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DAGUPAN HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN PUBLIC VS. LEPTO, GASTRO

DAGUPAN CITY HEALTH OFFICE. The City Health Office of Dagupan City warns the public on the risk of leptospirosis, as[...]

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BULACAN INTENSIFIES ANTI-MEASLES DRIVE

November 26, 2018 - 4:16 PM

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The provincial government here has intensified its measles vaccination activities, prompted by the increase in the number of measles cases in the province. Acting Governor Daniel R. Fernando, in a meeting Thursday with some local officials, said he ordered the concerned health providers to make sure that all babies aged 9 […]

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DOH OPENS BOTIKA NG BAYAN IN BAYBAY CITY LEYTE

November 24, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the local government launched another Botika ng Bayan in Baybay City, Leyte last Thursday. The drug outlet is the first in Eastern Visayas and the fourth to be opened in the country. The launching was led by Undersecretary Rolando Domingo and Mayor Carmen Cari both of whom […]

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NEGOCC BOOSTS CAPABILITY IN RABIES DIAGNOSIS

November 24, 2018 - 1:44 PM

RABIES DIAGNOSIS. Dr. Adelardo Mondia Jr. performs rabies diagnosis at the Negros Occidental Provincial Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Bacolod City. (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental PVO) BACOLOD CITY — The Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) has acquired the capability to perform rabies diagnosis using the latest Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT). Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena, in […]

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PALAWAN MALARIA ERADICATION CRUCIAL TO ‘MALARIA-FREE PH’ GOAL

November 24, 2018 - 1:48 PM

READY TO BEAT MALARIA: (From left) Dr. Gawrie Galappaththy, medical officer of World Health Organziation (WHO); Dr. Mario Baquilod, OIC regional director of Department of Health (DOH) Mimaropa Region; DOH USec. Gerardo Bayugo; Dr. Maria Francia Laxamana, assistant secretary of the DOH; and Rey Angluben, deputy program manager of the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI)-Palawan pose with […]

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DOH INTENSIFIES DRIVE TO BOOST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AWARENESS

November 22, 2018 - 6:22 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday intensified its campaign to increase public awareness on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which is now becoming a serious health concern among Filipinos, especially for those being treated with infectious diseases. During the 2nd Philippine AMR Summit in Manila, Health Secretary Franscisco Duque III said AMR compromises the ability […]

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FINDING OPTIONS VS. CANCER

November 22, 2018 - 6:16 PM

MANILA — For families of Filipinos living with cancer, sometimes crying and giving up are the only options left. While others, who can afford, take a lease on life through various treatments, some just wait for time to run out. They stop living, frozen with uncertainty, unable to do even the least significant because they become […]

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IS VAPING COOL FOR YOUR HEALTH?

November 21, 2018 - 4:09 PM

MANILA — As the government continues to raise public awareness against the negative effects of tobacco, vaping has grown in popularity with the rise of e-cigarettes and vaporizers or mods among smokers who wanted to break the habit. Younger patrons, on the other hand, see it as cool way to connect with their peers and complete […]

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PANGASINAN’S DENGUE, LEPTO CASES ON THE RISE

November 21, 2018 - 4:07 PM

IN PHOTO: Karen Lonogan, Senior Health Program Officer at the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health-Cordillera (File Photo by Ruthanna Uy/DOH)   DAGUPAN CITY — The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has advised Pangasinenses to maintain clean surroundings and to immediately seek medical attention for early symptoms, following the 67.14-percent increase in the […]

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ILOILO CITY COUNCIL ALARMED BY INCREASING HIV CASES

November 21, 2018 - 4:06 PM

THE Sangguniang Panlugsod is alarmed by rising cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Iloilo City.   During its regular session on Nov 20, 2018, the council requested the presence of the program manager and speakers from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) to talk about HIV status […]

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FDA TO RECALL BLOOD PRESSURE: DOH EXEC

November 20, 2018 - 6:26 PM

MANILA — An official of the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Philippines will pull out maintenance drugs for blood pressure if found contaminated with harmful components. “They (FDA) are already checking if Sandoz has Losartan from the same batch here in the Philippines. If so, they (the drugs) will […]

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PASSAGE OF UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE BILL SEEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS

November 20, 2018 - 6:26 PM

IN BULACAN. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito delivers his message to municipal employees of Marilao, Bulacan after the flag ceremony, Nov. 19, 2018. (Photo by Manny Balbin)  MARILAO, Bulacan — Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, on Monday expressed optimism that the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill seeking to give all Filipinos […]

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DOH, PSH INK PACT ON CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK ASSESSMENT

November 20, 2018 - 6:25 PM

DOH-PSH TIEUP. Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon Regional Director Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (left) signs a memorandum of agreement with Philippine Society of Hypertension president Alfredo A. Atiliano to improve cardiovascular risk assessment and management in Calabarzon region held at Novotel in Quezon City on Monday (Nov. 19, 2018). Witnesses include (left to right) DOH Calabarzon […]

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6K TAGUIG SCHOOLGIRLS GET FREE VACCINE VS. CERVICAL CANCER

November 19, 2018 - 3:20 PM

MANILA — The Taguig City government will give around 6,000 girls from public schools in the city vaccine shots that will protect them from cervical cancer, a post on the “I love Taguig” Facebook page stated on Sunday.   The immunization from the human papillomavirus, which is known to cause the cancer, will be Taguig City’s […]

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UBIAL SEEKS JUNKING OF RAPS OVER DENGVAXIA CONTROVERSY

November 17, 2018 - 3:53 PM

MANILA — Former Health secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial asked the Department of Justice on Friday to dismiss the charge of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, which was filed against her by her predecessor, Janette P. Loreto-Garin, over the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine scandal. In a 21-page counter affidavit filed before Assistant State Prosecutor Claire Pagayanan, Ubial, […]

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EVEN NON-SMOKERS AT RISK OF LUNG CANCER

November 16, 2018 - 2:55 PM

LUNG CANCER RISK. Dr. Denky Shoji dela Rosa, oncologist at St. Luke’s Medical Center, says people with no smoking history can have lung cancer, too. (Photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)   MANILA — Senior citizen Hilda Pua was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer when she was 56 years old. The diagnosis surprised her because she never […]

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SOCOT LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN VS FIRECRACKERS, FIREWORKS

November 16, 2018 - 2:52 PM

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The South Cotabato provincial government has launched a campaign against the use of firecrackers and fireworks, hoping to reduce injury cases this coming Christmas season. Genesis Navales, non-communicable diseases coordinator of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said Thursday their teams are currently visiting schools and local communities to encourage residents, especially […]

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