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Maguindanao health officials note hike in dengue cases, call on public to seek early consultation

Maguindanao health officials note hike in dengue cases, call on public to seek early consultation

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao – A health official reminded the public to seek medical assistance immediately and not wait until patients are in critical condition.

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Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

Associated Press / 12:12 PM October 11, 2016 DAME MARIE, Haiti — In this most western tip of Haiti, 300 patients with festering wounds lay silently on beds at the main hospital in the seaside village of Dame Marie waiting for medicine a week after Hurricane Matthew hit the remote peninsula. Among the injured was Beauvoir Luckner, a cobbler and farmer who walked 12 kilometers (7 miles) in three days after a tree crushed his leg and killed his mother when it fell on their house. His leg might have to be amputated, but all doctors can do is clean his wounds because the hospital has run out of everything, including pain killers.

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At least 1.4 million need aid in Haiti after Matthew: UN

At least 1.4 million need aid in Haiti after Matthew: UN

by Agence France-Presse October 11, 2016 The storm left at least 372 dead in the impoverished Caribbean nation, with the toll likely to rise sharply as rescue workers reach previously inaccessible areas. Matthew leveled homes, fouled water sources and killed livestock, with victims pleading for help to arrive quickly.

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WHO advises proper washing, no shaving in fight against hospital superbugs

WHO advises proper washing, no shaving in fight against hospital superbugs

Published November 3, 2016 7:54am By KATE KELLAND, Reuters LONDON - Patients going for surgery should bathe or shower beforehand but their surgical site should not be shaved, and antibiotics should be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, but not afterwards, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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WHO urges curbs on online food marketing to children

WHO urges curbs on online food marketing to children

Agence France-Presse / 08:16 AM November 04, 2016 COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Governments must do more to protect children from sophisticated online methods used to market unhealthy foods to them, the World Health Organization in Europe said in a report released Friday.

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DOH APPEALS FOR INJURY-FREE HOLIDAYS WITH COMMUNITY FIREWORKS DISPLAY

DOH APPEALS FOR INJURY-FREE HOLIDAYS WITH COMMUNITY FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Children and parents are continuously reminded to have a safe and prosperous New Year and to avoid injuries due to exploding fireworks like piccolo as Filipinos gear up for the Holiday celebrations in less than a month.

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AS TYPHOON 'NINA' NEARS Hundreds living at Mt. Mayon’s slopes evacuated

AS TYPHOON 'NINA' NEARS Hundreds living at Mt. Mayon’s slopes evacuated

LEGAZPI CITY – Hundreds of residents living at the slopes of Mayon volcano in Guinobatan town in Albay province were evacuated by local government unit agents on Saturday afternoon.

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Hong Kong records winter's first bird flu death

Hong Kong records winter's first bird flu death

HONG KONG, China - An elderly man has died of bird flu in Hong Kong in the city's first human case of the disease this winter, authorities said Tuesday.

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DOH, PNP eye law banning firecrackers

DOH, PNP eye law banning firecrackers

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine National Police (PNP) are considering a nationwide ban on firecrackers like in Davao City to prevent injuries, but President Duterte said “the country might not be ready for it.”

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe set for January visit to Manila, Davao

Japan PM Shinzo Abe set for January visit to Manila, Davao

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines on Jan. 12 and 13, the first head of state to visit the country under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. confirmed on Tuesday.

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