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Rewards for health

Details: 3 hours ago · In its efforts to ensure healthy lives and well-being of all, Globe makes it accessible for customers to avail of healthcare products and services. Using Rewards points, customers can get special promos for teleconsultations from GoHealth, HealthNow, and KonsultaMD. KonsultaMD offers

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Solutions, strategic direction urged amid health crisis

Details: Solutions, strategic direction urged amid health crisis. posted July 30, 2021 at 10:10 pm by Manila Standard. Top political analysts called for urgent solutions and more strategic direction to the health and economic crisis during the recent post-State of the Nation (SONA) virtual town hall discussion hosted by think tank Stratbase Albert del

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Health, trade chiefs urge jab makers to help poor nations

Details: 22 hours ago · Health, trade chiefs urge jab makers to help poor nations. posted August 02, 2021 at 12:30 am by AFP. Geneva—Four of the world's most prominent health, trade, and financial organizations on Saturday implored Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to prioritize doses for poorer countries to combat the "acute and alarming shortage".

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One-stop health and wellness app

Details: Healthcare in the Philippines now becomes more accessible with mWell, the countrys first fully integrated, one-stop health and lifestyle app aimed at transforming the way healthcare is delivered through online doctor consultations, health education, wellness programs, online pharmacy services, and …

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Ex-Health chief slams delays in distribution

Details: Ex-Health chief slams delays in distribution. posted July 01, 2021 at 01:30 am by Maricel Cruz and Willie Casas. A former Health secretary and a member of the minority bloc in the House of Representatives on Wednesday slammed what she described as the “unsystematic distribution” of vaccines against COVID-19 across the country. Iloilo Rep

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China says Delta variant behind virus surge

Details: China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, as health officials blamed the highly infectious c for a surge in infections spanning 14 provinces. The photo taken on July 30, 2021 shows a boy receiving nucleic acid testing for …

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AC Health breaks ground for first specialty cancer

Details: AC Health breaks ground for the construction of the Philippines’ first dedicated cancer specialty hospital on July 22. The 100-bed facility, which will be called Healthway Cancer Care Center, is expected to be completed by July 2023.

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Mental health matters for Kylie Versoza

Details: 1 day ago · KonsultaMD named Kylie Versoza, Mental Health Matters (MHM) founder and 2016 Miss International winner, as its champion for mental health. The partnership aims to provide mental health support and awareness to more Filipinos. MHM, which was …

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Manila Standard Mobile Latest News in the Philippines

Details: Manila Standard Mobile | Latest News in the Philippines. 6th Floor of Universal Re Bldg., 106 Paseo De Roxas cor. Perea Street, Legaspi Village, 1226 Makati City, Philippines. TRUNKLINES. 832-5554, 832-5556, 832-5558. Questions? Contact Us.

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‘DOH budget cut unhealthy’

Details: The 2021 budget allotted for health falls short of addressing many health and nursing problems such as chronic understaffing in national and local government hospitals as well as public health. For decades, augmentation of the workforce is the usual excuse for hiring casuals, contractuals, job order, contract of service and nurse deployment

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Ayala unit breaks ground on P2B cancer hospital

Details: AC Health, the healthcare arm of Ayala Corp., on Thursday broke ground on a P2-billion cancer hospital in Taguig City. AC Health said in a statement the 100-bed Healthway Cancer Care Center would offer a complete range of services aimed at …

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Delta spreads; surge feared

Details: Health authorities warned of a possible surge in virus infections after detecting 16 new cases of the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19, including the first eleven local cases. Five of the 16 news cases of the more virulent strain were Filipinos returning from overseas. Eleven cases were classified as local cases.

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Binay slams DOH inaction on ‘Delta’

Details: Binay slams DOH inaction on ‘Delta’. posted July 30, 2021 at 12:50 am by Joel E. Zurbano. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday denounced the Department of Health for rejecting the proposal of independent researchers to impose a two-week hard lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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CHR fears bias vs ‘unvaxed’ ones

Details: 2 days ago · “It is a valid and reasonable exercise of police power to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the people. The general welfare clause also provides sufficient authority to the State to implement measures for the ‘maintenance of peace and order, the protection of life, liberty, and property, and promotion of the general welfare

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DOH keeping close watch on NCR, 5 other regions for rising

Details: The Department of Health (DOH) is monitoring six regions—including Metro Manila--that reversed a decline in COVID-19 infections over the last two weeks. The other regions are Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, and Northern Mindanao, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Monday.

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A memorable digital celebration

Details: Doc Willie Ong” to provide more health information, the first one happening on July 30. Dr. Ong who is an advocate of more affordable medicine for a wider public, shares his knowledge through his newspaper column, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and youtube @Doc Willie Ong

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Border controls up in NCR Plus today; ECQ won’t stop Delta

Details: 1 day ago · The Department of Health yesterday admitted the two-week hard lockdown starting Aug. 6 will not stop the spread of Delta straineven seeing active cases in Metro Manila alone jumping to 30,000but said heightened restrictions would help the health system prepare for the surge.

