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Firecrackers and fireworks displays are traditional ways of welcoming the New Year, as their noise and lights are believed to chase away evil spirits or bad luck. However, the practice of lighting up firecrackers and fireworks can be dangerous and can cause health hazards. Last year, the Department of Health…

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THE Philippines is supporting World Health Organization (WHO)-backed proposals to regulate Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes—the use of which is popularly known as “vaping”—presented during the seventh biennial Conference of Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) held in November. The FCTC Bureau is seeking to…

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THE Global Institute of Traditional Medicine, which will apply clinical research and testing to traditional Chinese medicine in an effort to better develop policy, market analysis, and commercialization, was launched in Beijing on December 8, the consortium of universities backing the project announced. The institute is a research collaboration between…

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THE Department of Health (DOH) has urged the public to be vigilant about food safety and mindful of the potential for unhealthy weight gain during the holiday season. Assistant Secretary of Health Enrique Tayag explained more food-borne infections are expected because “more will prepare food this time of the year.”…

WELLNESS WATCH

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The Christmas rush and the feasting that follows can take a toll on your health. In fact, statistics have shown that heart attack incidences spike right after the holidays, owing to the indulgences one takes during the festivities. This is why it is important to still keep your health in…

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LOCAL laboratory developer and supplier Philab Industries will establish the Philippines’ first diagnostic test manufacturing facility to produce “self-test” kits for diseases such as dengue, malaria, and Zika as well as other medical conditions, the company announced last Wednesday. Philab will be developing the manufacturing facility in a joint venture…

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DELAYED cancer diagnosis is a persistent problem, leading to poorer outcomes for patients, according to a research study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore last week. In the study of cancer patients at the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology in Chandigarh, India,…

AS HIV CASES HIT HIGHEST MONTHLY TOTAL SINCE JUNE 1984

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Department of Health (DOH) together with Department of Education (DepEd), non-governmental organizations, and private institutions used the occasion of World AIDS Day last Thursday to launch a multi-faceted effort to address the increase of HIV infections in the Philippines. DOH statistics showed that about 26 new cases of HIV infection…

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The House of Representatives’ Committee on Health heard the views of government officials and health advocates on the government’s dengue vaccination program during the panel’s second day of hearings into the efficacy and safety of the Department of Health’s (DOH) school-based immunization, after two pupils who received the first dose…

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SYDNEY: A group of Australian schoolchildren working on a shoestring budget have recreated the HIV drug whose price was controversially jacked up 5,000 percent by a former hedge fund manager. US drug company chief Martin Shkreli became a global figure of hate after buying the rights to Daraprim and then…

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