Health

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Strong showing for Obama health law

About 8.8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act, the government said Thursday. The surprisingly strong numbers come after a deadline surge last week

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Medical Cannabis is not a threat to public

After 4 years of struggle for the legalization of Medical Cannabis in the country, the Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS) has found a strong ally. The statement of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring that Medical Cannabis is found to be beneficial to patients with Cancer, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease is a welcome development.

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Health group assures full support for Sec Duque

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated and expressed its support for Francisco Duque III, who has just been appointed Health Secretary by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Kidney Kid Launch

Fresenius Medical Care launches superhero kidney health initiative

To mark World Kidney Day on 9th March 2017, Fresenius Medical Care launched a brand new Asia-Pacific-wide Corporate Social Responsibility initiative through a series of public awareness events reaching 6600 children, parents and carers — as well as media, key renal health partners and government.

Civil society groups call for significant tobacco tax increases to discourage youth from smoking

“The tobacco tax is primarily a health measure. Increasing the tobacco tax is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the most effective ways of preventing the youth from starting to smoke. However, tobacco tax in the Philippines remains to be one of the lowest in the world. It should be increased significantly in order for it to have the most substantial impact on the health of our youth” the groups stated.