Category Archives: Wellness News

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DOH health facilities on ‘white alert’ until Jan. 5

Monday, 22 December 2014 | Written by
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The Department of Health (DOH) including the central office, regional offices and DOH-retained hospitals nationwide are placed in a “Code White Alert” from Dec. 21, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2014. The “Code White Alert” level puts all hospital personnel on a standby status for deployment and augmentation as the need arises for additional medical and other services. It has also …Read More »

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Gov’t to train health workers on Ebola response

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Written by
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IIn response to calls from local medical groups, the Philippine government will soon begin training government health workers to prepare them on how to respond and handle cases of the dreaded Ebola virus, which continues to plague countries in Western Africa and even in America and Europe. The Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the…Read More »

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Mandatory Philhealth coverage for all senior citizens pushed

Friday, 29 August 2014 | Written by
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A legislator last week cried foul about the country’s public healthcare system still pressured to meet the rising demand of care for the country’s citizens aged 60 years old and above. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said during his privileged speech on August 20 the government was “falling short when it comes to taking care of the elderly,” according to a…Read More »

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Public reminded of practices vs. Ebola

Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Written by
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Although the country’s health agency has assured that the Philippines is still free from Ebola virus, a contagious viral disease which is currently causing outbreak in Africa, its officials still reminded the public to gear up against the spread of the virus. In an advisory on its blog site, the Department of Health (DOH) advised Filipinos to practice the following: Avoid…Read More »

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Dengue vaccine could prevent infection by more than half – study

Friday, 11 July 2014 | Written by
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A recent study revealed that a newly-formulated dengue vaccine could effectively prevent dengue from infecting a person, however by more than half only. The findings published on  on July 11, showed that the tetravalent dengue vaccine created by a multinational drug company produced an efficacy rate of 56.5-percent among children aged two to 14 years old, and also reduced the risk…Read More »

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FDA issues advisory on use of banned slimming products sold online

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 | Written by
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has monitored several slimming or anti-obesity pill, like the Hokkaido Slimming Pills, which are advertised and sold online. These products may contain harmful ingredients. From 2010 to 2012, the FDA has issued the recall, seizure, and ban of at least twenty-six (26) slimming or anti-obesity products, which contained amphetamine, sibutramine, and steroids. These products…Read More »

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