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We Can All Do Something to Save the Children

September 12, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

We Can All Do Something to Save the Children by: Fr. Shay Cullen email: shaycullen@preda.org (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) It’s so encouraging to know that there are so many people working world-wide for the protection and well-being of children especially those […]

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THE INSIDIOUS LAW THAT WILL HARM CHILDREN

September 10, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

THE INSIDIOUS LAW THAT WILL HARM CHILDREN by Fr. Shay Cullen Email: shaycullen@preda.org (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.)   To promote life and the well being of new born children, we have to take a stand to see that they have the […]

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BABYMILK ACTION, STAGE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST Nestle at Croyden HQ

September 3, 2012 · 

Campaigners gathering for the annual boycott demonstration at Nestlé (UK) HQ in Croydon (19 May 11:00- 12:00) faced the Nestlé monster – a costume dinosaur representing the company, which recently swallowed up Pfizer’s infant nutrition business (marketing the SMA brand of formula in the UK), and which tramples on the rights of mothers and babies. […]

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Proposed law to promote milk formula against mother's milk

September 3, 2012 ·  , http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/news/headlines-mt/30165-doh-alarmed-over-new-breastfeeding-bill

The Department of Health (DOH) and United Nations agencies on Friday expressed alarm over a new breastfeeding bill that seeks to overturn laws protecting consumers from misleading advertisements and aggressive marketing of formula milk. In a joint statement, the DOH, World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said that the breastfeeding bill […]

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Breast-fed babies healthier, smarter

September 3, 2012 ·  , http://www.manilatimes.net/index.php/news/headlines-mt/30100-breast-fed-babies-healthier-smarter

Health experts on Thursday warned mothers to avoid giving milk formulas to their babies, saying that breast-fed infants are healthier, smarter and less susceptible to serious diseases. Dr. Howard Sobel, team leader of the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Unit of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that babies fed formula milk get sick […]

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Inactivity 'killing as many as smoking'

July 19, 2012 ·  , Nick Triggle, Health correspondent, BBC News

A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests. The report, published in the Lancet to coincide with the build-up to the Olympics, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3m deaths a year. That equates to about one […]

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The Olympic Game of Life

July 18, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The Olympic Games are about to be declared open. The travelling Olympic Flame carried the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales; it is a symbol of freedom, enlightenment and a burning desire to achieve greatness in sport, in history, personal fulfilment and national pride. The Games inspire the Olympic Spirit whereby men and […]

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Operation for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

March 20, 2012 ·  By Preda

The first time I saw a child with a hole in her face was long ago in 1972 . I was assigned as assistant parish Priest in San Marcelino, Zambales I brought the parish religious teachers to the rural school. While waiting outside I rounded a corner and there I was face to face with […]

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Preda and PBM to Conduct Medical Surgical Mission for Deformed Children

March 8, 2012 ·  By Preda Information Office

The PREDA Foundation together with the Philippine band of Mercy (PBM) is organizing in April a free surgical medical mission to repair the facial deformity of children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate.

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Children 'switching from TV to mobile internet'

January 10, 2012 ·  By Sean Coughlan, BBC News

Television is being pushed aside by mobile internet gadgets, a UK survey of young people’s technology suggests. The number of children with televisions in their bedroom is falling…

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