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Senate bill seeks to ban e-cigarette use in schools, gov't offices, PUVs

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The bill also seeks to limit the marketing, sale, and distribution of the product, allowing only those 18 years old and above to buy and use it

Senate bill seeks to ban e-cigarette use in schools, gov't offices, PUVs

DA: No reported animal-to-human transmission of bird flu yet in PH

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The health department has already sent a team to assess the workers in the areas affected by the outbreak

DA: No reported animal-to-human transmission of bird flu yet in PH

Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7M to UN to battle cholera in Yemen

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The cholera outbreak in Yemen has already claimed the lives of at least 1,915 people since April

Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7M to UN to battle cholera in Yemen

[DASH of SAS] Gonorrhea making a comeback

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Gonorrhea is showing resistance to older and cheaper form of antibiotics – making it harder, and in some cases, impossible to treat

[DASH of SAS] Gonorrhea making a comeback

New drugs needed against gonorrhea – UN

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Nearly 80 million people are infected with the disease every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in a statement. Among these, doctors are finding more and more cases of infection untreatable by all known antibiotics.

New drugs needed against gonorrhea – UN

New WHO director from Ethiopia begins work

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Tedros Adhanom is the first African to head the World Health Organization

New WHO director from Ethiopia begins work

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an 'understanding that other countries had in the 1970s,' says a psychologist

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:41 AM

A total of 2.2 billion people – 30% of the world population – are believed to be either obese or overweight by 2015

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

May 30, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

India confirms first Zika virus cases – WHO

May 28, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The World Health Organization says the cases 'suggest low transmission of Zika virus' in India

India confirms first Zika virus cases – WHO

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

May 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Taiwan does not receive an invitation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva for the first time in 8 years

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

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

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

May 05, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The World Health Organization says as of Wednesday the number of patients has risen to 28, with the sickness still unexplained although Ebola and Lassa fever have been ruled out

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The vaccine, also known as Mosquirix, is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. The large-scale three-country pilot will test it on children aged 5 to 17 months.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the World Health Organization says, urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water

2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO

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

Turkey says chemical weapons used in Syria attack

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'Autopsies were carried out on 3 of the bodies after they were brought from Idlib. The results of the autopsy confirms that chemical weapons were used,' Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag says

Turkey says chemical weapons used in Syria attack

Study finds Indonesia, Philippines among highest number of smokers in the world

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:04 AM

A study reveals that global smoking deaths are up by 5% since 1990, and shows that the percentage of smokers in Indonesia and the Philippines have not dropped since then.

Study finds Indonesia, Philippines among highest number of smokers in the world

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 31, 2017

Global depression numbers surge in past decade – WHO

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:21 PM

By 2015, the number of people globally living with depression, according to a revised definition, had reached 322 million, up 18.4% since 2005, the UN agency says

Global depression numbers surge in past decade – WHO

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year – WHO

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Harmful exposure can start in the mother's womb, increasing the risk of premature birth, which can lead to life-long health problems

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year – WHO

Pollution from rigged German Volkswagens to kill 1,200 – study

Mar 03, 2017 - 9:17 PM

'The researchers estimate that 1,200 people in Europe will die early, each losing as much as a decade of their life, as a result of excess emissions generated,' the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which took part in the study, explains

Pollution from rigged German Volkswagens to kill 1,200 – study

UN wants new drugs against 12 supergerms

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:34 AM

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of bacteria threatening to turn once easily-treatable infections into serial killers

UN wants new drugs against 12 supergerms

Ebola's long-term effects revealed

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The study also confirms previous observations that Ebola virus can remain in the semen of infected men for 18 months or longer, raising the specter of sexual transmission

Ebola's long-term effects revealed

Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective' – WHO

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:08 AM

If all goes well, the vaccine could become available in 2018 under a fast-track approval process

Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100% effective' – WHO

WHO country rep: PH not doing enough to stop HIV epidemic

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:22 PM

WHO believes it would take mass mobilization to counter the spread of the virus in the Philippines

WHO country rep: PH not doing enough to stop HIV epidemic

Almost half HIV infections worldwide undetected – WHO

Nov 29, 2016 - 10:18 PM

The UN health agency said that 40% of people with the virus that causes AIDS, or more than 14 million people worldwide, are unaware of their status, according to 2015 estimates

Almost half HIV infections worldwide undetected – WHO

WHO urges motorists: #NoMoreExcuses on road safety

Nov 20, 2016 - 4:18 PM

WHO encourages motorists to follow safety measures to increase road safety, as the world observes the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

