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Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Reproductive consequences of unwanted sexual debut among young adult women from Metro Cebu, Philippines - Wiles M, Agustin S, Narasimhan S, Gipson JD.
The circumstances surrounding sexual debut influence subsequent sexual and reproductive outcomes. We analysed longitudinal data from 397 women who participated in the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey in Cebu, Philippines to examine association... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Destructive fishing methods, like explosives and poison, are still being used in the Philippines; coral reefs in danger
(Natural News) Anyone who has tried snorkeling under the sea can attest to the breathtaking beauty that awaits them. Corals of different colors, shapes, and sizes are everywhere. Fish — striped, silvery, slim, fat, etc. — swim past. It’s an entire universe unto itself. Sadly, this underwater paradise is under extreme threat, no thanks to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippine National Implementation Guidelines for Child Friendly Spaces in Emergencies
Save the Children International. 07/06/2017 This 96-page document provides guidelines for the Philippines for the establishment of Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), one of the interventions for child protection in emergencies, and a way of providing psychosocial support to children. This intervention acknowledges that affected children and their families have psychosocial needs related to the emergency. These guidelines were developed to guide everyone providing this intervention during emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Community violence exposure and psychological distress among Filipino mothers: the protective role of religiosity (Abstract 48) - Jocson R, Alers-Rojas F, Ceballo R, Cranford J.
PURPOSE Community violence exposure has profound implications for individuals' psychological well-being, and yet, little is known about its effects on parents, especially those residing outside Western industrialised regions. In a sample of low-income moth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drug war stories and the Philippine president - Barrera DJ.
Previous research and commentaries took a rationalist approach in making sense of the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, and his "war on drugs." An array of descriptors has been assigned to him, ranging from a psychopath, murderer, to crisis-performing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

In the Philippines, information key to halting teenage pregnancy
ILOILO, Philippines –“I was shocked when I found out I was pregnant,” said Gina*, now 19. At the time, she was a third-year high school student in Iloilo, a central province of the Philippines, and already six months into the pregnancy.“I’m happy and sad I gave birth because it’s been hard,” she told UNFPA. “I had to drop out of high school to find a job to support my family, like washing clothes,” she explained. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Pushing for Asbestos Bans in Southeast Asia
Dr. Ken Takahashi is doing more than just talking about a global ban on asbestos products and the eventual end of asbestos-related diseases. He is traveling the world to help make it happen — one small step at a time. Takahashi, who is the director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), met recently with government officials in Laos, currently one of the highest per capita consumers of asbestos. And he liked what he heard. “I am optimistic there, but with caution,” Takahashi told Asbestos.com. “Ultimately, it is a battle for the cau...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices
(University of British Columbia) Some of the fishing methods used in today's small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global Health: In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence
Killings, death threats and “ wanted ” posters are used to intimidate advocates fighting the spread of tobacco to poor and middle-income nations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Philanthropy Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Threats and Threatening Messages Bloomberg, Michael R Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Cape Town (South Africa) Indonesia Manila (Philippines) Lagos (Nigeria) Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Sanofi may seek U.S. approval for Dengvaxia despite Philippines outrage
PARIS (Reuters) - French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi says it will decide shortly whether to seek regulatory approval for dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in the United States, saying it was committed to the medicine despite a health scare in the Philippines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No fish story! Research finds marine reserves sustain broader fishing efforts
(Florida Institute of Technology) In their examination of marine reserves, also known as marine protected areas or MPAs, around coral reefs in the Philippines, Robert Fidler and Ralph Turingan found evidence that MPAs helped to produce and maintain the more desirable, large-bodied and older fish within populations that have been fished by local fishermen for centuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Unicorn baby' was born with a 'horn' in Manila
Seven-week-old boy Nhel Jhon Prado, Manila, Philippines, suffers from encephalocele, which doctors failed to detect while he was in the womb. His parents were shocked by the egg-sized lump. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayon volcano eruption displaces pregnant women and new mothers in Philippines
