Health and Lifestyle

Angeles City fumigates 55 public schools vs. dengue

Angeles City fumigates 55 public schools vs. dengue

August 15, 2023, 7:24 pm

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 program… Read More

69% of donated bivalent vaccines already administered - DOH

69% of donated bivalent vaccines already administered - DOH

August 15, 2023, 6:35 pm

 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

PHP15-B emergency allowance for HCWs up for distribution

August 15, 2023, 5:40 pm

 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

New heart center in Marawi City begins operations

August 13, 2023, 8:17 pm

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

Experts warn about potential uptick in child pneumonia cases

August 11, 2023, 5:31 pm

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

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

August 9, 2023, 7:01 pm

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… Read More

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

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

August 9, 2023, 12:35 pm

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

FDA: No ongoing application for Zuranolone use in PH

August 9, 2023, 12:17 pm

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’

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

August 8, 2023, 8:52 pm

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 initiated to… Read More

CPD calls for more NorMin doctors specializing in vasectomy

CPD calls for more NorMin doctors specializing in vasectomy

August 7, 2023, 9:00 pm

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%

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

August 7, 2023, 7:01 pm

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

P25-M health care hub to benefit 18.6K families in Albay town

P25-M health care hub to benefit 18.6K families in Albay town

August 6, 2023, 4:46 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Some 18,580 families are expected to benefit from a PHP24.9-million centralized health care facility that will be established in Libon, Albay by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol under its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and… Read More

Screen time may cause eye problems among kids: expert

Screen time may cause eye problems among kids: expert

August 4, 2023, 6:13 pm

MANILA – Eye problems among children could be affected by "sedentary screen time", an activity described by the World Health Organization (WHO) done in front of a screen, such as television, computer, mobile phones and other gadgets. "Minsan ang mga bata buong araw nasa screen, pero huwag natin… Read More

DOH logs 2 new cases of EG.5 Omicron subvariant

DOH logs 2 new cases of EG.5 Omicron subvariant

August 4, 2023, 6:05 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) has detected two more cases of the EG.5 Omicron subvariant of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In its latest Covid-19 biosurveillance report on Friday, the EG.5 cases were among the 767 samples sequenced by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine… Read More

85K dengue cases logged this year so far; weekly tally rising

85K dengue cases logged this year so far; weekly tally rising

August 2, 2023, 5:19 pm

MANILA – The country has recorded a total of 85,692 dengue cases from Jan. 1 to July 22, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. The DOH noted that the tally is 19 percent lower than the 106,517 cases reported during the same period in 2022, but dengue cases are increasing since the… Read More

Dengue on a downtrend in Central Visayas

Dengue on a downtrend in Central Visayas

August 1, 2023, 8:47 pm

CEBU CITY – Erratic weather conditions that bring about alternating cold and warm temperatures have contributed to a decrease in dengue cases in Central Visayas, a health official said on Tuesday. Dr. Ronald Jarvik Buscato, program manager of the Department of Health-Central Visayas (DOH-7)’s… Read More

Solon calls for early breast cancer detection programs

Solon calls for early breast cancer detection programs

August 1, 2023, 7:59 pm

MANILA – Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar on Tuesday reiterated her call for the government to intensify its early detection programs, and promote easier access to preventive screening against breast cancer to save the lives of Filipino women. “With the alarming growth of… Read More

No Pfizer bivalent jabs yet in PH market: DOH

No Pfizer bivalent jabs yet in PH market: DOH

August 1, 2023, 3:48 pm

MANILA – Pfizer bivalent vaccine doses for the coronavirus disease 2019 have yet to become available in the local market, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the DOH said it has not received any application from pharmacies that intend to store the bivalent jabs… Read More

UNICEF, ILO seek employers’ support for breastfeeding women

UNICEF, ILO seek employers’ support for breastfeeding women

August 1, 2023, 11:20 am

MANILA – In commemoration of World Breastfeeding Week, international organizations on Tuesday urged employers in the Philippines to give more importance to breastfeeding women. In a statement, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour… Read More

Typhoon victims in Northern Luzon to get more meds, hygiene kits

Typhoon victims in Northern Luzon to get more meds, hygiene kits

July 31, 2023, 11:23 pm

LAOAG CITY – More cough and cold medications, pain relievers, vitamins, and salbutamol inhalers, among other medicines, will be distributed to typhoon-hit areas in the Ilocos Region. In response to the call of Senator Imee R. Marcos, Regional Director Paula Paz Sydiongco of the Department of… Read More