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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

PHL to eventually sue Sanofi Pasteur over dengue vaccine scare —Duque

The Philippine government will eventually sue French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur over the dengue vaccine that was recently revealed to pose more risk than safety in some cases, said Health Secretary Francisco Duque II on Thursday. This would be on top [...]

December 7, 2017 Health

Kapalpakan ng DOH, mga titser ang sumalo

Umaalma na ang mga guro sa pampublikong paaralan sa mga programang ipinapasa sa kanila ng Department of Health (DOH) dahil nadadamay umano sila sa ilang mga kapalpakan ng departamento. Ayon sa mga guro, mula nung pumutok ang kontrobersiya hinggil sa bakuna kontra dengue na Dengva­xia, hindi maiwasan na mada­may sila sa paninisi ng mga magulang na nagpanik sa pagkakapabakuna sa [...]

December 6, 2017 Health

Woman Born Without Uterus Gives Birth in US Medical First

A healthy baby has been born at a Dallas hospital to a mother who received a uterus transplant. It’s a medical first for the United States, and an important milestone in the battle against infertility. As Time magazine reports, the landmark birth happened [...]

December 5, 2017 Health
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