Speculations are rife that once the Philippine version of sin tax law is implemented there will be a decrease in the consumption of alcohol and tobacco in the country.
Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona considers the passage of this landmark legislation a victory for the health of the Filipino people.
There are good reasons why the P-Noy government is targeting a P60-billion annual collection from sin taxes.
People of working age who live alone increase their risk of depression by up to 80 percent compared with people living in families, says a Finnish study.
David Mullin, a Tulane microbiologist is collecting manure from giraffes and other exotic ruminants at Audubon Zoo, a few blocks from his laboratory.
Arkay, the world’s first alcohol-free whisky, will be sold worldwide from December 1.
The number of new cancer cases has increased by 20 percent in less than ten years and now stands at 12 million annually, according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).
UK guidelines on drinking which say men should not regularly drink more than four units of alcohol a day (equivalent to two pints of ordinary strength beer) while women should have no more than three (a large glass of wine).
In a charity auction in New York, UK guitarist Eric Clapton has sold more than 70 of his musical instruments and some of his personal belongings.
France is among the largest population of Muslims in Europe, and with the country’s ensuing discussion in terms of integrating them in the mainstream of French society, it could have a primary impact on the food culture as well.