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Dengue cases nationwide nearly double from 2009

By Jam L. Sisante – More than 62,000 dengue cases have been reported in the country in the first eight months of the year, nearly double from the same period last year. But the Department of Health said the number is expected to go down in the coming months. Read more »

30-M Filipinos exposed to cigarette smoke at home

Anthrax kills 1, downs 400 in Cagayan

By Brigette Mayor– One person died and at least 400 more were infected with anthrax after eating double-dead carabao meat in Cagayan province last week, a provincial health officer said Tuesday.

Measles outbreak declared in 6 areas

By Jerrie Abella – The Department of Health (DOH) has declared a measles outbreak in six areas across the country.

UN call to probe Manila’s anti-family planning policy ignored

By Reynaldo Santos Jr., Newsbreak The Philippine government has ignored inquiries from the United Nations regarding alleged discrimination and violations of women rights in Manila due to the local government’s ban on artificial family planning methods.

Scientist: Herbals help Pinoys afford meds

By Rizal Raoul Reyes – For Juan de la Cruz, getting sick is quite difficult primarily because of the high cost of medicines. In response, the government enacted Republic Act 9502, or the Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008, that resulted in the lowering or halving Read more »