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ANTIQUE GUV SUPPORTS DOH ZERO OPEN DEFECATION PROGRAM

MORE  SANITARY TOILETS NEEDED. Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao commits to support the zero open defecation program of the Department of[...]

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HIGHER ALCOHOL, TOBACCO TAXES TO FUND UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE: DUQUE

May 18, 2019 - 10:12 PM

MANILA — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday stressed the importance of passing the pending sin tax bills in the Senate to ensure sufficient funding for the Universal Health Care (UHC) program and improve health condition in the country. In a press briefing at the Department of Finance, Duque said the DOH […]

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SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FIRST BEFORE TRYING DIET PLANS

May 16, 2019 - 7:51 PM

Philippine Heart Association president Nanette Rey says eating and exercising regularly are the best ways to maintain a healthy weight. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — As various types of fad diets and fitness programs become a trend, a health expert on Thursday reminded the public on Thursday to consult a doctor first before trying these […]

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PACMAN VS YOSI KADIRI IN FIGHT FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

May 16, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The Departments of Finance (DOF) and of Health (DOH) have launched a new ad featuring the “People’s Champ,” Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao in a fight against the iconic Yosi Kadiri with the campaign’s tagline “Hindi pa tapos ang laban.”    Pacquaio, who is better known as “Pacman” or the “Pambansang Kamao,” is shown in the new ad as […]

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DOH SETS UP HEALTH STATIONS IN VOTING CENTERS IN ILOCOS

May 13, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Health personnel of the Department of Health set up a health station at the covered court of the Badoc South Central School in Badoc, Ilocos Norte. (Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano) BADOC, Ilocos Norte — The Department of Health (DOH) and some barangay health workers (BHWs) in the province have set up health stations in various polling […]

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NECK, BACK PAINS CAN BE SYMPTOMS OF SPINAL ARTHRITIS: HEALTH EXPERT

May 10, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Philippine Rheumatology Association Patient Advocacy Committee member Geraldine Zamora (center) says Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a type of arthritis that attacks the spine, has no cure but AS sufferers can still experience quality of life through early diagnosis and pain management. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — A health expert on Tuesday urged the public not to […]

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NEGOCC BEEFS UP BIOSECURITY MEASURES IN SEAPORTS, AIRPORT

May 8, 2019 - 12:10 AM

READ THE SIGNS. A new signage at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental in in place as part of the strengthened biosecurity measures of the Provincial Veterinary Office. Additional warning signs have been installed at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City and sea ports at Barangay Banago in Bacolod City. (Photo courtesy of PVO-Negros Occidental) BACOLOD […]

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MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOTLINE LAUNCHED

May 3, 2019 - 6:40 PM

MANILA — The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) on Thursday launched a 24/7 phone services for Filipinos needing mental health crisis intervention and counseling services. “The hotline aims to reach out to those who do not have the immediate means to seek advice and serves as an avenue to offer hope and care for those […]

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EXPERT SAYS HIGHER TOBACCO TAX TO CURB CERVICAL CANCER

May 2, 2019 - 5:25 PM

MANILA — An increase in the tax rates on tobacco products would curb cervical cancer and other diseases, a health expert said Thursday. Dr. Efren Domingo, ex-president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists in the Philippines, in a statement said cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer. He said making cigarettes less […]

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MEASLES CASES IN CORDILLERA GOING DOWN: DOH

May 2, 2019 - 5:16 PM

BAGUIO CITY — An official of the Department of Health (DOH) in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) on Wednesday said there is a gradual decrease in measles cases for the past few weeks in the region. “Although measles cases this year increased more than last year, yet basing on our epidemic threshold, we can see a gradual […]

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1ST OFW HOSPITAL IN PAMPANGA SOON TO RISE

May 2, 2019 - 4:44 PM

1ST OFW HOSPITAL IN PH. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello (front row, second from left), together with House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (front row, second from right) and Governor Lilia Pineda (front row, right), lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the first OFW Hospital and Diagnostic Center in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga on Wednesday (May 1, 2019). […]

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RECENT DENGUE OUTBREAKS NOT DENGVAXIA-RELATED: DUQUE

April 30, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (PNA photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Tuesday the recent dengue outbreaks in certain regions nationwide are not related to the Dengvaxia issue. In a press briefing on World Immunization Week in Manila City, Duque said dengue is a phenomenon that peaks every three […]

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MALUNGGAY TO BOOST NUTRITION, EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING DRIVE

April 28, 2019 - 7:07 PM

HEALTHY DONATION. Nature Earth Corporation, manufacturer of M2 Malunggay Tea Drink, donates to the city government 10 boxes of the product during its launching in this city on Friday (April 25, 2019). Present during the launching were ( from left to right) Iloilo City Mayor Executive Assistant Dominador Co; Anne Jean Coloso, CHO Breastfeeding Coordinator; Theresa […]

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DOWN SYNDROME FORUM HELD AT THE CEBU CAPITOL

April 27, 2019 - 4:49 PM

When Darnelia Saraspe’s 17-year-old son, who was born with Down Syndrome, went missing she felt it was the end of everything. Frantically looking for her son Vince Khen Cyrus for two days and two nights, the 42-year-old mother finally found him in a welfare center. However, the center will not release her son until she […]

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DOH BOLSTERS TB ELIMINATION THRU MASSIVE SCREENING, TESTING

April 25, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary and Public Health Service Team officer-in-charge Myrna Cabotaje says the government is committed to ending tuberculosis (TB) in the country. She says DOH will actively find TB cases and provide them with appropriate treatment. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — The government plans to scale up its screening and testing methods […]

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UHC, NICC LAWS GIVE CANCER PATIENTS NEW LEASE ON LIFE

April 22, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Gertrudes Calderon, 66, a cancer survivor, says there’s life after cancer because the government and various cancer patient advocates are ready to help those who don’t have the financial resources for cancer treatment and medications. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — When 66-year-old widow Gertrudes Calderon was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in May 2013, […]

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RED CROSS ATTENDS TO 7K VACATIONERS DURING HOLY WEEK

April 21, 2019 - 9:14 PM

MANILA — A total of 7,185 who joined the traditional Holy Week activities and celebration from April 15 to 21 has sought medical treatment and services. In its latest report as of 9 a.m. Sunday, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said seven persons suffered from “major cases” of fracture, loss of consciousness and seizure while 27 […]

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