DENGUE Alert Status (How to protect yourself against Dengue)

The Department of Health once again reminded the public to protect themselves against the deadly dengue-carrying mosquito as it declare Dengue Alert Status in selected regions in the country. This is in response to the rapidly increasing number of cases observed in the Philippines. Here’s a list of simple tips to protect yourself against dengue […]

FF: Be wary of taking herbal concoctions to treat dengue – health officials

For Flashback Friday today, here’s a health news I filed for People’s Tonight eight years ago. Please note that Health Assistant Secretary’s (then NEC chief) Dr. Eric Tayag’s advisory on taking herbal preparations to manage dengue fever is still applicable. But with recent developments, they (health experts) are now studying the potential of Tawa-tawa herb […]

Dengue Vaccine in 2015

THE Department of Health has announced that dengue vaccine will be available in the market next year. The vaccine, which has been tested two years ago, in five different Asian countries including the Philippines, showed a promising result. At least, 3,500 children, 2 to 4 years old, from Cebu and San Pablo participated in the […]