Saturday, December 31, 2011

Health News: [health]

DoH: 13 percent reduction in the number of fireworks related injuries
Manila Bulletin Sat, 31 Dec 2011 23:03 PM PST
MANILA, Philippines â€" The Department of Health (DoH) reported a 13 percent reduction in the number of injuries owing to fireworks at a total of 476. But health authorities admitted dissatisfaction over the low decline in the number of injuries as they expressed hope that it could still decline up to 30 percent within the week.    Out of the total figure, 454 were fireworks-related, 18 were stray ...

HEALTH MATTERS: Prenatal screenings can help couples rest easier
The Princeton Packet Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:55 PM PST
Will our baby be healthy? It is a question that often keeps expectant couples awake at night.

OSU’s top-notch health benefits save lives
The Lantern Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:53 PM PST
This letter is from another staff person at Ohio State with over 16 years of experience working at this great university and working at approximately the same salary range as Suzanne Nelson.

Health Dept allays fears over China bird flu
The Edge Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:48 PM PST
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 1): The Health Ministry has allayed any fear of the spread of bird flu from China where...

DOH: Fireworks injuries drop, but New Year smog and stray bullets can kill too
GMA News Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:46 PM PST
Health authorities on Sunday recorded a 13-percent drop in the number of firecracker-related incidents during the 2012 New Year revelry. But Health Secretary Enrique Ona expressed concern over the smog on New Year's day and the number of injuries from stray bullets. The thick air pollution left by fireworks led to flight cancellations in Manila, including those coming from Boracay, and threaten ...

WHO concerned by mutant bird flu
Khaleej Times Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:30 PM PST
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was “deeply concerned” about research into whether the H5N1 flu virus could be made more transmissible between humans after mutant strains were produced in labs.

Fitness challenge to begin Jan. 10
Denison Bulletin & Review Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:28 PM PST
A 60-day fitness challenge is being offered to improve health.

Study under way to determine need for community health center in four-county region
Denison Bulletin & Review Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:28 PM PST
Details about a study to determine the need for a federally funded community health center in the four-county region were presented to the Crawford County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning.

Crawford County Public Health clinics for January
Denison Bulletin & Review Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:27 PM PST
Crawford County Public Health has scheduled the following clinics for January:

The Mindanao Examiner
Mindanao Examiner Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:26 PM PST
ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Jan. 1, 2011) - The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the LPG Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) have both agreed to use a portion of the party-list group’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to subsidize the annual premiums of indigent families for the next two years.

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