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World’s first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 | No Comments
LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful case...

Skin experts warn of the dangers of intravenous Glutathione or ‘gluta drip’

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Many Filipinos are so much into the popularity of glutathione drip due to its skin-whitening effects. But the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) recently released a statement warning...

DOH blames Dengvaxia controversy for 300% increase in measles cases in PH

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – Measles cases in the country have already reached to more than 17,000 from January to November this year. Record shows a staggering increase of 367% as...

Therapy through song: Choir helps Hungarian lung patients breathe more easily

Posted on: November 19th, 2018 | No Comments
BUDAPEST (Reuters) – A Hungarian doctor has prescribed her lung disease patients a new form of physical and spiritual therapy – singing in public as part of a choir. The...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months, WHO says

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 | No Comments
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday...

Australia charges woman with using needles to contaminate strawberries

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 | No Comments
An Australian court on Monday (November 12) ordered a 50-year-old farm supervisor, charged in a strawberry needle contamination case that sparked a major food scare, to stay in custody until she next...

Poor air quality in India’s capital triggers health concerns

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 | No Comments
  Pollution levels in New Delhi, the capital of India, are over 50 times more than the allowed limits, raising people’s concerns over health especially for children. Four-year-old Avyan suffers from...

Case vs. officials linked to Dengvaxia controversy may be upgraded to murder – PAO

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) plans to upgrade their case filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former Health Secretary Janet Garin and other officials linked...

DOH pushes for P90 excise tax on tobacco products

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health  (DOH) calls on Congress for the passage of the proposed P90 tobacco tax. Once the bill passes into law, a current P40...

DOH calls on parents to bar minors from using vapes

Posted on: November 5th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) calls on parents to prohibit their teenagers from using vapes or e-cigarettes. This is in line with the recent incident involving...