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75 Filipinos Afflicted With TB Die Everyday

The World Vision Foundation, Incorporated (WVFI), a Geneva-funded organization, appropriated $4.6 million dollars to fight the menace// of tuberculosis (TB) in at least 22 countries in the world, including the Philippines, for a period of five years. WVFI national project manager Marlon Vill...

Diabetes on the Rise among Filipinos

The health indicator statistics of the Department of Health (DOH) has found that diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death// in the Philippines, affecting 1 out of 25 Filipinos. An estimated 3.36 million Filipinos are affected by the disease today. This number is is expected to rise to about 8...

Philip Morris International Caught in Philippines in Another Concert Sponsorship

... model for our youth. I hope they will rise to the challenge and help young filipinos lead healthy, tobacco-free lives by finding other sponsorship for the conce... of adults smoke. According to the Philippines Department of Health, 87,600 filipinos die each year from smoking-related diseases. Based in Washington, DC, the...

International Diabetes Federation gives grant to Philippine diabetes education program

...e community-based study, Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSME), will help filipinos with diabetes to acquire the knowledge, self-care practices, and attitudes ...ntry, ultimately attenuating disparities in health outcomes for underserved filipinos in the rural community, said Dr. Gregory A. Ardena, study co-investigator. ...

Milk Firms in Philippines Violate Breastfeeding Code: WHO

...nt in 1998. Omi said infant formula companies spend more than 100 million dollars a year to market their products in the Philippines and that filipinos spend 465 million dollars annually on milk substitutes. He and other health officials said breast milk was still far healthier and more economical tha...

Good English Gives Better Mental Health To Asian Americans

...re no significant differences among the main immigrant groups, the Chinese, filipinos and Vietnamese. Asian immigrants who came as elementary school-age chi...ho were 18 or older. Participants included 600 Chinese, 520 Vietnamese, 508 filipinos and 467 other Asians including Japanese, Koreans and Asian Indians. Sour...

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

...s//. 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 tra... among the Filipinos. It is seen that about 55% of filipinos develop kidney disease when they suffer from diabe...

Race an important links to the risk of advanced colorectal cancer

... the category of Asian/Pacific Islander, risk of stage IV disease and/or death was lower for Chinese, Japanese, and Indian/Pakistanis but elevated for filipinos and Hawaiians compared to non-Hispanic whites. Within the category of Hispanic white, risk of stage IV disease and/or death compared to non-Hispanic w...

SARS impact could be devastating

...ng the throng of migrating laborers, an estimated 210,000 Thais left home to work abroad in 2000, as did 416,424 Indians, 376,000 Indonesians, 841,000 filipinos and 31,000 Vietnamese, according to the most recent United Nations data. Many of the countries and territories they head for, including Singapore...
Filipinos in Medical Technology

38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

...t the Anti Poverty fair. Campaigners called on the Arroyo government to change their position regarding the worsening condition of millions of filipinos trapped in poverty. -- Pakistani campaigners mobilised over 3.5 million including thousands who helped unfurl a 10km-long banner, In Bahawalpur c...
Filipinos in Biological News

UTSA infectious disease researchers advancing vaccine against Valley fever

...to the general population. In addition, people with compromised T-cell immunity, the elderly and certain racial groups, such as African-Americans and filipinos who live in the Southwestern United States, have an increased incidence of the infection's symptoms, caused by the inhalation of Coccidioides spores...

A rice future for Asia

...h the Thai Rice Foundation under Royal Patronage (TRF) and Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), is hosting ten Thai teenagers and nine young filipinos for a week of activities designed to boost their interest in rice and science. Dr. Zeigler says it's vital for Asia's future development that the r...
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