Health and Lifestyle

WHO probes uptick in Palawan malaria cases

WHO probes uptick in Palawan malaria cases

July 24, 2023, 5:41 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over an apparent surge in malaria cases in this city and other parts of Palawan province. Mayor Lucilo Bayron said Monday a WHO delegation has visited the city to assess the reported outbreak, accompanied by… Read More

Hand hygiene, simplest way to avoid infection: expert

Hand hygiene, simplest way to avoid infection: expert

July 21, 2023, 8:35 pm

MANILA – Healthcare workers and patients in hospitals are prone to infections and they can be best protected by basic hand hygiene. In a media Kapihan forum on Friday, National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program manager Dr. Charmaine Louise Lozada said basic hand hygiene involves… Read More

DOH-CAR targets 26K kids for vax vs. measles, other diseases

DOH-CAR targets 26K kids for vax vs. measles, other diseases

July 20, 2023, 5:32 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Health in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) continues to exert efforts to inoculate 26,000 children who have not received basic vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles. "May hinahanap kami na mga 26,000 dito sa Cordillera na… Read More

Rehabilitation increases injury patients' quality of life: expert

Rehabilitation increases injury patients' quality of life: expert

July 19, 2023, 9:43 pm

MANILA – Therapy, which is part of rehabilitation medicine, plays an important role in increasing the quality of life of patients suffering from injuries to their musculoskeletal, nervous and cardiopulomonary systems. Rehabilitation medicine is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance, restore,… Read More

'Lab for All' caravan brings free medical services to Zambales

'Lab for All' caravan brings free medical services to Zambales

July 18, 2023, 6:34 pm Updated on August 18, 2023, 9:04 am

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Thousands of residents in Botolan, Zambales on Tuesday availed of free medical consultations and services with the launching of the “Lab for All” project. The project was initiated by First Lady Marie Louise Araneta-Marcos in an effort to bring free medical… Read More

DOH logs over 1.6K respiratory cases in Albay amid Mayon unrest

DOH logs over 1.6K respiratory cases in Albay amid Mayon unrest

July 17, 2023, 2:48 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 1,624 acute respiratory infections among evacuees in Albay amid Mayon Volcano's continuing unrest. DOH Undersecretary Enrique Tayag said Monday the respiratory cases included coughs, colds, and sore throats, and were logged under the syndromic… Read More

DOH: 44 of 46 identified provinces in PH already filariasis-free

DOH: 44 of 46 identified provinces in PH already filariasis-free

July 14, 2023, 7:27 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday reported that 44 out of 46 provinces in the country where lymphatic filariasis (LF) is endemic have been declared free of the infection. In a media forum, DOH’s Disease Prevention and Control Bureau medical officer Kim Patrick Tejano noted that… Read More

Smokers, alcohol drinkers can donate blood - DOH

Smokers, alcohol drinkers can donate blood - DOH

July 12, 2023, 9:04 pm

MANILA – Smokers and individuals who take alcoholic drinks can still take part in bloodletting activities, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. “If you’re a smoker, no problem, but be sure, at least four hours before the donation time, hindi po tayo nakapagsigarilyo (you don’t… Read More

PH logs 814 new cases of Omicron subvariants

PH logs 814 new cases of Omicron subvariants

July 12, 2023, 4:28 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has detected 814 additional cases of the highly transmissible Omicron subvariants. In its latest coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) biosurveillance report released Wednesday, the DOH noted that 850 samples were sequenced by the University of the… Read More

Palawan inmates, jail guards get free check up, nutrition advice

Palawan inmates, jail guards get free check up, nutrition advice

July 11, 2023, 4:16 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Both detainees and staff members of the Palawan Provincial Jail on Tuesday received free health services in line with the celebration of Nutrition Month. Dubbed Bantay Kalusugan, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Provincial Nutrition Office (PNO)… Read More

LGUs must mandate purchase of heart emergency gadgets

LGUs must mandate purchase of heart emergency gadgets

July 9, 2023, 8:11 pm

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga – All local government units (LGUs) must prioritize the procurement of public automated external defibrillator (AED), urged Philippine Heart Association (PHA) incoming Central Luzon Chapter president Dr. Rayzen Lim. An AED is a portable, life-saving device which, when… Read More

Laguna highlights affordable diet on Nutrition Month

Laguna highlights affordable diet on Nutrition Month

July 3, 2023, 7:52 pm

SANTA CRUZ, Laguna – To strengthen the campaign for proper nutrition, the provincial government of Laguna, through its Provincial Nutrition Action Office, launched the celebration of the 49th Nutrition Month on Monday. In an interview, Teresita Ramos, the Provincial Nutrition Action Officer,… Read More

PH daily average of new Covid-19 cases declines by 20%

PH daily average of new Covid-19 cases declines by 20%

July 3, 2023, 6:19 pm

MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases decreased by 20 percent from June 25 to July 2, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday. In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 392 daily infections, a decline of 100 cases from the 492… Read More

Puerto Princesa dengue cases on the rise but manageable

Puerto Princesa dengue cases on the rise but manageable

June 27, 2023, 6:09 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – City health officials have sounded the warning bells over rising cases of dengue here amid the onset of the rainy season. As of Tuesday’s data from the City Health Office (CHO), there have been 954 dengue cases overall this year. Dengue virus is transmitted to… Read More

DOH launches Lab for All in Laguna

DOH launches Lab for All in Laguna

June 27, 2023, 3:59 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday launched the "Libreng Laboratoryo, Konsulta, at Gamot Para sa Lahat" caravan in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. In a statement, DOH Secretary Teodoro Herbosa said the caravan also known as “Lab for All” is a project of First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos.… Read More

Board exam non-passers can work as nursing assistants - PRC

Board exam non-passers can work as nursing assistants - PRC

June 26, 2023, 5:48 pm

MANILA – Nursing graduates who have yet to pass the licensure examination could work as nursing assistants, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said Monday. PRC Commissioner Jose Cueto Jr. said hiring non-board passers is part of the earlier pronouncement of Health Secretary Teodoro… Read More

Nurse shortage not nat'l emergency to issue temporary licenses

Nurse shortage not nat'l emergency to issue temporary licenses

June 26, 2023, 3:28 pm

MANILA – The shortage of nurses could not be considered a “crisis” to support a suggested plan of issuing temporary licenses to nursing graduates who did not pass the board exam, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said Monday. PRC Commissioner Jose Cueto Jr. said the Medical Act of… Read More

Batangas stocks up on emergency blood supply

Batangas stocks up on emergency blood supply

June 23, 2023, 3:35 pm

BATANGAS CITY – The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has reiterated its appeal to qualified donors, especially young and healthy individuals, to participate in any of several ongoing blood-letting drives to allow the province to stock up on emergency blood supply. Arlene Brucal, voluntary blood… Read More

P722.5-M nutrition projects to benefit 60 Bicol LGUs

P722.5-M nutrition projects to benefit 60 Bicol LGUs

June 20, 2023, 8:59 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A total of 60 local government units (LGUs) in Region 5 (Bicol) will benefit from PHP722.5 million worth of community sub-projects of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), the Department of Social Welfare and… Read More

91% of children in Ilocos get measles-rubella vaccine

91% of children in Ilocos get measles-rubella vaccine

June 19, 2023, 6:02 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The Department of Health regional office in Ilocos (DOH-1) recorded a total of 378,396 children immunized against measles-rubella in the region as of June 16 or 91 percent of the target population. “We commend the determination and perseverance of our implementing… Read More