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2.2 billion people have visual impairment – WHO report
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
More than one billion people worldwide have visual impairment which could have been prevented had they received proper care, the World Health Organization ’s first report on vision showed.
Duterte healthy enough for job — Duque
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte is “quite fit” for the job despite having myasthenia gravis, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday.
Sanofi appeals revocation of Dengvaxia’s registration
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur has filed an appeal with the Office of the President on the permanent revocation of the certificate of product registration of Dengvaxia vaccine, Health Secretary Francisco Duque...
New polio vaccination drive set
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The government’s anti-polio drive needs a restart with vaccines coming from the World Health Organization, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said yesterday.
Boy with flaccid paralysis negative for polio — DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday heaved a sigh of relief after a six-year old-boy from Calamba, Laguna, who was being observed for manifesting acute flaccid paralysis, turned out to be negative for polio...
‘Dengvaxia protects even those who have not had dengue’
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Dengvaxia vaccine can give protection for up to three years even among the seronegative or those who have never been infected with dengue, Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin said on Thursday.
Comelec to proclaim South Cotabato representative
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections will not appeal a Supreme Court ruling to proclaim former General Santos City vice mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles as winner in the congressional race in the first district of South Cot...
No meningo outbreak in Batangas — DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
There is no outbreak of meningococcemia in Batangas despite a confirmed case and three others suspected to have died of the disease.
Pinoys trust branded generics — DOH
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipinos are now trusting generic medicine compared to branded but expensive drugs, an official of the Department of Health said recently.
Applicants beat voter registration deadline
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Applicants crowded the local offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as the two-month voter registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls next year ended yesterday.
SM cinemas offer free movies for Elderly Week
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) will get to enjoy watching movies in 30 SM cinemas nationwide on Oct. 1 and 2, lawyer Romulo Macalintal said yesterday.
Doctors stress importance of anti-flu vaccination for the elderly
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
A group of doctors specializing in the health and welfare of the elderly has underscored the importance of vaccinating them against flu.
Contraceptive use low among sexually active Pinoys — poll
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
As the world faces overpopulation, the Philippines has registered low contraceptive use with a measly number of sexually active Filipinos “unfailingly” using protection during intercourse, a health survey...
Comelec: 2 days left for voter registration
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting an influx of applicants for voter registration in its local offices nationwide as registration ends on Monday.
Comelec reviewing SC order on South Cotabato polls
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to implement a Supreme Court (SC) order to proclaim Shirlyn Banas-Nograles as winner in the May 13 congressional race in the first district of South Cotabato.
Comelec accepts new Duterte Youth nominees
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has accepted the new set of nominees of Duterte Youth party-list, which includes the wife of disqualified Ronald Cardema.
DOH: New polio poses low risks for adults
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Adults have a very low chance of contracting polio, according to the Department of Health (DOH), after the country recorded its first cases of the disease in two decades – an occurrence blamed on the country’s...
DOH exec dies of cardiac arrest
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) has lost a hard-working civil servant following the death of its former spokesman Lyndon Lee Suy.
Polio strain mutation confirmed; vaccines coming
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed yesterday that vaccine-derived polio (VDP) Type 2 has mutated, causing the re-emergence of the disease in the country recently.
Poliovirus strain 2 possibly a mutation; 2nd case reported
by Sheila Crisostomo - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The re-emergence of poliovirus in the country 19 years after its eradication globally might have been caused by mutation of the vaccine-derived polio Type 2, according to an expert from the Philippine Society of...
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