KENNETH HARE HERNANDEZ

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HEALTH Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial on Monday denounced the shooting of provincial health officer Vicente Soco of Dinagat Island, the latest in a string of murders victimizing rural doctors. “Killing a town’s physician is almost like killing the countless people who rely on this physician to ensure their health and…

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The public should not panic over Japanese encephalitis (JE) amid reports of shortage of the vaccine for the disease in hospitals and clinics in the country. “There is no need to panic because, in fact, physicians have actually been giving this vaccine at least in private practice because it’s recommended…

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The Department of Health (DoH) expects the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban on Implanon and Implanon NXT once the Food and Drugs Administration issues its findings that these contraceptives are non-abortifacients. “The TRO (temporary restraining order) will be lifted once FDA has determined that implants and other contraceptives…

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A recent report on Filipinos carrying the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) said 1,013 cases were recorded in June, making it the second time in a row that cases have breached the 1,000-mark since May. According to the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) report of the Department of…

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The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said there have been no confirmed human cases of avian influenza in the affected towns of Pampanga and Nueva Ecija since the Department of Agriculture (DoA) announced an outbreak there. The DoH was able to identify 34 “suspect” cases of bird flu, 30…

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The Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday said laboratory test results released by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) showed that the two suspect cases of farmers in San Luis, Pampanga, with flu-like symptoms turned out as negative. DoH Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag said they have been informed of…

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The Department of Health (DoH) reported a considerable decrease of dengue fever cases in the first half of 2017 from January 1 to July 1. Only 43,770 cases nationwide have been recorded from January 1 to July 1, a 36.8 percent increases from last year’s 69,297 cases. Among the 43,770…

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The Department of Health (DoH) reported a considerable decrease of dengue fever cases in the first half of 2017 in which only 43,770 nationwide have been tallied from January 1 to July 1. This is 36.8 percent lower than the 69, 297 recorded in the same period in 2016. Among the…

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