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More cycling is what we need in all our cities

More cycling is what we need in all our cities

We see more cars on the road every day. The assumption is that if roads are filled with cars, more roads are needed to accommodate the growing number of motor vehicles. This is unfortunately a flawed prescription, leading to greater [...]

November 27, 2021 Health
DoST trial on herbal anti-dengue capsule to finish soon

DoST trial on herbal anti-dengue capsule to finish soon

The Tuklas Lunas program of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) remains in full swing as one of its projects is set for completion soon. The clinical trial, which costs nearly P12 million and is being implemented by Pharmalytics [...]

September 6, 2021 Health
PH sets new daily high for COVID-19 cases at 17,231

PH sets new daily high for COVID-19 cases at 17,231

The Philippines hit its biggest single-day increase of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 17,231 new cases on Friday, Aug. 20. The number surpassed the previous high of 15,310 on April 2, 2021— wherein the [...]

August 21, 2021 Health, News
US investigates latest case of a rare tropical disease

US investigates latest case of a rare tropical disease

U.S. health officials are investigating the latest fatal case of a rare tropical disease typically found in South Asia. The unidentified person, who died last month in Georgia, was the fourth U.S. case this year of melioidosis caused by a [...]

August 10, 2021 Health
NCR, other COVID 'hotspots' to get vaccine priority

NCR, other COVID ‘hotspots’ to get vaccine priority

No Filipino will be left out in the government’s vaccination program against the coronavirus disease, President Duterte assured the nation Tuesday as the country’s cases of infections fueled by the Delta variant continued to soar. The government however will give [...]

August 3, 2021 Health, News
Delta surge to kill thousands

Delta surge to kill thousands

WARNING that a surge caused by the Delta variant may kill thousands, the independent OCTA Research group on Wednesday proposed two weeks of hard lockdown. It said the lockdown would prevent a “catastrophic” spike. OCTA founder Professor Ranjit Rye said [...]

July 29, 2021 Health, News
Delta variant 97% more transmissible

Delta variant 97% more transmissible

An infectious disease expert on Wednesday, July 21, said the Delta variant is 97 percent transmissible than the original lineage. During a virtual Palace briefing, Dr. Rontgene Solante, who heads the adult infectious diseases unit at San Lazaro hospital in [...]

July 22, 2021 Health, News
8 Delta patients who got well test positive again

8 Delta patients who got well test positive again

EIGHT Filipinos who supposedly recovered from the more contagious Delta coronavirus variant from India have tested positive again, Philippine health authorities said on Tuesday. The cases now remain active, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told a virtual news briefing. [...]

July 21, 2021 Health, News
Seniors priority for J&J Janssen jabs – DOH

Seniors priority for J&J Janssen jabs

The Department of Health (DOH) said the Janssen vaccines of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) should be administered exclusively to the elderly population, as they “continue to be at risk of severe COVID-19 or hospitalization.” The country faces the threat of [...]

July 19, 2021 Headlines, Health
Jabs could ease Delta-driven surge

Jabs could ease Delta-driven surge

OCTA Research on Sunday said the possible surge of new Covid-19 cases in the country could be as severe as the one last March, but it could be mitigated if the pace of vaccination is stepped up. The surge could [...]

July 19, 2021 Health, News