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CATHOLICS REMINDED TO FAST, ABSTAIN FROM MEAT THIS LENT

NO MEAT. Fresh meat on display. A Roman Catholic priest has called on churchgoers to exercise self-restraint by not eating any kind[...]

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DOH STEPS UP ROUTINE VACCINATION DRIVE IN W. VISAYAS

April 2, 2019 - 6:19 PM

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Health-Center for Health Development 6 (DOH-CHD 6) is intensifying its routine vaccination drive and calling on parents to have their babies avail of the program before they reach the age of 12 months. “We do not want children dying from diseases that can be prevented by immunization. Our vaccination program […]

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QC OFFICIAL VOWS TO COVER TEACHERS’ MEDICAL NEEDS

April 2, 2019 - 6:17 PM

QUEZON CITY – Quezon City officials have vowed to continuously shoulder annual medical checkups of 1,300 teachers and non-teachers from all public schools in District 1, the Manila Standard reported. Quezon City Councilor Victor Ferrer Jr. made the commitment because of insufficient medical assistance as mandataed by Republic Act 4670 or the Magna Carta for […]

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS URGED TO SUPPORT DOH ANTI-MEASLES VACCINATION

April 2, 2019 - 6:14 PM

DZRH PHOTO CREDIT The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is calling on all local government units (LGUs) to be proactive partners in the conduct of nationwide immunization campaign to address the measles outbreak. In Memorandum Circular 2019-47, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año enjoins LGUs to support the Department of Health’s (DOH) Nationwide Immunization […]

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HEALTH WORKERS REMAP VILLAGES, ADMINISTER MEASLES VACCINE

April 2, 2019 - 3:20 PM

A health worker administers an anti-measles vaccine during the launching of the mass vaccination program in Baguio City on February 12. (PNA file photo) BAGUIO CITY — More health workers will be deployed to go around the different households and administer anti-measles vaccine to children, an official of the city’s Health Services Office (HSO) said.  “We are […]

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RISING CASES OF MEASLES NOTED AMONG ADULTS IN SOCOT

April 1, 2019 - 6:32 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Health personnel in South Cotabato have recorded increasing cases of suspected measles infection among adults. A report released by the Integrated Provincial Health Office’s (IPHO) epidemiology and surveillance unit (PESU) said about 44 percent or 51 of the 117 measles cases in the area as of March involved patients aged 16 years-old […]

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DILG URGES LGUS TO SUPPORT DOH MEASLES VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

March 31, 2019 - 7:57 PM

MANILA — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) encouraged the local government units (LGUs) to be its proactive partners in the conduct of nationwide immunization campaign to address the measles outbreak. DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año made this call through Memorandum Circular 2019-47, enjoining the LGUs to encourage parents to have their children […]

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DOH ADDRESSES SHORTAGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS IN CALABARZON

March 30, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon Mental Health Coordinator Paulina A. Calo (left) underscores the importance of the Mental Health Global Action Plan (mhGAP) Training in identifying early symptoms of persons afflicted with mental illness during the four-day training in Quezon City from March 26-29, 2019. (Photo courtesy of DOH4A-MRCU) CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The shortage of psychiatrists […]

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DENGUE VIRUS

March 29, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Dengue is caused by Dengue virus (DENV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus. DENV is a single stranded RNA positive-strand virus of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus. This genus includes also the West Nile virus, Tick-borne Encephalitis Virus, Yellow Fever Virus, and several other viruses which may cause encephalitis. DENV causes a wide range of diseases in humans, […]

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ILOILO CITY WARNS OF DENGUE CASES EVEN DURING DRY SEASON

March 29, 2019 - 3:20 PM

AGAINST DENGUE. The City Health Office (CHO) personnel show a misting machine being used against dengue-causing mosquitoes on Thursday (March 28, 2019). The CHO has urged barangays to acquire own misting machines to prevent occurrence of dengue.  (Photo by Iloilo City PIO) ILOILO CITY — The City Health Office (CHO) here has warned that dengue cases may also proliferate […]

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PARTY-LIST GROUP, SENATORIAL BET PUSH INCLUSIVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

March 28, 2019 - 8:01 PM

MANILA — Anakalusugan party-list and senatorial bet Dr. Willie Ong on Thursday joined forces for the May 13 mid-term elections to push for a responsive and inclusive healthcare system in the country. “We need a partner in the House of Representatives to come up with key legislation that will promote and protect the health and well-being […]

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POPCOM BATS FOR LOWER FERTILITY RATE OF FILIPINO WOMEN

March 28, 2019 - 8:00 PM

MANILA — The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) is pushing to lower the fertility rate of Filipino women to prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce poverty nationwide. In a television interview on Wednesday, PopCom executive director and Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III said demographic dividend can only be achieved when the women’s fertility rate is reduced. […]

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P40-M HOSPITAL WING PARTIALLY OPENS IN CDO

March 28, 2019 - 7:59 PM

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The PHP40-million North Wing building of JR Borja Memorial City Hospital (JRBGH) partially opened on Tuesday in time for the visit of Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco Duque III. Duque was here for the three-day National Health Sector Meeting from March 26 to 28, which was participated in by DOH […]

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BOY DIES AFTER EATING PUFFER FISH IN CEBU ISLAND

March 28, 2019 - 7:36 PM

FOOD POISONING. Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center officer-in-charge Dr. Ramon Najarro (center) briefs media on the food poisoning case involving a family that ate puffer fish for breakfast in Olango Island, Cebu. (Photo by Luel Galarpe) CEBU CITY – A five-year-old boy succumbed to food poisoning Tuesday after eating puffer fish, locally known as “buriring”, together with his […]

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IS TECHNOLOGY CAUSING A LIFETIME OF PAIN FOR MILLENNIALS?

March 27, 2019 - 5:51 PM

BWorld Photo Credit A 3-year-old lives in the center of a “me” universe, and most of the time it’s pretty darn cute. But if she acts the same way at 23, her “me-centered” outlook might be related to her Facebook behavior — and narcissism is usually not cute. A 2012 study out of Western Illinois University investigated […]

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ARE BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES DANGEROUS? HERE’S WHAT EXPERTS THINK

March 27, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Coverage took off when a story posted in which 247 scientists from 42 countries expressed their concern about the health effects associated with exposure to the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted from wireless devices. The scientists warned that potential health risks of chronic EMF exposure include cancer, genetic damages, neurological disorders, learning and memory deficits, and reproductive […]

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ALARMING 21 DEATHS, ALMOST 6K DENGUE CASES RECORDED IN CALABARZON

March 27, 2019 - 5:46 PM

MOSQUITOS BEWARE. DOH-Calabarzon Regional Dengue Prevention and Control Program Coordinator Jomell V. Mojica (right) supervises the training of sanitary inspectors during the four-day “Training on the Insecticide Application and Introduction of Dengue Indoor and Outdoor Residual Spraying for Sanitary Inspectors and Spraymen” at the Lima Park Hotel, Malvar, Batangas from March 26-29, 2019. (Photo courtesy of DOH4A-MRCU) […]

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