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

PASIG CITY – Management of Pasig City Children’s Hospital clarified that its emergency room is not closed to the general[...]

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CORDILLERA WOMEN POST HIGH HIV AWARENESS LEVEL

November 10, 2018 - 11:34 AM

BAGUIO CITY — Women in Cordillera were noted to have a high level of awareness on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported during a regional data dissemination forum here on Friday. Aldrin Bahit Jr., chief statistical specialist of PSA-Cordillera, said the awareness level of women in Cordillera is at 76.8 percent […]

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RISING TREND IN HIV-AIDS CASES ALARMS ZAMBO HEALTH OFFICE

November 9, 2018 - 7:23 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY –The City Health Office here has expressed alarm over the increasing cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in the city. Dr. Kibtiya Uddin, assistant city health officer, on Thursday disclosed that they have already recorded 433 HIV-AIDS cases with 69 deaths since 1995. A two-year-old child was among the 69 individuals who […]

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CHED EXEC SAYS HEALTH RESEARCH SHOULD BENEFIT PEOPLE

November 9, 2018 - 7:22 PM

ILOILO CITY — The end goal of conducting health research should always be to serve the people, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III said here Wednesday. Chairman De Vera spoke before the consortium of health researchers from Western Visayas during their third biennial conference in this city. “Health research and […]

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508 DABAWENYOS BENEFIT FROM FREE HEARING AIDS

November 8, 2018 - 7:11 PM

DAVAO CITY — A total of 508 Dabawenyos received free hearing aids from the United States-based Starkey Hearing Foundation on Tuesday. Hearing aids featuring advanced technologies were given during the foundation’s second mission, held at the Davao City Recreation Center here. In November last year, Starkey distributed some 1,250 free hearing aids. City Health Office […]

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STUDY: MEDITERRANEAN DIET KEY TO DELAYING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

November 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM

SYDNEY — Eating a Mediterranean diet could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by years, according to latest Australian research.   People who followed the diet showed significantly slower rates of the amino acid-related amyloid beta (A) peptides accumulation in their brains, Edith Cowan University said in a statement about its researchers’ findings late Tuesday.   […]

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DOH EXEC SEES UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE AS CHRISTMAS GIFT TO PINOYS

November 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM

GIFT OF HEALTH. Dr. Berverly Lorraine C. Ho (right), Chief of the Research Division, Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau of the Department of Health (DOH) says in a press conference in Iloilo City that the enactment of the Universal Health Care into a Law could be a Christmas gift to Filipino people. The press conference […]

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DOH PUSHES FOR P90 PER PACK TOBACCO TAX HIKE

November 6, 2018 - 4:33 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) is pushing for a PHP90 per pack increase in tobacco excise tax for better health of more Filipinos through the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill.   In a press briefing Monday, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the UHC bill has passed the third reading in the upper and […]

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HIV/AIDS RISING

November 6, 2018 - 4:37 PM

95 % of sick Dabawenyos are men having sex with men   DAVAO CITY – The local Reproductive Health and Wellness Center of the City Health Office (CHO) has recorded a total of 2,525 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Davao City from January to July this year […]

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QC COUNCIL SUPPORTS HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

November 6, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Quezon City Council approved a resolution expressing support to Senate Bill No. 1458 or the Universal Healthcare for all Filipinos Act.   City Resolution SP 7605-2018, introduced by Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar, states that the proposed measure makes it possible for every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of a universal health care where preventive, curative, […]

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BOTH OVERWEIGHT, UNDERWEIGHT LINKED TO INCREASED DEATH RISK

November 4, 2018 - 3:56 PM

LONDON — Both low and high Body Mass Indices (BMI) were associated with an increased risk of death from various causes, according to a new study recently released by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The study, led by LSHTM researchers, looks at how BMI is associated with the risk of death in […]

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DENGUE SURGE IN ILOILO TOWN

November 4, 2018 - 1:51 PM

THE municipality of Janiuay, Iloilo posted a staggering 875 percent increase in dengue cases from January to October 2018 against the same period last year. Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) said Janiuay already has 154 confirmed dengue cases with two deaths. Last year, the municipality only recorded 16 cases. Quiñon […]

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DOH CAUTIONS PUBLIC VS USE OF E-CIGS, VAPES

November 4, 2018 - 3:53 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health DOH urged the public on Saturday to be vigilant when buying consumer products sold online like e-cigarettes and vaping devices. This, after a vaping device exploded while being used by a 17-year old male on Oct. 30. In a statement, DOH said the patient suffered from injuries to the lips, […]

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EXPERTS, PATIENTS CREATE WEBSITE TO BOOST LUNCH CANCER AWARENESS

November 1, 2018 - 1:10 PM

LUNG CANCER STIGMA. Oncologist Dr. Denky Shoji dela Rosa says lung cancer is not a hopeless case and tests to check for genetic mutations is available in the Philippines and should be standard for all those diagnosed with lung cancer, during the round table discussion at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City on Tuesday (Oct. 30, […]

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ISRAEL TO BUILD 1st BIOTECHNOLOGY PLANT PRODUCING NEW AIDS DRUG

October 29, 2018 - 5:20 PM

JERUSALEM — The first-ever biotechnology plant will be established in Israel’s southern city of Eilat to produce a new drug for AIDS disease, the Ministry of Economy said on Tuesday.   The drug, called “Gammora,” was developed by the Israeli pharmaceutical company “Zion Medical” and has been successfully tested on humans.   During the stages of […]

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DOH HOLDS REUNION OF ‘SAVED BABIES’

October 29, 2018 - 5:17 PM

SAVED BABIES. Mothers, babies and other stakeholders gather at the Department of Health’s regional office in Legazpi City on Friday (Oct. 26, 2018) to celebrate and hear testimonies of babies saved from different disorders because of early detection through Newborn Screening. (Photo by Connie Calipay) LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Health’s (DOH) regional office here conducted a […]

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UP PROF: PH CULTURE USES HIV/AIDS ISSUE TO CONTROL PEOPLE

October 29, 2018 - 5:19 PM

PHOTO CREDITS :THE INDEPENDENT MANILA — The prevalence of the Human Immuno Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the country can be attributed to the Filipino culture, which uses “pananakot” or scare tactic to solicit obedience or to control people, a University of the Philippines (UP) professor in Diliman, Quezon City said on Thursday.   “Fear does […]

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