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FDA warns against purchase, consumption of unregistered food supplements

Posted on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 01:36 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public against purchasing and consuming the following food supplements being sold in markets that are without registration certificates from...

80% of lightning survivors sustain long-term damage

Posted on Monday, 24 June 2019 08:08 PM | No Comments
Specialists say that 80% of lightning survivors sustain long-term damage. Based on scientific data, around 24,000 individuals died after getting struck by lightning while around 240,000 survived the strike. However,...

Dengue cases in CARAGA region rises to 5,800; death toll 17

Posted on Friday, 21 June 2019 08:54 PM | No Comments
Dengue cases in CARAGA region has climbed to 5,800 while death toll raised to 17 since January of this year, higher compared to the same period last year. The Department...

WHO warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Posted on Thursday, 20 June 2019 03:56 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance around the world. A recent UN report showed that 700,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant diseases....

Palace belies claim that Duterte allowed Kapa to continue operations

Posted on Friday, 14 June 2019 07:01 PM | No Comments
Malacañang has denied the claims of Kapa Community Ministry founder Joel Apolinario that President Rodrigo Duterte allowed them to continue operations. On Thursday (June 13) around 50,000 members of the...

WHO warns: Dengue to likely increase in rainy season; calls for action

Posted on Thursday, 13 June 2019 07:53 PM | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning on the alarming increase of dengue cases in some parts of Asia. In an advisory released on Wednesday (June12), the WHO...

DOH begins consultations for Universal Health Care law rules

Posted on Thursday, 13 June 2019 05:44 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday began the public consultations for the drafting of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act. The DOH...

#WorldBloodDonorDay: WHO urges people to give blood, save lives

Posted on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 06:41 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the public to donate blood ahead of the celebration of the World Blood Donor Day on June 14 (Friday). In...

FDA warns public against adulterated cosmetic products

Posted on Thursday, 6 June 2019 05:42 PM | No Comments
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a health warning to inform the public of the report of the ASEAN Post-Marketing Alert System (PMAS) on several cosmetic products. The FDA...

DOH lauds tobacco tax bill passage in Congress

Posted on Thursday, 6 June 2019 04:21 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) lauded Congress for approving the bill that seeks to increase taxes in tobacco and alcohol. The Senate has approved the said bill, 21-0 during the...