Health

Leptospirosis Outbreak 2018
Kathryn Jalbuena

'WILD' Diseases: DOH Advises The Public To Take Precautions Against Leptospirosis, Dengue, Et Al.

The coming of the rainy season in 2018 has also brought an outbreak of leptospirosis to Metro Manila.Leptospirosis is a disease transmitted by contact with the urine of some animals. Rats are known to be the most common animal capable of transmitting leptospir...

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Dino Mari Testa

President Duterte Signs Mental Health Law

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed Republic Act No. 11036, also known as the Philippine Mental Health Act, into law.Under the new law, the government will create a roadmap for the inclusion of mental health services as part of the public healthcare ...

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Dengvaxia News
Kathryn Jalbuena

Study Confirms Uninfected Children Vaccinated Against Dengue Face Greater Risk

Kids who never had dengue but were given a dengue vaccine created by pharmaceutical company Sanofi are at higher risk from severe dengue.A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Wednesday, June 13, analyzed the data and found that, if...

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Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Mosquito-Proof Your Home: 8 Ways To Do It Naturally

Sun's out, fun's out. And so are swarms of mosquitoes. But it's not really hard to find ways to mosquito-proof your home.In tropical countries like ours, it is a known fact that mosquitoes carry some of the world's deadliest diseases: dengue fever, yellow feve...

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How To Stay Healthy While Travelling
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

9 Important Health Tips Travelers Should Always Remember

They say travel is healthy for your mind, body, and spirit. A getaway is vital for keeping your sanity amidst stress-beating deadlines. As travelers enjoy wandering foreign streets, taking in new sights, and tasting exotic foods, many tend to lose track of th...

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Dengue Prone Areas In The Philippines
Kristel Serran

Dengue Prone Areas in the Philippines

Dengue is endemic to all regions of the Philippines. Amid the Dengvaxia controversy, Filipinos have learned that natural prevention is still the best way to avoid contracting this viral infection.A lot of well-researched factors affect the increase of the deng...

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Kristel Serran

A Comparison Of Dengue Insurance Products In The Philippines

There are a number of insurance plans available in the Philippines that offer financial protection from health problems, accidents, and death. They vary with the types of packages they offer, from a single plan to comprehensive ones.In the Philippines, we’re...

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Kathryn Jalbuena

14 Children Vaccinated With Dengvaxia Had 'Dengue Shock Syndrome'

At least 14 children who died after being vaccinated with Dengvaxia had signs of “severe” dengue.In a news conference on Thursday (January 11), Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced the initial findings of a team of experts from the Philippine Gen...

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Dino Mari Testa

Your Guide To New Philhealth Contributions For 2018

Last November, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) released a circular announcing an increase in premium contributions.According to the agency’s Circular No. 2017-0024, PhilHealth members' contributions are being adjusted in order to kee...

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Kristel Serran

Recover From The Christmas Holiday Binge Fest With These 6 Affordable Detox Tips

We’re all excited for the upcoming holidays and all the celebrations. There’s nothing quite like Christmas in the Philippines - lots of food, family reunions, time spent catching up with friends, more food, and of course, some alcohol in between.With all t...

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