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Lower House passes free dialysis bill for poor Filipinos

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The House Committee on Health has approved the proposed free dialysis for poor Filipinos. The proposed law mandates each government hospital to set up a dialysis facility. The...

DOH distributes dengue kits to parents of children vaccinated with Dengvaxia

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Wednesday, met with some parents of the children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia regarding the health condition of their...

High cancer-related expenses take a toll on quality of life

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 | No Comments
Reuters Health – Cancer survivors who face a higher financial burden with their treatment and recovery tend to report lower quality of life and higher distress, a new study shows....

Boxing fever grips Thailand’s boys but doctors raise health concerns

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 | No Comments
BURIRAM, Thailand (Reuters) – Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buriram. After dominating five rounds, the winner is declared;...

Childhood heart defects tied to early dementia

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) — People who survive childhood heart defects may have an increased risk of developing dementia before age 65, a Danish study suggests. “Previous studies showed that people born...

Rights advocates confront experts,seek medical assistance for Dengvaxia vaccinees

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Parents of Dengvaxia vaccinees are bewildered by the differing opinions and views of doctors regarding the controversial vaccine. That is why they have decided to discuss and clarify...

Even without nicotine, e-cigarettes can still damage lungs

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – E-cigarette liquids sweetened with flavorings like vanilla and cinnamon may harm the lungs even when they don’t contain nicotine, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined what happened...

Norovirus outbreak worsens though athletes unaffected

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 | No Comments
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) – The number of people struck down by a virus causing vomiting and diarrhoea at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has more than doubled to 86, though athletes remain...

Many breast cancer survivors may die of heart disease, doctors warn

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – The same advances in breast cancer treatment that have dramatically improved survival in recent years have also left a growing number of women vulnerable to potentially fatal...

Pediatric deaths increase to 53 as US suffers from influenza outbreak — CDC

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 | No Comments
The United States is facing worst flu outbreak in a decade. Federal health officials said that at least 16 more children died of the flu over the past week and...