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22 out of 78 blood donations tainted with HIV = RH Bill need

Today's news wire was particularly alarming -- 22 out of 78 units of donated blood tested positive for HIV as reported by the Department of Health's Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.

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Breaking the Health Care Cost Trend with Innovative Service Delivery

This example of innovative health service delivery cuts costs dramatically, provides health care for almost everyone, and is mobile. For enterprises Filipinos, this model is very applicable to the Philippine healthcare condition.

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Integrative Wellness, a product of IIN Scholarship

Integrative health + social responsibility = Soup of the Day

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The King Grain

Move over Centrum, a new multivitamin is slowly and yes, surely, starting to take over the staples of health enthusiasts— the wheat grass.

Branded as the king of grain, wheatgrass has been extensively used throughout history. Ancient Egyptians swore by its medicinal benefits. The Bible is also replete with accounts of its use, even by King ...

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Act against dengue, DepEd tells schools

From The Philippine Daily Inquirer >> With students among the most vulnerable to dengue fever, the Department of Education (DepEd) has ordered stricter school–based prevention measures against the mosquito-borne disease after noting a rise in dengue cases this year.

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16 million Filipinos are carriers of Hepatitis B

From The Philippine Daily Inquirer >> Approximately 16 percent of the population or 16 million Filipinos are carriers of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) which is considered a “silent infection” globally recognized as a very serious liver ailment.

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What's your take on medical marijuana?

Whether you are for or against the legalization of medical marijuana, there are many arguments in favor of it. Watch this video and decide for yourself.

Bonus: Drew Carey

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42 barangays monitored for dengue

From The Philippine Star >> The Department of Health (DOH) is closely observing 42 barangays across the country for clustering of dengue cases, which is now nearing the 30,000 mark.

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Heal with Mulberry Oil

Vitaoils Mulberry Essentials is the latest brand to be introduced to the Health and Wellness industry that uses the Holistic approach to nurture one’s body.

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DOH urged to vaccinate 1.93 million kindergartners

From  The Philippine Star

A party-list lawmaker urged the Department of Health to vaccinate the 1.93 million children in the new kindergarten program of the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Smart, DOH launch wireless tech for health care

ILOILO CITY, Philippines  – Smart Communications Inc. and the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday piloted a program here that introduces wireless technology in healthcare delivery.

The program, dubbed Secured Health Information Network and Exchange (SHINE), was designed to interconnect some rural health units and government hospitals to address “time consuming and repetitive documentation” of patients’ medical history.

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Behind the Smokescreen on the Smoking Ban

In spite of the increasing pressure to ban smoking in general, essentially no government has moved to effectively ban smoking once and for all. What really makes it impossible for the government to challenge cigarette consumption head on is the often unnoticed power play behind multinational companies like Philip Morris and the government.

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Can Traditional Medicine and Modern Medicine Coexist?

Integrative (alternative and western) medicine is being used to treat AIDS and other conditions in Africa. Traditional medicine has an enduring draw; consequently, it is a struggle to convince patients to stick with modern treatment.

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The Future of Health

PSFK's report on the future of health [healthcare].

Presented in a beautiful slideshow, these projections are not too far off from happening. What's best is, the mobile technology can be easily adopted by enterprising Filipinos.