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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

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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

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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 »

Circumcision of Filipino males linked to low HIV prevalence in RP

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By David Dizon – An official of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) praised the Philippines for having one of the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the Asia-Pacific, which she attributed to the country’s practice of almost universal male circumcision.

More young Pinoys getting ‘high blood’

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By Sol Aragones – Before you pop those salty chips or crispy pork rinds in your mouth, consider this: more and more Filipinos are falling sick from hypertension or high blood pressure.

Solons protest plan to quarantine them

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House Speaker Prospero Nograles and Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella on Friday protested reports that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will have them quarantined when they return from Las Vegas.