Health problems trap Australian professor in NAIA

An 84-year-old Australian professor who was denied entry into the Philippines upon arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 is currently staying at the airport’s “exclusion room” while waiting for authorities to clear him for travel......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 11th, 2018

Australian professor detained at NAIA seeks lifting of ban for health reasons 

AN Australian law professor whom the government banned from entering the Philippines for participating in a protest three years ago is asking the Bureau of Immigration to lift the order against him for health reasons. Speaking through his lawyers, Gill H. Boehringer, 84, is currently detained at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 [...] The post Australian professor detained at NAIA seeks lifting of ban for health reasons  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Aust academic detained in the Philippines

The lawyer for an Australian academic and human rights activist who has been detained in the Philippines has urged the government let him stay in Manila for the sake of his health. Professor Gill B.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

BI: Elderly Australian prof has yet to board flight due to health concerns

The Australian professor who is facing exclusion for being blacklisted has yet to board a flight to depart the Philippines due to medical issues, the Bureau of Immigration said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Blacklisted Australian professor denied entry at NAIA

An Australian professor earlier blacklisted by the Bureau of Immigration for joining a protest rally in 2015 was denied entry at the airport yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS

Berlin --- An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations. The Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS said Friday that its oversight body --- representing governments, donors and interest groups --- is setting up a five-member panel chaired by Gillian Triggs, an Australian professor. It is tasked with reviewing the situation at UNAIDS over the past seven years, evaluating the effectiveness of existing policies to prevent harassment and other problems, and recommending measures to improve matters. UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe has denied cl...Keep on reading: Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

How Running May or May Not Help the Heart – New York Times

If 50 men run 3,510 marathons over the course of three decades, will their heart health suffer or improve? A new study delving into precisely that questionconcludes that the answer is simultaneously reassuring and complicated, with long years of endurance training seeming not to harm runners’ hearts, but also not necessarily to benefit them in the ways that the runners themselves probably expected. Over the past 40 years or so, attitudes about the effects of strenuous exercise on the heart have whipsawed. At one point, many people believed that endurance exercise would be a panacea for heart problems. A 1977 report in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, for example, intimated that marathon running and a healthy diet would immunize runners completely against atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaques in the arteries that is the hallmark of heart disease. But after some runners died of heart attacks, including, famously, Jim Fixx, the author of “The Complete Book of Running,” in 1984, many scientists, physicians and athletes began to worry that long-term, strenuous exercise might actually be bad for the heart. In support of that idea, a few studies in recent years have found that the hearts of lifelong male endurance athletes may contain more plaques or other signs of heart problems, such as scarring, than the hearts of less-active men of the same age. A small study presented at a recent meeting of the Radiological Society of America, for instance, found that among a group of middle-aged male triathletes, those who most often trained and competed showed slightly more scarring inside their hearts than the other athletes. But, adding still more complexity to the issue, other recent studies have indicated that, even if longtime endurance athletes do develop heart problems such as atherosclerosis, their version of the disease may be different from and more benign than the types of heart disease that develop in less active people. It was in hopes of bringing more clarity to the increasingly tangled question of how endurance training affects hearts that researchers from the University of Minnesota, Stanford University and other institutions decided, for the new study, to zero in on a unique group of runners: men who had participated in at least 25 consecutive Twin Cities marathons in Minneapolis-St. Paul. These 50 runners, identified by marathon participation logs, turned out to have completed, collectively, 3,510 marathons, with each runner, individually, having finished anywhere from 27 to 171 of the races. The men obviously were experienced endurance athletes. They had trained for at least 26 years, and some for more than 50. Many had started competing in high school or earlier, but others had come to the sport much later, often, the researchers report, in hopes of ameliorating the effects of past lifestyle choices, such as smoking or junk food diets. Most were lean at the time of the study, but a few qualified as overweight, based on their body mass indexes. Most ran 30 miles per week or more. The researchers had each of these runners fill out detailed questionnaires about their training routines, as well as their general health history and habits. Then they scanned the runners’ hearts to look for atherosclerosis. Sixteen of the runners proved to have no plaque in their arteries at all. The rest had some deposits, with 12 displaying slight amounts, another 12 moderate levels, and 10 having worrisomely large deposits of plaques. When the scientists compared the men’s running histories to their scan results, however, they found little relationship between how much they had run overall and how much plaque they had in their arteries. Those men who had run the greatest number of marathons did not tend to have less, or more, arterial plaque than the men who had run fewer races, indicating that extreme running itself had not increased the severity of heart disease. On the other hand, a history of heavy smoking and high cholesterol was linked to greater levels of plaque, especially in the men who had begun running later in life. The good news was that these findings suggest that years of hard running had not harmed the men’s hearts, says Dr. William O. Roberts, a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Minnesota, who led the study, which was published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Indeed, all that running probably helped to keep some runners’ arteries clear. But the exercise also had not inoculated those with a history of unwise lifestyle choices, especially smoking, against developing heart disease. “You can’t just outrun your past,” Dr. Roberts says. Of course, this study was relatively small and focused on Caucasian men with the physical, economic and psychological wherewithal to run competitively for years. Whether the results apply equally to other people and other sports is unclear. (Dr. Roberts and his collaborators published a small study earlier this year of female marathon runners that found almost no plaques in their hearts.) This type of study also can show only relationships between running and heart health. It cannot prove that running directly caused any changes in the heart. Still, the results may help to quell some runners’ and their families’ worries about the cardiac demands of long-term training. But if you misspent your youth smoking and eating poorly or have a family history of cardiac disease, you might want to talk with your physician about having your heart assessed, Dr. Roberts says, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Measles Epidemic: The Real Cause of Deaths

The concomitant and worsening assaults (including extrajudicial killings) on fundamental human rights have subjected marginalized people to extreme physical, biological, psychological and social stress and have repeatedly been forced to be displaced from their land, homes, crops and other means of survival. Under these circumstances, infectious disease epidemics, like measles, and other serious health problems are bound to arise and worsen. The post Measles Epidemic: The Real Cause of Deaths appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean’s hidden depths

LONDON -- A mission to explore uncharted depths in the Indian Ocean was launched Wednesday, hoping to discover hundreds of new species and find out what impact plastic is having way below the surface. The First Descent expedition, led by British-based ocean research institute Nekton, is set to send submersibles as deep as 3,000 meters off the Seychelles from March to test the health of the ocean.   The project was launched at the Commonwealth headquarters in London.   "The mission is focusing on 30 meters down to 3,000 meters. This is where you get the peak diversity of species," said Professor Alex Rogers, part of the scientific team.   "In the Indian...Keep on reading: Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean’s hidden depths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Pangasinan pastor found dead in apparent suicide

DAGUPAN CITY---A Christian church pastor was found dead on Tuesday in his farm in Umingan town in Pangasinan, police said on Wednesday. Rodolfo Bacdayan, 49, pastor of the Church of God in neighboring San Quintin town, was found lying on the ground about 8 p.m. in Barangay Barat in Umingan. Near Bacdayan's body was a bottle of insecticide said Chief Insp. Exzur Relatado, Umingan police chief. Investigators said Bacdayan may have taken his own life because of family problems. An autopsy would be performed on Bacdayan's body to establish the cause of death, Relatado said. Gabriel Cardinoza/lzb The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public, especially those who may have ...Keep on reading: Pangasinan pastor found dead in apparent suicide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

66% of Filipinos worried about Duterte s health – survey

MANILA, Philippines – A big majority of Filipinos, 66% to be exact, are worried about President Rodrigo Duterte's health, while almost half believe him to have health problems, according to a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, conducted from December 16 to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Australian Open: History beckons as Serena Williams shoots for Slam history

Serena Williams is back in Melbourne as hot favorite to repeat her 2017 Australian Open win and claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam with rivals, including defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, battling health issues and poor form. Williams won her 23rd title and seventh at Melbourne Park while eight weeks pregnant two years ago, and now attempts to match Margaret Court's mark of 24 singles majors on the Australian's home soil. The 37-year-old enters the tournament ranked 16 in the world but has proved in the past that such numbers mean little to her, despite fresh memories of her meltdown in losing the US Open final to Naomi Osaka in September. Her 2017 triumph Down Un...Keep on reading: Australian Open: History beckons as Serena Williams shoots for Slam history.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Italy health czar blames resignation on anti-science government

ROME, Italy – The president of Italy's national health research organisation on Wednesday, January 2, said he had been driven to resign due the "anti-scientific" policies of the country's populist government including efforts to undermine confidence in vital vaccinations. Professor Walter Ricciardi of the National Health Institute (ISS) said an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Empowering the Grassroots to Up Scale the F1K

The Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1000 Days (ECCD F1K) Program has reached notable milestones as it marks its third year of implementation in the Province of Cebu. The program which aims to provide a multi sectoral approach in addressing health and nutrition problems particularly on stunting and wasting incidences in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Take care of your kidneys this holiday season – Red Cross

