Preventing child drowning in the Philippines: the need to address the determinants of health - Guevarra JP, Peden AE, Orbillo LL, Uy MRSZ, Madrilejos JJR, Go JJL, Martinez REC, Cavinta LL, Franklin RC.
Drowning is a public health issue in the Philippines, with children at significantly increased risk. Determinants of health (DoH) such as education, socio-economic status, ethnicity, and urbanization are factors that impact drowning risk. As drowning is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Philippine President Duterte advised his daughter against running to succeed him in the 2022 election, saying the presidency “is not for women"
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has a history of making vulgar and sexist comments, said he doesn’t intend to extend his six-year term. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"I want to see a drowning-free Philippines": a qualitative study of the current situation, key challenges and future recommendations for drowning prevention in the Philippines - Guevarra JP, Franklin RC, Peden AE.
Drowning is described as a public health challenge by the World Health Organization. This challenge faces the Philippines where drowning claims an average of 3276 lives annually (3.50/100,000 population). However, no research comprehensively documents pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Big differences in how coral reef fish larvae are dispersed
(Rutgers University) How the larvae of colorful clownfish that live among coral reefs in the Philippines are dispersed varies widely, depending on the year and seasons - a Rutgers-led finding that could help scientists improve conservation of species. Right after most coral reef fish hatch, they join a swirling sea of plankton as tiny, transparent larvae. Then currents, winds and waves disperse them, frequently to different reefs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus has besieged Filipino, Vietnamese Americans in Bay Area
The rate of new coronavirus cases among residents of Vietnamese and Filipino descent are rising faster than those of other Asian groups in Santa Clara County, officials say. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Coronavirus has besieged Filipino, Vietnamese Americans in Bay Area
The rate of new coronavirus cases among residents of Vietnamese and Filipino descent is rising faster than among other Asian groups in Santa Clara County, officials say. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: India reports cases of UK Covid variant; Philippines extends travel bans
Latest updates:India finds six cases of UK variant;Philippines bans travel from 19 countries and territories until mid-JanuaryCovid vaccine uptake high in UK despite concerns over hesitancyUK doctors warn over ‘dire’ situation in health service as cases riseThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales; Spain sets up Covid vaccine registerSee all our coronavirus coverage12.01pmGMTGreece ’s tourism sector is expected to recover next summer following a dramatic fall in revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, a senior industry official said on Tue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now) and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news NHS Source Type: news

Formalising the jeepney industry in the Philippines - a confirmatory thematic analysis of key transitionary issues - Mateo-babiano I, Recio RB, Ashmore DP, Guillen MD, Gaspay SM.
Jeepneys are paratransit vehicles which constitute the bulk of urban transport in many cities in the Philippines. There are around 179,000 jeepneys of which 90% are fifteen years or older. However, this is not without so many other issues on the road. To a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Duterte threatens to end US military pact if no vaccines "If they fail to deliver a minimum of 20 million vaccines, they better get out"
Philippine leader pressures Washington after procurement delays (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Treasured Diners and Hidden Haunts That Covid-19 Closed for Good
A Pittsburgh hot dog joint, a famous Cambridge dive bar and a vibrant Filipino restaurant in Los Angeles were among the casualties of 2020. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes south of Philippines' Luzon island
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck the Mindoro region of the Philippines, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: The Philippines and its lockdown baby boom
The Philippines is preparing for a surge in births which will overwhelm its already creaking systems. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines poised to lift age of consent for sex from 12 to 16 after decades of lobbying from children ’s rights activists
Campaigners say the legislation would help protect youngsters in a nation that has become a global hotspot for online child sex abuse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police Brutality Trends as Philippines Murder Video Goes Viral
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cop shoots dead a mother and her son in Tarlac (Philippines)
MANILA, Philippines — A police officer assigned at the Parañaque City shot dead his two neighbors, a mother and her son, in Paniqui,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Court Finds Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in the Philippines
The International Criminal Court has released its latest report on President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Al-Shabaab member charged with planning 9/11-style attack on US
Cholo Abdi Abdullah, who received pilot training in the Philippines, charged with six counts of terrorism-related offenses (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data from a survey of the Philippines' local governments on their risk management strategies to natural disasters - Ravago MLV, Mapa CDS, Sunglao JC, Aycardo AG.
