Typhoon creates health crisis in Philippines
The unprecedented natural disaster that came in the form of Typhoon Haiyan is a potential medical disaster for the Philippines, according to emergency crews on the ground. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Typhoon creates health crisis in the Philippines
The unprecedented natural disaster that came in the form of Typhoon Haiyan is a potential medical disaster for the Philippines, according to emergency crews on the ground. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Perspective: The Size of Typhoon Haiyan
EDIT 4:51 PM ET: Earlier today, we posted a map of Typhoon Haiyan comparing the size of the storm to geography of the United States. In the process of making the rest of our maps for our operations in the Philippines, we made a mistake with this one and it was not to scale. We always strive to provide the most accurate information possible and we missed the mark with this one-literally. We would like to apologize for this mistake and thank the people who kindly pointed this out to us. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and their continued support of the American Red Cross. We are working on revising the ima...
Source: Red Cross Chat - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Niki Clark Tags: International GIS Haiyan philippines Restoring Family Links typhoon Source Type: news

MSF Canada Accepting Designated Funds for Typhoon Haiyan Medical Relief Efforts
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) Canada is accepting designated funds for its medical humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Belgium © Bruno De Cock/MSFMedical and logistical supplies are being loaded at MSF Supply's warehouse in Brussels, Belgium. The trucks will travel tonight to Ostende airport, from where two cargo planes will take off tomorrow morning to support the relief effort in the Philippines. MSF emergency teams arrived in Cebu city, the second largest city in the Philippines, on Saturday November 9 to assess the needs. Additio...
Source: MSF News - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Philippines Frontpage Natural Disaster NEWS Press Release Source Type: news

Interview with Dr Natasha Reyes, MSF’s emergency coordinator in the Philippines
“Right now we’re operating in a relative black hole of information. We know from the very little we can see that the situation is terrible. But it’s what we don’t see that’s the most worrying. The reports we’re receiving from Tacloban are that the entire city of 400,000 people has been devastated. But there are hundreds of other towns and villages stretched over thousands of kilometres that were in the path of the typhoon and with which all communication has been cut. To be honest, no one knows what the situation is like in these more rural and remote places, and it’s going to be s...
Source: MSF News - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Philippines Frontpage Natural Disaster NEWS Interview Source Type: news

Operation USA preparing to aid recovery efforts in the Philippines following typhoon
Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, has announced that it is assessing needs and preparing to aid communities in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan bears down on the country. The organization will call on long standing partnerships with local Filipino agencies to effectively aid recovery efforts. Operation USA is calling for donations to aid in recovery efforts and funding for grant distribution to local agencies... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Aid / Disasters Source Type: news

Natural News donates $10,000 to Philippines typhoon victims via Tzu Chi Foundation
Natural News has donated $10,000 to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the superstorm that recently devastated the Philippines. Tens of thousands of people are believed to have died in the storm. "The Philippine National Red Cross says its search and rescue efforts in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Free access to Cochrane evidence for Philippines residents in the aftermath of earthquake, Typhoon Haiyan
The Philippines, already dealing with significant casualties and damage following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on 15 October, experienced significant destruction and additional casualties from Typhoon Haiyan in early November. External link for more information:  http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/details/collection/58... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  Nancy Owens Email address:  nowens@cochrane.org read more (Source: The Cochrane Collaboration - Current news at The Cochrane Collaboration)
Source: The Cochrane Collaboration - Current news at The Cochrane Collaboration - November 11, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nancy Owens Tags: Current news Cochrane Library Cochrane Reviews Evidence Aid Evidence-based health care Low and middle income countries & Events Source Type: news

Typhoon Haiyan the biggest yet as world's tropical storms gather force
Haiyan may be strongest ever to hit land so far but as the oceans warm the power of storms is risingWhen typhoon Haiyan - known in the Philippines as Yolanda - pounded into the islands of Samar and Leyte at 4.40am after picking up speed on a 900-mile track across the Pacific, the US navy's warning centre, JTWC, in Honolulu, calculated its winds to be gusting at up to 235mph (380kph).This would make it the fourth most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded and possibly the strongest to have ever hit land. By comparison, St Jude, the storm that hit in southern England last month, had winds gusting to 99mph.As Filipino commun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2013 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: theguardian.com Asia Pacific Meteorology Analysis World news Natural disasters and extreme weather Philippines Hurricanes Science Source Type: news

A large hydrothermal reservoir beneath Taal Volcano (Philippines) revealed by magnetotelluric observations and its implications to the volcanic activity - Alanis PK, Yamaya Y, Takeuchi A, Sasai Y, Okada Y, Nagao T.
Taal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. The magnetotelluric 3D forward analyses indicate the existence of a large high resistivity anomaly (∼100 Ω·m) with a volume of at least 3 km × 3 km × 3 km, which is capped by a cond... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alert
GM in the Philippines, the GM labeling initiative 522, kids connection with nature, and the benefits of a healthy diet (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - October 23, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: diabetes environment europe GM GM labeling GMA Grocery Manufacturers Association I-522 initiative 522 international lifestyle MASIPAG monsanto nature Philippines RSPB State of Nature Washington World Food Day Source Type: news

Philippines residents receive free access to Cochrane evidence in the aftermath of October earthquake
Following news of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Philippines on 15 October, which has resulted in hundreds of casualties and caused damage to buildings and infrastructure, The Cochrane Collaboration and Wiley Publishing, working in consultation with the Evidence Aid project, have arranged free one-click access to The Cochrane Library for all residents of the Philippines through the end of December 2013. External link for more information:  http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/details/collection/58... Contributor's Information Contributor's name:  ...
Source: The Cochrane Collaboration - Current news at The Cochrane Collaboration - October 23, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nancy Owens Tags: Current news Cochrane Library Cochrane Reviews Evidence Aid Evidence-based health care Low and middle income countries & Events Source Type: news

Thresher sharks use their tails like bullwhips to kill or stun prey
Film shot by diver is the first to show thresher sharks using their tails like a whip to hunt fish in the wildA diver has captured rare footage of the unique hunting style of thresher sharks in tropical waters off the Philippines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science correspondent Tags: Animal behaviour Zoology Biology Science Marine life Wildlife Environment World news Animals Source Type: news

Philippines province to upgrade health facilities
Lanao del Sur, a province of the Philippines, will receive a total of P129.7m ($3m) in funding to upgrade health infrastructure and procure medical equipment for identified health facilities. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - July 8, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Philippine court calls a halt to GM eggplant trials
GM crops in the Philippines have had a setback as a court rules out more fieldwork on pest-resistant Bt eggplant. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - June 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Verizon, Univ. of Virginia and Swinfen unite for telemedicine
The Verizon Foundation, Swinfen Charitable Trust and the University of Virginia Health System announced Thursday the expansion of an innovative telemedicine program into rural communities in India and the Philippines.  The program will use mobile- and cloud-based technology to connect reknowned physicians around the world to doctors in these communities to assist them with patient diagnoses and care, the groups said in a news release. Big data:  None read more (Source: Healthcare IT News)
Source: Healthcare IT News - May 31, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Diana Manos Tags: Online Only Anthony Llompart ATA Ed Brown healthcare India Industry News mobile devices Philippines Swinfen Charitable Trust telemedicine The Verizon Foundation University of Virginia University of Virginia Health System Mobile Source Type: news

Mothers from China, Philippines and Australia give birth to fewer girls but 'no evidence' of sex-selective abortion
Immigrant mothers from China, the Philippines and Australia give birth to fewer female babies than is considered normal but there is "insufficient" evidence of sex-selective abortion in Britain, a Government study has found.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"I get angry if he's always drinking and we have no money": Exploring motivations for male and female perpetrated intimate partner violence in the Philippines - Fehringer JA, Hindin MJ.
Our objective was to describe the context of and motivations for female and male perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) in Cebu, Philippines, using data from in-depth interviews with 19 married women. We found three categories of IPV motivations-self-... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Healthy living in the Philippines
A major housing development in the Philippines tries to combine happy and healthy living. Pauline Chiou reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Towards Universal Access for Reproductive Health in the Philippines - 23 January 2013
This blog post by UNFPA's Executive Director, originally published in the Huffington Post, salutes a new health care law in the Philippines that expands access to voluntary family planning and gives all individuals, regardless of income or status, access to sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Philippines to upgrade South Cotabato hospitals and health units
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the Philippines has approved funding of PHP26m ($0.64m) for the Norala District Hospital and Lake Sebu Municipal Hospital and a number of rural health units (RHU) in South Cotabato. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - February 26, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Towards Universal Access for Reproductive Health in the Philippines - 23 January 2013
This blog post by UNFPA's Executive Director, originally published in the Huffington Post, salutes a new health care law in the Philippines that expands access to voluntary family planning and gives all individuals, regardless of income or status, access to sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Prince Philip in gaffe claim over Filipino NHS staff
The Duke of Edinburgh has joked about the number of Filipinos working in the NHS – telling a member of nursing staff that her country must now be “half-empty”, according to national media reports. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 21, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Towards Universal Access for Reproductive Health in the Philippines - 23 January 2013
This blog post by UNFPA's Executive Director, originally published in the Huffington Post, salutes a new health care law in the Philippines that expands access to voluntary family planning and gives all individuals, regardless of income or status, access to sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Philip cracks Filipino nurse joke
The Duke of Edinburgh tells a Filipino nurse her country must be "half empty", as so many people have come to the UK to work for the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Towards Universal Access for Reproductive Health in the Philippines - 23 January 2013
This blog post by UNFPA's Executive Director, originally published in the Huffington Post, salutes a new health care law in the Philippines that expands access to voluntary family planning and gives all individuals, regardless of income or status, access to sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The amazing amphibians and reptiles of the Philippine island Luzon
(Pensoft Publishers) Renewed interest in exploring the unique fauna of the northern Philippines has produced a series of notable discoveries, drawing attention to the astonishingly high level of species diversity in this small island archipelago. A recent categorization of the amphibians and reptiles of the Luzon Island offers insight into the unexpected variety of fascinating species that occur there and no where else in the world. The study was published in the open-access journal Zookeys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 7, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Towards Universal Access for Reproductive Health in the Philippines - 23 January 2013
This blog post by UNFPA's Executive Director, originally published in the Huffington Post, salutes a new health care law in the Philippines that expands access to voluntary family planning and gives all individuals, regardless of income or status, access to sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news