Overeating and drinking excessive amount of alcohol are perilous to the health as they could lead to kidney problems. Take care of your kidneys this holiday season – Red Cross Source link: Take care of your kidneys this holiday season – Red Cross.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Serena voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams. She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices. Williams didn't win those or any other tournaments, which in every other situation might have made for a forgettable year. In 2018, it was a remarkable one. Her rapid return to tennis after a health scare following childbirth was a victory in itself, and for that, Williams was voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams received 93 points in balloting by U.S. editors and news directors announced Wednesday, while gymnast Simone Biles was second with 68. Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale was third, while Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim and swimmer Katie Ledecky, the 2017 winner, rounded out the top five. All of those players won a title or titles in 2018, while Williams had to settle for just coming close a couple of times. Now 37 and a new mother facing some players who weren't even born when she turned pro in 1995, Williams isn't the same person who ruthlessly ran her way to 23 Grand Slam singles titles — the last of which came at the 2017 Australian Open when she was pregnant. "I'm still waiting to get to be the Serena that I was, and I don't know if I'll ever be that, physically, emotionally, mentally. But I'm on my way," Williams said on the eve of the U.S. Open final. "I feel like I still have a ways to go. Once I get there, I'll be able to play even hopefully better." The Male Athlete of the Year will be announced Thursday. The women's award has been won more only by Babe Didrikson Zaharias, whose six wins included one for track and five for golf. Williams' previous times winning the AP honor, in 2002, 2009, 2013 and 2015, were because of her dominance. This one was about her perseverance. Williams developed blood clots after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sept. 1, 2017, and four surgeries would follow. She returned to the WTA Tour in March and played in just a pair of events before the French Open, where she competed in a skin-tight, full-length black catsuit . She said the outfit — worn partly for health reasons because of the clots — made her feel like a superhero, but her game was rarely in superstar shape. She had to withdraw in Paris because of a right pectoral injury and didn't play again until Wimbledon, where she lost to Angelique Kerber in the final. Williams came up short again in New York, where her loss to Naomi Osaka in the final will be remembered best for her outburst toward chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who had penalized Williams for receiving coaching and later penalized her an entire game for calling him a "thief" while arguing. That loss leaves her one major title shy of Margaret Court's record as she starts play next year in a WTA Tour that will look different in part because of new rules coming about after issues involving Williams. Players returning to the tour may use a "special ranking" for up to three years from the birth of a child, and the exemption can be used for seedings at big events. Also, the tour says players can wear leggings or compression shorts at its tournaments without a skirt over them. Williams insists she is still driven to play and win as much if not more than before she was a mother. That drive is the focus of a Nike ad showing her in action. "Getting this far, crazy," it says. "Stopping now, crazier." Williams won't. "I'm still on the way up," she said. "There's still much more that I plan on doing." The rest of the top five: Simone Biles, gymnastics. The American won four golds and six medals overall in the world championships in Qatar, giving her 20 in her career to tie Russia's Svetlana Khorkina for the most by a female gymnast. Arike Ogunbowale, women's basketball. She hit one jumper to knock off previously unbeaten Connecticut in the Final Four, then a 3-pointer in the championship game to lift Notre Dame over Mississippi State. Chloe Kim, snowboarding. At 17, the Californian won the halfpipe Olympic gold medal in South Korea, where her parents were from before they immigrated to the United States. Katie Ledecky, swimming. The 21-year-old U.S. Olympian tuned up for the 2020 Games in Tokyo by winning five medals in the city at the Pan Pacific Championships......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Life expectancy falls

MADISON — If you want to understand why US life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. “It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first,” said Dr. Michael Brumage, a West Virginia University […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Avoid toxic toys this season – group

Don't buy items for Christmas presents priced from P150 and below that do not declare their lead content.   This was the appeal of environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition on Monday saying such items pose danger to people's health and safety.   "It's nice to give and receive gifts during this joyous season.However, not many of us are aware that we might be giving dangerous gifts laden with hazardous substances such as lead, which can result in intellectual disability, developmental problems and other health woes for the innocent recipient," Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition, said in a statement.   Lead is a highly poisonou...Keep on reading: Avoid toxic toys this season – group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Here’s how you can stop caffeine from taking over your life

Waking up tired and groggy from a poor-quality sleep is probably one of the worst feelings ever. So before we start lashing out at people or end up going berserk, our first inclination is to reach for that cup of freshly brewed coffee to calm us down. Aside from its invigorating effect, caffeine, which is naturally present in your "cup of joe," stimulates certain portions of the autonomic nervous system. According to Health Line, once this stimulant reaches your brain, you'll feel more awake and prevents the onset of exhaustion. However, after all the coffee goodness, there are also some negative effects that can lead to serious health problems. The Mayo Clinic reported that inge...Keep on reading: Here’s how you can stop caffeine from taking over your life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Cell phone addiction can lead to joint injuries

Keeping a good posture goes a long way in maintaining good health, including keeping your joints healthy, said Dr. Benjamin Tow, an orthopedic and spine surgeon at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. "Shoulder, back, neck and knees are very common problems because we are active people, we move our joints all the time. The joints can give us a lot of problems as we age, or as we become more active," Tow said. To ensure healthy joints as one ages, Tow advises training the body to maintain a good posture at all times, avoid chronic overloading---meaning, excess weight---that can lead to faster degeneration of the joints, and to always warm up before exercising. When in pain, stop...Keep on reading: Cell phone addiction can lead to joint injuries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

PH may fall into debt trap with China funds, says firm

Turning to China for financing President Duterte's infrastructure program may lead the government to make the same mistakes made by other Asian countries that have fallen not only into a debt but also corruption trap, London-based Capital Economics said on Thursday.   "By seeking closer ties and increased investment from China, President Duterte of the Philippines risks repeating the mistakes made by other countries in the region. With the current account deficit already approaching unsustainable levels and given the corruption problems associated with Chinese investment projects elsewhere in Asia, the Philippines would be better off shunning Chinese investment," Capital Econo...Keep on reading: PH may fall into debt trap with China funds, says firm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018