This data is from a survey of Local Government Units Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Office in the Philippines. Conducted in 2016-2017, the survey was intended to assess the disaster risk reduction and mitigation programs and policies employe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Philippines: ICC finds "reasonable basis" for alleged crimes against humanity in Duterte's drug war
MANILA (UPDATE) — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has found 'reasonable basis' to believe that President Rodrigo Duterte's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feasibility of Multilevel Pregnancy Tests for Telemedicine Abortion Service Follow-Up: A Pilot Study
CONCLUSIONSIncorporating MLPTs into telemedicine abortion services is feasible and associated with high client satisfaction. Enabling people to manage their own abortion follow-up care could greatly improve their overall abortion experience. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and sexual agency in a nationally representative sample of women and girls in the Philippines - Yoshioka E, Palatino M, Nazareno J, Operario D.
This study examined the prevalence of intimate partner violence (Intimate Partner Violence) and its associations with sexual agency among women and adolescent girls in the Philippines. Data came from the 2017 Philippines National Demographic and Health Sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Manny Pacquiao Takes Step Towards Philippines Presidency
Boxer and Philippines senator Manny Pacquiao has been elected president of the ruling PDP-Lanban party – a step towards a possible... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding of traffic signs by drivers in the city of Manila, Philippines - Fernandez JJ, Paringit MC, Salvador JR, Lucero PI, Galupino JG.
The use of traffic signs is one of the most reliable control devices used to guide the safe and orderly movement of traffic and pedestrians. Traffic signs are necessary to give information for routes, directions, and warnings for drivers. These should be c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Changes in travel behavior during flood events in relation to transport modes: the case of Metro Manila, Philippines - Abad RPB, Fillone AM.
Adverse weather conditions like flooding results in changes in travel behavior. The study investigated the behavior of travelers during the last flood event they experienced with respect to the primary mode of travel they used. Variations in their usual tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

U.K. regulator to assess AstraZeneca's vaccine candidate amid trial questions
Britain asked its drug regulator on Friday to assess AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for a possible rollout, while the Philippines and Thailand secured millions of doses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Thailand, Philippines sign for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Thailand has signed a deal to procure 26 million doses of a trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nearly one-third of all US nurses who have died of coronavirus are Filipino
Experts say Filipino nurses are more likely to work in ERs, ICUs and surgical units compared to white nurses, have pre-existing conditions and live in multi-generational homes, increasing their risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco Use Places Smokers at an Even Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19 Disease
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2020 (IPS) While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated public health to a top priority in every country in the world, it has left many poorly resourced governments receptive to any and all aid that can provide immediate assistance to help their people. The pandemic pandemonium has provided unprecedented opportunities for the tobacco industry to boost its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to get closer to health and senior government officials. Using charity to gain access to senior officials, foster good ties, and gain political capital to influence and interfere w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Capitalizes on Pandemic to Increase Influence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2020 (IPS) While the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated public health to a top priority in every country in the world, it has left many poorly resourced governments receptive to any and all aid that can provide immediate assistance to help their people. The pandemic pandemonium has provided unprecedented opportunities for the tobacco industry to boost its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to get closer to health and senior government officials. Using charity to gain access to senior officials, foster good ties, and gain political capital to influence and interfere w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Second Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of its Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
November 15, 2020 -- The Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study of the single-dose regimen of JNJ-78436735, the investigational vaccine candidate for the prevention of COVID-19 being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, continues to enroll and vaccinate study participants. ENSEMBLE is proceeding to enroll up to 60,000 participants worldwide.In addition to the single-dose regimen ENSEMBLE study, Janssen has now initiated the two-dose regimen ENSEMBLE 2 trial. ENSEMBLE 2 is a complementary, planned, pivotal, large-scale, multi-country Phase 3 trial that will study the safety and efficacy of a two-dose ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Secretive Mega-Trade Deal Rules Could Harm Asia ’s Covid-19 Recovery
Community Health warriors (Anganwadi center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu). Credit: Public Services International (PSI)By Lyndal RowlandsBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 13 2020 (IPS) Fifteen countries will sign a mega-trade deal at the ASEAN conference this weekend imposing secretive restrictions on how governments help workers through the pandemic, trade union leaders and parliamentarians have warned. The text of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is so secretive that even elected representatives have not been allowed to see it, even though it will potentially lock future governments into rules that will li...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Philippines shuts door on new coal power proposals
The moratorium on endorsements for greenfield coal-powered plants comes as the government aggressively pursues natural gas as a major... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness of local governments in Panay Island, Philippines - Dariagan JD, Atando RB, Asis JLB.
