PH Health Department declares dengue alert in several regions

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) today declared a dengue alert in several parts of the country after the rapid increase in patients afflicted with the mosquito-borne disease. The DOH’s official Facebook account announced that the alert covers regions I, II, IV-A, V, VIII, IX, XI, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and the ...

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Woman dies after liposuction procedure in Makati clinic

Woman dies after liposuction procedure in Makati clinic

A woman from Negros Occidental who traveled all the way to Manila died on Saturday after undergoing liposuction in a Makati City clinic. Businesswoman Nory Bobadilla, 43 years...

FDA finds ‘high level’ of methanol in Cosmic Carabao, orders confiscation of local gin 

FDA finds ‘high level’ of methanol in Cosmic Carabao, orders confiscation of local gin 

The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the confiscation of controversial local craft gin Cosmic Carabao after samples of the liquor tested positive...

FDA says prescription needed for glutathione drips and injectables

FDA says prescription needed for glutathione drips and injectables

The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned the public anew against glutathione drips and injectables, which are popular skin whitening treatments in...

Food and Drug Administration warns against glutathione injectables for skin whitening

Food and Drug Administration warns against glutathione injectables for skin whitening

The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of glutathione injectables, a popular skin lightening treatment offered in beauty clinics all...

Blame it on the egg: Health Department says food in Imelda Marcos birthday bash probably contaminated 

Blame it on the egg: Health Department says food in Imelda Marcos birthday bash probably contaminated 

It may have been the egg. Philippine Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III  said yesterday that contaminated food was probably behind the poisoning of more...

FDA investigates craft gin Cosmic Carabao for alleged ‘poisoning’ of 2 women

FDA investigates craft gin Cosmic Carabao for alleged ‘poisoning’ of 2 women

(UPDATED), 1st UPDATE. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now investigating a local craft gin following rumors that it allegedly poisoned two women, killing one....

40 students experience dizziness, fainting spells due to extreme heat in Batangas

40 students experience dizziness, fainting spells due to extreme heat in Batangas

At least 40 students in a Batangas high school were brought to the hospital today after they suffered from extreme heat. Ambulances were deployed to Bauan Technical High School in...

SURVEY: Most Filipinos would choose to believe religion over science

SURVEY: Most Filipinos would choose to believe religion over science

A new global survey released by a United Kingdom-based health charity today found that an overwhelming number of Filipinos surveyed would choose to believe the teachings of their...

PH health insurance company withdraws dialysis center’s accreditation over alleged ghost dialysis scam

PH health insurance company withdraws dialysis center’s accreditation over alleged ghost dialysis scam

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has withdrawn the accreditation of WellMed Dialysis & Laboratory Center Corporation, a company which allegedly charged...


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