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Valenzuela opens new, improved health centers

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Valenzuela residents can now expect consistent health-care services when they drop by the city’s health centers which are compliant with standards set by the Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

WHO: 80% of world population now polio-free

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Eighty percent of the world’s population is now polio-free, the World Health Organization said.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

7 million deaths linked to air pollution annually—WHO

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A report released on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that around 7 million people died—one in eight of total global deaths—as a result of air pollution exposure in 2012.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | 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 »

30,000 Tacloban children to get vaccination

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The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Wednesday they have joined the Philippine government’s massive vaccination drive against measles and polio for children in Tacloban City, which was hit hardest by Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Health department moves to collect, identify bodies

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The Department of Health (DOH) has set up a quick system for managing the collection of bodies in the typhoon-ravaged areas of Leyte and Samar provinces.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Nearly 9 in 10 kids in China know cigarette logos: study

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Nearly nine out of 10 children in China can identify a cigarette logo, according to a US study out Monday that measured tobacco recognition among five- and six-year-olds in various countries.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ten million more people advised to take HIV drugs–UN

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Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released on Sunday, which experts say could avert 6.5 million deaths or new infections by 2025.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

WHO study: Third of women suffer domestic violence

In this Thursday, July 30, 2009 file photo Shoes representing female victims of violence are displayed by protesters from the Chilean Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Santiago. The sign at bottom reads in Spanish "Rosa Alvarado, 31, stabbed by ex-boyfriend, 16 April 2008." About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. AP

In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China H7N9 bird flu spreads to new province—state media

A nurse stays with a patient at a specialized fever clinic inside the Ditan Hospital, where a Chinese girl warded for the H7N9 strain of bird flu, in Beijing Saturday, April 13, 2013. The 7-year-old girl has become the first confirmed case in Beijing of the latest strain of bird flu virus, which has killed 11 and sickened 34 others in eastern China, officials said Saturday. AP

China’s H7N9 bird flu virus spread to a new province on Sunday, with state media reporting two human cases in central Henan just west of the area where the disease has been centred.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DOH wants e-cigarette smoking also banned in public places

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SEC chairperson Teresita Herbosa.  Photo from http://www.sec.gov.ph

Smokers using electronic cigarettes in public places should also be apprehended like those puffing regular cigarettes in no smoking areas, a Department of Health (DOH) official said Tuesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

WHO plays down China bird flu fears

A vender stands near chicken cages at a chicken whole sale market on Tuesday April 2, 2013 in Shanghai, China. China's financial capital, Shanghai, on Tuesday activated an emergency response plan following the recent deaths of two men from a lesser-known strain of bird flu. AP FILE  Photo

The World Health Organization on Tuesday played down fears over a strain of bird flu which has killed two people in China, but said it was crucial to find out how the virus infected humans.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Beware of toxic huts for ‘Pabasa’

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USING an x-ray fluorescence device, a member of EcoWaste Coalition tests a “kubol” in a Makati City neighborhood for lead. Nine of the 17 “Pabasa” huts registered above normal levels of the toxic chemical. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ EcoWaste Coalition

Makati residents be warned: Participating in the traditional “Pabasa” this Holy Week may be good for your soul but not for your health.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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