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UHC, NICC LAWS GIVE CANCER PATIENTS NEW LEASE ON LIFE

Gertrudes Calderon, 66, a cancer survivor, says there's life after cancer because the government and various cancer patient advocates are[...]

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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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CATHOLICS REMINDED TO FAST, ABSTAIN FROM MEAT THIS LENT

April 17, 2019 - 7:23 PM

NO MEAT. Fresh meat on display. A Roman Catholic priest has called on churchgoers to exercise self-restraint by not eating any kind of meat as part of fasting and abstinence this Holy Week. (File photo) TACLOBAN CITY — A Roman Catholic priest has called on churchgoers to exercise self-restraint by not eating any kind of meat as part of […]

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DOH ALERTS PUBLIC ABOUT HEAD AND NECK CANCERS

April 17, 2019 - 7:22 PM

ILOILO CITY — Head and neck cancers may not be as popular when compared with other types of cancer, but the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Western Visayas is hoping to raise public awareness about them for early detection and treatment. “These are cancers situated either at the neck part or our head […]

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HOW TO LIVE A LONG, HEALTHY LIFE

April 15, 2019 - 5:56 PM

MANILA — Most people dislike growing old because of the many physical changes that happen to the body brought about by ageing. But did you know that there is an increasing number of individuals who look forward to old age, particularly getting old in a healthy way? According to a 2018 Philippine nutrition survey conducted by […]

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MEDICAL, RECREATIONAL ‘HOUSE’ EYED FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN CALABARZON

April 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

FOR SENIORS. Department of Health Calabarzon Regional Director Dr. Eduardo Janairo (7th from left) leads the distribution of some 160 assistive devices to senior citizens during the two-day “Senior Citizen’s Health Summit” from April 11 to 12 in San Mateo, Rizal. (Photo courtesy of DOH4A-MRCU) SAN MATEO, Rizal — The Department of Health (DOH) has proposed several programs, including […]

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HOW TO COPE AND STAY SAFE IN EXTREME HEAT

April 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

During extreme heat it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat. If this happens, you may develop heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke. Heatstroke is a medical emergency which can result in permanent damage to your vital organs, or even death, if not treated immediately. Extreme heat can also make […]

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REGION 9 RECORDS 2,577 DENGUE CASES WITH 20 DEATHS

April 13, 2019 - 10:06 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Department of Health-Region 9 (DOH-9) has recorded high cases of dengue with 20 deaths in the Zamboanga peninsula and in Basilan since January this year. Neo Walter Ted Folgo, Aedes vector-borne diseases regional program coordinator, told the Philippine News Agency Friday that they recorded 2,577 cases of dengue since January, double than […]

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DOH WARNS PUBLIC VS. DEHYDRATION, TETANUS DURING HOLY WEEK

April 12, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The public are reminded to take precautionary measures amid rising temperatures by wearing light clothing and drinking enough water to keep hydrated during the observance of Holy Week. Penitents who will be nailed to the cross should sterilize the nails, as well as the sharp objects that will be used during the flagellation. (PNA file photo) […]

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CYBORG-TYPE ROBOTS TO AID FILIPINOS WITH LIMB DISABILITIES

April 10, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, Cyberdyne chief executive officer and Hybrid Assistive Limb HAL inventor, says he wants to strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and Japan in field of medical techonology. (PNA photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — Persons with limb disabilities due to severe damage in their nervous and muscular systems can now stand or walk again […]

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KORONADAL CITY RESIDENTS WARNED VS. RABIES

April 9, 2019 - 3:20 PM

KORONADAL CITY — The city government alerted residents against the emergence of rabies cases as authorities recorded one confirmed death during the first quarter of the year due to the deadly virus. Dr. Charlemagne Calo, city veterinary officer, said Monday the entire city is currently under “code red” as they continue with intensified efforts to contain […]

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DOH ASSURES PATIENTS QUALITY HEALTH CARE THRU UHC, NICC LAWS

April 8, 2019 - 7:45 PM

MANILA — Cancer patients can now receive quality health care without financial hardship through the National Integrated Cancer Control (NICC) Act and the Universal Healthcare (UHC) Law, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday. In his speech at the first National Cancer Patient Congress in Quezon City, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III […]

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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ADVOCATES MOVE FORWARD WITH CHALLENGES, GAINS

April 8, 2019 - 7:40 PM

LEGAZPI CITY — Five years ago today, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 or the RPRH Law in a decision that ended more than 15 years of fighting for its passage and defeating the pressure put up by the Catholic Church, its staunchest opposition. Chi Laigo […]

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WHO URGES COUNTRIES TO INVEST ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

April 8, 2019 - 7:38 PM

World Health Organization Regional Director for the Western Pacific Takeshi Kasai calls on leaders in the region to take a strong action and invest in primary health care. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries in Asia and the Pacific to invest more on primary health care services as […]

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WHO URGES COUNTRIES TO INVEST ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

April 7, 2019 - 10:44 PM

World Health Organization Regional Director for the Western Pacific Takeshi Kasai calls on leaders in the region to take a strong action and invest in primary health care. (Photo by Ma. Teresa Montemayor) MANILA — The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries in Asia and the Pacific to invest more on primary health care services as […]

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UHC LAW IMPLEMENTING RULES, REGULATIONS AVAILABLE BY JULY: DOH

April 5, 2019 - 6:34 PM

MANILA — The implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law will be available earlier than its 180-day deadline, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo said the drafting of the IRR has been divided to several working groups – service delivery, health regulations, governance […]

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DOH MEETS 3.8M MEASLES VACCINATION TARGET

April 5, 2019 - 6:33 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) has met its target number of young children who must be vaccinated against measles, bringing down its cases nationwide. “We’ve reached the initial target of 3.8 million ages six months to 59 months, that was by end of March. Actually, lumagpas pa dahil may ibang lugar na nagdadag pa sila […]

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