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Three new deaths highlight Palawan’s continuing COVID-19 crisis

Three recent deaths -- two in Puerto Princesa City and another in Balabac, both reported on Thursday -- have underscored the continuing deterioration of...

Mental health self-diagnosis dangerous

Lorizza Mae Posadas-Gacott, registered guidance counselor and an officer of Philippine Mental Health Association Inc. (PMHAI) Palawan Chapter, said that self-diagnosis without guidance of a psychologist or counselor may lead to misinterpretation of data or result.

Cuyo tops Palawan in COVID-19 active cases

According to town mayor Mark delos Reyes, the new cases were reported after 65 of the town's residents were tested for COVID-19 as part of the town's ongoing contact tracing efforts.

Lack of sleep makes body more vulnerable to infections

"Get enough sleep so that enough melatonin is secreted, do not smoke, do not use tobacco products, eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, exercise regularly," Turkish Kidney Foundation said in a statement on ways to strengthen the immune system.

US FDA authorizes marketing of IQOS as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product

The agency concluded that the available scientific evidence demonstrates that IQOS is expected to benefit the health of the population as a whole, taking into account both users of tobacco products and persons who do not currently use tobacco products.

Delta variant transmission preventable with strict protocols

A health official on Saturday said the Delta variant, which was first recognized in India, is 40 to 60 percent more transmissible than the...

Parents urged to vaccinate their kids vs. preventable diseases

The Department of Health (DOH), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and Rotary International are encouraging all...

Dengue menace looms large in Puerto Princesa, several Palawan towns

Health officials believe Puerto Princesa City and several towns in Palawan are currently experiencing dengue outbreaks as a result of two primary factors—the residents'...

Filipinos getting more health-conscious but want further support from food industry to improve diets

A new report from Food Industry Asia (FIA) has revealed that although a majority of Filipinos (81 percent) believe that following a healthy, balanced...

Sotto moves against contraceptive implants

Senate President Vicente Sotto III's suggestion to cut funding on contraceptive implants raised concerns in local health offices in Puerto Princesa and the province. During...

DOH wants more hospitals capable of kidney transplants

The Department of Health (DOH) has focused on upgrading the capacity of hospitals to perform kidney transplant operations. Peter Paul Plegaria, chief transplant coordinator at...

Roxas HFMD cases now 110

The number of cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in Roxas town has now risen to 110, municipal health officer Dr. Leo...