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Bird Flu Resurgence * Latest Posts Health Other Stories 

Bird Flu Resurgence

ByDr. Giovanni Tapang Prometheus Bound / Manila Times We spent the long break back at my hometown in Malolos where my ten year old nephew keeps his pets around. He has several of them including a brood of bantam chickens, a flock of pigeons, three dogs, and their ever present cats. One would wonder how easily it can become unweildy as the number of chickens, pigeons and other animals increase. Imagine this happening in a large scale with pigs, birds and humans as we interact with each species and each…

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Golden rice not the solution to Vitamin A deficiency – scientist * Latest Posts Other Stories 

Golden rice not the solution to Vitamin A deficiency – scientist

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A US-based scientist visiting the country said genetically-modified golden rice is not the solution to Vitamin A deficiency. The golden rice, produced in 1999 by a team of scientists, was touted as the rice that could save a million kids a year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dietary vitamin A deficiency (VAD) causes some 250,000 to 500,000 children to go blind each year. The WHO also said VAD compromises the immune systems of approximately 40 percent of children under the age…

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Swine Flu Didn’t Fly * Latest Posts International 

Swine Flu Didn’t Fly

By NIKO KYRIAKOU Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat.com For makers of the swine flu vaccine, 2009 was a year to remember. By June, CSL Limited’s profits rose 63 percent above 2008 levels, while in the third quarter of 2009 – just about the time H1N1 contracts picked up steam – GlaxoSmithKine enjoyed a 30 percent jump in earnings to $2.19 billion. Roche, the maker of Tamiflu, which prevents H1N1, saw second quarter profits leap to 12 times what they were in that quarter of 2008. But in 2010, drug companies…

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Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses Claim Millions of Lives, Dollars Yearly * Latest Posts Labor & Employment 

Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses Claim Millions of Lives, Dollars Yearly

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Office (ILO) warned the governments of the world over the cost of occupational-related diseases and injuries. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Correspondent LABOR WATCH Bulatlat Annually, 1.1 million people die because of unsafe and unhealthy work environments, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). That is why the two institutions call on the governments of the world to create immediate, ethically correct and economically sound measures to improve the working conditions of the world’s labor force….

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Dirty Air, Dirty Air Monitoring? * Latest Posts 

Dirty Air, Dirty Air Monitoring?

Can a project for monitoring air pollution turn out to be as dirty as the air it is supposed to monitor? This is the question provoked by the DENR’s Air Monitoring Network Project, for which the government agency has been paying a contractor, through a foreign loan, to set up, maintain, and operate 10 air quality monitoring stations in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Can a project for monitoring air pollution turn out to be as dirty as the air it is supposed to monitor?…

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