Posts Tagged Health

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...

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...

WHO: PH ranks third in highest number of measles cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 27, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked the Philippines third among top ten countries with the highest number of measles cases in the world. The Philippines recorded a total of...

Anti-Botcha: Mayor Isko orders intensified meat inspections in Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   August 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday ordered the conduct of intensified inspection in public markets following the seizure of thousands of kilograms of “botcha” or...

UP students discover horn snail extract as potential cancer treatment

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 15, 2019

Researchers from the University of the Philippines (UP) has discovered that extracts from horn snails contain potential cancer treatment. According to their research several extracts from horn snails (Telescopium telescopium) may...

DOH: Dengue cases rise to nearly 116,000; 500 deaths

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 25, 2019

The number of dengue cases continues to rise to 115,986 with 491 deaths according to the Department of Health (DOH). The health department said several regions in the country, which...

Are suicidal thoughts contagious?

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 5, 2019

There is a touch of lightness in the air as sun rays peek through the trees. Each step has a sound which carries a sense of peacefulness. There is calm....

Legazpi City, Albay under state of calamity due to rabies

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 27, 2019

The local government of Legazpi City, Albay has declared a state of calamity to access funds which will be used to purchase of anti-rabies vaccines. According to Dr. Emmanuel Estipona,...

80% of lightning survivors sustain long-term damage

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 24, 2019

Specialists say that 80% of lightning survivors sustain long-term damage. Based on scientific data, around 24,000 individuals died after getting struck by lightning while around 240,000 survived the strike. However,...

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