Those responsible for Dengvaxia mess to be held liable: Duque

MANILA – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has assured that those responsible for the dengue vaccine mess would be held accountable. “Once it is proven that there were information that were not fully disclosed but were factors in these latest developments, someone will...

DOH eyes zero injury from firecrackers

MANILA – Various government agencies led by the Department of Health (DOH) and private groups on Monday relaunched “Oplan: Iwas Paputok” in the hope of achieving zero firecracker-related injury this coming New Year. DOH Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo took the opportunity to remind...

Medical marijuana must be strictly regulated: DOH chief

MANILA – Ad Interim Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has expressed support for the use of medical cannabis in the country, provided it is under strict regulation. “It is supposed to be for compassionate use, so there must be a very narrow applicability and must be...

Menopausal hormone therapy not linked to early death

WASHINGTON – Taking hormone therapy to treat menopausal symptoms like hot flashes does not increase a woman’s risk of early death, according to a long-term follow-up of trials that were stopped early due to health concerns. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) research...
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PHL’s Nicole Cordoves is 1st runner up in Miss Grand International 2016

MANILA, Oct. 26 (PNA) – Nicole Cordoves, the Philippines’ bet to Miss Grand International 2016, placed first runner up during the pageant night held at Westgate International Theater in Las Vegas on Oct. 25 (Oct. 26 in Manila). Indonesia’s Ariska Putri Pertiwi was named Miss...
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Tobacco products to carry graphic health warnings starting Nov. 4

MANILA, Oct. 19 (PNA) – Beginning Nov. 4, all tobacco products being manufactured and imported for sale in the Philippines must contain graphic health warnings in compliance with Republic Act No. 10643. “This means that cigarette packs must carry graphic health warnings and...
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  Zsa Zsa Padilla and Conrad Onglao are back together.

Five months after calling off their engagement, the two have reconciled, according to a newspaper report. Padilla refused to reveal other details, explaining that she prefers to keep things “private.” She added that she wants her and Onglao’s second chance at their relationship...
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Tobacco products to carry graphic health warnings starting Nov. 4

MANILA, Oct. 19 (PNA) – Beginning Nov. 4, all tobacco products being manufactured and imported for sale in the Philippines must contain graphic health warnings in compliance with Republic Act No. 10643. “This means that cigarette packs must carry graphic health warnings and...
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DOH’s pilot Mega Treatment and Rehab Center in Nueva Ecija will be operational next month: Sec. Ubial

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Wednesday that the 10,000-bed mega drug treatment and rehabilitation center for drug dependents being built in Nueva Ecija is almost complete. The DOH said that full operation of the facility will...

Nationwide smoke-free policy won’t affect sin tax revenues: DOH

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday it is confident that sin tax revenues will not be reduced by the imminent implementation of the nationwide smoke-free policy. “Based on similar implementations in other countries, there have been no...