Posts Tagged WHO

Plastic particles in drinking water present ‘low’ risk – WHO

Robie de Guzman   •   August 23, 2019

Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...

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...

WHO warns against falsified rabies and anti-rabies vaccines in PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 18, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against falsified rabies and anti-rabies vaccines circulating in the Philippines. Based on their 2019 medical product alert, the WHO identifies three falsified rabies...

WHO warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 20, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against the spread of antimicrobial resistance around the world. A recent UN report showed that 700,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant diseases....

Uganda confirms first case of Ebola

Robie de Guzman   •   June 12, 2019

Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a five-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ministry...

Don’t let tobacco take your breath away—WHO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 2, 2019

Tobacco kills one person every four seconds, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This World No Tobacco Day, the WHO reiterates the deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand...

WHO: Tobacco kills 8 million each year; e-cigarettes, not a proven alternative

Robie de Guzman   •   May 30, 2019

Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday (May 29), ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday (May 31). The WHO said...

Rules on use of e-cigarette, vapes out next week – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   May 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is looking to release an order detailing the regulations on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vapes next week, a health...

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

Robie de Guzman   •   April 2, 2019

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...

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

admin   •   June 20, 2018

  Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children’s ‘screen time’ – addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization...

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