Health

DOH clarifies: no mutant strain of dengue virus

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) said there is no mutant strain of dengue virus in the country. In a statement, the DOH said that there are only four strains of...

DOH: Dengue death cases reach 661

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

Dengue death cases in the country have already reach 661, according to the latest record of the Department of Health (DOH) from January to July 27, 2019. The overall dengue...

Reduce meat consumption to curb global warming — U.N. report

Marje Pelayo   •   August 9, 2019

Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects...

Dengvaxia won’t bring dengue cases down – DOH

Maris Federez   •   August 8, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday maintained that Dengavaxia is not the answer to the problem of the high incidence of dengue in the country. DOH spokesperson and Officer...

DOH declares national dengue epidemic due to surge of dengue cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 6, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has declared a national dengue epidemic due to the continuous surge of dengue cases in the country. According to the DOH, dengue cases from July...

Legal use of medical marijuana pushed

Marje Pelayo   •   August 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Isabela Rep. Tonypet Albano is pushing for the legalization of medical cannabis known commonly as marijuana. Albano on Monday (August 5) met with parents of children with...

Palace: Duterte will listen to DOH recommendation on Dengvaxia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 5, 2019

Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte will listen to the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) on reusing Dengvaxia vaccines to address the dengue outbreak. In a radio interview, Presidential...

FDA expands pork importation ban list

Robie de Guzman   •   August 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded its list of countries temporarily banned from exporting pork meat and other pork products to the Philippines due to...

LGU delcares dengue outbreak in Murcia, Negros Occidental

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

The local government of Negros Occidental has declared a degue outbreak in Murcia due to over 300 percent increase in cases of dengue in the area. READ: Dengue cases spike...

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth most beneficial to newborns

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

In line with World Breastfeeding Week, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterates the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding within one hour after birth. “Early initiation of breastfeeding, within 1 hour of...

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