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DOH eyes refund for dengue vaccine

DOH eyes refund for dengue vaccine

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking into the possibility of requiring the manufacturer of the world’s first dengue vaccine to refund the government following reports that the treatment poses risks to people without a history of dengue. “It is [...]

December 4, 2017 Health

Duterte vows to get to the bottom of dengue vaccine ‘health scam’

The office of the Philippine president on Sunday vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a suspended dengue immunization program, which it said placed thousands of lives at risk. The Department of Health (DOH) halted on Friday the use of [...]

December 4, 2017 Health

No reported deaths due to dengue vaccine: Sanofi

Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Monday said there have been no reported deaths in the Philippines related to the P3.4 billion dengue vaccination program that has been suspended by the Philippine government. “As far as we are made aware, there are [...]

December 4, 2017 Health

Senate eyes probe into DOH anti-dengue vaccine in January

The Senate will investigate the Department of Health’s procurement of anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, after manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur said it may cause “severe disease” to those who have no prior infection of the virus. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, chair of the [...]

December 2, 2017 Health

Dengue vaccination put on hold, says DOH Sec. Duque

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday said the government's dengue vaccination program has been put on hold after the manufacturer of the vaccine raised health concerns. “Pinahinto muna natin. We're putting on hold ang dengue vaccination program hanggang magkaroon [...]

December 1, 2017 Health
heaviest man in the world

One time ‘world’s heaviest man’ has second surgery in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican once certified as the heaviest man in the world is recovering from a second stomach-reduction surgery that doctors hope will help him shed more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds), the medical center treating him reported [...]

November 24, 2017 Health

Pinay domestic helper sa Singapore, himalang nakaligtas sa brain aneurysm

Pinay domestic helper sa Singapore, himalang nakaligtas sa brain aneurysm [...]

November 18, 2017 Health
Several areas test positive for red tide: BFAR

Several areas test positive for red tide: BFAR

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has identified several coastal areas in the country that tested positive for red tide. The public was advised “not to harvest, not to sell, not to buy, and not to eat” shellfish from [...]

November 2, 2017 Health

The 5 Easy Steps to Make A Perfect and Effective “Paragis Tea” at Your Home

“Guyabano” became favoured in curing cancer. “Tawa-tawa” is well known for treating dengue. The first is a usual fruit while the second is a usual grass. Currently there’s another weed up to stardome. It is none other than the “Paragis.” This weed [...]

October 17, 2017 Health

Half-cup rice ordinance approved in Iloilo

The Iloilo City council has approved an ordinance requiring food establishments to include half-cup rice serving in their menu. The main objective of the ordinance is to prevent wastage and give consumers more choices. The food service industry was given [...]

September 7, 2017 Health, News