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Psoriasis tied to higher risk of serious liver disease

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – People with chronic inflammatory disorders like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk of developing serious liver damage, a recent study suggests. These inflammatory disorders...

DepEd orders monitoring and surveillance of students who received Dengvaxia

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has issued a department order for the monitoring and surveillance of students who received the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. With this, DepEd directed...

Air pollution fine particles linked to poor sperm quality

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Exposure to fine particles in air pollution may be another factor that affects men’s sperm quality and their fertility, suggest researchers in Taiwan. Although the clinical effect...

PCMC apologizes to QCPD personnel and relatives who received Dengvaxia

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) has apologized to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD). This is because QCPD personnel and their relatives are among those who...

Depression in late teens linked to high school drop out

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Older teens struggling with depression are more than twice as likely to drop out of high school as peers without that mental illness or those who recovered...

UNICEF: Babies’ brains damaged by pollution

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 | No Comments
Seventeen million babies under the age of one are breathing toxic air, putting their brain development at risk, the UN children’s agency has warned. Babies in South Asia were worst...

Number of children injected with Dengvaxia is actually more than 800,000 – DOH

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has revealed that over 800,000 children aged nine and above were given Dengvaxia vaccine when the government’s anti-dengue immunization program was launched in...

Study confirms higher breast cancer risk with hormone-based contraception

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women who currently use or recently used hormone-based contraception face a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, although the overall risk for most women is relatively...

WHO clarifies it did not recommend Dengvaxia to any country

Posted on: December 7th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The World Health Organization (WHO) is aware of the concerns of Filipinos, especially mothers, whose children have received dengue vaccination. In a statement released by world agency...

Health reform advocate Dr. Anthony Leachon speaks of alleged anomaly in the administration of Dengvaxia

Posted on: December 7th, 2017 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — In an interview on the program Get It Straight with Daniel Razon Wednesday, health reform advocate Dr. Anthony Leachon revealed the alleged anomaly in the processing...