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Maggots are hiding in lots of your favorite foods — and it’s perfectly legal

A Wawa customer in New Jersey on Tuesday claimed that he found two live maggots — the larval stage of flies and other related insects — crawling in his hoagie. While this could be an extreme case (Wawa said it was “highly unlikely and [...]

January 23, 2018 Health


CANNABIS-INFUSED WINE – Non-alcoholic wine is no fun. It's just grape juice. But what if you replace the alcohol with cannabis? Now we're cookin'!   And that's just what Rebel Coast winery in California decided to do.   Rebel Coast is [...]

December 28, 2017 Health

JV naniniwalang di dapat isisi kay Aquino ang pagbili ng dengvaxia

Naniniwala si Senate Committee on Health and Demography chair JV Ejercito na maaaring in good faith o maganda ang layunin ni dating pangulong Benigno Aquino III nang nagdesisyon ito na bumili ng mga dengue vaccine na nagkakahalaga ng P3.5 billion. [...]

December 15, 2017 Health

14,000 pulis naturukan ng Dengvaxia

14,000 pulis naturukan ng Dengvaxia: Inutos ni National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa ang pag-monitor sa 14,000 pulis na naturukan ng kontrobersyal na Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine. Nabakunahan ng Dengvaxia ang unang batch ng mga pulis noong Setyembre habang [...]

December 14, 2017 Health

Walang anomalya sa Dengvaxia—Noy

IGINIIT ni dating Pangulong Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III na walang katiwalian sa pinasok na deal ng kanyang gobyerno sa Sanofi Pasteur, ang manufacturer ng anti-dengue vaccine na Dengvaxia. Sa ikalawang yugto ng pagdinig ng Senado kaugnay sa umano’y anomalya dengue [...]

December 14, 2017 Health

Aquino ready to face Dengvaxia probe at Senate

Former President Benigno Aquino III has expressed his willingness to attend the next Senate inquiry into his administration's P3.5-billion dengue vaccination program. In 2015, Aquino ordered the realignment of the vaccination fund from the budget to purchase three million doses [...]

December 13, 2017 Health

Nanay ng isang bata kay Garin: Nakakatulog pa ba kayo?

“Nakakatulog pa ba kayo sa gabi?” Ito ang tanong ng isang nanay, na kabilang ang anak sa nabakunahan ng Dengvaxia, kay dating Health Secretary Janette Garin matapos magkaharap kahapon sa pagdinig ng Senado kaugnay ng P3.5 bilyong anti-dengue vaccination program. [...]

December 12, 2017 Health

More Filipino families experience hunger in Q3 — SWS survey

Filipino families experience hunger in Q3: The number of Filipino families that experienced involuntary hunger in the third quarter of the year rose by half a million, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). About 11.8 [...]

December 8, 2017 Health

10-year-old in hospital due to suspected dengue was given Dengvaxia dose in August

A 10-year-old boy has been admitted to a hospital in Cebu due to suspected dengue, months after he received a first dose of controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. According to a report by Sandra Aguinaldo on 24 Oras on Thursday, Jujen [...]

December 7, 2017 Health

VACC uncovers Dengvaxia ‘death’

ANTI-CORRUPTION advocates on Wednesday said a 10-year-old girl who died six months after being inoculated with Dengvaxia may have been the first fatality of the dengue vaccine. Dante Jimenez, chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), said his [...]

December 7, 2017 Health