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Only patients with parental consent can take advantage of the government’s free immunization program by Department of Health. (DOH) The Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that using the school-based platform, the DOH would continue to provide free vaccination to school-age children from kindergarten to grade 7. After a fast health assessment and evaluation of their immunization status against measles, only learners with parental consent will be vaccinated. However, the


Obese individuals who were involved in resistance training were more probable to see reductions in a form of heart fat associated with cardiovascular disease, a fresh research finds. In the tiny research, scientists determined that a certain form of heart fat, pericardial adipose tissue, was lowered in patients who did weight lifting, but not in those who worked to increase their endurance with aerobic exercise, according to a report released


With the rising cases of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in this province, the provincial government of Bulacan is beefing up anew its advocacy and awareness campaign. Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, Provincial Health Officer, on Tuesday cited the need to equip residents with the right knowledge about HIV and AIDS to effectively combat the disease. Data from the Provincial Health Office showed Bulacan has the highest number of HIV


Rainy season has formally started in the country. Apart from preparing and bringing umbrella, coats, boots and other rain gears, the public is urged anew to take simple health precautions to ward off diseases common at this time of the year. Between the common illnesses during wet season are influenza, dengue fever and leptospirosis. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious and year-round disease but usually peaks


ILOILO CITY — Elementary students here have been taught on how to protect themselves from dengue during Friday’s observance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dengue Day 2019. Dr. Rose Marie Lamirez, Medical Officer IV of the Department of Health (DOH) – Center for Health Development (CHD) 6 (Western Visayas) said children themselves should be aware of ways to prevent the mosquito-borne disease. “Our children are affected –


MANILA — Further young Filipino men are now being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. In a solidarity conference in Quezon City, Mary Joy Morin, DOH Central Office National AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and STI (sexually transmitted infection) Prevention and Control Program Officer, said around 65,463 cumulative cases have been recorded from 1984 to March 2019 and the predominant mode of transmission


ILOILO CITY — A recorded high of 597-percent increase in cases of mosquito-borne disease dengue in Iloilo province. Dr. Patrica Grace Trabado, chief of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO), satted there were 2,453 dengue cases recorded between January 1 and June 1 this year. In comparison, there were 352 dengue cases for the same period of last year. This provoked Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. to call for an emergency

Department Of Health

As the rainy season projected to start the following week, the Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, June 7, cautioned the public against certain illnesses. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a statement it is imperative for the public to be prepared for rainy season diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis as well as malaria, and dengue. “It is best to arm ourselves with weapons against these


Environment group, EcoWaste Coalition calls on volunteers to use lead safe paints for a healthy school just in time for Brigada Eskwela. The group also remind partaking schools to be mindful of the government’s environmental and health policies. Thony Dizon, the chemical safety campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition, notes that lead is dangerous for the developing brains of children. “The mandatory use of lead-safe paints in schools has to be strictly

vegan diet

Belgium’s Royal Academy of Medicine endorsed last week that children, teens, pregnant women and nursing mothers do not follow a vegan diet. The academy noted that an estimated 3% of Belgian children do this type of vegetarianism that eliminates meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. They added that eating plan is “restrictive,” creates “unavoidable” nutritional shortcomings and, if not properly monitored, could lead to deficiencies and stunted