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Beach, pool toys may pose health risks to children

MANILA, (PNA) — The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, announced Saturday that parents, if not careful, may be unintentionally exposing their kids to health damaging chemicals lurking in some polyvinyl…

HIV transmission trend gets faster — DOH

ILOILO City, (PNA) — From one Filipino everyday in 2007, HIV is now infecting one Filipino in every one hour and a half. This was according to Dr. Felchito Avelino,…

DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, (PNA) — The number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the Philippines is projected to hit…

Philippines to take specific actions against HIV/AIDS

MANILA, (PNA/Xinhua) — The Philippine government has come up with specific action programs to prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), a senior government official said…

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries rise to 244

MANILA, (PNA) — The Department of Health on Monday recorded 244 firecracker-related injuries two days before the New Year. Assistant Health Secretary, Dr. Eric Tayag announced via Twitter that out…

DOH to highlight “scare tactics” to discourage public from using firecrackers

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, (PNA) — Many fail to realize the consequences of firecracker-use until after getting bloodied, stitched up or worse, losing a body part. On account of…

DSWD, DOH and senior citizens kick-off Elderly Week celebration

MANILA, (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Health (DOH) led Monday morning a “Walk for Life” activity to highlight the kick-off celebration…

DOH works on new mothers with depression

By Lydia Pendon ILOILO CITY, (PNA)-– Depression, sometimes leading to suicide, is attacking all sectors of society including young children, women and men especially the new mothers. However, the Dept….

Maternal and infant health home visit program pushed in Congress

MANILA, (PNA) — A former broadcast journalist turned lawmaker is pushing the establishment of a maternal and infant health home visiting program for low-income pregnant adolescents. Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones…