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WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 | No Comments
PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi’s vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been...

DOJ to summon ex-PNoy, Garin, et. al over Dengvaxia anomaly

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) will summon former President Benigno Aquino III in the scheduled hearing on Dengvaxia anomaly on May 15. The justice department also sent summons...

Air quality linked to cardiac ‘events,’ heart disease patients unaware

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 | No Comments
Poor air quality with high levels of tiny pollution particles known as PM 2.5 are tied to a spike in emergency department visits for heart- and lung-related illnesses and stroke,...

WHO, PH to promote breast cancer awareness among Filipinos in East Timor

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippine Embassy have launched a program that aims to promote breast cancer awareness among Filipino workers in East Timor. Ambassador Abdulmaid Muin said...

Uber officially stops PH operations

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 | No Comments
<s trong>MANILA, Philippines — Ride-hailing company Uber on Monday officially halted its operations in the country following the issuance of a cease and desist order by the Land Transportation Franchising...

Over P22-M, spent for hospitalization of Dengvaxia vaccinees — DOH

Posted on: April 14th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health’s (DOH) dengue adverse events surveillance has listed more than 3,000 dengvaxia vaccinees who became severely sick and were admitted to hospitals from 2016 to...

Senate committee recommends filing of charges vs. ex-PNOY, et al. on Dengvaxia controversy

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has released report on its investigation on the Dengvaxia controversy. The committee has recommended the filing of graft and corruption case against...

UP-PGH to release findings on Dengvaxia-linked deaths this week

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Dengue Investigative Task Force (DITF) is looking to release this week the result of their investigation on the deaths of...

DOH refutes reported rabies infection from eating dog meat

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has cleared 12 individuals in Zamboanga del Sur of having rabies infection for eating dog meat. According to the Department of Health (DOH) Region IX,...

DOH to round up communities with low measles immunization

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Public distrust in the immunization program of the Department of Health (DOH) is one of the reasons Health Secretary Francisco Duque III sees for the outbreak of measles...