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Fresenius Medical Care launches superhero kidney health initiative

To mark World Kidney Day on 9th March 2017, Fresenius Medical Care launched a brand new Asia-Pacific-wide Corporate Social Responsibility initiative through a series of public awareness events reaching 6600 children, parents and carers — as well as media, key renal health partners and government.

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South Beach Diet Latest News & Update: Jessie James Decker Named New Brand Ambassador

South Beach Diet announced that Jessie James Decker is their brand ambassador. The singer-songwriter, TV personality and mom-of-two will appear in a 360-degree marketing campaign including television, online, digital and social media.

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Civil society groups call for significant tobacco tax increases to discourage youth from smoking

“The tobacco tax is primarily a health measure. Increasing the tobacco tax is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the most effective ways of preventing the youth from starting to smoke. However, tobacco tax in the Philippines remains to be one of the lowest in the world. It should be increased significantly in order for it to have the most substantial impact on the health of our youth” the groups stated.

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EUROIMMUN (SEA) Partners with Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics on Allergy Diagnostics and Testing in Singapore

EUROIMMUN (SEA) and Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics today build a strategic partnership on the allergy diagnostics and testing to support clinicians, hospitals and private laboratories in South East Asia. This collaboration helps to bring the diagnostics and patient care synergies towards a better clinical management of patients with suspected allergies. Under the strategic collaboration, Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics would offer the comprehensive analysis of sensitizations against inhalation, food and other allergens to provide the precise determination of allergen. EUROIMMUN is committed with the customized two Allergy profiles to be well suited and cater to the region.

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COP 7 delegates call for strengthening safeguards against tactics of tobacco industry

The country’s delegates to the seventh session of Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control pushed for stronger implementation of Article 5.3 of the agreement, which refers to protecting public health and tobacco control laws and policies against the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The COP took place in New Delhi, India from November 7 to 12, 2016.

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HealthJustice and Kuya Kim: ‘Make prevention of illness a priority!’

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group aiming to “bridge the gap between health and law”, launched a video today calling for a change in the way Filipinos think about health care. Popular news and entertainment television host Kim “Kuya Kim” Atienza, who appears in the video, reminds the public: “Hindi kailangang magkasakit muna, makitang nanghihina ang mahal sa buhay o mabutas ang bulsa bago aksyunan ang kalusugan. It’s time to change the way we think about health care.”

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‘Health group welcomes World Bank’s positive appraisal of PH tobacco tax, emphasized need for higher rates’

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group aiming to “bridge the gap between health and law”, pushed for further increases in tobacco tax following the release of the 2016 World Bank report recognizing the positive impact of the Sin Tax Reform Law passed in 2012.

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