Mental health needs might not be met among California ’s Latino and Asian communities
A pair of new UCLA studies suggest that mental health needs for some ethnic communities may be going unmet in part because people in those groups don ’t see themselves as needing care — despite the fact that they are reporting in surveys that they are experiencing symptoms of mental health distress.The studies, by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research, are based on data from the center ’s ownCalifornia Health Interview Surveys from 2015 to 2019.As part of the surveys, researchers asked Californians whether they had experienced symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health challenges. Separate...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Philippines to probe report of Chinese sewage-dumping at sea
The Philippines' defense minister on Tuesday ordered the military to investigate a report by a United States-based tech firm that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health campaigners call for an end to the use of the word leper
Derogatory use of the “L-word” has increased during Covid and is said to be further marginalising people with the curable diseaseHealth campaigners are calling for an end to the use of the word leper, saying the language frequently used by politicians and others during the pandemic has made people with leprosy even more marginalised.The metaphor of the socially outcast “leper” has been used often, whether in media reports on stigma againstearly Covid-19 patients or by politicians inItaly andBrazil complaining about being seen as “leper colonies”. Campaigners now want an end to the use of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed Tags: Global development Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Philippines World Health Organization Asia Pacific Source Type: news

US warns China it stands behind South China Sea ruling and is committed to Philippine defense
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has reaffirmed the US' commitment to defend the Philippines' armed forces from attack in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippine military's worst air disaster kills 50, wounds 49
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops found the last five dead from the crash of a transport aircraft in the south, raising the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Military Plane Crash In The Philippines Has Left At Least 45 People Dead
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippine president warns Filipinos: Get the vaccine or go to JAIL
(Natural News) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Filipinos refusing to get the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine that they will be thrown in jail for doing so. The president’s remarks stemmed from his frustration over the slow pace of COVID-19 inoculations in the Southeast Asian country. Duterte’s threat contradicted statements by Philippine health officials that vaccination... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does a New ‘Gold Standard’ Really Protect Miners?
A 15-year-old boy working alongside a teenage girl at an artisanal and small-scale mine in Odahu, Amansie West district, Ghana. Credit: Juliane Kippenberg/Human Rights WatchBy Juliane KippenbergBERLIN, Jun 29 2021 (IPS) Many products these days come with the promise that workers and communities all along their supply line  are protected from abuse  under a particular standard or code of conduct. Since the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights a decade ago, a plethora of such certification systems have emerged, including for  mining  and connected industries ranging ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Juliane Kippenberg Tags: Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Natural Resources Source Type: news

Active8me to offer digital health services on Philippines-based mWell app
It will provide mWell users access to its daily fitness, nutrition and wellness programmes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rapid assessment of vulnerability of Philippine local governments to road crash [conference abstract] - Macalalag RA, Lucia MAS.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # 3A.002 Road safety has long been a worldwide challenge. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has noted a 1.25-million death toll in 2010 or one person losing his l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Strengthening road safety policies: examples from Philippines, China, India and Tanzania [conference abstract] - El-Turky M, Bruce-Raeburn A, Bullick L.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # 1D.004 Context The Global Health Advocacy Incubator's (GHAI's) support for road safety policy change across four countries provides lessons for advocates across diverse ge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Possible roles of People's Organization for post-disaster community recovery: a case study on recovery process after Philippine Typhoon Yolanda - Tatebe C, Miyamoto T.
This study shows significant roles of the grassroots People's Organizations (POs), formed by fisherfolks and farmers in the recovery after 2013 Typhoon Yolanda in Medellin and Bantayan Island in the Philippines. We found that varied roles of POs post-disas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship flourishes among Filipino populations at risk for HIV
METRO MANILA, Philippines – Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, and COVID-19 created needs of sweeping depth and breadth all over the globe. Many newly unemployed had to reinvent themselves to find an alternative stream of income as old jobs shrunk or disappeared completely because of the pandemic.Be your own boss (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

The influence of natural disasters on violence, mental health, food insecurity, and stunting in the Philippines: findings from a nationally representative cohort - Edwards B, Gray M, Borja J.
BACKGROUND: Climate change is leading to an increased number of natural disasters. Children from low- and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected. The impacts of exposure to multiple natural disasters on the development of children are not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Philippines' Duterte threatens vaccine decliners with jail, animal drug
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, frustrated by the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in his country, threatened people who refuse... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Leader threatens Filipinos who refuse vaccine
The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Duterte threatens to arrest Filipinos who refuse vaccination
The Philippine president has threatened to order the arrest of Filipinos who refuse COVID-19 vaccination and told them to leave the country if they would not cooperate to contain the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in the Philippines
Two U.N. agencies have declared the end of a polio outbreak in the Philippines and praised the government's efforts to continue fighting the disease despite the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Business of Pride: Dr. Kathy Ferrer
I was interested in medicine from very young. My mom is a nurse. She would bring me to the hospital. I ’d be sitting at the little nursing desk, doing my homework. Then I was a candy striper. I just loved being in the hospital, the health and science of it, as well as a calling to really help people. My mom never wanted me to go into medicine. She’s a feisty Filipino nurse, and she would always be fighting with the doctors. And she knew that the hours that doctors kept were crazy.  I completed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

Digital health coaching startup Naluri scores $5M to launch service in Thailand, Philippines
It will also use its fresh funds to conduct clinical research in Europe. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: < div class= entity entity-paragraphs-item paragraphs-item-enterprise-taxonomy about= typeof= > content /div Source Type: news

Filipino-Americans: Vitamin D binding protein in thyroid cancer health disparities
(Impact Journals LLC) Thyroid cancer is one of the most prevalent endocrine cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roundup: Mindray launches new diagnostic ultrasound system, Filipino HMO Intellicare taps UnionBank for doctor's payroll, and more briefs
Also, World Bank Group's IFC, Mitsui to invest $60M in MiCare. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Filipino scientist takes first ever journey to third deepest ocean trench on Earth, finds plastic
BANGKOK: When Dr Deo Florence Onda found himself more than 10,000m below the surface, in the third deepest trench on the planet, he was... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Philippines officials warned to enforce lockdown
The president of the Philippines warns he will jail village leaders and police officers who don't enforce pandemic lockdown restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UCLA analysis reveals need to break down COVID-19 data for ethnic subgroups
According toa new UCLA report, COVID-19 case rates and death rates for Californians from Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Asian ethnic groups varied widely in 2020.But those variations were not readily apparent to the public because federal and state reports generally present COVID-19 data for all of those groups as a whole, rather than for each of the subgroups individually.The study, by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research, suggests that breaking out the data for each of the racial and ethnic groups analyzed by the authors wouldenable public health officials and policymakers to identify the hardest-hit communit...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Determinants of a variety of deviant behaviors: an analysis of family satisfaction, personality traits, and their relationship to deviant behaviors among Filipino adolescents - Dullas AR, Yncierto KD, Labiano MA, Marcelo JC.
This study was designed to look for the possible predictors of dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A portrait of contrasts in disaster risk response: a post-Haiyan study of Coron, Philippines - Leon IZP.
Supertyphoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013, causing massive damage and loss of lives. The media blamed the government for faulty warnings, including using the term "storm surge," which people reportedly did not understand. As a result, the national ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ransomware hits AXA units in Asia, Irish healthcare
The Thai affiliate of Paris-based insurance company AXA says it is investigating a ransomware attack by Russian-speaking cybercriminals that has affected operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ransomware hits AXA units in Asia, hurts Ireland healthcare
Russian-speaking cybercriminals have hit subsidiaries of the Paris-based insurer AXA in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines with a ransomware attack (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Our friendship will end here:' Duterte tells China he won't withdraw ships from West PH Sea
President Rodrigo Duterte warned Beijing that he would not withdraw Philippine ships from disputed waters, even if China killed him. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippine doctor defends use of ivermectin, says clinical studies show it is 89% effective against the coronavirus
(Natural News) A doctor from the Philippines is defending the use of ivermectin for preventing and treating Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infection despite attempts by the country’s regulatory authorities to restrict its use. In an interview with Philippine television station ABS-CBN, orthopedic surgeon and President of the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines, Dr. Benigno Agbayani cited 80... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital
The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Listen to Nurses: Applause Is Not Enough
This article was originally published on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition blog on May 12, 2021.Read it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy Health Workers Source Type: news

Dr. Mary Nandili: A Voice and Vision for Nursing Leadership
By Dr. Mary Nandili, Director of nursing services ; The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Dr. Mary Nandili is director of nursing services at Kenya's Ministry of Health and is responsible for the leadership and governance of nursing services in the country. Photo by Patrick Meinhardt for IntraHealth International.May 12, 2021Dr. Mary Nandili is the director of nursing services at the Kenya Ministry of Health, the highest-level nurse in the country. IntraHealth collaborates with Dr. Nandili and the Ministry of Health to deliver on its mandate to increase the graduating health workforce and improve the man...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Tags: International Nurses Day Source Type: news

Covid UK: Nurse, 41, who died was one of thousands of brave NHS workers from Philippines
Leilani Medel, a 41-year-old mum who lived in Bridgend, South Wales, was born in the Philippines and had worked in NHS hospitals and care homes for the past ten years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic and typhoon: positive impacts of a double disaster on mental health of female students in the Philippines - Cueto LJ, Agaton CB.
Humanitarian emergencies pose a great challenge to how all sectors perform their functions in society. In several countries, these emergencies combined the pandemic and other man-made and natural disasters: "double disaster", which affected the health, saf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray
A second Covid surge is putting renewed pressure on the country's healthcare and economy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementing a pre-disaster recovery workshop in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: lessons for disaster risk assessment, response, and recovery for cultural heritage - Florentin KM, Onuki M, Esteban M, Valenzuela VP, Paterno MC, Akpedonu E, Arcilla J, Garciano L.
The sustainable development goals have included Cultural Heritage into the development agenda. However, natural hazards threaten the existence of several historic districts, like Intramuros in Manila. Pre-disaster Recovery Planning has gained ground as a p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Meet the freaky fanged frog from the Philippines
(University of Kansas) Researchers at the University of Kansas have described a new species of fanged frog discovered in the Philippines known as the Mindoro Fanged Frog. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Philippines rejects China fishing ban and wards off Chinese vessels
The Southeast Asian nation will continue law enforcement patrols and maritime exercises on a rotational basis over the waters within its... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bots and online hate during the COVID-19 pandemic: case studies in the United States and the Philippines - Uyheng J, Carley KM.
Online hate speech represents a serious problem exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although often anchored in real-world social divisions, hate speech in cyberspace may also be fueled inorganically by inauthentic actors like social bots. This wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Philippine foreign minister tells China to 'Get the F**k Out' over South China Sea dispute
The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced Twitter message that China's vessels get out of disputed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘GET THE F*** OUT’: Filipino diplomat fumes over China incursions
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin steps up rhetoric even as Duterte remains reluctant to confront China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines FM tells China to ‘Get the f--- out’ in tweet over South China Sea dispute
Teodoro Loscin, the Philippine foreign minister, took to Twitter on Monday to criticize China over what he called Beijing’s illegal... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines to China Get the F*ck Out, Fresh Protest filed: The Philippines' top diplomat on Monday told China to "get the f*ck out" of...
From Manila's top diplomat. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines Slams China's 'Dangerous' Move in Disputed Sea
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Philippines extends virus lockdown to mid-May
The Philippines is extending an already monthlong lockdown by two weeks as the country’s worst coronavirus infection spike starts to ease but remains alarming (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Baby mantis shrimp don't pull their punches
(Duke University) Tiny larvae of the Philippine mantis shrimp (Gonodactylaceus falcatus) display the ultra-fast movements for which these animals are known, even when they are smaller than a short grain of rice. Their ultra-fast punching appendages measure less than 1 mm, and accelerate 100 times faster than a Formula One race car. However, they violate a rule of thumb that smaller is faster; the adults punch even more quickly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Philippines weighs extending lockdown as COVID cases top 1M
Coronavirus infections have surged past 1 million in the Philippines, as officials assess whether to extend a monthlong lockdown in the Manila region amid a deadly spike or relax it to fight joblessness and hunger (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippines fires twin diplomatic protests over Chinese vessels' lingering presence in West Philippine Sea: "The presence of these...
DFA says the protests were filed on Wednesday against the nonstop deployment, continued presence, and persistent activities of Chinese... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news