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DOH reminds smokers of alternate ways to quit
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid fresh reports of health risks from vaping, the Department of Health has reminded smokers wishing to quit to shun electronic cigarettes and vapes as alternatives to their unhealthy habit.
Sarah weakens; monsoon brings more rains
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Tropical Storm Sarah continues to weaken but rains will still be experienced in several parts of the country due to the northeast monsoon, the state weather bureau said yesterday.
Negros Occidental permanently bans pigs, pork from ASF-hit areas
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Pigs, pork and related products from Luzon and countries affected by African swine fever are permanently banned in Negros Occidental.
Confirmed polio cases in Philippines rise to 7
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Three more children aged one, two and four years in Mindanao have tested positive for poliovirus, the Department of Health said yesterday.
Dengue epidemic abating — Duque
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s dengue epidemic is abating, with 4,438 cases recorded from Oct. 27 to Nov. 2, data from the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Bureau showed.
Philippine’s 1st EVALI case: It was bound to happen
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The report on the first case of electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury did not come as a surprise for health advocacy groups Action on Smoking and Health Philippines and the Southeast Asia Tobacco...
Senators seek ban on vapes
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators are pushing for a ban on e-cigarettes (e-cigs) or vapor products, commonly called vapes, which they said are not covered by any legal framework and could be tampered with so users can take illegal subs...
DOH records Philippines first vape-related injury
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The first case of an illness related to vaping or use of electronic cigarettes in the Philippines has been documented in Central Visayas, the Department of Health confirmed yesterday.
DOH on traffic woes: Keep calm, avoid heart attack
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
With traffic gridlocks expected to get worse during the Christmas season, the Department of Health yesterday urged commuters and motorists to remain calm and find ways to while away the time.
Duque cites need for children to complete anti-measles shots
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday stressed the need for children to have complete anti-measles vaccination amid the threat of developing “immune amnesia” or the measles-induced wipeout of the immune...
No manpower for drug rehab care, services – DOH chief
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
On the heels of Vice President Leni Robredo’s pronouncement that the government should use a “health-based approach” to combat drug addiction, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III admitted yesterday...
DOH uses art therapy for earthquake-affected kids
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Psycho-social counselors of the Department of Health (DOH) are employing art therapy for earthquake-affected children in Mindanao.
PopCom blames moral decadence for teen pregnancies
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
“Moral decadence” is one of the reasons why teenage pregnancy is on the rise in the country.
OFWs seek anti-polio vaccination
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
With 19 countries now requiring travelers from nations affected by polio to submit vaccination certificates, the office of the Bureau of Quarantine in Manila is flooded with applicants seeking immunization.
DOH confirms Philippine’s 4th polio case
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health has confirmed the country’s fourth case of vaccine-derived poliovirus involving a three-year-old girl from Sultan Kudarat.
House OKs bill postponing barangay, SK polls to 2022
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Voting 194-6, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading yesterday House Bill 4933, a consolidation of 40 bills, seeking to reschedule the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections from May...
Philippine participates in new TB drug tests
by Sheila Crisostomo - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines is one of 12 countries that will be participating in the Phase-3 clinical trial of a new drug that will prevent the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis within a household, an official of the...
Group asks DepEd, DOH to implement RPRH law
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development has asked the Department of Education and the Department of Health to roll out provisions in the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health...
DOH: No salary raise for nurses in 2020
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Government nurses still do not have reason to celebrate despite a recent ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) mandating a P30,531 minimum month salary for them.
DOLE expands program promoting government service careers
by Sheila Crisostomo - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
To encourage more Filipinos to pursue a career in government service, the Department of Labor and Employment has expanded the coverage of its Government Internship Program.
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