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Piñol expects bird flu outbreak to affect agri performance in Q3

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:20 PM

'I'm willing to be accused of overreacting than not doing everything to prevent the spread [of the virus],' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

Piñol expects bird flu outbreak to affect agri performance in Q3

Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:05 PM

A total of 73,110 layer chickens, ducks, fighting cocks, and native chicken have already been culled as of Wednesday, August 16

Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

May 19, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

Ubial: Don't be indifferent to people with depression

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'That, I think, is a society that will harbor increasing rates of depression – 'yung dinededma natin 'yung ating mga kasama,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial on World Health Day

Ubial: Don't be indifferent to people with depression

Condoms in schools? Sotto hits Ubial for 'imposing' beliefs on Filipinos

Jan 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

'It's insensitive to dismiss the sentiment of a conservative culture just because they failed to implement effective health programs,' says Senator Vicente Sotto III

Condoms in schools? Sotto hits Ubial for 'imposing' beliefs on Filipinos

15-year-old victim of 'stray bullet' dies

Jan 04, 2017 - 8:07 PM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and DOH Bureau of Local Health Development Director Eric Tayag confirm the news

15-year-old victim of 'stray bullet' dies

15-year-old a victim of shooting, not stray bullet – PNP

Jan 01, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, NCRPO director, says the police are investigating the case

15-year-old a victim of shooting, not stray bullet – PNP

15-year-old 'stray bullet' victim needs miracle, prayers – DOH

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) Doctors cannot remove the bullet lodged deep in the girl's head as it would be 'more damaging' to her

15-year-old 'stray bullet' victim needs miracle, prayers – DOH

DOH reports big drop in fireworks-related injuries in 2016

Jan 01, 2017 - 12:03 PM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says fears that President Rodrigo Duterte would harshly punish revelers who celebrate the New Year with firecrackers caused a 'remarkable' decline in injuries

DOH reports big drop in fireworks-related injuries in 2016

DOH: 141 fireworks-related injuries ahead of the New Year

Dec 31, 2016 - 10:12 AM

A DOH official says the figure is 34% lower than the 214 cases recorded during the same period last year

DOH: 141 fireworks-related injuries ahead of the New Year

105 pre-New Year's injuries reported

Dec 29, 2016 - 4:47 PM

According to a tweet by Bureau of Local Health Development Director Eric Tayag 61 of the 103 fireworks-related injuries are caused by the piccolo firecracker

105 pre-New Year's injuries reported

Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The health department is concerned that e-cigarettes have become a 'gateway to conventional smoking'

Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes

Only around 500 surrenderers admitted so far in drug rehab centers

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:30 PM

By the end of September, the health department hopes to have a system of reporting that will give weekly updates on what happens to the drug surrenderers

Only around 500 surrenderers admitted so far in drug rehab centers

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

Inside the brain of a drug user

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day, government cannot afford to tarry in providing much-needed interventions for Filipinos who've made the first step away from drugs

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

De Lima to DOH: Stop publicly justifying vaccine issue

Nov 14, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima advises the health department to submit its 'justifications' to the Office of the President and the NBI

De Lima to DOH: Stop publicly justifying vaccine issue

Ona ordered probe into vaccines procurement prior to leave

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:53 PM

An 'independent review committee' created upon orders of Health Secretary Enrique Ona is expected to submit its report within the month

Ona ordered probe into vaccines procurement prior to leave

DOH vows to cooperate with NBI on vaccine probe

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:28 AM

The health department says it respects the rule of law and will not tolerate violations

DOH vows to cooperate with NBI on vaccine probe

NBI probes Ona, DOH over vaccine procurement

Nov 10, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima cites reports that the initially discreet investigation being conducted by her agency is one of the reasons Health Secretary Enrique Ona has gone on leave

NBI probes Ona, DOH over vaccine procurement

DOH budget hearing gets tense, congressmen asked to dance

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag is asked to ease the tension when Department of Health's alleged 'hidden pork' is questioned in the budget hearing

DOH budget hearing gets tense, congressmen asked to dance

PH 'exported' measles to other countries

Aug 27, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The health department records 6,287 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles for 2014

PH 'exported' measles to other countries

Inakup! Arekup!

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:00 PM

The chasm between pro-choice and pro-life is wider and deeper than ever

Inakup! Arekup!

Scaling up the bureaucracy

May 16, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Compared to their private sector counterparts, many government employees are disadvantaged in 3 areas: competence, confidence, compensation

Scaling up the bureaucracy

Proposed mandatory HIV testing not for all Filipinos

May 15, 2014 - 2:25 PM

While nothing is definite yet when it comes to mandatory testing, the Department of Health is looking at amending the country's AIDS law

Proposed mandatory HIV testing not for all Filipinos

Mandatory HIV testing? Groups blast DOH chief

May 14, 2014 - 7:39 PM

'It has to be said: one of the legacies of Secretary Ona and the Aquino administration will be the HIV epidemic in the country'

Mandatory HIV testing? Groups blast DOH chief

DOH announces first case of MERS virus infection in PH

Apr 16, 2014 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) The case, an OFW, makes the Philippines one of the first 2 countries in Asia outside the Middle East to have laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus

DOH announces first case of MERS virus infection in PH

Know more about HIV with your mobile phone

Apr 04, 2014 - 4:53 PM

The health department says there are a total of 934 HIV cases in the country as of 2014. February registers an average of 15-16 new cases a day.