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Telecare provider democratizes health services

Details: posted June 19, 2021 at 08:40 pm by Othel V. Campos. Medgate Philippines, a pioneer in the telecare space, is reaching out to as many health assistance and healthcare providers to help democratize remote health consultations and diagnoses, particularly to people who are less mobile and in this time of global health crisis.

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DOH rejects 2-week hard lockdown

Details: DOH rejects 2-week hard lockdown. posted July 29, 2021 at 12:50 am by Willie Casas and Macon Ramos-Araneta. Metro Manila could see more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day by late August if the government doesn’t impose a hard, two-week lockdown swiftly, independent researchers tracking the pandemic said Wednesday.

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Delta local transmission confirmed

Details: The Department of Health confirmed there is already a local transmission of the Delta variant in the country. “Clusters of Delta variant cases were seen to be linked to other local cases, therefore, exhibiting local transmission,” the DOH said in a statement issued late Thursday evening.

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'Delta' dreaded to cripple healthcare

Details: The more infectious coronavirus Delta variant, first detected in India, could cripple the country’s health care system because of its more infectious nature, the OCTA Research Group said on Thursday. OCTA fellow Ranjit Rye warned that the Delta variant, which he described as a game changer, could

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New group urges gov’t to implement Health Care Act

Details: C. Demand a transparent and accountable public health system by instituting reform measures to eliminate graft and corruption at all levels. D. Urge the various key stakeholders—patients, health professionals, patient organizations, local communities, the healthcare industry and the government to proactively collaborate in the decision-making process so that through this whole-of …

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Hypertension expert on the importance of knowing your

Details: To identify whether a person’s at risk of hypertension, the medical expert identifies family history, other medical health conditions, and diet and lifestyle as risk factors. “Aside from genetic family history and other medical health conditions, it is primarily our lifestyle choices that increase our risk for high blood pressure such as

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Binay, solons blast gov’t ‘medicine cabinet’ tack

Details: The Health Secretary should also make sure that business and health don’t mix especially during a time of extreme emergency like the pandemic. Also, Lacson said the public sector must always take the lead and initiative from the private sector in addressing health emergencies, but not to a point of discouraging the latter from being partners

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DOH installs ‘Tele-ICU’ in Calabarzon

Details: The Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon office on Thursday turned over the first “Tele-ICU” system that will be used at the intensive care unit of the Quezon Medical Center in Lucena City, Quezon. Former Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, one of the guests of honor, said he initiated the project during his term to protect health care

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WHO chief sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes, vapes

Details: The UN health agency’s eighth tobacco report said ENDS manufacturers often target youths with thousands of tantalizing flavors—the document listed 16,000—and reassuring statements. Doctor Vinayak Prasad, who heads the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative, said targeting children “with toxic and poisonous products is a criminal action.”

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Infection rate rises in MM

Details: Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said the cases remain asymptomatic but must complete the 14-day isolation period. Of the eight, four were detected in Cagayan de Oro, one each came from Manila and Misamis Oriental, and two were returning overseas Filipinos.

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DOH sets ban on ‘TFA- free’ food labelling

Details: The Department of Health has issued an administrative order seeking to prohibit, among others, the labeling of food products as “trans-fatty acid (TFA)-free.” Rodley Carza of the DOH Health Promotion Bureau said the DOH’s AO 2021-0039 aims to reduce Filipinos’ TFA intake to less than one

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DOH: Used vials a means to stop illegal vax sale

Details: The Department of Health (DOH) said Sunday that vaccination teams in local government units were conducting "reverse logistics" to keep track of its inventory of COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of unlawful sale of COVID-19 vaccines. Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje made the remark when pressed on the security of the vials in the face of

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Donations seek to save Tunisia from COVID catastrophe

Details: With Tunisia's health system close to collapse after being overwhelmed by a surge of COVID-19 cases, other countries and even individuals have stepped in to stem the crisis. In this file photo taken on July 04, 2021 Tunisian municipality employees …

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Travellers must undergo swab testing—DOH

Details: The Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday tourists must present a negative COVID-19 test result when traveling to the other provinces because local government unit leaders needed to finalize a new policy, which would allow fully-vaccinated individuals to …

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Big problems in NCMH

Details: The National Center for Mental Health, popularly known as “Mental Hospital” in Mandaluyong has been beset with big problems that are made more complicated and life-threatening with the Corona Virus-19 Disease pandemic. My interest in the hospital started when a friend sent me shocking pictures of NCMH frontliners as they were performing

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WHO warns ‘Delta’ more infectious

Details: The Israeli health ministry reimposed a requirement Friday for masks to be worn in enclosed public places following a surge in COVID cases since it was dropped 10 days ago. The head of Israel’s pandemic response task force, Nachman Ash, said the rise in cases was likely due to the highly contagious Delta variant first seen in India.

