Health and Lifestyle

Int'l research team finds new anti-cancer protein

Int'l research team finds new anti-cancer protein

March 23, 2018, 7:28 pm

GENEVA -- An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein that not only prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver, but also serves as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer, according to a press release by the… Read More

DOH intensifies drive to reduce tuberculosis cases

DOH intensifies drive to reduce tuberculosis cases

March 22, 2018, 9:43 pm

MANILA --The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on different sectors to collaborate in boosting efforts toward reducing and eventually wiping out the number of tuberculosis cases among Filipinos by 2022 via the Philippine Strategic TB Elimination Plan (PhilSTEP). Health Secretary Francisco… Read More

DOH cautions public vs. consuming street food

DOH cautions public vs. consuming street food

March 22, 2018, 2:02 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) has reiterated its warning to the public to be extra careful when eating street food, especially this summer when food prepared by the roadside is prone to contamination. “You know, we should really avoid street food because flies swarm on these," DOH… Read More

PhilHealth urges accredited hospitals, clinics to use e-Claims

PhilHealth urges accredited hospitals, clinics to use e-Claims

March 22, 2018, 1:24 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Thursday called on its accredited health care institutions (HCIs) to shift to electronic claims (e-Claims) to facilitate claims processing and improve data integrity. PhilHealth Circular ‎2017-0030 published last January 9,… Read More

Duque to visit hospitals that ‘rejected’ Dengvaxia vaccinee

Duque to visit hospitals that ‘rejected’ Dengvaxia vaccinee

March 21, 2018, 6:25 pm

MANILA -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Wednesday he would file a case against four hospitals in Cavite if he is not satisfied with their reasons for reportedly refusing to admit a patient who had received the anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. "I will personally warn them of their… Read More

No new HIV strain in PH: DOH

No new HIV strain in PH: DOH

March 21, 2018, 4:19 pm

MANILA -- There is no new strain of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday. The DOH made the statement after some online news sites reported that there is a new and more aggressive HIV strain in the Philippines.  "That is fake news,"… Read More

Keep elderly well-hydrated this summer: DOH

Keep elderly well-hydrated this summer: DOH

March 20, 2018, 8:01 pm

MANILA --The Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public that elderly members of their household must drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration especially as the summer heat persists. "They are the most vulnerable population to severe dehydration," DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III told… Read More

DOH records over 1K new HIV cases in January

DOH records over 1K new HIV cases in January

March 20, 2018, 4:47 pm

MANILA --A total of 1,021 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in just the first month of 2018, bringing the average of cases diagnose each day to at least 33 cases, the Department of Health said on Tuesday. Based on the latest HIV/AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) report from… Read More

DOH to revise protocols in monitoring Dengvaxia vaccinees

DOH to revise protocols in monitoring Dengvaxia vaccinees

March 19, 2018, 8:52 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday said that it is considering a change in existing protocols on adverse events following immunizations (AEFI) among children who have been injected with Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. "There will be modification or revision of the AEFI protocols because,… Read More

DOH to devotees: Avoid self-flagellation

DOH to devotees: Avoid self-flagellation

March 19, 2018, 5:08 pm

MANILA -- With Holy Week just around the corner, the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday called on those planning to engage in flagellations during Lenten season to avoid doing such acts and instead choose other forms of sacrifice. "Maganda sana, tigilan na natin yong mga self-flagellation kasi… Read More

Refrain from swimming in Manila Bay: DOH

Refrain from swimming in Manila Bay: DOH

March 19, 2018, 4:15 pm

MANILA --The Department of Health (DOH) has called on the public to refrain from taking a dip in Manila Bay as a way to cool off the summer heat, warning them of the various health risks. "Doon po sa mga lugar na medyo malapit sa ating siyudad dito sa ating Manila (Bay), huwag po sana dahil… Read More

DOH, DOST to fund dengue-related studies

DOH, DOST to fund dengue-related studies

March 16, 2018, 10:24 pm

MANILA--The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it is partnering with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to strengthen research development in finding solutions to the dengue problem in the country. "We're very, very happy that (DOH) Secretary (Francisco) Duque and DOST… Read More

Dengue cases down by 32% in Jan-Feb 2018

Dengue cases down by 32% in Jan-Feb 2018

March 16, 2018, 5:27 pm

MANILA --The Department of Health (DOH) has reported that the number of dengue cases decreased in the first eight weeks of 2018 compared to the same period last year. "The dengue incidence has in fact gone down," DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said when reporters asked about the current number… Read More

DOH wants license revocation vs. erring hospitals

DOH wants license revocation vs. erring hospitals

March 15, 2018, 5:01 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday warned hospitals that will refuse to attend to emergency cases patients or else have their licenses to operate revoked. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III issued the stern warning after receiving reports that some hospitals in Cavite allegedly… Read More

Cavite dengue cases up, but no province-wide outbreak

Cavite dengue cases up, but no province-wide outbreak

March 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla confirmed on Wednesday that dengue cases in the province has increased but clarified that this is “not a province-wide outbreak.” Remulla aired this after data from Cavite Health Office’s Provincial Epidemiology &… Read More

DOH focusing on airtight case vs. Sanofi

DOH focusing on airtight case vs. Sanofi

March 14, 2018, 6:26 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said it is not in a hurry to file a case against Sanofi Pasteur, manufacturer of the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine, saying it is focusing on making an airtight case against the pharmaceutical firm. "We cannot be too in a hurry in so far the as case… Read More

DOH belies claims of deaths due to Dengvaxia

DOH belies claims of deaths due to Dengvaxia

March 13, 2018, 8:11 pm

MANILA -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday belied claims of some groups that there are several children injected with dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, have been hospitalized and dying in medical facilities. Duque said this was based on the Department of Health's (DOH) initial assessment… Read More

DOH urges dog, cat owners to have pets vaccinated

DOH urges dog, cat owners to have pets vaccinated

March 13, 2018, 5:01 pm

MANILA -- With summer just around the corner, the Department of Health (DOH) has called anew on pet owners to be responsible by ensuring that their pets, especially dogs, are vaccinated and properly leashed. "Be a responsible dog owner. Vaccinate your pets, keep them properly leashed, and maintain… Read More

DOH won't share Dengvaxia masterlist with PAO

DOH won't share Dengvaxia masterlist with PAO

March 12, 2018, 7:42 pm

MANILA --The Department of Health (DOH) will not be sharing the Dengvaxia masterlist containing the names of children who have been vaccinated with the dengue vaccine to the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) any time soon. This after DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III opted to follow the opinion of… Read More

WHO experts in Manila to help in Dengvaxia assessment: DOH

WHO experts in Manila to help in Dengvaxia assessment: DOH

March 12, 2018, 5:32 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) said six medical experts from World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Manila on Monday to help the agency in establishing a stronger surveillance and assessment system among Dengvaxia recipients. "We want to have a stronger surveillance system which is… Read More