This study used the state-designed Local Government Unit Disaster Preparedness Journal: Checklist of Minimum Actions for Mayors in assessing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Novarad debuts free AI software for COVID-19
Enterprise imaging vendor Novarad has launched a free artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novarad signs George Washington University Hospital Novarad names new president Novarad wins contract from Ohio hospital Novarad gets 510(k) for augmented reality software Novarad adds Philippines PACS contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

At least ten dead as typhoon Goni impacts more than 2 million people in the Philippines
At least 10 people are dead and more than two million impacted after Typhoon Goni, the world's strongest typhoon this year, swept across... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful Typhoon Goni Slams The Philippines, Leaving At Least 10 Dead And 3 Missing
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Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 10 killed, over 30 million affected as super typhoon slams the Philippines
Typhoon Goni made landfall at around 5am in Catanduanes province in Bicol, with winds of up to 225kmh.. Read more at straitstimes.com. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall in Philippines; ‘Catastrophic’ Winds Feared
With gusts of up to 165 miles per hour early Sunday, the storm bore down on the country and was on a path to strike its most populated... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super typhoon slams into Philippines, 1 million evacuated
A super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds early Sunday and about a million people have been evacuated in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Typhoon Goni makes landfall in Philippines
Super Typhoon Goni slammed into the Philippines Sunday with authorities warning of "catastrophic" conditions in the region expected to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philippines Prepares As Powerful Typhoon Goni Bears Down
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Typhoon Goni explodes into 2020 ’s strongest storm on Earth, moves toward Philippines
The storm in the western Pacific saw its peak winds increase 80 mph in 24 hours, to more than 175 mph. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: COVID-19 has Pushed Women Peacebuilders from Key Leadership Roles
Scenes from a rehearsal session with Colombia’s Cantadora Network, a network of singers using traditional Afro-Colombian music to preserve their culture and promote peace. According to the Global Network of Women Peacebuilder, funds are being diverted from women-led peacebuilding organisations, and from peacebuilding processes more broadly. Credit: UN Women/Ryan BrownBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 30 2020 (IPS) Women need to be given roles as negotiators, not just offered representation through advisory groups, Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos from the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) told IPS. Santos spo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Climate Change Coronavirus COVID-19 Gl Source Type: news

Baby boxes: A lifeline for vulnerable mums
Can you imagine having to choose between eating dinner or buying nappies for your baby? This is the harsh reality facing many of Doctors of the World’s (DOTW) pregnant patients, who are among the most marginalised women in the country. “So many of our pregnant service users experience extreme hardship and have to make stark choices between such things as having an evening meal or buying nappies or a sleep suit for the baby,” said Bettina, a midwife and long-time DOTW volunteer. Bettina and her colleagues at the Women and Children’s Clinic support hundreds of women and their families each year,...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Whether Californians vote may hinge on race, ethnicity, UCLA health survey finds
Ballots have been rolling in ahead of Election Day, but a big question remains: How many people will ultimately vote?  According to data from the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, or CHIS, an estimated 2.8 million eligible Californians never vote in national, state or local elections, and 7.7 million only vote sometimes — which could potentially leave more than 10 million ballots uncast. The findings on voter participation and other demographic and health-related topics are part of the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research ’s annual CHIS data release, which takes place online&...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Police officer killed by rooster's blade during cockfight raid in the Philippines
"It was an unfortunate accident and a piece of bad luck that I cannot explain," the police chief said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police officer killed by cockfighting rooster's blade while breaking up match
A police officer in the Philippines was killed by a rooster’s blade while raiding a cockfight, an official reported Tuesday, according... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid
A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster's blade sliced his femoral artery, an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finance Covid-19 Relief and Recovery, Not Debt Buybacks
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 2020 (IPS) In July, the UN Secretary-General warned that a “series of countries in insolvency might trigger a global depression”. Earlier, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had called for a US$2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries. Anis Chowdhury Debt distraction In the face of the world’s worst economic contraction since the Great Depression, a sense of urgency has now spread to most national capitals and the Washington-based Bretton ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Catholic lawmakers ‘have no basis’ to deny same-sex civil unions after Pope’s historic intervention, says Philippine president
Catholic lawmakers in the Philippines "no longer have a basis" to refuse same-sex civil unions after Pope Francis gave them his backing (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news