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Palace sets to form task force to end hunger in Phl by 2030

Posted on Friday, 5 April 2019 05:43 PM | No Comments
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday (April 2) announced that the Palace will soon be issuing an executive order creating a Zero Hunger Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). The Palace official...

UN warns of acute food insecurity worldwide as 113 million experienced hunger in 2018

Posted on Thursday, 4 April 2019 11:11 AM | No Comments
A new joint United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) report released on Tuesday (April 2) showed that approximately 113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food...

DOJ clears Ubial on Dengvaxia case

Posted on Thursday, 4 April 2019 07:43 AM | No Comments
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed a criminal complaint against former Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial on the controversial Dengvaxia case. Ubial was one of the Department of Health...

Youth urged to learn martial arts, other sports to wean off gaming addiction

Posted on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 03:17 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — More than two billion people play video games worldwide, based on the 2017 report released by the Global Games Market intelligence firm Newzoo. Gamers come from all...

DOH launches fight against spread of Japanese Encephalitis in Northern Luzon

Posted on Monday, 1 April 2019 06:43 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health has launched an all-out fight against Japanese Encephalitis (JE), which now has widely spread in Regions I, II, III and the Cordillera Administrative...

No more pain, no more suffering: Student in viral post passes away

Posted on Monday, 25 March 2019 03:43 PM | No Comments
No more pain, no more suffering. Netizens knew 19-year-old Maxine Blanco from a viral post on Facebook. Her boyfriend, Gab Sta. Ana, shared a post of his journey with her:...

DOH records 44,000 dengue cases, 167 deaths this year

Posted on Monday, 25 March 2019 12:08 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines —The Department of Health (DOH)-Epidemiology Bureau has recorded 44,566 dengue cases from January 1 to March 9 this year, with 167 deaths. This is almost half a...

USFDA approves first drug for postpartum depression

Posted on Thursday, 21 March 2019 06:40 PM | No Comments
The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women. PPD is a debilitating disorder that affects women during...

Dengue cases in Zamboanga Peninsula up by 81%

Posted on Monday, 18 March 2019 12:51 PM | No Comments
Dengue cases in Zamboanga Peninsula rose to 81 percent, according to the Department of Health (DOH) 9. Cases had reached 1,743 from January 1 to March 7, 2019. Based on...

DOH: even a little water can serve as breeding ground for mosquitoes

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 04:34 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) has raised concerns during the ongoing water shortage in Metro Manila and nearby areas especially with the increasing dengue cases in the country. The recent...