(Feature) Reducing MMR can be better achieved with more mothers having access to family planning methods –ZFF

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Reducing MMR can be better achieved with more mothers having access to family planning methods –ZFF 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Oct. 22 (PNA) — Reducing maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country can be better achieved if more mothers will have access and information to family planning methods, a top official of the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) said on Thursday.

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Maternal mortality rate of Iloilo down to 44 per 100,000 live births

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Maternal mortality rate of Iloilo down to 44 per 100,000 live births 

ILOILO CITY, August 3 — The Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the province of Iloilo has dropped to 44 per 100,000 live births, according to Department of Health (DOH)-6 Regional Director Marlyn Convocar.

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Measles vaccine not linked to autism, even in high-risk kids: study

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Measles vaccine not linked to autism, even in high-risk kids: study 

WASHINGTON, April 22 — The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, even among children considered at a high risk for the disorder, according to a study of about 95,000 children with older siblings.

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Common misconceptions about vaccines clarified in 'Usapang Bakuna'

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Common misconceptions about vaccines clarified in 'Usapang Bakuna' 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Some common myths and misconceptions about vaccination or immunization were highlighted and clarified in a media discussion dubbed as “Usapang Bakuna” which was spearheaded by the Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), an American pharmaceutical company, in Makati City on Tuesday.

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