Billion youth risk hearing loss from headphones, venues: study

Agence France Presse 11/16/2022

Paris, France — Around one billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss from listening to headphones or attending loud music venues, a large review of the available research estimated on Wednesday. The World Health…

FDA warns vs 4 India-made cough syrup brands for kids

Donna Pazzibugan 10/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against four contaminated cough and cold syrup medications for children that have been flagged by the World Health Organization (WHO) since Oct. 5 for…

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ – WHO chief

Reuters 09/15/2022

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis…

WHO urges caution after dog catches monkeypox

Agence France Presse 08/18/2022

GENEVA — The World Health Organization called Wednesday for people infected with monkeypox to avoid exposing animals to the virus following a first reported case of human-to-dog transmission. A first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox —…

Monkeypox outbreak: WHO lists common symptoms, cases, surveillance

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Almost a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency, the Philippines recorded its first case amid the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. On July…

Monkeypox: What to know amid unusual rise in cases

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/29/2022

(This report was first published by INQUIRER.net last May 23. We are reposting it to help prevent the spread of false information, panic or  rumors about the disease and in the wake of the discovery of one case in…

It’s still mask on in Mandaue City…..for now

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Health Office would still advocate for the wearing of face masks. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, the assistant city health officer said that even if a person is vaccinated against COVID-19,…

Public mental health: A wish list

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 06/23/2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the World Mental Health Report, a 20-year update to its previous incarnation. Essentially, it described the worsening mental health conditions where one in eight people in the world live with…

WHO: Worst may be over for PH, but be wary still

Leila B. Salaverria 02/12/2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the worst may now be over for the Philippines and it supports government’s move to reopen its borders and relax quarantine protocols as long as it continues to implement measures to…

Significant drop in positivity rate noted in Mandaue City

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City’s positivity rate has dropped by over 30 percent compared to last month’s figure. The city’s positivity rate has significantly decreased to 13.02 percent from almost 50 percent in January according to…

Europe could be headed for pandemic ‘endgame’– WHO

Agence France Presse 01/24/2022

COPENHAGEN — The Omicron variant has moved the COVID-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe, the WHO Europe director said Sunday. “It’s plausible that the region is moving towards…

DOH now considering mandatory vaccination

Kathleen de Villa 11/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Friday said the country may have to implement mandatory vaccination to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19. The health official was reacting to remarks a day earlier by Secretary…

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