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UK health minister gets COVID ahead of 'freedom day

Details: British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Saturday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating—just as his government prepared to jettison most pandemic restrictions in England. In this file photo taken on June 28, 2021 Newly appointed Health Secretary Sajid Javid leaves his

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Italian research says switch to HTPs rejuvenates health of

Details: Improving health, changing lives “One of the main reasons why I became a tobacco harm reduction advocate is because so many patients have improved their health and changed their lives after switching to combustion-free nicotine alternatives. Hearing patients express their gratitude is the most revitalizing experience of my medical profession

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Moving Together for Mental Health in the Digital Age

Details: Mental health remains one of the most neglected areas of public health globally. According to the World Health Organization, close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder yet countries on average spend a mere 2% of their health budgets on mental health, leaving many without access to quality mental health services.

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DOH, IATF: Move up nursing exams

Details: The health department said 88 health workers have died, while 17,082 have recovered during the same period. The DOH said that the surge in COVID-19 cases among health workers corresponded with the overall surge in infections nationwide beginning March this year.

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Drop in Japan’s smoking rate model for Asia

Details: Sweanor, who received Pan-American Health Organization’s Public Health Hero lifetime achievement award and Ottawa’s Outstanding Individual Philanthropist award, said during the 4th Asia Harm Reduction Forum held virtually from Manila on June 28, 2021 that Japan is an example of what can be accomplished through tobacco harm reduction.

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Transmission of cases rising steadily, OCTA Group warns

Details: 2 days ago · Health officials in Central Visayas on Thursday confirmed 32 cases of the highly contagious Delta variant were detected in Cebu province. Nineteen came from Lapu-Lapu City, six were in Cebu City, three were in Mandaue City, two were in Samboan …

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DOH sets ban on ‘TFA- free’ food labelling

Details: DOH sets ban on ‘TFA- free’ food labelling. The Department of Health has issued an administrative order seeking to prohibit, among others, the labeling of food products as “trans-fatty acid (TFA)-free.”. Rodley Carza of the DOH Health Promotion Bureau said the DOH’s AO 2021-0039 aims to reduce Filipinos’ TFA intake to less than one

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‘Philhealth members may refund paid Covid-19 tests

Details: Philippine Health Insurance Corp. members who have paid for COVID-19 swab tests out of their own pocket are entitled to a refund, according to Deputy Majority Leader and Bagong Henerasyon Rep. Bernadette Herrera. Herrera said PhilHealth members who are classified as eligible for testing based on the guidelines issued by the Department of Health

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Duque says DOH ready for probe led by Pacquiao

Details: Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Tuesday said the DOH had “always been transparent and cooperative to auditing efforts within the government. “While we are disheartened by these baseless accusations from our government officials, we submit ourselves to inquiries from legislators as this is a part of the checks and balances in our

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JETRO presents “Healthy Lifestyle Exhibition in Manila

Details: Promotion of “Japan as Health and Longevity” to increase Health Awareness The population of the Philippines has exceeded one hundred million in 2014. 63 percent of the population is composed of the working-ages (15 to 64) and thus, has a great …

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Deadly ‘Delta’ alarms WHO

Details: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged the Philippines to speed up its vaccination of seniors before the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus becomes dominant, warning that failure to do so could mean more deaths among the elderly. The warning came as the government is

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Big problems in NCMH

Details: The National Center for Mental Health, popularly known as “Mental Hospital” in Mandaluyong has been beset with big problems that are made more complicated and life-threatening with the Corona Virus-19 Disease pandemic. My interest in the hospital started when a friend sent me shocking pictures of NCMH frontliners as they were performing

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PH now low-risk: Covid attack rate dips

Details: The DOH flagged four regions as high-risk areas over their high ADAR and health care utilization rate, even as national COVID-19 figures have improved. De Guzman said cases are plateauing in NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal), slowly declining in Mindanao, and slightly increasing in the rest of Luzon and the Visayas.

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The journey toward Universal Health Care: A reflection of

Details: The Philippines long and arduous journey toward achieving Universal Health Care or UHC reached a significant milestone when Republic Act No. 11223, otherwise known as the Universal Health Care Act of 2019, was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on February 20, 2019. The UHCs overarching objective is to provide all Filipinos with equitable access to quality and cost …

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WHO lists 10 health issues to watch out for in 2019

Details: The World Health Organization has started a new five-year strategic plan with a list of 10 issues that will demand attention from the global agency and its health partners in 2019. (From left to right) Air pollution, obesity, flu, fragile, and microbio. The list includes air pollution and climate change; noncommunicable diseases like diabetes

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Health program to address malnutrition launched

Details: The health and nutrition program called Roots to Shoots will address malnutrition in Bombon and Pasacao through activities related to food security, setting up WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) facilities, and conducting breastfeeding and nutrition sessions among child caregivers. “Let's take this program seriously," Pasacao Municipal

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