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Guinea steps up anti-Ebola efforts

CONAKRY, (PNA/Xinhua) — Guinea is now redirecting its efforts to fight against Ebola epidemic in Macenta region that neighbours Liberia, where it has set up a 25-bed capacity transit center,…

High salt intake causes 1.65M heart-related deaths per year

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — About 1.65 million heart-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 2.0g per day, a new study said…

(Feature) Health expert says causes of kidney stone diseases can be a combination of factors

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, (PNA) — Causes of kidney stone diseases can be a combination of factors and a patient cannot develop it by just one reason alone for…

Suspected vaccine-related death reported in east China

WENZHOU, (PNA/Xinhua) — Health authorities in east China’s Yongjia County, Zhejiang Province said on Friday that they are investigating a new Hepatitis B vaccine-related death. In the Yongjia County case,…

Rupee continues to decline vs dollar for third day

MUMBAI, (PNA/PTI) — The Indian rupee continued to decline for the 3rd day Tuesday by slipping another 11 paise to 61.85 per dollar in the late morning session on persistent…

(Roundup) HK stocks end 0.65% lower

HONG KONG, (PNA/Xinhua) — Hong Kong stocks closed down 150.67 points, or 0.65 percent, at 23,038.95 on Tuesday following the mainland stock market as investors fear that the central government…

Singapore stocks close flat

SINGAPORE, (PNA/Xinhua) — Singapore stocks finished almost flat on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 1.6 points, or 0.05 percent, to close at 3,205.54. A total of…

Rise in medical violations blamed on inept inspectors

HA NOI, (PNA/VNS) -— Healthcare inspector shortages in terms of both quantity and professional skills is one of the key reasons that lead to the violations found at private healthcare…

Saudi Arabia reports another death from new coronavirus infection: WHO

GENEVA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Saudi Arabia has reported an additional death from confirmed infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. WHO said in…

Climate change becomes strategic challenge, needs joint attention: Cambodian PM

PHNOM PENH, (PNA/Xinhua) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that climate change has now become a strategic challenge to development that requires urgent and joint attention. “Climate change…

Chinese city adopts emergency response for air pollution

TAIYUAN, (PNA/Xinhua) — An emergency response plan has been put into effect in Taiyuan, capital city of north China’s Shanxi Province, to deal with air pollution. Kindergartens, primary and high…

(1st Lead) China urges developed countries on climate financing

BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — A senior Chinese official on Tuesday urged developed countries to keep their commitments on climate financing and outline concrete actions ahead of a number of key meetings…

Save Mount Arayat Movement gains ground

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, (PNA) — Governor Lilia Pineda and members of the Pampanga Mayors’ League (PML) on Tuesday expressed their full support to the Save Mount Arayat Movement. Pineda, during…

Cooper inks pact with Union, awaits Apollo response

NEW DELHI, (PNA/PTI) — US-based Cooper Tire has reached tentative agreements with worker unions of its manufacturing facilities aimed at helping it close the USD 2.5 billion merger agreement with…

Roundup: gov’t board recommends 77 pct wage hike for Bangladeshi garment workers

DHAKA, (PNA/Xinhua) — A Bangladeshi government board on Monday recommended 5,300 taka (about 68 U.S. dollars) as the minimum monthly wage for the country’s four million garment workers, nearly a…