LEGAZPI, Philippines –“I was washing clothes near my house when I heard the eruption from Mayon Volcano,” Jiassal Balatinsayo, 37, told UNFPA. Eight months pregnant and residing just over 6 km from the volcano erupting in the village of Santa Misericordia, Ms. Balatinsayo fled with her husband on 17 January.“It was a very loud eruption, and I was very nervous,” Ms. Balatinsayo recalled.She, her husband and their five children made the difficult journey to the San Andres evacuation centre, where they have been ever since. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Sanofi: No proof that vaccine linked to Philippines deaths
Drugmaker Sanofi insists there is no evidence of a link between the world's first dengue vaccine and children's deaths in the Philippines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mobile App Mapping Free Condoms Set Up to Help Fight HIV in Philippines Mobile App Mapping Free Condoms Set Up to Help Fight HIV in Philippines
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Philippine lawyers sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine
MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Monday filed a lawsuit against French drugmaker Sanofi demanding compensation for the parents of a 10-year-old girl the agency said had died as a result of receiving its controversial anti-dengue vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sanofi rejects Philippine plea for refund on used vaccines
A Sanofi Pasteur official says the French drugmaker cannot comply with a request by Philippine officials for a refund of dengue vaccines injected on more than 830,000 children because it would imply that the drug is ineffective (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippines gripped by dengue vaccine fears
Fears over a dengue vaccine lead to a big drop in immunisation rates for preventable diseases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines says anti-dengue vaccine may be connected to three deaths
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines said on Friday the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the country, according to a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass immunization. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations
Philippine health officials say the deaths of three children inoculated with a Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine may have "causal association" to the inoculation and two of the children may have died because the vaccine failed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prominent Endocrinologist Killed in Philippines Van Crash Prominent Endocrinologist Killed in Philippines Van Crash
Dr Nunilo Rubio's philanthropy helped build a diabetes center in a high-need Chicago neighborhood. His wife, Elenita, also a physician, was seriously injured in the crash, which killed seven volunteers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A glimpse in the flora of Southeast Asia puts a spotlight on its conservation
(Pensoft Publishers) Covering only 3 percent of Earth's total land area, four overlapping biodiversity hotspots in South East China -- Indo-Burma, Philippines, Sundaland and Wallacea -- are estimated to be the home of the astonishing 20 to 25 percent of higher plant species in the area. While offering an insight into this extraordinary flora, a new special issue published in the open access journal PhytoKeys, contributes to the total count with seventeen new species from the region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Philippine Volcano Erupts, Causing 56,000 To Flee
Authorities raised Mount Mayon's alert level to 4 out of a possible 5, indicating "intense unrest" and the possibility of a particularly violent, hazardous eruption within days.(Image credit: Bullit Marquez/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Violent enclosures, violated livelihoods: environmental and military territoriality in a Philippine frontier - Dressler WH, Iii ERG.
The political geography of environmental governance can overlap and converge with uneven agrarian change in forest frontiers subject to violent enclosures. When the governance of conservation territories converges with and reinforces enclosures, spaces can... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe
MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a new vaccine against the disease, although its maker said it was not known to have caused any deaths in the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines fines Sanofi, suspends clearance for Dengvaxia
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has suspended clearance for Sanofi's dengue vaccine Dengvaxia and fined the French drugmaker a symbolic $2,000 citing violations on product registration and marketing, the health secretary said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines fines Sanofi, suspends clearance for Dengvaxia
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has fined Sanofi $2,000 and suspended clearance for the French drug maker's controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, citing violations on product registration and marketing, its health secretary said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World weatherwatch: Record snowfall hits city of Erie, Pennsylvania on Christmas Day
Officials declare state of emergency after 86cm of snow falls in north-eastern US, as typhoons hit nations closer to equatorThe magic of a picture-perfect white Christmas is something many long for year after year.Erie, Pennsylvania was the place to be this year, where a whopping 86cm (34in) of snow fell on Christmas Day.This 24-hour snowfall shattered the previous Christmas record (20cm) and even broke the all-time snowiest day in the city ’s history (51cm) on 22 November 1956.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Scott Duncan (MetDesk) Tags: Meteorology US news Vietnam Philippines Australia news Winter Hurricanes Landslides Christmas Source Type: news

Filipino girl is being suffocated by tumour-ridden tongue
Zhyrille Cruz, from Manila in the Philippines, suffers from a lymphangioma -  which causes life-threatening cysts to grow on her tongue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Filipino girl, two, with an enormous tongue
Zhyrille Cruz, from Manila in the Philippines, suffers from a lymphangioma -  which causes life-threatening cysts to grow on her tongue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Company Under Fire After Revealing Dengue Vaccine May Harm Some
A promising vaccine for dengue fever is in limbo after the Philippines suspended its use amid widespread public anger and fears about its safety. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Dengue Fever Vaccination and Immunization Philippines Source Type: news

Former Philippine President defends controversial dengue program
MANILA (Reuters) - Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended on Thursday his decision to implement a controversial immunization program using a new dengue vaccine in 2016, saying it was justified with millions of people at risk of being infected by the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kalaban: young drug users' engagements with law enforcement in the Philippines - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: A violent 'war on drugs' continues to be waged in the Philippines, even as the use of drugs - particular methamphetamine - continues to rise. Furnishing contextual background to the current situation, this paper explores how long-running law en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Amid Marawi crisis, displaced young people empower their communities
PANTAR, Philippines –Seventeen-year-old Abdul Nasser Berua stood before a group of teenagers, explaining how they can protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections such asHIV.It was October, and the youth were gathered in a covered court in Pantar, a municipality about 15 km from the Philippine city of Marawi, the site of intense fighting between government forces and the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Philippines' Duterte says dengue campaign carried out in 'good faith'
MANILA (Reuters) - President Rodrigo Duterte believes the previous Philippine government acted in good faith in launching an immunization drive that used a new dengue vaccine on hundreds of thousands of children, he said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Elderly Filipino woman has tumour twice the size of head
Teresita Briones, 79, from Iligan City, Philippines, began to suffer complications after she had a small blemish on her cheek removed. She begs on the street and locals have try to help her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elderly woman has a tumour TWICE the size of her head
Teresita Briones, 79, from Iligan City, Philippines, began to suffer complications after she had a small blemish on her cheek removed. She begs on the street and locals have try to help her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines Defied Experts' Advice in Pursuing Dengue Immunization Program Philippines Defied Experts' Advice in Pursuing Dengue Immunization Program
As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's"expertise" in research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Philippines to Seek Refund of $59 Mln From Sanofi Amid Vaccine Risk Philippines to Seek Refund of $59 Mln From Sanofi Amid Vaccine Risk
The Philippines will seek the return of 3 billion pesos ($59 million) it paid French drugmaker Sanofi for a dengue vaccine used to immunize hundreds of thousands of children that Sanofi has said could worsen the disease in some cases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program
MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sectra reports higher earnings in Q2
PACS vendor Sectra posted an increase in revenue and profitability in the second...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sectra adds gadolinium tracking to DoseTrack Sectra signs Saudi Arabian company Sectra adds new support for machine learning Sectra inks Philippines distributor agreement Sectra signs Temple University (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will seek the return of 3 billion pesos ($59 million) it paid French drugmaker Sanofi for a dengue vaccine used to immunize hundreds of thousands of children that Sanofi has said could worsen the disease in some cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines wants money back from Sanofi for dengue vaccine
The Philippine health chief says the government will demand a refund of $69.5 million from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed its dengue vaccine could expose some people to severe illness (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippines wants money back from Sanofi over dengue vaccine
The Philippines will demand a refund of $59 million from Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed the dengue vaccine used in a local immunization program could expose some people to severe illness (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Putting out fires: understanding the developmental nature and roles of inmate gangs in the Philippine overcrowded jails - Narag RE, Lee S.
Utilizing intensive interview data from inmates in one of the most overcrowded and underresourced jails in Metro Manila, Philippines, this article explores the origins and roles of inmate pangkats (a derivative of gangs) in jail management. Responding to i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Philippines threatens Sanofi with legal action over dengue vaccine
Minister says French drugmaker will be held accountable over risks of Dengvaxia (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news