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Avoid whipping, nailing to cross, advises DOH

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday urged penitents to practice other forms of atonement other than whipping themselves bloody and nailing themselves to crosses as part of their Lenten rituals and sacrifice, saying these practices may cause serious health problems.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

HIV cases rose 43% to 486 in February; 16 AIDS deaths reported — DOH

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Four hundred eighty-six new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), were reported in February, a 43-percent increase from figures seen in the same period in 2013, the Department of Health said.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tips to avoid heat stroke: Light colored clothes, cold water

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Wear light-colored clothes. Drink lots of cold water and stay out of the sun.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill filed vs privatization of public hospitals

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Alarmed by the planned privatization of major public hospitals in Metro Manila, two Mindanao solons filed a bill preventing the Department of Health (DOH) to privatize or sell government hospitals.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH launches anti-mosquito drive in Metro

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The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOH launches sanitation drive to stop surge of mosquitoes in Metro

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The Department of Health (DOH) has started a massive mosquito elimination campaign, targeting construction areas, diggings, stagnant canals and waterways all over the metropolis following the sudden increase in mosquitos in some parts of Metro Manila.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Nearly 4,000 cases of measles reported in first two months of 2014—DOH

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Almost 4,000 measles cases have been reported during the first two months of the year, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dengue fever transmission highly possible in buses

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Dengue-carrying mosquitoes travel by bus too.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

PH among top nations with TB, says WHO

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Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag

The Philippines is among the four countries that account for 93 percent of the tuberculosis cases and deaths in the Western Pacific region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Large mosquitos in Manila not dengue-carriers – health exec

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The large mosquitoes swarming some areas in Metro Manila do not carry the deadly dengue disease, a Department of Health (DOH) official said on Friday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Warning raised vs rising temps

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

With temperatures starting to rise, the Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned the public about heat stroke and other diseases commonly acquired during summer.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ona calls on doctors to issue BIR-approved receipts to back tax drive

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday urged doctors to issue receipts to their patients as he backed the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) drive for the payment of right taxes.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philhealth lauded for plan to cover ‘catastrophic illnesses’

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“Very ambitious.” This was how a Department of Health official described a medical package offered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. that would now include the “very expensive” treatment of some “catastrophic illnesses.”

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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