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Manila’s ‘antipoor’ policy slammed

July 23, 2014 · 

Ordinance allowing six government hospitals to charge fees protested By Nathaniel R. Melican |Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:59 am | Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 MANILA, Philippines–About a dozen women danced to a pop song in front of the Ospital ng Sampaloc in Manila on Monday morning, not to extol the virtues of exercise, but to protest an ordinance […]

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'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

July 23, 2014 · 

Scientists say they have made an “exciting” step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of hiding. By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website HIV can become part of someone’s DNA and lie dormant for decades, making a cure impossible. Early stage research in six people, reported at the Aids 2014 conference, shows that […]

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'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

July 23, 2014 · 

Inspirational A. Pawlowski TODAY contributor Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month, so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran […]

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‘Animal products, inactivity weaken immune system’–experts

December 7, 2013 · 

By Tessa R. Salazar Philippine Daily Inquirer 10:26 pm | Friday, December 6th, 2013       Animal food, unnecessary calories, saturated fats and sodium intake weaken the body’s immune system. The deficiency in the intake of whole grains, fruits, nuts, legumes, seeds and vegetables leads to degenerative diseases. This was part of the message […]

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Typhoid and cholera threat in Philippines

November 13, 2013 · 

JOYCE FEGAN – 13 NOVEMBER 2013 Typhoid and cholera are now threatening the worst hit parts of the Philippines after typhoon Yolanda because aid is slow to arrive, says Fr Shay Cullen who is based there.  Food distribution is incredibly slow and a large plane carrying aid is currently stuck in Cebu, the only airport […]

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FAIR TRADE DRIED MANGOS, A TASTE OF JUSTICE

September 27, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen I was visiting villages where a new group of small farmers had become members of the ever growing Preda Fair Trade partnership. They lived off mixed farming and mango trees. They proudly showed me some of the benefits of the fair trade payments and dividend bonuses they received for their mango […]

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Effective new malaria vaccine offers hope for breakthrough cure

August 9, 2013 · 

By Nathan Olivarez-Giles  on August 9, 2013 12:00 am   An experimental malaria vaccine called PfSPZ has shown when it was found to have blocked the disease in early clinical trials, according to a new study published by Science magazine on Thursday. Researchers are calling the vaccine a breakthrough while also cautioning that PfSPZ isn’t ready […]

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FDA bans 16 deadly beauty products

July 29, 2013 · 

July 20, 2013 11:26 pm The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned 16 cosmetic products from being sold in the Philippine market. Mostly from China, the products were also ordered to be removed immediately from the market to prevent the public from buying them. ³The FDA declares that the cosmetic products are unsafe and […]

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Adolescent Pregnancy is a Human Rights issue UN says

July 15, 2013 · 

  (UN via CNUA) 11 July 2013 – United Nations officials marked World Population Day today by spotlighting the issue of adolescent pregnancy, and calling on Governments to take measures to enable girls to make responsible life choices and realize their potential. About 16 million girls under age 18 give birth each year, according to […]

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CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD ARE KILLING US

January 28, 2013 · 

by Fr. Shay Cullen If you love to live then you can live to love: your family, friends, neighbors, the poor and this wonderful (wounded) world and unspoiled universe. But you need to eat clean, unadulterated, purely non-processed food. That’s a mouthful of words but I write them with a conviction since I have witnessed […]

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