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Doctors' groups push DOH moves to fight dengue

Aug 16, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Doctors' groups emphasize 'vector control and early consultation' as key steps to combat the ongoing national dengue epidemic

VECTOR CONTROL, EARLY CONSULT. Health secretary Francisco Duque III visits Dengue patients inside the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on July 16, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong /Rappler

New procedure may preserve fertility in kids with cancer after chemo or radiation

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM

All patients should be informed about the reproductive side effects of their medical treatments and options to preserve their fertility at the time of diagnosis

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Why experts strongly oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.

Probiotics no help to kids with stomach flu – studies

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Probiotics are surging in popularity, with the global market predicted to expand from $37 billion in 2015 to $64 billion by 2023

Views of med societies weigh more than FEC, individual doctors – Garin

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin explains why she did not heed the warning of several public health experts regarding the now-suspended dengue vaccination program that she had launched

BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS. Ex-DOH secretary Janette Garin speaks during a Rappler Talk interview on December 16. Screenshot by Rappler

DOH, doctors say 'no need to panic' over Japanese encephalitis

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The Food and Drug Administration warns parents against buying the Japanese encephalitis vaccine online Only Sanofi Pasteur is accredited to distribute the vaccine in the country

VACCINE PLANS. The DOH is planning to administer Japanese encephalitis vaccine for free in 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Storytelling sessions held for children with special needs

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Beneficiaries of the event include children with intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment aged 3 to 36 years old

READING FOR KNOWLEDGE. A storyteller narrates the story of a mother to a group of children with exceptional needs to commemorate National Children'™s Book Day. Photo by Hannah Mallorca/Rappler

Madonna takes kids back to Malawi to open hospital

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:11 PM

Madonna opens the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care which is named after one of her children

'Seeing kids fly' - battling cancer with a smile

Feb 02, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Learn how one organization founded by two graduate students is giving children battling chronic diseases their hope and dignity back

SIMPLE JOYS. Some of Kythe's kids make arts and crafts during the organisation's summer camp.  Photo by Photo from Kythe Inc

Superheroes’ Day Out: Give hope to kids with cancer

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Help kids who are battling cancer and other chronic illnesses

World-first dialysis machine for infants is born

May 23, 2014 - 10:09 AM

The technology has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of infants with acute kidney injury say medical experts

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Webhits: Wrestlers pay tribute to young fan with cancer

May 09, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Wrestlers pay tribute to a fan they called Connor the Crusher

Measles-free Philippines by 2017?

Jan 07, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The mass immunization in September will target 13 million Filipino children

MASS VACCINATION. The Department of Health is preparing for a nationwide measles vaccination by September this year. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Mass breastfeeding record attempt in Philippines

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:34 PM

About 21 000 mothers nationwide simultaneously breastfeeds October 24 in a bid to break the country s own Guinness record

BREASTFEEDING.  Mothers and their children at nationwide simultaneous breastfeeding event in Marikina city on October 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE