Hunter-gatherer networks accelerated human evolution
(University of Zurich) Humans began developing a complex culture as early as the Stone Age. This development was brought about by social interactions between various groups of hunters and gatherers, a UZH study has now confirmed. The researchers mapped the social networks of present-day hunter-gatherers in the Philippines and simulated the discovery of a medicinal plant product. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pope Francis Marks Ash Wednesday Mask-Free as Some Italian Towns Cancel Services Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual kicking off the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion, while other Masses in northern Italy were canceled over fears of the new coronavirus. Francis and a long line of priests, bishops and cardinals processed through Rome’s Aventine hill into the 5th-century Santa Sabina basilica for the late-afternoon Mass. Neither the priests nor the faithful were wearing masks, and they all exchanged a sign of peace toward the end of the liturgy. But Rome has largely been spared Italy’s outbreak so far. Other Catholic countries too...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicole Winfield and Jim Gomez / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime The Vatican Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Carrying Over 6,000 People Denied Entry to Jamaica and Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears  
A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has been denied entry to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of the novel coronavirus. The MSC Meraviglia from was blocked from entering the port in Ochos Rios, Jamaica on Tuesday, health officials said. The ship, carrying more than 4,500 passengers and over 1,600 crew members on a 14-day cruise of the Caribbean, was denied entry after health officials found that one crew member, reporting flu-like symptoms, had been placed in isolation. “The crew member had a cough, fever and associated muscle pains with a travel history to a country of interest relati...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health onetime Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Docks in Mexico, Passengers Allowed to Disembark After Being Denied Entry in Jamaica, Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears
A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has docked at Cozumel, Mexico after being denied entry to Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of COVID-19. MSC Cruises said in a statement emailed to TIME Thursday morning that MSC Meraviglia is “currently waiting for local health officials to board the ship to conduct customary checks provided for by maritime protocols.” A passenger on board the ship, who asked not to be identified, confirmed to TIME that the vessel had docked in Cozumel and that those onboard are “waiting for authorities to clear the ship.” The ship is allowed to dock a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan and Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health onetime UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases Outside China Are Accelerating Rapidly. Here ’s What to Know
A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries. In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have originated, the number of cases appears to be stabilizing, according to government figures. But the number of people infected elsewhere in the world is rising quickly, with clusters in South Korea, Italy, Iran and a cruise ship docked in Japan. As of Monday, more than 2,200 cases of the virus, officially called COVID-19, have been reported outside of mainland China,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Mass masked wedding in the Philippines
The annual event saw added coronavirus precautions as more than 200 couples tied the knot. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysian Firm Offers AI-Based Profiling of Chinese Visitors for Virus Malaysian Firm Offers AI-Based Profiling of Chinese Visitors for Virus
Malaysia's MYEG Services Bhd said on Wednesday it had developed a coronavirus risk-profiling system for visitors from China and was offering the artificial intelligence-based service to the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

First Cases of Coronavirus in Iran Have Killed 2 Elderly Citizens, State News Agency Says
(TEHRAN, Iran) — The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the country’s health minister, as saying that both of the victims had been carrying the coronavirus and were located in Qom, about 140 kilometers (86 miles) south of the capital Tehran. No additional details were released. Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian authorities confirmed two cases of the new virus, the first in the country, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Officials later said the two patients had died. ISNA quoted an...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amir Vahdat / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Iran onetime Source Type: news

Malaysian firm offers AI-based profiling of Chinese visitors for virus
Malaysia's MYEG Services Bhd said on Wednesday it had developed a coronavirus risk-profiling system for visitors from China and was offering the artificial intelligence-based service to the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippine workers allowed to travel to Hong Kong, Macau amid virus fear
The Philippines on Tuesday allowed Filipino workers to travel to Hong Kong and Macau, relaxing the travel ban it imposed on China and its special administrative regions to control the spread of the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

A Passenger Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Hundreds Exited a U.S. Cruise Ship, Sparking Fears the Outbreak Could Further Spread Worldwide
The elderly cruise passenger who tested positive for coronavirus after disembarking from a U.S. cruise ship in Cambodia has raised the specter that other passengers now dispersed around the world could be infected too. Currently, hundreds of passengers from Holland America Line’s Westerdam are being held back in Cambodia, where the ship was allowed to dock last week after being denied entry to multiple ports following rumors of a possible coronavirus on board—despite assurances from the cruise line that there were no signs of the virus, officially named COVID-19, in any passengers. After the shipped docked in ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Philippines to lift Taiwan travel ban imposed over coronavirus
The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus, and will evaluate other restrictions including those on Macau, government officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

For evolutionary study finds rare bats in decline, CCNY research
(City College of New York) A study led by Susan Tsang, a former Fulbright Research Fellow from The City College of New York, reveals dwindling populations and widespread hunting throughout Indonesia and the Philippines of the world's largest bats, known as flying foxes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How the coronavirus spread across China and the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of the flu-like virus span 29 countries, with 1,300 deaths, all but three in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,300, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Taiwan mulls countermeasures if Philippines doesn't lift entry ban
Taiwan is considering countermeasures if the Philippines does not lift a ban on Taiwanese citizens visiting the country over fears about the coronavirus, the island's foreign ministry said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cruise ship with 2,000 onboard refused port by five countries amid coronavirus fears
Passengers concerned the ship could run out of food after it was turned away by Japan, Taiwan, the US territory of Guam, the Philippines and ThailandMore than 2,000 passengers and crew have been left stranded aboard a cruise ship and low on supplies after Thailand became the fifth country to deny it permission to dock over fears about thecoronavirus.The MS Westerdam, carrying 2,257 passengers and crew, is moored in the Gulf of Thailand with nowhere to dock after being refused entry by Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, the US Pacific territory of Guam and now by Thailand on Wednesday, even though no cases of the virus have be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Cruises Thailand Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

2,000 People Are Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam are stranded on the open seas. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. After being denied entry into Japan, Guam, the Philippines and Taiwan, unnerved vacationers were initially relieved when the cruise ship’s captain announced on Monday that they’d finally be disembarking in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb. 13. But the ship is back in limbo after...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

2,000 People Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship Will Dock in Cambodia After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam remain stranded on the open seas on Feb. 12, days after they were supposed to dock in Yokohama, Japan on Feb. 15. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. Now, the cruise line says, Cambodia has granted permission for the ship to dock on Feb. 13. In a public statement, Holland America Line says the 2,257 passengers and crew members will be able to go as...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Cruise Ship Finally Docks in Cambodia After Being Denied Entry 5 Times Over COVID-19 Fears
The cruise ship Westerdam docked in Cambodia Thursday morning, a relief to the 2,000 passengers and crew on board after the ship was denied entry to five ports over fears of a potential outbreak of COVID-19. Global panic over the novel coronavirus prompted Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. territory of Guam, to deny the Westerdam entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the deadly illness. Holland American Line, the cruise operator, said it will charter flights to transfer passengers from the coastal city of Sihanoukvilleover to Phnom Penh over the next few days. From there, the passengers wi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

How novel coronavirus spread across the world – visual explainer
Confirmed cases of flu-like virus span 29 countries, with about 1,000 deaths mostly in mainland ChinaThecoronavirus epidemic began in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people and the capital of the Hubei province in China. The latest data from Johns Hopkins University ’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows that the number of deaths from the virus hasexceeded 1,000, all in mainland China with the exception of one person in Hong Kong and another in the Philippines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Niko Kommenda, Cath Levett and Daniel Levitt Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific Source Type: news

A Job Overseas, but Stranded by Coronavirus Travel Bans
A software engineer finds herself unable to return to her job in Hong Kong after the Philippine government banned travel to the city. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tiffany May Tags: Airlines and Airplanes Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Migrant Labor (Non-Agriculture) Philippines Manila (Philippines) Hong Kong Source Type: news

African swine fever outbreak spreads in Philippines' southern provinces
The Philippines confirmed on Sunday that African swine fever infections had spread in the south of the country, which accounts for nearly a third of the nation's 12.8 million pig herd. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines evacuates 30, including infant, from virus-hit Wuhan
Thirty Filipinos returned to the Philippines on Sunday from Wuhan City in China's Hubei province, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 800 in the mainland, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

No clear path for golden rice to reach consumers
(Washington University in St. Louis) Heralded as a genetically modified crop with the potential to save millions of lives, Golden Rice has just been approved as safe for human and animal consumption by regulators in the Philippines. The rice is a beta carotene-enriched crop that is intended to reduce Vitamin A deficiency (VAD), a health problem in very poor areas. But a new study finds that most families at risk for VAD can't grow Golden Rice themselves, and most commercial farmers won't grow it either. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Passengers on a Virus-Stricken Cruise Ship in Japan Speak About Life Under Quarantine
Karey Maniscalco and her husband were dining on their cruise ship on Feb. 3 when the captain made an announcement. A passenger from Hong Kong, who was previously on the Diamond Princess, had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the cruise company learned, and authorities would soon be boarding the vessel at Yokohama, Japan—where the boat was docked—to carry out tests on other holidaymakers and crew. “The whole room became dead silent,” the 44-year-old from St. George, Utah says. “The whole restaurant just stopped talking, and we started looking around as if to assess the situation.” She ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: Can babies catch it during mother’s pregnancy? New case offers insight
CORONAVIRUS fears are growing with the virus having killed 492 people, another in the Philippines, and there being 24,000 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide. For concerned expectant mothers, can babies catch it during pregnancy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resilience in low-income Filipino mothers exposed to community violence: religiosity and familism as protective factors - Jocson RM, Ceballo R.
This study examines the role of religiosity and familism values as moderators of the relation between past-year community violence exposure and psychological distress among low-income urban Filipino mothers. METHOD: Mothers (N = 116) of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

3 More People Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Northern California
Three more people in Northern California have been diagnosed with the coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV, health officials in the area said Sunday, doubling the number of cases in the state and bringing the total across the country to 11. The patients, whose symptoms are not yet serious enough to warrant hospitalization, are being kept in their homes, where they are being closely monitored, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Two of the patients are a husband and wife from San Benito County. The husband fell ill after he returned home from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began. It is believed he transferred the virus to his ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV coronavirus onetime Source Type: news

Prepping for the unexpected: What to do before, during and after a sudden disaster
(Natural News) Every year, natural disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect nearly 160 million more worldwide. Just a few days ago, the Taal volcano in the Philippines blew out clouds of volcanic ash over 62 miles north, covering much of the island of Luzon, including the capital city of Manila, in a thin layer of ash. In the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines Reports First Coronavirus Death Outside China
A 44-year-old man who traveled from Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak, died in the Philippines, officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Ramzy and Tiffany May Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel Warnings Deaths (Fatalities) Philippines China Source Type: news

Factbox: Latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
The death toll from the new coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose by 56 to 350 on Monday, Chinese state television reported citing official figures, after the Philippines on Sunday reported the first death outside China. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First death outside of China from the coronavirus confirmed in the Philippines
The Philippine government on Sunday confirmed the first death outside China from the coronavirus. Meanwhile in China, nearly 60 million people are on lockdown while the Chinese government is facing scrutiny for a lack of transparency and underreporting the ongoing epidemic. Ramy Inocencio reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines reports world's 1st virus death outside China
The Philippines is reporting the first death outside China from the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: Death in Philippines Is First Outside China
As the overall death toll passed 300, a quarantine is being expanded in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus began. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The New York Times Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 11 more UK nationals to be flown back from China
Foreign secretary confirms evacuation as Philippines reports first death outside ChinaDominic Raab has confirmed that 11 evacuees will be flown to the UK from the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, on a French-chartered plane, after they missed a previous evacuation flight on Friday.The foreign secretary said the government was doing everything in its power to help Britons who wished to leave but that the process posed serious challenges.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Dominic Raab Science World news Politics UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus: First death outside China reported in Philippines
A 44-year-old Chinese man has died after travelling to the Philippines from the city of Wuhan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factbox: Latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death outside China from a coronavirus epidemic that originated in central Hubei province and has since spread to some two dozen countries around the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus kills Chinese man in Philippines, first death outside China
The Philippines said on Sunday a 44-year-old Chinese man had died of the new coronavirus, the first fatality from the growing outbreak to have died outside of China, where the epidemic started. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines reports 1st virus death outside of China
The Philippines has reported the first death of a new virus outside of China as the World Health Organization told countries to prepare in the event the disease spreads among their populations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Symptomless Chinese woman with Coronavirus traveled throughout Philippines on vacation before she knew she was sick
(Natural News) One of the major problems facing global healthcare professions in trying to control the rapidly spreading coronavirus is that people who are afflicted with it don’t show any symptoms right away. In fact, researchers and pandemic experts have discovered that most patients go days without exhibiting signs and symptoms of the virus, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How The Filipino Community Is Fighting Medical Invisibility
Asian Americans are often put under one medical umbrella, affecting available research and more. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines halts visas on arrival for Chinese on virus fears
The Philippines stopped issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals on Tuesday, in a bid to keep the southeast Asian nation free of a new virus that has killed 106 and infected more than 4,500 since emerging in China in December. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Drugs and drug wars as populist tropes in Asia: illustrative examples and implications for drug policy - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: The Philippines may be the face of today's 'drug wars', but its experience is by no means exceptional - as the contemporary examples of Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka show. In the early 2000s Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra also embarked on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot
(University of Texas at Austin) Hydrologists diving off the coast of the Philippines have discovered volcanic seeps with some of the highest natural levels of C02 ever recorded. The scientists were working in Verde Island Passage, one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world and is home to thriving coral reefs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news