Posts Tagged Health

DOH: Practice good hygiene to prevent meningococcemia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has advised the public to practice good hygiene in order to prevent meningococcemia. DOH Assistant Secretary of the Public Health Services Team Maria Rosario Vergeire...

Senate questions P39 meal allowance of inmates

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 3, 2019

Senators on Thursday (October 3) questioned the P39 meal allowance of inmates at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) which was supposed to be P60 per meal a day. In 2018,...

DA warns hog raisers not to be swayed by alleged anti-ASF virus drugs

Marje Pelayo   •   October 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) warns the public not to give in to anyone offering alleged cure or drugs for treating African Swine Fever (ASF) similar to...

DOH: 10-year-old girl dies of diphtheria

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 26, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (September 24) confirmed that a 10-year-old grade schooler from Pandacan, Manila has died of diphtheria. Based on the information from the Manila Health...

DOH region 9 clarifies no confirmed poliovirus in Zamboanga Peninsula

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 24, 2019

The Department of Health region 9 has clarified that there is no confirmed case of poliovirus in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Out of the 15 specimens examined at the Research Institute...

Davao River tested positive for poliovirus, swim ban ordered

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 23, 2019

The Davao City Health Office has prohibited the public from swimming in Davao River after it tested positive of poliovirus. Davao City Health Office Chief Josephine Villafuerte said they took...

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...

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