• 02/20/2019
  • 04:22 PM
League Online News

Health

Image

PORTION OF PASIG CITY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NOT CLOSED TO PUBLIC

PASIG CITY – Management of Pasig City Children’s Hospital clarified that its emergency room is not closed to the general[...]

View full story

DOH WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST FLU

February 6, 2019 - 6:27 PM

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday urged the public to take extra precaution to avoid contracting and spreading the flu virus during the peak months of the flu season. “Binabantayan natin kung ano iyong strain at talagang by middle of the year nagbabakuna na tayo. Sa Pilipinas ang peak lang talaga ng flu-like illnesses itong panahon na malamig (We’re looking at the […]

Read More

LAB TESTS FIRST: GOV’T DOC RECOMMENDS MANDATORY LAB TESTS FOR ATHLETES

February 4, 2019 - 7:53 PM

An official of the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) recommended that all student athletes who will participate in sporting competitions like the forthcoming 2019 Palarong Pambansa to be held in Davao City to undergo stringent laboratory tests before being cleared to compete. SPMC chief of clinics Dr. Ricardo Audan said this procedure will avoid the […]

Read More

SMOKING CAN CAUSE ALMOST 20 CANCERS

February 3, 2019 - 7:38 PM

MANILA — No matter how you take tobacco into your body — through smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke — it affects not only your lungs but also your entire body. Emer Rojas, a victim of tobacco and president of cancer support group New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) said smoking leads to many killer diseases. […]

Read More

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION IN YOUNG MEN: CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

February 1, 2019 - 4:11 PM

What is erectile dysfunction? An erection involves the brain, nerves, hormones, muscles, and circulatory system. These systems work together to fill the erectile tissue in the penis with blood. A man with erectile dysfunction (ED) has trouble getting or maintaining an erection for sexual intercourse. Some men with ED are completely unable to get an erection. Others have trouble maintaining […]

Read More

CONSOLIDATION OF BILLS ON NATIONAL CANCER CENTER AND NATIONAL CENTER FOR GERIATRIC...

January 31, 2019 - 7:08 PM

In a joint hearing on Tuesday, the House Committees on Government Reorganization and Health approved the consolidation of seven bills seeking to create the National Cancer Center of the Philippines (NCCP) and four bills for the establishment of a National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute (NCGHRI). Committee on Government Reorganization Chairperson Rep. Mariano […]

Read More

DIARRHEA CLAIMS 2 LIVES IN PANGASINAN

January 31, 2019 - 6:34 PM

DAGUPAN CITY — Two individuals have died from acute gastroenteritis in Pangasinan province this January, according to a report from the Provincial Health Office (PHO). In an interview Thursday, provincial health officer Dr. Anna Teresa de Guzman said the two casualties are from the towns of Mangaldan and Binalonan. The PHO reported that gastroenteritis cases in […]

Read More

WHEN YOU GET THE FLU: WHAT TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR

January 28, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Most people who come down with the flu don’t need to make a trip to their doctor. If your symptoms are mild, it’s best to simply stay home, rest, and avoid contact with other people as much as possible. But if you’re very sick or worried about your illness, you should contact your doctor to […]

Read More

SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW DRUG TO HALT CANCER CELLS’ GROWTH

January 27, 2019 - 8:36 PM

LOS ANGELES — Scientists have developed a new drug that shows potential to halt cancer cells’ growth by stunting the cells’ biological clock. The findings from scientists at the US University of Southern California (USC) Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and Nagoya University’s Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules in Japan have advanced a burgeoning area of research […]

Read More

ZAMBO HIV TREATMENT HUB REGISTERS 400 PATIENTS

January 26, 2019 - 9:52 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) treatment hub has registered 400 People Living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (PLHIV) from 2008 until 2018. This was bared on Saturday by Dr. Afdal Kunting, ZCMC public affairs director, who said that of the total number, 283 are undergoing treatment with anti-retroviral drugs for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus […]

Read More

PDEA WARNS THE PUBLIC ABOUT NEW TYPES OF PARTY DRUGS

January 25, 2019 - 6:39 PM

New types of party drugs have entered the country, according to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7). This is the reason why PDEA-7 persuades the masses to take notice the drinks or anything they intake in public gatherings or bars. In an interview with PDEA-7 director Atty. Wardley Getalla, public are advised to […]

Read More

PROACTIVE DRIVE VS. DENGUE PUSHED IN CAPIZ

January 25, 2019 - 6:15 PM

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – “Let’s be proactive in our fight against dengue,” said Cuartero Rural Health Officer Dr. Winfred Rivera.   In a PIA report, Rivera said prevention is always better than cure as he encouraged everyone to take action in the drive against the deadly dengue.   Rivera said Mayor Tito Mayo led the […]

Read More

SUSPECTED DENGUE DEATHS IN BUKIDNON TRIPLE IN 2018

January 25, 2019 - 6:08 PM

MALAYBALAY CITY — Deaths caused by suspected dengue cases in Bukidnon tripled in 2018 compared to the previous year, the chief of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) said Thursday. Suspected deadly mosquito bites killed six in 2017 but the figure increased to as high as 24 last year when the province recorded 6,935 suspected dengue cases, […]

Read More

MOM FILES RAPS OVER DOCTOR SON’S DEATH DUE TO DENGVAXIA

January 25, 2019 - 6:04 PM

MANILA — A new complaint was filed on Thursday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with a death attributed to the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. A criminal complaint for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and violations of the Anti-Torture Act and Consumer Act was filed for the death of Kendric Gotoc, a 39-year-old medical doctor […]

Read More

WOMEN NEED TO BE MONITORED FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AFTER GIVING BIRTH

January 24, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Pregnant women are closely monitored in the hospital, but researchers say more needs to be done to see if their blood pressure remains high in the months after childbirth. Mentally, physically, and emotionally, being pregnant can take a toll on a woman’s overall well-being. One of the other things it can affect is her heart […]

Read More

PANGASINAN, PBSPI TIE UP TO FIGHT DRUG-RESISTANT TB

January 24, 2019 - 1:49 PM

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The provincial government of Pangasinan is partnering with the Philippine Business for Social Progress, Inc. (PBSPI) to step up the province’s control and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Board member Jeremy Agerico Rosario said PBSPI is an accredited social development foundation that will implement the Programmatic Management of Drug-resistant Tubercolosis (PMDT) project nationwide. […]

Read More

GAT ANDRES BONIFACIO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER TEMPORARILY CLOSED

January 23, 2019 - 6:44 PM

MANILA CITY – Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center temporarily closed its emergency room for disinfection due to suspected meningococcemia.   “The emergency room of Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center is temporarily closed as part of standard safety procedure and infection control protocol because of a patient with suspected meningococcal infection,” Dra. Luisa Aquino, […]

Read More

1 2 3 4 5 13