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Pinoys among higher risk of death from severe Covid-19 | Headline PH

Pinoys among higher risk of death from severe Covid-19

  Did you know that people from South Asia, including Filipinos, carry a higher risk version of the protein-coding gene known as Leucine Zipper Transcription Factor Like 1 (LZTFL1)? Said gene could lead to death because...
First case of COVID-19’s Kappa variant detected | Headline PH

First case of COVID-19’s Kappa variant detected

  The Kappa variant of the highly contagious coronavirus has its first instance detected in the country, according to the Department of Health (DOH).   PAMPANGA, Philippines — DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire confirmed on Monday, 08...
Medical professionals look for the best booster injection | Headline PH

Medical professionals look for the best booster injection

  According to an official of a health workers' group, if the government truly cares about its medical frontliners and health workers in their work combating the coronavirus pandemic and responding to the needs of...
Healthcare workers, vulnerable sector on to a third dose | Headline PH

Healthcare workers, vulnerable sector on to a third dose

  A third administration of the COVID-19 vaccine for the country's healthcare workers and the vulnerable sector is set for November or early December said health authorities. According to them, it is to further prevent the...
Public advised to have antigen tests at home | Headline PH

Public advised to have antigen tests at home

  The decreasing number of COVID-19 infections and transmissions isn't enough for Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez to be convinced that there won't be any more increases in the future, so he recommends that...
29 Oct to 2 Nov, access to cemeteries banned | Headline PH

29 Oct to 2 Nov, access to cemeteries banned

  The Metro Manila Council (MMC) has passed a resolution encouraging Metro Manila local government units to establish ordinances or adopt resolutions barring entry to public and private cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbaria from October...
Vaxx mandate sets in, staff shortages loom in New York | Headline PH

Vaxx mandate sets in, staff shortages loom in New York

  As mandatory vaccination starts its enforcement in the state of New York, hospitals are preparing to fire thousands of healthcare workers for non-compliance with the mandate which took effect Monday.   NEW YORK — Hospitals in...
Sri Lanka adopts DOST's VCO clinical trials | Headline PH

Sri Lanka adopts DOST’s VCO clinical trials

  After the Philippines conducted a successful clinical study of the effectiveness of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as a functional food that aids in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, another coconut-producing country will conduct its...
Government's lack of effort in promoting VCO called out | Headline PH

Government’s lack of effort in promoting VCO called out

  President of VCO Philippines and vice chairman of the United Coconut Association of the Philippines (UCA) Engineer Marco Reyes called out the Department of Health on their lack of serious effort to promote virgin...
All adults in Vietnam's big cities to get vaxxed by mid-month | Headline PH

All adults in Vietnam’s big cities to get vaxxed by mid-month

  Vietnam ministry of health announced Sunday all adult residents from Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi with at least one shot will be vaccinated by 15 September . Infecting over 520,000 people and killing 13,000, the...

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Odette's rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas | Headline PH

Odette’s rampage leaves severe damage across Visayas

  After wreaking havoc in Mindanao, Typhoon Odette (Rai) rampaged through the central Philippine region. Thousands of families were evacuated across the regions with the Cebu...
EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia | Headline PH

EU leaders looking at new sanctions against Russia

  The European Union is being assaulted on multiple fronts by Russia and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders said...
Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine | Headline PH

Omicron in China places half a million in quarantine

  Media report on Monday provided the country's first case of the fast-spreading Omicron variant identified in the northern port city of Tianjin.   BEIJING, China —...