Almost 100 students hospitalized after drinking ‘soap-tasting’ shake, juice

Nearly 100 students from Sta. Lucia High School in Novaliches, Quezon City were rushed to nearby hospitals after experiencing symptoms of food poisoning. The students complained of dizziness, stomach pain, and vomiting after drinking a certain shake and juice from their school canteen. Some students pointed out that it tasted bitter and soap-like. By 1:00 ...

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2 people cleared of suspected bird flu infection

2 people cleared of suspected bird flu infection

The two farm workers suspected to have been hit by the avian flu outbreak tested negative for the virus, officials said this morning. The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday...

Chicken lovers beware: Philippines declares first ever bird flu outbreak

Chicken lovers beware: Philippines declares first ever bird flu outbreak

The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu on Friday, but said there had been no cases of humans infected. An immediate cull was ordered for all...

2,000 Pinoy moms show breast is still best for babies

2,000 Pinoy moms show breast is still best for babies

Some 2,000 mothers in the Philippines breastfed their babies in public on Saturday in a gathering aimed at cutting infant deaths and dispelling taboos over the practice. To the...

E-cigarettes or ‘vapes’ not covered by smoking ban EO but…

E-cigarettes or ‘vapes’ not covered by smoking ban EO but…

“Vapes” are not included in Executive Order 26 but this does not stop establishments from banning e-cigarettes, according to the Department of Health (DOH). DOH...

Kick the habit: Philippines’ smoking ban gets broad support

Kick the habit: Philippines’ smoking ban gets broad support

A Philippine ban on smoking in public places received broad support on Friday, with anti-tobacco activists hailing it as a victory and some smokers saying they were now prepared...

DepEd to push through with drug tests for students

DepEd to push through with drug tests for students

The Department of Education is bent on conducting drug tests among students, teachers, and personnel in the incoming school year, a senior official said Sunday. “Random drug...

This whole mess with contraceptives in the Philippines is practically ‘killing women’

This whole mess with contraceptives in the Philippines is practically ‘killing women’

A Supreme Court hold order on parts of the reproductive health law hindering the registration of contraceptives is “killing women,” a health expert said. The registration of...

Priest objects to DOH plan to distribute condoms in schools

Fr. Jerome Secillano thinks that the DOH's safe sex campaign is nothing but "a waste' of taxpayers' money."

DOH to start distributing condoms in schools next year

DOH to start distributing condoms in schools next year

We're sure some people will object to this.


 

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