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Dengue infects over 59,000, kills 69 in Thailand

Posted on: September 20th, 2018 | No Comments
Thailand has seen over 59,000 patients infected with dengue fever, 69 of whom died from the disease, according to the figures given by the country’s health department in September. In...

UK baby born with heart outside body allowed to visit home

Posted on: September 11th, 2018 | No Comments
  A British baby who was born with her heart outside her body has been allowed to make visits to her parents’ home after months in a hospital, the BBC...

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy: study

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 | No Comments
  Some 70 percent of women with early-stage breast cancer and an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can safely skip chemotherapy after their tumors have been removed, U.S. researchers said on Sunday (June 3). The...

Portugal parliament rejects legal euthanasia in divisive vote

Posted on: May 30th, 2018 | No Comments
Portugal’s parliament rejected on Tuesday (May 29) a bill that would have legalized voluntary euthanasia for terminal patients in the Catholic-majority country by a narrow margin, but it secured enough support to...

WHO calls emergency meeting to address Ebola outbreak in Congo

Posted on: May 18th, 2018 | No Comments
  The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene an emergency meeting today to consider the international risk of the Ebola outbreak in Congo. WHO official Peter Salama says the UN...

Private doctors promote asthma awareness in poor far-flung areas

Posted on: April 30th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on the first of May. In line with this, experts seek to help curb the ballooning cases of asthma-related deaths...

Air quality linked to cardiac ‘events,’ heart disease patients unaware

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 | No Comments
Poor air quality with high levels of tiny pollution particles known as PM 2.5 are tied to a spike in emergency department visits for heart- and lung-related illnesses and stroke,...

DOH considers regulating the use of vapes

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Many are under the impression that because e-cigarettes or vapes do not contain tobacco, they pose little risk to health. “Noong mga time na nag-switch na nga ako...

Health advocate group stages protest vs Sanofi Pasteur

Posted on: March 6th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —A health advocate group dashed to Sanofi Pasteur’s office in Taguig City condemning the pharmaceutical company’s alleged neglect over the Dengvaxia anomaly. The Coalition for People’s Right to...

At least 30 establishments in Boracay are without a proper drainage system

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —The Malay Municipal Engineering Office and the Municipal health officer inspected the drainage of a hotel to determine if it properly connects with the sewerage system of Boracay....