Health

Health group: cigarette packs should carry graphic health warnings after release of law’s IRR

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropy Award for Global Tobacco Control, reminds the tobacco companies that with the recent release of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the The Graphic Health Warnings Law (R.A. No. 10643), along with the templates for graphic health warnings, they should now comply with the law and start producing tobacco products with the prescribed graphic health warnings.

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Health News: Important Facts about the Zika Virus

WHO, the Worldwide Health Organization, has declared a health emergency following a breakout of confirmed Zika cases in Central America. Since then the virus has been slowly spreading with isolated cases emerging throughout the continental US and major outbreaks reported in nine countries within Central America.

Health advocates applaud Davao gov’t order to stop selling cigs in 7-11

HealthJustice, a public health policy think tank and recipient of Bloomberg Award for Global Tobacco Control, commends Davao city government and its Anti-Smoking Task Force for strictly implementing their Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance, which was passed in 2002 and amended later on in 2012.

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American veteran to get first male sexual organ transplant

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland announced it will begin taking an organ from a deceased donor and giving it to an Afghanistan veteran within the next several months. The operation is going to be performed for the first time in the United States.

International Red Cross takes a stand against donations from tobacco industry

Public health think tank and Bloomberg awardee HealthJustice and the Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) laud the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Society’s (IFRC) stand against receiving funds or any form of assistance from the tobacco industry and companies that work for the tobacco industry’s benefit.

A cold, insomnia, muscle pain, weight problems and migraines complete top 5 most common complaints across 22 countries

Singapore, November 26, 2015 – Colds and coughs are the most common health conditions experienced by consumers all over the world in the past 12 months, but the number of sufferers in China and Hong Kong, at 57 percent and 55 percent are even higher than the global average which stands at 51 percent. These findings were revealed from a recent GfK online survey which asked over 27,000 people in 22 countries which health conditions from a given list1 they have experienced in the past 12 months.