning against dengue fever in the midst of an outbreak in many areas in and around the capital//. ..From this year’s January 1 to August 29, 167 deaths and 13,468 cases of dengue have been reported, said the department. ..In order to control the outbreak, the health department is working in collaboration with the local officials of th...

Philippoussis' Knee Operation a Success

Sydney: Tennis ace Mark Philippoussis is expected to make a complete and quick recovery from a knee injury after a successful one-hour operation, media reports said Friday.// ....Merv Cross, the Sydney surgeon who performed the procedure, told journalists that the 30-year-old Philippoussis should be good to go after rehabilitation, expected to begin in days. ...."The knee looked pretty good. I...

Philippines To Arrive At Guidelines On Organ Donations

The health department in Philippines is set to formulate rules on organ donations to foreigners. This was disclosed by Jade del Mundo//, the Health Undersecretary. ....Mr.Mundo emphasized on the need for such guidelines as in the absence of such rules, organ trade has been flourishing in the country especially among the poorer sections of the society. ....According to Mr. Mundo, the need to se...

The Philippine Government's Half-priced Medicine Program to Be Expanded

The Philippine government's half-priced medicine program is a huge success and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wants the scheme to reach more needy people. // ....On Thursday, at a round table discussion in Malacanang, Arroyo said the program would be available to any drugstore willing to sell medicine at cheaper prices. ...."The reason why we asked the Philippine International Trading Corpor...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

Infant milk formula firms in the Philippines are violating a law that bars them from promoting their product as a substitute for breastfeeding, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. ......The government and the milk companies are currently battling it out in the Supreme Court over the legality of a law that restricts the marketing of infant formula in a business worth hundreds of...

Philippine Nurses Re-sit Scandal-tainted Exams

An estimated 11,000 Filipino nurses re-sat their examinations Monday after a cheating scandal last year cast a shadow over their results, an official said Monday . Lawyers hired by the US Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) acted as observers at examination centres in Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao. ......Labour Secretary Arturo Brion said the graduates were re-taking the...

Examiners Charged in Philippines Nursing Test Scandal

Two Philippines examiners were charged with corruption Friday for leaking questions for a nursing examination, officials said, in a scandal that cast a shadow over the country's labour exports. ......They are the first two people to be charged in connection with the affair, which led to a US commission issuing a temporary ban on the 17,000 nurses who had passed last year's tests. ......Nurses...

Philippine Medical Colleges Open to Indians

Seven hundred seats in the medical colleges of the Philippines have been earmarked for students from other Asian countries, especially India and China. ......It will cost an Indian student between Rs.1.2 million to Rs.1.5 million to study in a Philippine university. The amount will include visa fees, course fees and accommodation expenses. ......The government of Philippines has set aside the...

Furore Over Spa Planned on Active Philippines Volcano

A project to build a spa on the rim of one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines was in danger of being scuttled Wednesday by government regulators . ......A South Korean group, Jung Ang Interventure, stands to lose its government permit to build a 72 million-peso (1.57 million-dollar) spa-resort on Taal volcano south of Manila unless it meets a range of environmental requirements. .....
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