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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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170 MEASLES CASES, 3 SUSPECTED DEATHS IN W. VISAYAS

December 8, 2018 - 3:30 PM

ILOILO CITY — The incidence of measles in Western Visayas has reached alarming levels with 170 cases and three suspected deaths recorded as of Dec. 6 by the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) 6. Dr. Mary Jane Roches Juanico, medical coordinator for the child health program, said that last month, they recorded 130 cases, […]

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DOH URGES MIMAROPA TO REGULATE FIRECRACKERS USE

December 8, 2018 - 3:17 PM

OPLAN: IWAS PAPUTOK 2018. (From left) Dr. Mary Ann Navarro, chief of the Palawan Provincial Health Office; Dr. Ma. Vilma Diez, assistant regional director of the DOH-CHD Mimaropa; FO1 Barrister Carl L. Conde of the Puerto Princesa City Fire Protection -Bureau of Fire Protection, and Senior Police Officer 1 Rey Albert Goh, assistant team leader of the police’s Explosive […]

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QC KICKS OFF DRIVE VS. OBESITY, DIABETES

December 7, 2018 - 4:18 PM

MANILA — The local government of Quezon City on Thursday launched a campaign dubbed as “#healthierQC” at the Nicanor Reyes Jr. Hall, FEU-Diliman, Quezon City. The “#healthierQC” drive is the first of its kind and the newest health campaign by the city government in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Vital Strategies. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista […]

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HIV-AIDS TESTING TURNOUT IN DAGUPAN UP BY 11.8%

December 6, 2018 - 6:13 PM

DAGUPAN CITY — The Dagupan City Health Office (CHO) has recorded an 11.8-percent increase in the number of individuals who underwent human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS) tests this year.    The number increased to 722 from Jan. 1 to Dec. 5 compared to 637 during the same period last year.   City […]

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13 SOCOT SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR HIV

December 6, 2018 - 6:09 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The provincial health department of South Cotabato has raised alarm over the rising cases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among high school or secondary students.    John Arlo Codilla, infectious diseases coordinator of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said Thursday at least 13 senior high school students in the province […]

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STUDY: A SINGLE WORKOUT CAN BURN ENERGY IN TWO DAYS

December 5, 2018 - 4:22 PM

WASHINGTON — Chinese and American scientists found that a single workout could activate neurons in mice that influence metabolism for up to two days and those effects last longer with more training. The study, published on Tuesday in the journal Molecular Metabolism, offered new insight into the brain’s potential role in fitness and perhaps a new […]

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HOUSE PUSHES FOR NAT’L CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM

December 4, 2018 - 3:05 PM

MANILA — The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to institutionalize a national integrated cancer control program. Voting 198-0, the lower chamber approved House Bill 8636, or the proposed National Integrated Cancer Control Act, which aims to make cancer treatment and care more equitable and affordable for […]

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60 LANAO DEL NORTE KIDS WITH CLEFT LIP, PALATE GET FREE SURGERY

December 3, 2018 - 4:58 PM

SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. Sgt. Donardo Mones of the 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army gladly shows a picture of his now six-year-old son, a beneficiary five years ago of a free surgery for children with cleft lip and palate by the Craniofacial Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. Now part of the project, Mones sits […]

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DOH CITES TWO ILOILO DISTRICT HOSPITALS

December 3, 2018 - 4:55 PM

TWO Iloilo provincial government-run hospitals were recipients of the DOH 30 Star Awards given by the Department of Health last November 14, 2018 in Metro Manila. These are Aleosan District Hospital (ADH) in Alimodian and Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial Hospital (DRYLMH) in Lambunao. DOH awarded 10 Level I hospitals, where ADH and DRYLMH belong, […]

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FDA INTENSIFIES ADVOCACY VS COUNTERFEIT MEDS

December 3, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Atty. Vanessa Gana Legasto of FDA’s Legal Services and Support Center discuss the major provisions of RA 8203 during the forum in celebration of the National Consciousness Week Against Counterfeit medicines held on November 23, 2018 at Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn, Dumaguete City. (PIA-Negros Oriental) DUMAGUETE CITY — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intensifies […]

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PAO EYES RAPS VS. 2 MORE DOCTORS OVER DENGVAXIA MESS

December 3, 2018 - 4:51 PM

MANILA — The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on Monday formally asked state prosecutors to include two government doctors in criminal charges against those to be held liable over the multi-billion-peso Dengvaxia vaccine fiasco. In a 15-page motion filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ), the complainants in the pending cases asked prosecutors to include Dr. Raymundo […]

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HEART DISEASE, EARLY COMPLICATION OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

December 1, 2018 - 7:11 PM

MANILA — Cardiovascular conditions or diseases are intimately related to diabetes, an expert said Thursday. “While data from our Department of Health show that heart disease is the leading cause of death and diabetes is just ranked number six, all cardiovascular may have a background of diabetes,” Ariel Miranda, director of Cardinal Santos Cardiovascular Institute said […]

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NANO TECHNOLOGY OFFERS HOPE FOR BETTER CANCER TESTING

December 1, 2018 - 7:12 PM

LONDON — Researchers have designed a new nano tool, which could become a new way of mining blood samples for information about cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday by The University of Manchester. Minimally-invasive blood tests have the potential to detect and monitor life-threatening diseases, such as cancer. But the markers released into the […]

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DOH TRACKS SUSPECTED MEASLES OUTBREAK IN SARANGANI

November 30, 2018 - 11:29 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday it is monitoring a suspected measles outbreak in Sarangani province, which has reportedly affected 84 persons and resulted in 18 deaths. In a statement, the DOH explained that the ages of the suspected measles cases ranged from four months to 40 years and majority of them are […]

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ANGARA ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE: WITH MORE FUNDS COMES BETTER HEALTH SERVICE...

November 28, 2018 - 4:04 PM

All Filipinos will get “bigger and better” PhilHealth benefits once the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill, which hurdled Senate-House reconciliation Tuesday, becomes law, Senator Sonny Angara said. Angara, an author of the measure, said UHC will channel more funds “to all aspects of public health” from free check-ups and medicines to improved hospitals all over […]

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8T BHWS ATTEND 2ND HEALTH SUMMIT

November 28, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III assured the province’s barangay health workers (BHW) that the Provincial Government is doing its best to provide for their requests and needs. Davide made the assurance during the 2nd BHW Summit recently, according to a news report posted on cebu.gov.ph. At least 8,000 BHWs from the different towns and cities […]

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