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Successful pregnancy possible even with heart defects

Posted on: January 19th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women who are born with high-risk heart defects can have successful pregnancies if they get the right medical support, according to new U.S. guidelines. The guidelines are...

Active kids less likely to be depressed later on

Posted on: January 12th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Children who get more exercise may have fewer symptoms of depression than their peers who are less active, a recent study suggests. Researchers used activity trackers to...

Secondhand smoke during childhood may boost miscarriage risk

Posted on: January 12th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Nonsmoking women who were exposed to secondhand smoke as children may have an increased risk of a miscarriage, a Chinese study suggests. Although they had never been...

DOH targets to deworm 19M children in January

Posted on: January 11th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Paleness, sleepiness, tiredness and bloating are some of the common symptoms of children with intestinal parasites in their stomachs. With this, the Department of Health (DOH) reminds the...

Kids should eat peanuts early and often to reduce allergy risk

Posted on: January 6th, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Parents should feed babies creamy peanut butter or puréed food with nut powder when infants are 4 to 6 months old to help lower the risk of...

Year-end firecracker victims hit 500

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
  The number of firecracker-related injuries nationwide has reached 521 from December 21 to January 1, 2017. Manila has the highest number of cases at 297, particularly Manila, Quezon City...

Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors

Posted on: January 2nd, 2017 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other...

Another reason not to smoke while pregnant

Posted on: December 30th, 2016 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women who smoke during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with kidney damage than mothers who steer clear of cigarettes, a study suggests. Smoking during...

Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Philippines, now 52 – DOH

Posted on: December 29th, 2016 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reports that the current number of confirmed Zika virus infection has reached to 52. One patient has given birth last week. DOH...

Optimistic people may live longer after a heart attack

Posted on: December 19th, 2016 | No Comments
  (Reuters Health) – People who expect good things to happen in the future are more likely than less-optimistic peers to survive the decades following a first heart attack, a...