“An OFW who had contact with the OFW who died of MERS-CoV in United Arab Emirates arrived in the country yesterday (Tuesday). He tested positive on the nose swab examination in UAE but completely no symptoms. The Embassy of the Philippines in UAE informed DOH and DFA immediately of the results.
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.
The number of reported dengue cases in Metro Manila in the first quarter of the year reflected a 41-percent drop from that of the same period in 2013, Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Going to a spa or a videoke bar in Quezon City? Chances are, you’ll be encouraged to “rubberize.” As part of its campaign against HIV/AIDS, the Department of Health’s National Capital Region office is “flooding” massage parlors, nightclubs and KTV bars with two items that promote safe sex: Free condoms and information flyers.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Two lawmakers are speaking out against the sale of state-owned hospitals to private companies, the latest of which is the P5.69-billion buy-out by the Megawide-World Citi Consortium of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).
By Tina G. Santos
With temperatures starting to rise, the Department of Health (DOH) has cautioned the public about heat stroke and other diseases commonly acquired during summer.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The Department of Health on Wednesday reminded media to be responsible in their reports after news of a “mysterious” flesh-eating disease spread in Pangasinan.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona urged the public not to panic over a supposed “flesh-eating” skin disease in Pangasinan.
By Niña P. Calleja
All 72 Department of Health (DOH)-run hospitals in the country are candidates for the public-private partnership (PPP) program of the government, ostensibly aimed at reforming the country’s health system.
By Nestor Corrales
The Department of Health (DOH) has been actively coordinating with local government units to prevent the spread of measles in the country, Malacañang said Saturday.
By Tina G. Santos
The high incidence of measles in several parts of the country is not caused by a new strain of the disease, the Department of Health said Friday.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Barely a week into the new year, the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) in San Carlos City has already treated 14 measles-afflicted patients from different towns in the province. But Policarpio Manuel, PPH director, described the situation as “not yet alarming,” saying that patients did not come from a single place, which would have [...]
By Edwin Fernandez
Dengue downed 12,719 people in Central Mindanao last year, almost three times more than the number of people the mosquito-borne disease sent to hospitals in 2012, the regional office of the Department of Health said Wednesday.