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Know the red flags of depression

Following the deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade in the US, a health official has urged the public to seek professional intervention for people who have manifested signs of depression, a mental disorder considered as one of the common causes of suicide.

Dengvaxia is out – DoH

A health official said that the Dengvaxia vaccine will not be used by the Department of Health (DoH) in the near future, following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation that a pre-vaccination screening should be done first before injecting the controversial vaccine to an individual.

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Anti-rabies drive on

The Department of Health (DoH) said that it will strengthen its anti-rabies campaign by administering shots to dogs to avoid the increase of rabies cases in the country.

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Warning vs conjunctivitis

The Department of Health (DoH) has reminded the public to practice good hand hygiene to avoid the spread of conjunctivitis or sore eyes, which is most common during this time of the year.

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DOH nixes release of Dengvaxia masterlist

The Department of Health (DOH) will not be sharing the Dengvaxia masterlist containing the names of children who have been vaccinated with the dengue vaccine, with the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) any time soon.

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‘Vaping is not safe’

A health group has slammed a pro-vaping group for urging the Department of Health (DoH) to endorse vaping as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking.

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