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Local apps help fight against COVID-19

Some are able to provide health assessment, keep important information, and even provide a platform to request for financial assistance.

13 more infected with COVID-19, bringing total to 230

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported that 13 more people have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the total to 230.

Vaccination: Is it safe?

In April 2016, over a million public school students in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, and Calabarzon lined up to take part in the immunization program of the first dengue vaccine. It was recommended that the three doses of the vaccine be administered at six-month intervals. It was more than a year into the program, in November 2017, when Sanofi Pasteur issued a warning that immunized people who had not previously been infected with one of the four known varieties of dengue may experience a more severe version of the disease.

Securing the way to safety

Car is an important investment, thus, owners do all the possible means to protect it. And with the increasing number of road accidents today,...

PHL nominates health expert as regional director in WHO

THE PHILIPPINES has nominated physician Susan Pineda Mercado, Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives, for the position of Regional Director of...

Addictive gaming to be recognized as disease — WHO

GENEVA -- “Gaming disorder” will be recognized as a disease later this year following expert consensus over the addictive risks associated with playing electronic...

WHO hails major gains against once ‘neglected’ diseases

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented progress” in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — including dengue...

Cases of hepatitis B and C hit 325 million: WHO

GENEVA -- An estimated 325 million people are living with hepatitis B or C and few are aware of their condition, with death tolls...

WHO hails major gains against once ‘neglected’ diseases

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday hailed “unprecedented progress” in the fight against 18 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) — including dengue...

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year: WHO

GENEVA — More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization...

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary beverages as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing...

Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO

GENEVA — One in four deaths worldwide is due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and...

State of Philippine mental health care

Today, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Mental Health Atlas (pdf), showing...