Category Archives: Wellness News

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Free anti-pneumonia vaccines for senior citizens

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | Written by
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The Department of Health (DOH) will launch the Expanded Pneumococcal Immunization Program for Senior Citizens. This year, all senior citizens aged 60 and 65 years old can avail of free pneumococcal vaccination in their respective health centers. The vaccine will comprise of two doses: senior citizens aged 60 years old will be given the first dose and will receive the…Read More »

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PH launches the world’s first ‘AIDS Hour’

Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Written by
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The Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with the Local Government of Quezon City will spearhead the observance of the 33rd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (IACM) at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle today, 14 May 2016. The IACM is an annual global event commemorating those who have died from HIV and AIDS. Everyone will light candles signifying hope…Read More »

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PWDs now exempted from VAT

Thursday, 31 March 2016 | Written by
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President Benigno Aquino III has approved the bill exempting persons with disabilities (PWD) from paying value added tax (VAT). Malacanang announced that Aquino signed Republic Act 10754 or An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) into law last March 23. The law amends the RA No. 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons. Under…Read More »

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Key facts: Zika Virus

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Written by
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Zika virus infection is a vector-borne disease caused by a flavivirus. This occurs in tropical countries with large mosquito population. Transmission Zika virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti in tropical regions. Mosquitoes that spread Zika bite aggressively during the day. This is the same mosquito that transmits…Read More »

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DOH monitoring Zika virus

Sunday, 31 January 2016 | Written by
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The Department of Health is closely monitoring the situation and studying the Zika virus abroad to ensure public safety. Global health experts have raised alarms that the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa. Zika virus is a tropical infection that…Read More »

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DOH reminds public to take precaution in buying, eating food from unknown sources

Friday, 17 July 2015 | Written by
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The Department of Health stressed the importance of food safety on acquiring and consumption of unknown products as 1,925 people were reported to be poisoned in Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Agusan del Sur on Friday, July 10, after they ate candies. As of July 13, 66 patients are still admitted in different hospitals for observation. “DOH is…Read More »

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Be protected | Second MERS-CoV recorded in PH

Friday, 10 July 2015 | Written by
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The second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was confirmed by the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, July 6. A 36-year-olf male foreigner from the Middle East tested positive of the virus, a report said. The patient, whose name and nationality were withheld, reportedly travelled from Saudi Arabia and passed by Dubai. The patient is now in…Read More »

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Hemophilia awareness

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Written by
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Jeanette (not her real name) almost died during childbirth. She suffered from serious bleeding after delivery. Her baby was safe but doctors had a difficult time controlling Jeanette’s postpartum hemorrhage. She was bleeding profusely. When the doctors informed Jeanette’s family that her life was in great danger; her parents decided to call a priest to bless her. Jeanette’s husband, parents…Read More »

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[Count me in Campaign] Philippine hemophilia community seeks public support

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Written by
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In celebration of the World Hemophilia Day on April 17, the Hemophilia Association of the Philippines for Love & Service (HAPLOS) will spearhead a national gathering of different Hemophilia groups and support organizations at the Glorietta Mall in Makati City on April 11 to 12. Dubbed “Count Me In,” the two-day activity seeks to raise awareness and understanding about hemophilia…Read More »

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‘Not following the safe way,’ blamed over increase in HIV-AIDS case

Monday, 12 January 2015 | Written by
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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda has put the blame on those who do not “follow the safe way of doing it” over the increasing number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus. “We have always stated there are measures undertaken to ensure the prevention of HIV. Unfortunately, those who engage in certain activities, some of them don’t seem to follow the safe…Read More »

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