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

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 | 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: January 21st, 2019 | 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: January 16th, 2019 | 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: January 14th, 2019 | 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: January 10th, 2019 | 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: January 10th, 2019 | 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...

Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls

Posted on: January 5th, 2019 | No Comments
LONDON (Reuters) – Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as...

Quarantine group relieved for failure to institute protocol vs. African Swine Fever

Posted on: January 4th, 2019 | No Comments
  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol on his social media account announced that the entire Quarantine group at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be relieved...

Firecracker-related injuries decline by 52% at 236 cases – DOH

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) noted a significant decline in the number of firecracker-related injuries from December 21, 2018 to January 2, 2019. This year’s tally,...

DOH warns pharmacies not giving VAT exemption on diabetes, hypertension drugs

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – Under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, prescription medicines for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol will be free of the 12% valued added...