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16 new cases of HIV now reported daily, DOH warns

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag

Sixteen new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), are reported everyday, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

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

Circumcision campaign vs AIDS lifted by new evidence


A campaign to encourage circumcision among men in sub-Saharan Africa to help protect them against the AIDS virus was backed by new research on Monday showing that men who have had the operation are unlikely to engage in unprotected sex.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cancer-stricken Santiago takes leave to seek treatment in US

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. FILE PHOTO BY JOSEPH VIDAL / PRIB

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago formally informed the Senate on Friday about her plan to seek medical treatment abroad, saying she would either “rise victorious” from cancer after six weeks or come back to the country in a “horizontal position.”

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sarangani town hit by sharp rise in measles cases

Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The municipal health office in Alabel town, Sarangani, has launched a house-to-house visitation in nine barangay (villages) affected by the sharp rise of measles cases.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City grapples with surge of dengue fever cases

Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the dengue virus.

The city health office is doubling its efforts to control dengue fever as the number of cases surged in June.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »