Health and Lifestyle

DOH urges youths to get boosters vs. vaccine-preventable diseases

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said adolescents aged 10 to 19 years old are prone to vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), especially if they have not received booster shots."May mga bakuna na bumababa ang proteksyon habang tumatagal kung kaya kailangan ng karagdagang... Read More

Dengue cases in Central Luzon down by 63%

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The number of dengue cases in Central Luzon has significantly dropped by 63 percent from Jan. 1 to Aug. 5 compared to the same period in 2022.During the online “Talakayan, Kumusta Central Luzon” program on Tuesday, Entomologist III Jeffrey V. de... Read More

DOH: Proactive health measures curb spread of TB, HIV

MANILA – Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection could be prevented significantly, if not eradicated, through the implementation and observance of proactive health measures.“In line with one of the marching orders of our President, our goal is clear, the DOH... Read More

DOH-3 to roll out bivalent Covid-19 vax to gov't workers

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Health Central Luzon Center for Health Development (DOH CLCHD) will start on Tuesday the administration of bivalent coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines to government employees in Region 3 (Central Luzon).The two-day vaccination will... Read More

Tuberculosis remains one of major causes of death in PH

MANILA–The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said tuberculosis is still one of the 10 leading causes of death in the Philippines despite the availability of treatment.Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that 15,689 out of 563,465 recorded deaths among Filipinos from... Read More

Scientists push face mask use anew in UK due to new Covid variant

LONDON – Scientists have called for people in the UK to wear face masks again amid a worrying new Covid-19 variant “mutation.”They expressed concern over a subvariant of Omicron, “Eris,” which now accounts for one in 10 cases in the UK.The number of people diagnosed... Read More

Patients urged to seek early treatment vs. lung cancer

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Antique medical experts urged patients suspected of having lung cancer to seek early treatment for a better chance of survival as this is the number one cause of cancer-related mortality in the Philippines."In a virtual conference on Thursday, Dr. Hellarose... Read More

DOH reaffirms vow to end vax-preventable diseases among kids

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to end the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) among children.“By encouraging both children and their parents to religiously get routine immunization, we also give children an additional layer of... Read More

PH Covid-19 positivity rate drops to 3.3% as of Aug. 16

MANILA – The country's positivity rate or the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) went down to 3.3 percent as of Aug. 16.Over Twitter on Thursday, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David said the figure was a slight decrease from the 3.4 positivity... Read More

Angeles City fumigates 55 public schools vs. dengue

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – The city government here started on Tuesday the fumigation of the city’s 55 public schools to ensure the safety of children and teachers against dengue in time for the opening of classes on Aug. 29.The move is also in line with the Brigada Eskwela, an annual... Read More

69% of donated bivalent vaccines already administered - DOH

MANILA – Sixty-nine percent, or 269,000 doses, of the 390,000 donated doses of bivalent vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have been administered to priority population groups as of Aug. 14, a health official said Tuesday.In a media forum, Department of Health (DOH)... Read More

PHP15-B emergency allowance for HCWs up for distribution

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) still has over PHP15 billion worth of health emergency allowance (HEA) to distribute to health care workers (HCWs) who served in public and private hospitals during the pandemic.In a media briefing on Tuesday, Undersecretary Enrique Tayag reported that... Read More

New heart center in Marawi City begins operations

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Heart Institute of state-run Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in Marawi City has started performing operations after opening the facility on Friday.On Sunday, doctors of the APMC Heart Institute culminated their Cardiovascular Surgical Mission, which is in its third... Read More

Experts warn about potential uptick in child pneumonia cases

MANILA– The country could be facing a potential increase in cases of pediatric pneumonia as all sectors of the economy return to normal, following the end of state of public emergency due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).In a media roundtable discussion on Friday, University of the... Read More

E. Visayas eyes ‘kangaroo mother care’ to monitor infants

TACLOBAN CITY - The Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) has highlighted the study on kangaroo mother-assisted devices that will monitor the health of infants.EVHRDC chair and Department of Health Eastern Visayas regional director Exuperia Sabalberino on Wednesday said... Read More

PH logs lowest new Covid-19 cases in past 4 months

MANILA – The country has recorded 95 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the lowest tally in the past four months.Over Twitter on Tuesday night, OCTA Research Group fellow Dr. Guido David reported that the figure brought the total Covid-19 cases to 4,160,455 nationwide, with... Read More

FDA: No ongoing application for Zuranolone use in PH

MANILA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said there is no ongoing application for the product registration of Zuranolone, the first oral treatment for postpartum depression (PPD), in the country.In a statement Tuesday night, the FDA said it has not received an application for product... Read More

2K Bataeños get free health care services via ‘Lab for All’

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Some 2,000 residents of Bataan province availed of free medical consultations and services with the launch of the “Lab for All” project in Balanga City on Tuesday.First Lady Marie Louise Araneta-Marcos led the launch of the project which she... Read More

CPD calls for more NorMin doctors specializing in vasectomy

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) is calling for more medical doctors in Northern Mindanao to specialize in non-scalpel vasectomy.Fe Sumagpao, family planning program manager of the CPD-Northern Mindanao (CPD-10) said on Monday they need doctors in... Read More

Daily average of new Covid-19 cases down by 25%

MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases declined by 25 percent from July 31 to Aug. 6, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 140 daily infections, a decline of 46 cases from the 186... Read More