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Public warned on batch of Rabipur anti-rabies vaccine without FDA approval

PHOTO from fda.gov.ph

Health authorities have warned the public against the use of a specific batch of illegally imported Purified Chick Embryo Cell Rabies Vaccine (inactivated) 2.5 IU/mL.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

At UST, it is BS SLP

FOURTH-YEAR speech language pathology students with Mojica (third from left) 
credit: Princess Daisy C. Ominga

For the longest time, only the University of the Philippines offered a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology degree as an undergraduate course in the country.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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?

Health Secretary Enrique Ona 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 »