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HAND DRYERS IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS ARE ACTUALLY ‘BACTERIA BOMBS’

Researchers say hot-air dryers blow all sorts of germs back onto your hands. The bacteria aren’t necessarily dangerous, but paper[...]

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YOUR KITCHEN TOWELS ARE PROBABLY FULL OF BACTERIA

February 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Researchers found E. coli and other bacteria on dish towels in a study. You may want to rethink how you’ve been using your kitchen towel.A new study suggests that your dish towels are teeming with bacteria that can potentially cause food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses. Researchers from the University of Mauritius cultured 100 multiuse […]

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BINAY WANTS TO END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST HEPATITIS PATIENTS

February 21, 2019 - 5:22 PM

  Senator Nancy Binay vowed to push for legislation addressing discrimination against hepatitis patients. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Public Health Forum, Binay said individuals who are Hepatitis B positive should still be able to lead normal lives, even in the workplace. “Prohibiting people with viral hepatitis […]

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UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE LAW, STEP TOWARD HEALTHIER PH: SOLONS

February 21, 2019 - 5:16 PM

MANILA — Senators have lauded the enactment of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act as a crucial step toward a healthier Philippines. In a statement on Thursday, Senator Sonny Angara said the landmark legislation would give Filipinos access to quality health services without exposing them to financial hardship. “Every Filipino is now assured of access to […]

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NEW CUTTING-EDGE BIOBANK TO EXPAND CANCER RESEARCH IN PH

February 21, 2019 - 5:14 PM

GENOMICS RESEARCH BOOST. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III (3rd from right) turn overs the Shared Genomics Core Laboratory (SGCL) to University of the Philippines (UP) President Danilo L. Concepcion (3rd from left) in a launch at UP Diliman on Wednesday (February 20, 2019). The laboratory primarily aims to build […]

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UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE ACT: A BILL TO COVER FILIPINO HEALTH RISKS

February 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte signed today the Universal Health Care Act, the measure that would provide health care coverage for all Filipinos.  COVERAGE This measure ensures all Filipinos access to quality and affordable health goods and services and protection against financial risks. It automatically enrolls all Filipinos to the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP). […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS INTEGRATED CANCER CONTROL LAW

February 20, 2019 - 7:02 PM

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill institutionalizing a ‘national integrated’ program to control cancer, one of the leading causes of death in the Philippines. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11215, now also known as the ‘National Integrated Cancer Control Act’ on February 14. “The State shall adopt an integrated and […]

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OVER 10K KIDS IN CENTRAL VISAYAS VACCINATED VS. MEASLES

February 20, 2019 - 6:57 PM

MEASLES UPDATE. Dr. Shelbay Blanco (left) of the Department of Health-7’s Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit briefs the Cebu media on the measles outbreak in Central Visayas. With him at the press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, are assistant DOH-7 regional director Ellenieta Gamalo (center) and medical officer Dr. Jeanette Pauline Cortes. (Photo by Luel […]

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DOH EASTERN VISAYAS REPORTS RISING MEASLES CASES

February 20, 2019 - 6:55 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — Measles cases in Eastern Visayas continue to surge as the outbreak has already killed 16 children while nearly 200 cases have been added in more than a week, the Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday. Cases of this highly-contagious infection have been alarming in the region as the number of victims rose […]

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DOH ROLLS OUT JE VACCINATION IN CAR, 3 OTHER REGIONS

February 20, 2019 - 6:54 PM

JE VACCINATION. Children below five years old are vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis during the launching of the “Oplan Culex” at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center on February 14. (Photo courtesy of Redjie Melvic Cawis/PIA-CAR) BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) has started to administer Japanese Encephalitis vaccines to children in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), one of […]

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DOH ADVISORY ON SUSPECTED MERS-COV CASE

February 20, 2019 - 6:53 PM

While waiting for the laboratory test results, we urge the public to refrain from disseminating unverified information in various social media platforms where it can easily be taken out of context and add to growing public concern.  Please wait for official announcements from the Department of Health. Thank you.

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PORTION OF PASIG CITY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NOT CLOSED TO PUBLIC

February 19, 2019 - 5:54 PM

PASIG CITY – Management of Pasig City Children’s Hospital clarified that its emergency room is not closed to the general public.   “We would like to point out that Pasig City Children’s Hospital – Child’s Hope Emergency Department DID NOT [CLOSE] as posted,” the hospital said in a statement on Tuesday, as posted on the […]

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DOH ASSURES ENOUGH MEASLES VACCINE FOR CENTRAL VISAYAS

February 19, 2019 - 5:31 PM

INFORMATION DRIVE. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino (sixth from left, standing in white shirt) and Department of Health (DOH) 7 (Central Visayas) Regional Director Jaime Bernadas (fifth from left, in blue shirt) join health workers, representatives from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD-7) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-7), […]

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PHO TO CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR MEASLES VACCINATION

February 19, 2019 - 5:27 PM

THE Iloilo Provincial Health Office is intensifying its campaign against measles by conducting a door-to-door vaccination this week PHO head Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado noted that there was a relatively low coverage of vaccination among kids last year as a result of the Dengvaxia controversy. “We found out that there were also kids with missed […]

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UPV, AGENCIES CLARIFY CONDOM STATION PROJECT

February 19, 2019 - 5:25 PM

HUMAN immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the Philippines is on the rise and Western Visayas is among the biggest regions with a big number of HIV cases. As of December 2018, Western Visayas has the fifth highest number of HIV cases nationwide. Twenty eight percent (28%) of the total HIV cases in the region belongs […]

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DOH-CENTRAL LUZON LAUNCHES ‘HEART MONTH’ CELEBRATION

February 19, 2019 - 4:14 PM

HEART MONTH. Dr. Cindy Canlas, medical coordinator of the Department of Health-Central Luzon Non-Communicable Diseases Cluster, conducts a lecture on healthy lifestyle during the celebration of “Heart Month” in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the DOH Regional Office 3) CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — The […]

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DEPED-BICOL TO PREVENT MEASLES BREAKOUT IN PALARO

February 19, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Department of Education-Bicol Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad. (Photo by Connie Calipay) LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Education (DepEd) in Bicol has formulated safety nets to prevent any measles incident at the week-long Palarong Bicol (Bicol Meet) slated next week in the island-province of Masbate. In a press conference on Monday, DepEd Regional Director Gilbert […]

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