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GIS EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Imee Marcos aims to lower price of goods, remove VAT on meds if elected

Posted on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:26 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos believes it is unfair to burden sick people with high prices of medicines. If given chance in Senate, Marcos said she...

Swine fever outbreak may bury China’s small pig farmers

Posted on Monday, 4 February 2019 09:00 AM | No Comments
CHANGTU COUNTY, China (Reuters) – For farmers Zhang Shiping and Bai Fuqin in northeast China, there is little to celebrate this Lunar New Year. Since African swine fever struck a...

DOH warns of fatal effects of flu

Posted on Thursday, 31 January 2019 05:42 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Influenza or flu is common nowadays as the northeast monsoon or amihan prolongs drop in temperature in the country. Flu differs from common cough and cold since...

Duterte urges the public to get vaccinated

Posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 09:06 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte urged parents to avail of the government’s free vaccination program for their children. The Chief Executive noted a decline in number of parents availing...

WHO says migrants risk illness in host countries, lack access to health care

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:32 AM | No Comments
Migrants and refugees arriving in Europe are likely to be healthy but risk falling sick due to poor living conditions in their host countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a first-ever...

FDA issues public health warning against consumption of 5 unregistered products

Posted on Monday, 21 January 2019 12:55 AM | No Comments
The FDA warned consumers against consumption of five food products in the market that “may pose potential health hazard to the consuming public."

DOH proposes VAT exemption on cancer medications

Posted on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 05:40 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Since the beginning of this year, medications for hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol have been exempted from the 12 percent value added tax (TAX). Such a measure...

China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards: study

Posted on Monday, 14 January 2019 08:19 AM | No Comments
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according a new study...

GIS EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Willie Ong to prioritize improvements in PH health care system when elected

Posted on Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:24 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Veteran physician Dr. Willie Ong became a social media sensation for his helpful tips on almost every health condition. His knowledge in the medical field has...

President Duterte is in good health — Malacañang

Posted on Thursday, 10 January 2019 12:55 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang assured anew that the public has nothing to worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health. The statement was issued after the result of a Social Weather Station...