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WORLD TB DAY 2019: #ENDTBNOWNA

The Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis, takes part in the worldwide observance of[...]

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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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DOH HOLDS REUNION OF ‘SAVED BABIES’

October 28, 2018 - 10:04 AM

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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NUTRITION COUNCIL’S 1ST 1,000 DAYS PROGRAM UNDER REVIEW IN LEYTE

October 25, 2018 - 5:06 PM

NUTRITION CHECK. The team of evaluators from the National Nutrition Council (in red and white shirts) meet with local officials in one of the villages in Baybay City to check the implementation of First 1,000 Days program for children on Tuesday (October 23, 2018. (Photo courtesy of National Nutrition Council) PALO, Leyte — Implementation of the program meant […]

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DOH: CALABARZON NEEDS MORE HEALTH WORKERS

October 25, 2018 - 5:02 PM

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — A top official of the Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon Regional Office has called on development partners to help resolve the shortage of health workers in the region, which comprises the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon. Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo, DOH Calabarzon regional director, made the call in a […]

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BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM AS LOW TEMP LINGERS, DOC TELLS BAGUIO FOLKS

October 24, 2018 - 9:55 PM

BAGUIO CITY – The city’s top health officer has urged residents to boost their immune system as the extreme change in weather – hot during midday but cold in the evening – is expected to linger. “Extreme changes in weather lower our resistance,” City Health Services Office (CHSO) chief, Dr. Rowena Galpo, said Tuesday. The midday […]

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ANDAYA: PH TO GO FULL BLAST VS. HIV/AIDS

October 24, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The Philippine government is set to implement a flurry of measures to prevent a full-blown epidemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a disease which has already affected more than 50,000 Filipinos. According to House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, the President is set into signing a law which aims to strengthen the country’s comprehensive campaign against […]

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BLOOD DONATION: PROCESS, HEALTH BENEFITS

October 23, 2018 - 5:55 PM

MANILA — After realizing the value of donated blood to an ailing loved one, Sharmila Navarro decided to be a regular blood donor.  “I started almost two years ago, Jan. 28, 2017, because I saw the need for it when my cousin had undergone chemotherapy. Also, I have friends who are regular donors,” Navarro told Philippine […]

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