Health

Inflight wastes from passenger aircraft could be source of ASF virus – DENR

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) does not impose quarantine protocols when it comes to inflight wastes of arriving aircraft. Thus, the Department of Environment and Natural...

FDA warns public vs several unregistered food products

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against the purchase and consumption of several unregistered food products. According to the FDA, they have verified through post-marketing surveillance...

London-based Filipino radiographer creates open MRI out of Lego blocks

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 12, 2019

London-based Filipino radiographer has created an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner replica out of Lego blocks for patients experiencing ‘scanxiety’. Apollo Exconde, who works as a radiographer at Croydon...

FDA orders DOH-controlled hospitals to report vape-related injuries

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 11, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Department of Health (DOH)-controlled hospitals to report cases that are related to using vape. This was after health officials in the United...

New York governor proposes ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Robie de Guzman   •   September 10, 2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation on Monday (September 9) to ban flavored e-cigarettes statewide in an effort to protect young people from the unknown consequences of vaping. “Common...

FDA asks hospitals to report vaping-related illnesses amid rising cases abroad

Robie de Guzman   •   September 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on hospitals under the Department of Health (DOH) to report any cases of illness or injury related to the...

Veterinary office in Muntinlupa reiterates ‘no pets’ on the street amid road clearing operations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 5, 2019

The Office of the City Veterinarian (OCV) in Muntinlupa has reiterated that there should be no pets on the streets amid the on-going road clearing operations in the city. The...

DOST eyes research-based techs to address dengue problem

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 5, 2019

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) wants to look into research-based technologies to address the dengue problem in the country. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña said the...

Dengue cases continue to rise; 11 regions still exceed dengue alert threshold

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 3, 2019

Dengue cases in the country continue to rise with 229,736 cases and 958 deaths reported from January 1 to August 17. Eleven regions still exceed the alert threshold for three...

What is Leptospirosis and how can you avoid it?

Robie de Guzman   •   August 30, 2019

The risk of getting water-borne illnesses, like leptospirosis, is often much greater during the rainy season. Health experts said this is because floodwaters and other extreme weather-related events cause rodents...

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