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Search for Etihad passengers launched

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health (DOH) may have to track down more than 200 passengers of Etihad flight number EY0424 even if a returning male Filipino nurse who earlier tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) has been cleared.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Liver cancer experts in ongoing Cebu meet

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More than 50 of the world’s and Asia’s top medical experts in the study and treatment of liver cancer are in the country to lecture and share their expertise at the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (Hepatocellular Carcinoma Conference) hosted by the Hepatology Society of the Philippines, which opened Thursday in Cebu City.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lawmaker, community groups to hold free health fair

Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Oakland-based Ramsell Corporation are hosting a community health fair and forum on Saturday, September 28, offering families, students, adults and seniors free health screenings and information on affordable health insurance.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No risk from nurse’s remains–Ona

Health Secretary Enrique Ona: No risk

The repatriation of the remains of a Filipino nurse who died from a deadly SARS-like virus in Saudi Arabia would not pose a health threat to the public, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said on Thursday.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pakistan, Nepal want PH’s dengue traps

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ovicidal/larvicidal trap PHOTO FROM REGION6.DOST.GOV.PH

The ingenious ovicidal/larvicidal (OL) trap devised by Filipino scientists has attracted the interest of two other nations fighting the scourge of the mosquito-borne dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

All PH missions on alert for coronavirus

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

All Philippine missions overseas are now on alert for the coronavirus, a deadly respiratory disease known to have originated in the Middle East but has spread to parts of Europe.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

In the Know: Coronaviruses

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

TB stalks Filipinos in California county

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Graphic factfile on TB.

While tuberculosis rates in the United States continue to fall, the disease still disproportionately infects Filipinos in one county in Northern California and possibly in other localities with high concentrations of Filipinos, a recent health survey revealed.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WHO prods PH to do more to fight HIV/AIDS

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged countries in the Western Pacific, including the Philippines, to do more in the fight against the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

25% hike in new HIV cases in PH noted

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UNAIDS

The rate of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), has increased by more than 25 percent in the Philippines in the last decade, according to the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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