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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...

U.N. sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia

Posted on: October 31st, 2018 | No Comments
  Asia could reap massive benefits in health, environment, agriculture and economic growth if governments implement 25 policies such as banning the burning of household waste and cutting industrial emissions,...

DOH warns public of diseases prevailing during typhoon season

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) as always, reminds the public, especially parents, to monitor their children and bar them from wading through flood water because of water-borne...

Dengue cases in PH surge by 21%

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 | No Comments
Dengue cases in the Philippines this year have increased by 21 percent. The Department of Health (DOH) Dengue Surveillance Division said that from January 1 to October 6, over 138,000...

DOH prepares cases against Sanofi Pasteur

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is set to meet with the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) next week for the development of the case to be...

Malaria mosquitoes wiped out in lab trials of gene drive technique

Posted on: October 15th, 2018 | No Comments
  LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive, which...

DOH, health advocates push for higher tax on cigarettes

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and several health advocates are calling on the  immediate passage of a measure that would increase the taxes on cigarettes. No less...

WHO sees Congo’s Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 | No Comments
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread at any time to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared but have not approved...

Sexual harassment, abuse tied to real health effects

Posted on: October 8th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Sexual harassment and sexual abuse occur frequently and can harm physical and mental health, according to two studies from the U.S. and Europe published in JAMA Internal...

Childhood secondhand smoke exposure tied to arthritis in adulthood

Posted on: September 29th, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters Health) – Women exposed to secondhand smoke as children may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people who didn’t breathe cigarette fumes growing up, a French study...