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USFDA approves first drug for postpartum depression

Posted on Thursday, 21 March 2019 06:40 PM | No Comments
The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression (PPD) in adult women. PPD is a debilitating disorder that affects women during...

Dengue cases in Zamboanga Peninsula up by 81%

Posted on Monday, 18 March 2019 12:51 PM | No Comments
Dengue cases in Zamboanga Peninsula rose to 81 percent, according to the Department of Health (DOH) 9. Cases had reached 1,743 from January 1 to March 7, 2019. Based on...

DOH: even a little water can serve as breeding ground for mosquitoes

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 04:34 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health (DOH) has raised concerns during the ongoing water shortage in Metro Manila and nearby areas especially with the increasing dengue cases in the country. The recent...

NKTI to use other dialysis method to cope with water shortage

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 03:48 PM | No Comments
The National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) has announced that patients in their facility will undergo another dialysis method to cope with the water shortage. During their press conference on Thursday,...

Maynilad to prioritize NKTI, 4 other hospitals in water delivery

Posted on Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:42 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health will be implementing stricter guidelines in hospitals that are affected by water shortage. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III instructed these hospitals to only allow one companion...

Calabarzon has received over 800,000 measles vaccines this year — DOH

Posted on Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:34 PM | No Comments
The Department of Health has given a total of 862,237 measles vaccines to 862,237 children in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon). According to the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit’s...

BFP warns residents: water from firetrucks, not drinkable

Posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:52 PM | No Comments
The Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) reminds residents not to drink the water from firetrucks, as several fire departments provided water to residents experiencing water shortage. BFP Spokesperson Fcinsp....

DOH lists diseases that contaminated water brings

Posted on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 08:23 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Tainted water or anything that has been contaminated with bacteria and other harmful organisms must not be consumed by humans due to risks of contracting diseases, according...

FDA warns against purchase, consumption of unregistered turmeric, ginger powder

Posted on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 04:44 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public against consumption of food products that were not registered and were not issued with proper authorization by the...

Bulacan Medical Center launches new isolation ward for measles patients

Posted on Monday, 11 March 2019 06:40 PM | No Comments
The hospital rooms in Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos, Bulacan are usually crowded. Patients infected with measles are sometimes forced to share one bed. This prompted the hospital management immediately...