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DOH boosts mental-health interventions with project

Story and photo by Leilani S. Junio  Philippines News Agency The Department of Health (DOH) last Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement to enhance the basic interventions needed to address existing gaps in the Philippines’s mental healthcare services.

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Overusing baby formula puts infants’ health at risk–researchers

Canberra—Breastfeeding should be encouraged over feeding newborns with baby formula, as an overreliance on formula could put the health of children and their mothers “at risk” in the future, researchers from Australian National University (ANU) said last Thursday. 

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SAP Health Engagement connects patients to healthcare providers

Germany-based software firm SAP introduced last week the SAP Health Engagement technological solution, which directly connects patients to physicians and health-program managers. 

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Bacterium may help control spread of Zika virus—study

Washington, D.C.—A bacterium being trialed to control the spread of dengue has now been shown to prevent the transmission of the Zika virus, researchers said recently.

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Philusa: A home brand trusted for years

For over 50 years, Philusa Corp. has been bringing high-quality, yet affordable pharmaceutical and consumer products that Filipinos use every day at every stage of their lives. 

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DOH, health experts defend dengue vaccine

The Department of Health (DOH), together with some health experts, defended the efficacy of the new dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, saying it will prevent the transmission of the disease. 

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Pharex partners anew with Mercury Drug for annual medical mission

Pharex Health Corp., the most prescribed brand of medicines, has expressed anew its continued support for Mercury Drug’s Operation BigayLunas program, which the country’s leading drugstore has been conducting every year as part of its anniversary celebration. 

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Bear Brand to continue strengthening Pinoys with ‘Laki sa Tibay’ campaign

In every disaster that hits the Philippines, Filipinos’ strength and resiliency always emerge. One may ask: Where do they get their strength of character when life’s biggest challenges come their way? This strength came after years of nurturing, which started from their very own homes. 

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PhilHealth at 21: Celebrating achievements, improvements

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) highlighted its accomplishments, various benefit packages, innovations, and new and strengthened partnerships when its celebrated its 21st anniversary recently.

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Cervical cancer, still a top killer of Filipino women—Healthway

Cervical cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer, but despite this, it still ranks as one of the leading causes of death among Filipino women today. 

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