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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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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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ASEAN ALLIANCE: E-CIG NOT SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN SAFE

October 23, 2018 - 5:57 PM

MANILA — An alliance promoting tobacco control said the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is not scientifically proven to be less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes. “The fact that it is said less harmful proves that it is still harmful, posing dangers on health. It has not been scientifically proven (to be a) healthy alternative to […]

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10 MINS OF EXERCISE A DAY MAY IMPROVE MEMORY

October 23, 2018 - 5:46 PM

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE. A study shows that exercise also improves memory. (PNA file photo by Joey O. Razon) Exercise could not only benefit your body, but also improve your memory, researchers found recently. In their paper published on Monday, researchers from the University of California, Irvine in the United States and the University of Tsukuba in Japan […]

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TB: DEADLY BUT CURABLE

October 23, 2018 - 5:51 PM

MANILA – Bonifacio Bunyol took two simultaneous jobs in the 1980s to support his family. He was a member of the pest control team of the New Airport Company. In 1983, Bunyol, then in high school, also took construction jobs. “Hindi ko na po matandaan kung ilang taon pero nung 1980s nasa pest control ako ng […]

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‘OSPITAL NG IMUS’ REPORTS 1ST CHILDBIRTH

October 22, 2018 - 8:53 PM

FIRST CHILDBIRTH . A baby girl becomes the first reported childbirth on Oct. 18, 2018 after Ospital ng Imus (ONI), the first public hospital in the lone district of Imus City, was officially opened last October 12. The birth delivery services were free of charge as part of the ONI’s first week of operation and in […]

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STUDY: SOCIAL MEDIA BUFFERS DEPRESSION AMONG OLDER ADULTS WITH PAIN

October 22, 2018 - 8:49 PM

CHICAGO — A study of the University of Michigan (UM) has reported that using social media can reduce the negative health effects of curtailed social contact among seniors with pain.   UM researchers used data from a nationally representative survey involving more than 3,400 Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older in 2011. The respondents were asked […]

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BAMBOO SHOOT FIBER HELPS PREVENT OBESITY

October 22, 2018 - 8:48 PM

KUNMING — The insoluble dietary fiber isolated from bamboo shoots is effective in preventing obesity and improving insulin sensitivity, according to a recent Chinese study. Scientists from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences tested two representative bamboo shoot fibers by feeding them to high-fat diet-fed mice. The fibers helped suppress body weight […]

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INCLUSIVE SEX ED TO SOLVE EARLY PREGNANCY, HIV IN TEENS

October 22, 2018 - 8:44 PM

A women’s health and rights advocacy group has been pushing for a comprehensive sex education to combat the prevalence of teen pregnancy and HIV among Filipino adolescents. “We observed that our education on sex is more focused on contraceptive and not as a life perspective. We believe that such education had to combat the taboo […]

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CORDILLERA RECORDS 97% HIKE IN DENGUE, 31% IN LEPTOSPIROSIS CASES

October 20, 2018 - 8:21 PM

BAGUIO CITY— Dengue cases in the Cordillera Region recorded from January 1 to Oct. 6 this year rose to 5,921 cases, which is 97 percent higher than the 2,999 cases during the same period last year, the Department of Health (DOH)-Cordillera reported Friday. The DOH Cordillera also reported a 31 percent hike in leptospirosis cases […]

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