Philippines revokes Sanofi's product license for dengue vaccine
The Philippines has permanently halted the sale, distribution and marketing of Sanofi's dengue vaccine in the country after the French drug maker failed to meet the directives of regulators. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles outbreak leads to 136 deaths in the Philippines
The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak
The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

School hazard vulnerability and student learning - David CC, Monterola SLC, Paguirigan A, Legara EFT, Tarun AB, Batac RC, Osorio JP.
The Philippines is among the most exposed countries to natural hazards. Little is known about impacts of different natural hazards on academic gains or losses of cohorts of school children. Data from 33,704 elementary and 6337 secondary public schools (200... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The use of an educational video to increase suicide awareness and enrollment in parenting interventions among Filipinos - Javier JR.
Filipino American adolescents are at higher risk for suicidal ideation and attempts compared with other ethnic subgroups. RESULTS of previous studies suggest the need to engage Filipino parents in the use of culturally tailored, best-practice child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Ethnically heterogeneous friendships and symptoms of depression and anxiety among Filipino Americans - Chang J, Samson FL.
Ethnically heterogeneous friendships may be characterized by interactional discord and other challenges, but the potential risks for minority status groups, namely, Filipino Americans, have been overlooked. The present study examined whether ethnically het... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines
The World Health Organization reports that a number of countries are experiencing "sizeable" numbers of the infection due to a failure to vaccinate. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Seas of Death and Hope
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal policies of fortress Europa”. The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Arts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital
Health officials said a vaccine scare in 2017 had deterred parents from immunizing their children against the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JASON GUTIERREZ Tags: Philippines Politics and Government Measles Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Epidemics Sanofi SA Dengue Fever Deaths (Fatalities) Dengvaxia Source Type: news

Measles outbreak declared in Philippines
Health authorities previously warned that more than two million children have not been vaccinated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insights in public health: trapped in a sea of uncertainty: limitations in unintentional injury research in the Philippines and interdisciplinary solutions to reduce fatal box jellyfish stings - Pirkle CM, Yanagihara AA.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

People in the Philippines spend the most time online, global report finds
A new report has revealed the world's heaviest internet users: the Philippines, where people spent an average of 10 hours and two minutes a day online in 2018. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving children the skills they need to tackle life's toughest challenges
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) CHLA's Dr. Joyce Javier works to give children tools they need to tackle difficult challenges. Dr. Javier uses culturally-based tools to reach out to Filipino families and improve participation in parenting programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Falls Efficacy Scale - International in Filipino community-dwelling older adults - Lipardo DS, Leung AYM, Gabuyo CMA, Escuadra CJT, Leung PA, Aseron AMC, Hernandez KAV, Diaz JB, Tsang WWN.
The objectives of this study were to conduct a cross-cultural adaptation and to establish psychometric properties of Fall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

DIWATA-2 successfully captures first images
(Hokkaido University) Philippine microsatellite DIWATA-2 has successfully captured initial images. Launched last autumn, it is the second microsatellite designed and developed under a collaborative project between Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), and the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Return period and Pareto analyses of 45 years of tropical cyclone data (1970-2014) in the Philippines - Espada R.
The epiphenomena of tropical cyclones (TCs) such as landslides, storm surges, and floods cause the largest loss of life and property in the Philippines. In order to improve the disaster risk management efforts of the country, it is necessary to evaluate th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Hot or not? The role of cycling in ASEAN megacities: case studies of Bangkok and Manila - Bakker S, Guillen MD, Nanthachatchavankul P, Zuidgeest M, Pardo CF, Maarseveen M.
The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recognizes the role of nonmotorized transport for sustainable urban development in its policy framework. National and local policymakers in Thailand and The Philippines, two tropical countries without ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Earthquake Off Philippines Coast Hits A Region Already On High Alert
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gathright Source Type: news

Earthquake Off Philippine Coast Hits A Region Already On High Alert
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Gathright Source Type: news

Healing the hurt amid the drug war: Narratives of young urban poor Filipinos in recovering families with parental drug use - Yusay CTC, Canoy NA.
BACKGROUND: This qualitative study explores the stories of young urban poor Filipino family members living with recovering parental drug users who turn themselves in to local authorities and completed theKatatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad (KKDK). This is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impacts of whale shark mass tourism on the coral reefs in the Philippines
(The University of Hong Kong) The collaborative research among The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the University of Guam (UoG), and the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE) shows that whale shark tourism in Tan-awan, Oslob, Philippines has led to degradation of the local coral reef ecosystem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

mClinica ’s pharmacy technology platform reach over 100,000 pharmacy professionals across 6 countries in the ASEAN region
The Singapore headquartered mClinica has recently reached a milestone to become the largest pharmacy data technology player in Southeast Asia: its platform is now being used by 1 in every 2 pharmacists in the Philippines, 1 in every 3 pharmacists in Indonesia and 1 in every 4 pharmacists in Vietnam. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Perceived heat stress increases with population density in urban Philippines - Zander KK, Cadag JR, Escarcha J, Garnett ST.
The world's population is increasingly urban, with more than half the global population already living in cities. The urban population is particularly affected by increasing temperatures because of the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Increasing temperature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Measles Threat Looms in Philippines as Trust in Vaccines Declines -Health Officials Measles Threat Looms in Philippines as Trust in Vaccines Declines -Health Officials
Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fuelled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Philippine taxes on sugary drinks could avert thousands of deaths, WHO study says
The Philippines could avert 24,000 premature deaths linked to diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure in the next two decades after it adopted taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

RamSoft adds to product portfolio
PACS vendor RamSoft showed off a new partnership and the integration of three...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RamSoft nets new distributor RamSoft signs Philippine Children's Medical Center RamSoft updates peer review software RamSoft signs new distributor RamSoft teams with Peruvian imaging provider (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines
Just seven per cent of eligible children in conflict areas in the southern Philippines were immunized against measles this year, WHO says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Measles threat looms in Philippines as trust in vaccines declines: health officials
Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Builder, 30, has a tumour the size of his SKULL in his mouth
Leonardo Moris took a knock to the mouth while playing the sport as a teenager in  Ormoc City, Philippines. The now 30-year-old suffered from toothache for years, before a tumour developed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does network governance fail in managing post-disaster conditions in the Philippines? - Jovita HD, Nurmandi A, Mutiarin D, Purnomo EP.
This study uses the mixed-method approach to social network analysis in evaluating the network structure of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Google Doodle Honors First Woman Admitted to Harvard Medical School
By now most Internet users are familiar with Google Doodles, a program in which Google illustrators make changes to the company's logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Tuesday's Google Doodle caught our attention as it paid homage to Fe Villanueva del Mundo on what would have been her 107th birthday. The first woman admitted as a student of Harvard Medical School, del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. Her pioneering work in pediatrics in the Philippines, in an active medical practice, spanned 8 decades.&Acir...
Source: MDDI - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics
By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world’s largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based internation...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Mercury Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Toddler battling a rare brain condition is left with 'devil horns'
Clyne Solano, a 22-month-old boy from Pasig in the Philippines, was born with hydranencephaly and surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused part of his enlarged skull to collapse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NovaRad gets 510(k) for augmented reality software
RIS/PACS vendor NovaRad has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novarad adds Philippines PACS contract Novarad inks Neb. PACS contract Novarad launches new website with ROI calculator Novarad launches new mobile image management apps Novarad adds pricing model for enterprise imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sanofi dengue vax gets EMA ok, despite Philippines scandal
Sanofi's dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, has been recommended for approval in Europe by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dramatic drop in public confidence after Philippines dengue vaccine controversy
(Taylor& Francis Group) The Philippines' highly politicised response to newly-reported risks of a dengue vaccine led to a dramatic drop in public trust in vaccines overall, according to new research published in Human Vaccines& Immunotherapeutics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Opening speech for the Sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific
Sir Puka Temo, chair of the sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, My brother Dr Shin, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Philippines [country], Western Pacific Region [region] Source Type: news

