DOH reminds public on swimming in dirty bodies of water

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH reminds public on swimming in dirty bodies of water 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 2 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public that swimming in dirty bodies of water is dangerous, especially for the children.

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DOH cites ways of countering 6 summer diseases

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH cites ways of countering 6 summer diseases 

MANILA, March 30 — To make the summer season safe and enjoyable, the Department of Health (DOH) has issued some important tips on countering at least six summer diseases that are actually preventable.

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(Feature) DOH reminds penitents, flagellants this Holy Week: Be safe

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) DOH reminds penitents, flagellants this Holy Week: Be safe 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — As the nation once again observes Holy Week starting Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public to be careful in engaging in crucifixion or being nailed on the cross and self-flagellation to express remorse of sorrow for their sins and wrongdoings.

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DOH warns on health risk of eating 'double-dead meat' during summer

March 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH warns on health risk of eating 'double-dead meat' during summer 

MANILA, March 2 — The Department of Health (DOH) has warned that as the summer heat is starting to be felt, there is higher risk of food poisoning by eating “double- dead meat” or what is commonly called “botcha.”

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DOH appeals to the public: Don't stigmatize the nurse with MERS-CoV

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH appeals to the public: Don't stigmatize the nurse with MERS-CoV 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Department of Health (DOH) has appealed to the public not to stigmatize the pregnant Filipina nurse who was found positive with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) upon her return from Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

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PHL has only one confirmed MERS-CoV case –DOH

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on PHL has only one confirmed MERS-CoV case –DOH 

150217194540Department of Health (DOH) spokesperson Dr. Lyndon Lee-Suy (center in left photo) says there is only one confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in the country, as the three other persons earlier considered as “patients under investigation” all tested negative after a round of tests. ìSo as of this moment, we only have one case which is closely monitored, our index case — the Filipina nurse who tested positive with MERS-CoV,î Dr. Lee-Suy said in a press briefingon MERS-CoV held at Annabelís Restaurant in Tomas Morato Ave., Quezon City on Tuesday (Feb. 17, 2015). (PNA photos by Johnny D. Guevarra)
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Public and private hospitals in Manila ready for possible emergency cases during the Black Nazarene procession –DOH

January 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Public and private hospitals in Manila ready for possible emergency cases during the Black Nazarene procession –DOH 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 8 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) assured on Thursday that government and private hospitals in Manila are ready to accommodate devotees who may get ill or hurt during the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on Friday.

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Why small wounds and burns caused by firecrackers explosion need anti-tetanus shots? (Feature)

January 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Why small wounds and burns caused by firecrackers explosion need anti-tetanus shots? (Feature) 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA)–Ignoring the need to have a shot of tetanus toxoid after suffering burns or wounds in using firecrackers or getting wounded accidentally by the active users who throw firecrackers is risky.

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Fireworks-related injuries rise to over 700

January 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Fireworks-related injuries rise to over 700 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 3 (PNA)–The Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday that the number of fireworks related injuries (FWRI) reached 730 cases as of 6 a.m. of Jan. 3 since the monitoring started last Dec. 21, 2014.

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Fireworks-related injuries down 39%

January 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Fireworks-related injuries down 39% 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA)–The number of fireworks-related injuries (FWRI) reached 593 cases during the past 12 days, 393 cases or 39 percent lower than the 986 cases recorded from Dec. 21, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014, Department of Health (DOH) statistics show.

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