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DOH conducts psychological debriefing for earthquake victims in Porac

Posted on Thursday, 25 April 2019 06:15 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) has begun conducting psychological debriefing in Porac, Pampanga for victims of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Luzon and Metro Manila on April 22. The...

3 in 10 health facilities in PH lack clean toilets – WHO

Posted on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 04:13 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – A joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) noted that three in 10 health care facilities in the Philippines...

First aid tips when travelling

Posted on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:15 PM | No Comments
Be prepared for any emergencies when traveling this long vacation. UNTV’s News and Rescue team shared first aid tips for safe travels. Heat exhaustion/ heat stroke Take them to a...

DOH warns vs testimonials on herbal cure for cancer

Posted on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 06:27 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) warns against testimonials circulating on Facebook about herbal supplements curing cancer. According to DOH cancer program manager Clarito Cairo, testimonials are weak evidence so they...

EcoWaste Coalition calls out online sellers of mercury-laced skin whiteners

Posted on Friday, 12 April 2019 01:56 PM | No Comments
EcoWaste Coalition has lashed out on third party sellers of mercury-laced skin lightening cosmetics in popular e-commerce sites. The environmental watchdog’s chemical safety campaigner, Thony Dizon, said these popular e-commerce...

Fatal, drug-resistant fungus targets hospital-bound New Yorkers

Posted on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:22 PM | No Comments
Doctors at the Nassau University Medical Center warned New Yorkers to take caution against a drug-resistant, sometimes fatal superbug fungus that has infected hundreds of people in the tri-state area...

Not enough health benefits in vitamin supplements, study says

Posted on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:14 PM | No Comments
A new studyshows that taking regular vitamins and dietary supplements are not enough to keep you healthy. Consumed nutrients from vitamins and supplements may not be as effective in improving...

New York orders mandatory measles vaccinations

Posted on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 12:12 PM | No Comments
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn in response to a measles outbreak. The declaration will require unvaccinated people living in...

9 Practical tips to prevent heat stroke

Posted on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:24 AM | No Comments
Enjoy the summer heat without having to worry about heat stroke. Heat stroke happens when your body overheats due to severely high temperature. There are cases when heat stroke can...

DOH assures enough fund, health workers for UHC implementation

Posted on Tuesday, 9 April 2019 03:35 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has assured that there will be enough number of health workers for the full implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law....