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WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded 243 infection cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) worldwide as of April 17, 2014, the latest include a man in Malaysia who came from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. He is the first confirmed case in Southeast Asia of the spreading virus.

With the recent death of a Filipino health worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and the arrival of another infected OFW here, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged healthcare facilities and the general public to take precautions to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO, DOH see no need for travel ban due to ebola

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In this photo provide by MSF, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), taken on Friday, March 28, 2014, healthcare workers from the organisation, react, as they prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea. Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea say they're now treating eight cases of Ebola in the capital. Dr. Sakoba Keita, a spokesman for the health ministry, announced on national television the virus had reached the city of 3 million. Keita said Friday, March 28, 2014, at least 70 people have died in the country's south since the Ebola outbreak began last week. AP

There is no need to impose a ban on travel to countries where outbreaks of the ebola virus have been reported, according to the World Health Organization.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO calls for phaseout of mercury in medical devices

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The World Health Organization and Health Care without Harm have launched a new initiative to remove mercury from medical devices, including thermometers and blood pressure measuring gauges, by 2020.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO urges gov’t to regulate sale of e-cigarettes

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The World Health Organization on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, urged the government to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, citing a trend in other countries where people who started using it ended up smoking the real thing. Electronic cigarettes are battery powered devices that vaporizes a nicotine laced liquid solution into an aerosol mist which simulates the act of tobacco smoking.  SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES/AFP

Beware of e-cigarettes. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged the government to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, citing a trend in other countries where people who started using it ended up smoking the real thing.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

WHO calls for total ad ban as globe marks World No Tobacco Day Friday

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The world Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for a comprehensive ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship as it marks World No Tobacco Day Friday.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

One more dead, three sick with mystery virus—WHO

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Another person has died of a mysterious respiratory virus and three more cases have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the World Health Organisation said Friday.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Philippines bags ‘Orchid Award’ from WHO for cutting ties to tobacco lobby

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Talk about “quitting cold turkey.”

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Warning out on newest SARS strain called ‘coronavirus’

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The nation has been alerted to a new strain dubbed the “coronavirus,” which the World Health Organization (WHO) says belongs to the large family of viruses that cause the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

New SARS-like mystery illness emerges in Middle East—WHO

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The World Health Organization issued a global alert on Monday for a new SARS-like respiratory virus which left a man from Qatar critically ill in a London hospital and killed at least one more in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

UN: Breast-feeding up in PH but more needs to be done

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Here’s good news for advocates of breast-feeding in the country. The breast-feeding rate among mothers in the Philippines has significantly increased, according to three major United Nations agencies.

Posted: August 5th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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