Health and Lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle as part of intervention for diabetic patients

Healthy lifestyle as part of intervention for diabetic patients

November 16, 2023, 8:29 pm

MALASIQUI, Pangasinan – The Department of Health-Center for Health Development in the Ilocos Region (DOH-CHD-1) regularly conducts free mobile diabetic screening tests and promotes healthy lifestyle as part of the interventions to curb the rising diabetes cases in the region. In a phone… Read More

DOH verifying alleged leaked Covid-19 vax data

DOH verifying alleged leaked Covid-19 vax data

November 14, 2023, 4:44 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it is verifying the alleged leak of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination data stored in the World Health Organization (WHO). In a statement, the DOH confirmed that it had received reports that such data was compromised and leaked. “The… Read More

DOH kicks off immunization drive vs. cervical cancer in Pampanga

DOH kicks off immunization drive vs. cervical cancer in Pampanga

November 10, 2023, 7:58 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Health - Central Luzon (DOH-3) on Friday launched a vaccination and information campaign against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among girls aged 9 to 13 for a cervical cancer-free future. The kickoff activity of the "Pampanga SHIELD… Read More

DOH: P50.56-B health emergency allowance released as of Nov. 3

DOH: P50.56-B health emergency allowance released as of Nov. 3

November 8, 2023, 9:45 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said it has released a total of PHP50.56 billion health emergency allowance (HEA) to health care workers (HCWs) as of Nov. 3, 2023. In a statement, the DOH noted that the amount include a PHP4-billion increase due to the recent allotment from… Read More

Joint panel proposed to assess PH health care system

Joint panel proposed to assess PH health care system

November 8, 2023, 7:53 pm

MANILA – A lawmaker on Wednesday proposed the creation of a joint committee from the Senate and the House of Representatives to find a targeted solution to the country's ailing health care system. In filing House Resolution 1436, Marikina Rep. Stella Quimbo said a joint congressional committee… Read More

Guard against Covid-19 despite drop in cases – health expert

Guard against Covid-19 despite drop in cases – health expert

November 8, 2023, 4:50 pm

MANILA – Senior citizens, the immunocompromised and people with comorbidities are advised to continue protecting themselves against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) despite a reported decrease in cases nationwide. Philippine College of Physicians president and infectious disease expert… Read More

Coin bank program helps eliminate neonatal deaths in Abra town

Coin bank program helps eliminate neonatal deaths in Abra town

November 6, 2023, 7:59 pm

BAGUIO CITY – The coin bank program of the municipality of Peñarrubia in Abra province, which encourages those who are pregnant to save money for emergencies, is contributing to the town’s zero neonatal death rate since 2012. Liza Buenafe, who delivered her third child in August 2016, told… Read More

Newborn screening to boost healthcare services in Piddig hospital

Newborn screening to boost healthcare services in Piddig hospital

November 6, 2023, 6:12 pm

LAOAG CITY - More newborn in remote areas of Ilocos Norte no longer need to be traveled far to avail of sophisticated newborn screening test as this will soon be available at the newly-upgraded Piddig District Hospital. Dr. Medeldorf Gaoat, chair of the committee on health of the Sangguniang… Read More

PhilHealth members urged to use online services on Nov. 1-2

PhilHealth members urged to use online services on Nov. 1-2

October 31, 2023, 3:12 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday urged members to use its online services on Nov. 1 to 2 as it close its offices in observance of All Saints' and All Souls' Days. In an advisory, PhilHealth said members can do transactions during the holidays through… Read More

DOH: Don't bring small children to cemeteries

DOH: Don't bring small children to cemeteries

October 30, 2023, 2:49 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday urged the public not to bring small children to cemeteries to keep them from getting injuries and catching diseases from overcrowding. "I am advising parents and caregivers not to bring small children to cemeteries as overcrowding and intense… Read More

DOH: Covid-19 cases plateauing

DOH: Covid-19 cases plateauing

October 26, 2023, 3:08 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health on Thursday said the number of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases nationwide is plateauing in the past four weeks. “As of Oct. 23, 2023, Covid-19 cases at the national level are plateauing and have not observed marked increases or decreases in… Read More

DOH chief orders creation of committee to probe PhilHealth cyberattack

DOH chief orders creation of committee to probe PhilHealth cyberattack

October 24, 2023, 5:40 pm

MANILA – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Teodoro Herbosa has ordered the creation of a committee that would investigate the recent cyberattack on the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) website last September. “Nagpa-create din ako ng investigating committee to… Read More

No increase in Covid-19 cases in PH – DOH chief

No increase in Covid-19 cases in PH – DOH chief

October 24, 2023, 2:25 pm

MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said the country has not recorded an increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). This, after Singapore recorded 2,000 daily cases of Covid-19 in the past two weeks due to EG.5 and HK.3 subvariants which are considered descendants… Read More

PH logs 45% increase in flu-like illnesses from Jan. 1 to Oct. 13

PH logs 45% increase in flu-like illnesses from Jan. 1 to Oct. 13

October 18, 2023, 6:52 pm

MANILA – The country has recorded a total of 151,375 cases of influenza-like Illness (ILI) from Jan. 1 to Oct. 13, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. In a message to reporters, the DOH said the tally translates to 45 percent increase compared to 104,613 ILI cases during the same… Read More

DOH starts nationwide caravan in Bicol to step up mental health drive

DOH starts nationwide caravan in Bicol to step up mental health drive

October 12, 2023, 4:55 pm

SORSOGON CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) is strengthening its programs to help people with mental health problems through the provision of various interventions such as establishing access sites for its services and giving free medicines. The agency on Wednesday launched its "Biyaheng… Read More

‘Mental health crisis a rising epidemic in PH’ – experts

‘Mental health crisis a rising epidemic in PH’ – experts

October 9, 2023, 6:18 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Philippine Mental Health Association Inc. (PMHA) on Monday raised the alarm over the “rising epidemic of mental health crisis” in the country. The group, composed of mental health professionals and advocates, said the situation needs widespread awareness, support… Read More

65% of breast cancer cases in PH diagnosed in advanced stage

65% of breast cancer cases in PH diagnosed in advanced stage

October 6, 2023, 5:30 pm

MANILA – About 65 percent of breast cancer cases in the Philippines are diagnosed in the advanced or late stages due to lack of adequate treatment and early detection. Philippine Cancer Society president Dr. Corazon Ngelangel said Friday breast cancer ranks first in terms of new cases and… Read More

DOH-Bicol targets 200K seniors for flu vaccination

DOH-Bicol targets 200K seniors for flu vaccination

October 5, 2023, 8:29 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Health in the Bicol Region is urging senior citizens to get vaccinated for added protection against illnesses, especially pneumonia and flu. In an interview on Thursday, Dr. Ernie Vera, DOH-Center for Health Development-5 (DOH CHD Bicol) regional director, said… Read More

DOH monitors over 3K cases of flu-like illness in W. Visayas

DOH monitors over 3K cases of flu-like illness in W. Visayas

October 4, 2023, 7:08 pm

ILOILO CITY – Western Visayas has posted a 15 percent increase in cases of flu-like illness this year, with 3,674 from Jan. 1 to Sept. 16, compared with 3,199 cases in the same period last year. Data from the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health Western… Read More

Vaccination safe, effective for kids – health experts

Vaccination safe, effective for kids – health experts

October 3, 2023, 6:26 pm

MANILA – Childhood vaccination is the most cost-effective intervention to prevent diseases which could lead to death among children under 5 years old, health experts said Tuesday. Dr. Vicente Belizario, former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Public Health, said one of these… Read More