Health reform advocate accuses Sanofi of concealing Dengvaxia risks

MANILA, February 26, 2018 – Health reform advocate Dr. Anthony Leachon on Monday accused French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur of concealing safety issues in its controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. During the House committee on good government and public accountability hearing on the Dengvaxia mess, Leachon, who was a former member of the dengue expert panel of […]

02.03.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
2 of 14 Dengvaxia-related deaths could be due to vaccine failure — DOH

2 of 14 Dengvaxia-related deaths could be due to vaccine failure — DOH

MANILA, Feb 2 (Mabuhay) — Of the 14 Dengvaxia-related death, two are suspected to have been caused by vaccine failure, the Department of Health said on Friday. At a press conference, DOH Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo said that a total of three patients exhibited causal association, but only two might have be due to the […]

02.02.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

DOH officials deny allegations of corruption

MANILA – A total of 13 officials of the Department of Health (DOH) issued a statement late Wednesday, denying allegations of corruption over the procurement of the controversial dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. The officials, led by Undersecretary Mario Villaverde, said they “categorically deny” the accusations hurled against them by former DOH consultant, Dr. Francisco Cruz, over their […]

26.01.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
Former Health chief Garin claims no midnight deal in procuring Dengvaxia

Former Health chief Garin claims no midnight deal in procuring Dengvaxia

MANILA, Dec 11 (Mabuhay) –Former Health Secretary Janette Garin on Monday refuted claims of corruption and conspiracy in the procurement of P3.5 billion worth of Dengvaxia vaccines from French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur. “Wala po itong corruption, wala po itong pinaghahangad na pagmamadali dahil matagal na pong pinaguusapan ang dengue,” she said in a press […]

15.12.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Health Sec. Duque to parents: Sana ‘wag kayong mawalan ng tiwala

MANILA, Dec 11 (Mabuhay) — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday appealed to the public not to lose its trust in vaccinations provided by the government amid the Dengvaxia controversy. “Please don’t let this one event taint the innocence of the other vaccines becuase the other vaccines have been proven for decades of their […]

15.12.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown, News, Philippine News ·

Close to 2,000 new HIV cases in July-Aug. 2017

MANILA – A total of 1,962 people, mostly male, were found to be infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in July and August this year, the Department of Health’s (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau reported. Of the figure, 858 cases were recorded in July and 1,104 in August, according to the latest report of the HIV/AIDS and […]

08.12.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

Sanofi Pasteur vows to cooperate on ‘Dengvaxia’ review

MANILA – Sanofi Pasteur on Monday assured its full support to the progress of the review that will be done by experts and the Department of Health (DOH) on Dengvaxia and in the delivery of proper information campaign on dengue vaccine especially in areas where the vaccination was carried out. “Sa ngayon (As of now), nagco-collaborate kami ng (we are […]

08.12.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·

DOH’s Duque warns vs. self-medication, antibiotic resistance

MANILA, Nov 25 (Mabuhay) — On the heels of Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states’ declaration to fight anti-microbal resistance (AMR), Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cautioned the public against self-medication and antibiotic resistance. In line with the ASEAN leaders signing of the AMR on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila […]

02.12.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·

Storms could be more frequent from December to March — PAGASA

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) — More frequent extreme weather conditions and heavy rains threaten to hit the country starting next month and would probably last until March 2018. State weather bureau PAGASA’s data show that the chance of a developing La Niña in the Pacific Ocean is high. Citing PAGASA information, GMA News’ “Unang Balita” […]

01.12.2017 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, News, Philippine News ·
Health chief seeks to boost vaccination rate for kids

Health chief seeks to boost vaccination rate for kids

MANILA – Health Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque III has sought the help of various stakeholders in improving the vaccination rate for children, which was at 70 percent in 2016, far from the health department’s target. “Today, our vaccination coverage for fully immunized children or FIC is far from the 95 percent target and, in fact, has […]

25.11.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown ·
Health caravan conducts 121 surgeries in Mimaropa

Health caravan conducts 121 surgeries in Mimaropa

MANILA – The Department of Health’s (DOH) office in the Mimaropa region had provided a total of 121 surgical operations – 51 major and 70 minor — since its caravan, “ToDOH Alaga, May TSekAP Na, May Operasyon Pa!”, began at the Dr. Damian Reyes Provincial Hospital in Boac, Marinduque last July 13, its chief reported. “Now […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Philippine News ·

Study identifies genetic causes of asthma, hay fever, eczema

SYDNEY – An Australian-led international study has pinpointed more than 100 genetic risk factors that explain why some people suffer from asthma, hay fever and eczema. The study is touted as the first of its kind “designed specifically to find genetic risk factors that are shared among the three most common allergic conditions”, according to […]

10.11.2017 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services closer to the people

Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services closer to the people

MANILA, Aug. 12 – In keeping with President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of bringing government services directly to the people, various government agencies conducted Saturday the Serbisyo Caravan and Community Forum with various sectors at the Commonwealth Elementary School in Quezon City. The praticipating agencies include the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the […]

DOH on heightened alert amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

DOH on heightened alert amid bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

MANILA, Aug 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday is on “heightened alert” amid the bird flue outbreak in a poultry farm in San Luis, Pampanga, a DOH official said. DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that all hospitals and other health facilities in Pampanga are under heightened monitoring due the avian flu threat. […]

16.08.2017 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News, Philippine News ·
American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts launches in Los Angeles  Volunteers needed to knit or crochet little red hats for babies born in February

American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts launches in Los Angeles Volunteers needed to knit or crochet little red hats for babies born in February

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2016 – The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Little Hats, Big Hearts launches in Los Angeles to raise awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. The program, in collaboration with The Children’s Heart Foundation and sponsored locally […]

09.12.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News ·
Say it ain’t so: Cranberry juice has no impact on UTIs

Say it ain’t so: Cranberry juice has no impact on UTIs

MOSCOW, Oct 31 (PNA/Sputnik) – Hold on to your, um, hats: it turns out cranberry juice doesn’t prevent urinary tract infections. Cranberry juice has long been the at-home solution for women hoping to avoid the extremely common, extremely annoying infection. But an Oct. 27 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association tells women […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News ·
Aussie research says Asia’s rare snake venom could create non-addictive painkillers

Aussie research says Asia’s rare snake venom could create non-addictive painkillers

SYDNEY, Oct. 31 (PNA/Xinhua) – An Australian research has found that the venom derived from one Southeast Asia’s rarest and most beautiful snake can be turned into non-addictive painkiller drug that could work better than opium. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences Faculty of Science Associate Professor Dr Bryan Fry said venom derived from […]

07.11.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Hontiveros visits Zika epicenter, pushes barangay-led prevention measures

Hontiveros visits Zika epicenter, pushes barangay-led prevention measures

ILOILO CITY – In Barangay Benedicto, Iloilo City where four cases of Zika virus have been reported, Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros’ visit on Saturday served as a positive challenge to push for barangay-led prevention measures. “Sa barangay nangyari, sa barangay ang solusyon”, urged Hontiveros.  In a meeting with local leaders and residents, the neophyte Senator explained […]

19.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News ·
Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals

Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday. So-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are found in thousands of everyday products, ranging from plastic and metal food containers, to detergents, flame retardants, toys […]

18.10.2016 · Filled under: Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, will be lit up in pink this week to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer, its developers said on Wednesday. The lights will be turned on late Thursday and for the next two days, and then on the same days in the following weeks, to mark […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·