WHO urges motorists: #NoMoreExcuses on road safety

Zika no longer a world public health emergency – WHO

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:58 AM

'The Zika virus remains a highly significant and long term problem, but it is not any more a public health emergency of international concern,' says a World Health Organization official

Zika no longer a world public health emergency – WHO

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

Guinea launches infectious disease center to fight Ebola

Nov 12, 2016 - 8:38 AM

The new French-funded Institut Pasteur in Conakry will conduct research, train scientists and test for some of the world's deadliest diseases

Guinea launches infectious disease center to fight Ebola

Bulk of world's child deaths in just 10 countries – study

Nov 11, 2016 - 9:14 AM

'Accelerated investment in child survival is imperative' to meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, authors of the study say

Bulk of world's child deaths in just 10 countries – study

Yemen war death toll surpasses 7,000 – WHO

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:05 PM

'More than 7,070 people have been killed and over 36,818 injured' as of October 25, the WHO says in a statement. Another 21 million people are in need of urgent health services, the UN health agency adds.

Yemen war death toll surpasses 7,000 – WHO

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:54 AM

The World Health Organization's recommendations on sweetened beverages comes as the world seeks to bring down whopping obesity rates, with one in 3 adults overweight

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

DOH: Zika virus endemic in PH

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:54 PM

'It was just established within the week that the Philippines is indeed endemic for Zika virus, Category 2,' says lawmaker Scott Davies Lanete, who sponsored the health department's proposed budget at the Lower House

DOH: Zika virus endemic in PH

Americas region is world's first to be free of measles

Sep 27, 2016 - 11:35 PM

'Endemic transmission of measles has been eliminated from the region,' says World Health Organization director Margaret Chan

Americas region is world's first to be free of measles

Over 90% of world breathing bad air – WHO

Sep 27, 2016 - 2:15 PM

The World Health Organization is calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than 6 million deaths a year

Over 90% of world breathing bad air – WHO

UN mobilizes to stop superbugs

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:15 PM

'Some scientists call it a slow-motion tsunami,"'Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, tells a first-of-a-kind UN meeting on the problem

UN mobilizes to stop superbugs

National hotline for mental health assistance now open

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:20 PM

'Every single suicide is still a tragedy... The message we want to pass on is first of all, having suicidal thoughts is nothing to be ashamed of,' says WHO Representative in the Philippines Gundo Weiler

National hotline for mental health assistance now open

Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

Sep 10, 2016 - 11:15 AM

'We estimate that in Mexico and in other countries that the benefits will outweigh the costs of the (vaccine) intervention,' says Guillaume Leroy, head of Sanofi's dengue program

Mexico joins Philippines, Brazil with dengue vaccine

WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:06 PM

The announcement comes as Colombo hosted a meeting of the WHO regional committee for South East Asia

WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria

Record yellow fever vaccination campaign in DR Congo – WHO

Sep 03, 2016 - 4:45 PM

A total of 7.7 million people in the Congolese capital are vaccinated in less than two weeks

Record yellow fever vaccination campaign in DR Congo – WHO

WHO urges shift in STD treatment due to antibiotic resistance

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:22 AM

Globally, more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI) every day, WHO says

WHO urges shift in STD treatment due to antibiotic resistance

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:38 PM

The Philippines has been a beneficiary of different United Nations programs for many years, especially after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more

[Dash of SAS] Making effective HIV and AIDS information materials

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Here are 5 simple questions that anyone can use to test and screen whether information material on HIV/AIDS is accurate and appropriate

[Dash of SAS] Making effective HIV and AIDS information materials

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days – report

Jul 22, 2016 - 11:19 PM

The previous longest recorded virus survival in semen is 62 days after the onset of symptoms

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days – report

1 in 12 students in Western Pacific uses tobacco – survey

Jun 29, 2016 - 2:10 PM

The latest Global Youth Tobacco Survey also shows more than 4.2 million students in 22 countries in the region are cigarette smokers

1 in 12 students in Western Pacific uses tobacco – survey

Drug-resistant malaria strain contained in Asia – scientists

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Scientists confirms the containment by conducting the first global study that maps resistance to artemisinin, currently the leading anti-malaria drug

Drug-resistant malaria strain contained in Asia – scientists

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic

Jun 20, 2016 - 11:17 PM

DR Congo declares a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces

Congo declares yellow fever epidemic