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Shinrin-yoku: How to remove stress through forest bathing

Posted on Sunday, 19 May 2019 08:35 PM | No Comments
Shinrin-yoku is Japanese for forest bathing. Shinrin meaning “forest” and yoku meaning “bath”. It can also be called Tree Therapy. What is Shinrin-yoku? via GIPHY Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese practice...

Healthcare funding gap to get bigger if no sin tax increase —DOF

Posted on Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:44 AM | No Comments
The Department of Finance (DOF) said there will be a funding gap of P62 billion for the recently passed Universal Health Care (UHC) if Congress will not increase sin taxes...

Stricter standards for vinegar brands—FDA

Posted on Friday, 17 May 2019 06:05 PM | No Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to implement stricter standards for vinegar products sold in the Philippine market. This was after reports that several vinegar products made from...

1 in 7 babies worldwide born with low birthweight—Global study

Posted on Friday, 17 May 2019 04:08 PM | No Comments
One in 7 babies around the world is born with a low birthweight according to a global study. That translates to around 15% or 20 million babies worldwide. Babies born...

Yosi Kadiri is back for gov’t campaign to increase sin tax on tobacco

Posted on Friday, 17 May 2019 12:29 PM | No Comments
The Department of Finance (DOF) and the Department of Health (DOH) have revived Yosi Kadiri for their campaign to increase sin taxes on tobacco. Increasing taxes on tobacco will further...

Kenyan scientists reveal possible link between hot food, esophageal cancer

Posted on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 09:14 PM | No Comments
Preliminary findings by scientists suggest that people who like their food and beverages to be warmer than 60 degrees celsius are at a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer. In...

Over a million Pakistani children missed vaccinations amid fake scare against polio vaccine

Posted on Friday, 3 May 2019 07:23 PM | No Comments
A Federal government campaign to vaccinate more than 40 million children under five against polio in Pakistan has been suspended following a series of attacks on workers and police over...

DOLE to closely monitor firms violating Labor Code, Expanded Maternity Leave Act

Posted on Friday, 3 May 2019 03:21 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has assured it will closely monitor employers following the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Republic...

EcoWaste Coalition urges ban on sale of plastic balloons

Posted on Friday, 3 May 2019 11:43 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Environment group EcoWaste Coalition urges the government to impose extreme ban on the manufacture and sale of plastic balloons that may pose health risks to children. The...

Depressed? Call 989-USAP

Posted on Friday, 3 May 2019 11:10 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) has tasked counselors to man a hotline for cases of depression and other mental health problems in the country. The...