Health care gets biggest chunk of Capitol’s 2019 budget

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/16/2018

HEALTH care services will get the lion’s share of the proposed 2019 overall budget for Cebu province. On Monday, Gov. Hilario Davide III has endorsed an overall budget of P4.69 billion for the province’s projects, services and…

Pot legalization poses health, safety challenges

AFP 10/15/2018

CANADA will end its pot prohibition Wednesday with the goals of curbing the black market and use by youth, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalization. Public health officials contend that smoking cannabis…

Milking It: Addressing stunted growth and underweight problems among kids

Rob Gonzales 10/07/2018

FIRST, the hard facts. One out of every three children in the Philippines aged 5 to 10 years old is suffering from stunted growth. On top of this, one out of every three children aged 5 to…

Duque says no need to be alarmed by Duterte’s health

Inquirer.net 10/06/2018

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III advised the public yesterday not to be alarmed by the detection of a “growth” in the digestive tract of President Rodrigo Duterte. The President’s endoscopy showed what appeared to be “growth” in…

Health issues add woes to Naga slide survivors

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/24/2018

Aside from the pain of having lost their homes and loved ones, landslide survivors massed in various evacuation centers in Naga City, south Cebu, also need to deal with various health problems. Diarrhea, cough, colds and fever…

K-pop fan convention faces up to mental health, truth of idol life

AP 08/15/2018

INSIDE the Los Angeles Convention Center last weekend (Aug. 10-12), KCON, a yearly celebration of South Korean pop culture, saw 94,000 K-pop fans mob their favorite artists in meet-and-greets, dance like crazy in choreography workshops and bond…

Dengvaxia case a ‘public health disaster’

07/14/2018

The death of a 10-year-old girl who received a Dengvaxia vaccine in Lapu-Lapu City is one of many that underscored the Dengvaxia debacle of the Department of Health (DOH). Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rene Catan said the…

‘Sharing the importance of health and wellness’

Glendale G. Rosal 06/21/2018

In its bid to come up with a memorable running event, the Sacred Heart School–Ateneo de Cebu Alumni, through the Silver Jubilarians of Batch 1993, is hoping schools, families, and companies will join this year’s St. Ignatius…

Duterte signs PH Mental Health Law

Inquirer.net 06/21/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 11036 or the Philippine Mental Health Law that would secure, among others, the rights and welfare of persons with mental health needs as well as mental health…

Health department urges LGU participation in HIV awareness

Intern 05/08/2018

The Department of Health (DOH 7) Medical Officer Van Philip Baton urged Local Government Units (LGU) to join them in the Philippine International AIDS candlelight Memorial (PIACM) on Sunday (May 21). Baton, who is also the Program…

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