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DOH records more than 9,000 measles cases; intensifies immunization drive to control effect on tourism, economics

Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 05:24 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health has recorded more than 9,000 cases of measles across the country from January 1 to February 18, 2019. The department said this is...

Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans

Posted on Monday, 18 February 2019 10:18 AM | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don’t have much financial...

Starving girl shows impact of Yemen war, economic collapse

Posted on Friday, 15 February 2019 10:24 AM | No Comments
Displaced by war, starving and living under a tree, 12-year-old Fatima Qoba weighed just 10kg when she was carried into a Yemeni malnutrition clinic. “All the fat reserves in her body...

Venezuela opposition delivers first cargo of humanitarian aid -Guaido; Maduro presents government strategy

Posted on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:41 AM | No Comments
Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, said on Monday (February 11) his team had delivered a first cargo of the humanitarian aid that has become a flashpoint in his tussle with...

Venezuelan doctors demand government allow aid into country

Posted on Monday, 11 February 2019 10:36 AM | No Comments
A group of Venezuelan doctors demonstrated on the Colombian side of the border on Sunday (February 10) as they demanded President Nicolas Maduro’s government allow humanitarian aid into their country....

Pfizer Japan recalls high blood pressure drug over cancer-causing impurity

Posted on Monday, 11 February 2019 07:09 AM | No Comments
TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese subsidiary of Pfizer Inc is recalling a drug for high blood pressure which was found to contain a carcinogenic substance in its active ingredient valsartan,...

DNA sample of suspect in Jolo blasts set for testing

Posted on Friday, 8 February 2019 04:55 PM | No Comments
The DNA sample and some body parts of the suspected suicide bomber that were recovered from the blast site in Jolo, Sulu are now at the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunization campaign amid measles outbreak

Posted on Thursday, 7 February 2019 04:36 PM | No Comments
Apart from Metro Manila, the DOH also declared measles outbreak in Calabarzon region, Central Luzon, and it Western and Central Visayas.

Measles cases skyrocketed to 5,120 in just a year – DOH

Posted on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:28 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) urges parents to get their children vaccinated as measles cases in the country has skyrocketed by 547% in just one year. Based...

Venezuela’s Guaido seeks humanitarian aid for OPEC nation

Posted on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 10:19 AM | No Comments
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido and opposition lawmakers on Tuesday (February 05) called for humanitarian aid to be allowed into country, as the OPEC nation grapples with shortages of food...