Know more about HIV with your mobile phone

Thousands in Philippines sign up to break organ donor record

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Guinness did not immediately certify the Manila donations

Thousands in Philippines sign up to break organ donor record

DOH to give catch-up measles vaccinations in 7 provinces

Jan 22, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Parents can bring their children to health centers January 23-February 3 in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Bulacan, and Pampanga

DOH to give catch-up measles vaccinations in 7 provinces

Measles-free Philippines by 2017?

Jan 07, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The mass immunization in September will target 13 million Filipino children

Measles-free Philippines by 2017?

Haiyan brings unexpected medical relief to Basey, Samar

Jan 05, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Traffic accident victim Mario Renos may be able to walk again after receiving medical care from European healthcare providers

Haiyan brings unexpected medical relief to Basey, Samar

Almost 1,000 injured due to firecrackers

Jan 03, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The DOH says there are more fireworks-related injuries this year compared to 2012, possibly due to the longer holiday break

Almost 1,000 injured due to firecrackers

Fireworks-related injuries reach 804

Jan 02, 2014 - 10:33 AM

A 16-year-old male bystander from Payatas, Quezon City, loses his left eye due to kwitis

Fireworks-related injuries reach 804

Nearly 600 injured in New Year revelry

Jan 01, 2014 - 6:11 AM

The fireworks and firecracker-related injuries rise to 599, but the DOH says the cases are 'milder'

Nearly 600 injured in New Year revelry

New Year countdown: 50-80 injuries hourly

Dec 31, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As of morning of December 31, the count of those hurt by fireworks or stray bullets has reached 262, already surpassing last year's tally on the same date

New Year countdown: 50-80 injuries hourly

Close to 200 hurt due to fireworks

Dec 29, 2013 - 10:32 AM

DOH records 198 cases of fireworks-related injuries as of 6 am, Sunday

Close to 200 hurt due to fireworks

DOH records first firecracker injury

Dec 22, 2013 - 7:53 PM

A 9-year-old boy from Manila was injured by piccolo

DOH records first firecracker injury

DOH: Scrap fireworks, donate to disaster survivors

Dec 13, 2013 - 8:03 PM

DOH's Eric Tayag draws attention to this message by dancing to the tune of Katy Perry's 'Roar'

DOH: Scrap fireworks, donate to disaster survivors

HIV-AIDS epidemic: A call to action

Jul 06, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Since the HIV-AIDS epidemic is largely borne by unprotected sex, it is imperative that safe sex be promoted as much as possible

HIV-AIDS epidemic: A call to action

DOH on the lookout for SARS-like virus

Feb 15, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The DOH reminds hospitals to report unusual pneumonia cases amid a new potentially fatal virus

DOH on the lookout for SARS-like virus

DOH advises firecracker victims to get anti-Tetanus shots

Jan 05, 2013 - 5:26 PM

The Department of Health says anti-tetanus shots are far cheaper than anti-tetanus treatments that could cost as much as P30,000

DOH advises firecracker victims to get anti-Tetanus shots

'Get proper treatment,' DOH tells firecracker victims

Jan 02, 2013 - 5:59 PM

The DOH asked the public to seek treatment for injuries amid 697 reported cases of people being injured due to 2013 revelry

Fireworks sales up but illegal traders bringing industry down

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:31 PM

Fireworks traders say illegal sellers are to blame for many firework-related injuries

Fireworks sales up but illegal traders bringing industry down

DOH mulls selective firecracker ban

Dec 26, 2012 - 6:29 PM

DOH Undersecretary Eric Tayag discloses the agency's plans via Twitter on Wednesday, December 26

DOH mulls selective firecracker ban

RH bill for HIV, too – Cayetano, DOH

Dec 03, 2012 - 5:40 PM

Sen Pia Cayetano and the DOH say the RH bill will be key to helping fight HIV/AIDS

RH bill for HIV, too – Cayetano, DOH

Talking HIV

Nov 01, 2012 - 5:08 PM

Despite the many advancements in HIV and AIDS research in the more than two decades when the virus was first discovered, stigma and discrimination still exist

Talking HIV

Is HIV going viral?

Oct 21, 2012 - 12:57 AM

Since the DOH began recording HIV in 1984, there have been 10,514 reported cases of HIV in the Philippines

Is HIV going viral?

Metro gov't hospitals on alert for leptospirosis cases

Aug 23, 2012 - 7:28 PM

Hospitals agreed there will be no elective surgeries for the meantime, priority will be given to leptospirosis patients

2nd case of EV-71 reported

Jul 31, 2012 - 11:01 AM

A 5-year-old boy was afflicted with EV-71 but has now fully recovered, says the health department