Reaching pregnant women cut off from care in the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong
ITOGON, Philippines – On 16 September, Ginalyn Franco awoke to a storm.“The rains were so powerful that landslides started happening near our house,” she said. “We had no choice but to leave.”With her grandmother and aunt, Ms. Franco, 24, raced up the mountainous Itogon terrain for three hours, braving treacherous rains, wind and mud before reaching safety at an evacuation centre.  She was nine months pregnant. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Philippines government conducts armed raid of natural health clinic; hundred of patients thrown to the streets... Dr. Farrah forced to flee after entire family death threated
(Natural News) Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch of the DFAB Natural Medical Center in the Philippines has been subject to an armed government raid that effectively shut down her facility, sending hundreds of patients to the streets. Widely known for helping cancer patients heal and beat cancer without resorting to toxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Dr. Farrah has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fanning the flames: understanding gang involvement among philippine prisoners - Lee S, Narag RE.
Utilizing intensive interview and observational data from inmates in one of the most overcrowded and underresourced jail in Metro Manila, Philippines, this study presents the first in-depth analysis of the factors associated with pangkat (prison gangs) and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

End to conflict spells no relief for women and girls in the Philippines
MARAWI, Philippines –“Everything has been burned,” Aslima Tawacal, 35, told UNFPA. “My husband has been able to see our home but there is nothing left.”Fifteen months ago, an armed group inspired by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da ’esh) seized Aslima’s town in Marawi. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ashton Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Online Options for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Naturopathic doctor forced to shut her clinic after wave of death threats and government regulator pressure... medical freedom is DEAD
(Natural News) A world-famous doctor who offered her naturopathic services for free was forced to close her clinic after the Philippine equivalent of the FDA went after her and she received a wave of death threats. Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch went to a conventional medical school, but the fact that doctors are encouraged to prescribe treatments... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenting, culture, and the development of externalizing behaviors from age 7 to 14 in nine countries - Lansford JE, Godwin J, Bornstein MH, Chang L, Deater-Deckard K, Di Giunta L, Dodge KA, Malone PS, Oburu P, Pastorelli C, Skinner AT, Sorbring E, Steinberg L, Tapanya S, Uribe Tirado LM, Alampay LP, Al-Hassan SM, Bacchini D.
Using multilevel models, we examined mother-, father-, and child-reported (N = 1,336 families) externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age 7 to 14 in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The mapping of storm surge-prone areas and characterizing surge-producing cyclones in Leyte Gulf, Philippines - Rodrigo SMT, Villanoy CL, Briones JC, Bilgera PHT, Cabrera OC, Narisma GTT.
Historically, Leyte Gulf in central eastern Philippines has received catastrophic damage due to storm surges, the most recent of which was during Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. A city-level risk assessment was performed on Leyte Gulf through synthetic storm gener... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Gendered vulnerabilities in times of natural disasters: male-to-female violence in the Philippines in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan - Nguyen HT.
The precarious situation faced by women and girls in the wake of climate-related disasters is illustrated through fieldwork conducted in Eastern Visayas in the Philippines, one of the regions most affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. However, this art... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Damage to buildings and structures due to recent devastating wind hazards in East Asia - Yang Q, Gao R, Bai F, Li T, Tamura Y.
Extreme wind events such as typhoons and tornadoes can cause devastating damage to structures and huge losses to human societies. This paper introduces recent devastating wind-related disasters in East Asia, including disasters in Japan, the Philippines an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Deriving the rainfall threshold for shallow landslide early warning during tropical cyclones: a case study in northern Philippines - Nolasco-Javier D, Kumar L.
Rainfall-induced landslides (RILs) have been a source of social and economic disruption in the mountainous Baguio area in northern Philippines. Prolonged heavy rainfall usually happens during tropical cyclone and southwest monsoon activity. A pragmatic app... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news