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Chinese ‘quack’ doctor freed to kill again—reports

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A Chinese “quack” doctor who believes water causes disease and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again, state-run media reported Thursday.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Which vaccine is better?

Enrique Ona: Still health secretary. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines–Which antipneumonia shot is really better?   An economic analysis of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 10 (PCV 10) and its more pricey version, the PCV 13, has shown that the latter helped avert an estimated 63,000 more cases of pneumococcal diseases than the former in 2012.   The PCV 13 also prevented 495 more […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cagas showing symptoms of psychosis—doctor

former governor of Davao del Sur who has been accused of masterminding the 2010 killing of journalist Nestor Bedolido  has been brought back to the district jail here after spending two days in a hospital.

Chief Insp. Peter Bongngat, district jail warden, said Douglas Cagas. FILE PHOTO

Former Davao del Sur governor Douglas Cagas, who has been accused of masterminding the 2010 killing of journalist Nestor Bedolido, might be suffering from “great reactive psychosis” as a result of depression, his physician said Tuesday.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Members of the Department of Defense's Ebola Military Medical Support Team go through special training at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Antonio. AP FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Governor to press raps over hospital drug shortage


Davao del Sur Gov. Claude Bautista has vowed to pursue charges against officials or staffers of Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital here if they are found liable for medicine hoarding or trying to rake in commissions.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »