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House bill filed seeking to assign more school nurses in public...

A house bill (HB) seeking to establish a school health and safety office in public schools has been filed to address inadequacy in the...

Duterte wants DTI to put health warning labels on sugary drinks

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to place health warning labels on sugar-sweetened...

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart: study

Paris, France -- Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help...

UHC champions

THE 2018 Health for Juan and Juana Forum (HJJ Forum) held last week gathered the country’s healthcare thought leaders and experts and galvanized their commitment to make Universal Health Care (UHC) happen for all Filipinos. Among the health champions who graced the forum were luminaries who are at the forefront of the UHC advocacy in the country.

Mind, body, and soul working together

A lot of people think that living life to the fullest means doing everything under the sun, but did it ever occur to you that life can be enjoyed during its pauses?

You are what you eat | Why you should think twice...

Plants vs. lipids. A look at ketogenic and vegan diets.

You are what you eat | Going green: the benefits of...

Plants vs. lipids. A look at ketogenic and vegan diets.

Gene test shows more breast cancer patients can skip chemo

Tampa, United States -- The majority of women with a common form of breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery, based...

Mountain Province dialysis center starts full operations

Malacañang announced on Tuesday that the Mountain Province Dialysis Center at the Luis Hora Memorail Regional Hospital in Bauko, Mountain Province is “ now...

Supplemental budget for medical aid to Dengvaxia patients up for approval...

Senator Loren B. Legarda on Monday, May 28, said the Senate aims to pass on third and final reading the P1.16 billion supplemental budget...

Single-day use contacts with moisture technology launched

THIRTY PERCENT of all people in the world are myopic — nearsighted — and by 2050, it is estimated that 50%, about 5 billion...

A buffet of fitness

By Michelle Anne P. Soliman Fitness event FitCon MNL|5 May 18 to 20 Green Sun Hotel, Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Makati City HEALTH AND FITNESS programs, sessions on the new...

Know your BP numbers

One in four Filipinos aged 21 years and older has high blood pressure. It is called a “silent killer” for a reason: hypertension often...

Singer Gary Valenciano goes under the knife

ACTOR/PERFORMER Edgardo Jose “Gary” Valenciano underwent emergency open heart surgery on Saturday after feeling chest pains following a performance he did with his son,...

Ready to beat malaria

AFTER AN unprecedented period of success in malaria control, progress has stalled in the global response to one of humanity’s oldest diseases. This was...

Groups file more evidence against Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippines Constitution, Inc. (VPCI) submitted to the Department of Justice (DoJ) on...

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder

LOS ANGELES — Pop singer Mariah Carey revealed on Wednesday that she suffers from bipolar disorder, telling People magazine that she was diagnosed in...

Trust Me I’m a Doctor returns for season 7

BBC PRESENTER, author, and medical doctor Michael Mosley looks behind “the hype and the headlines” to find the truth about what’s good for your...

Report tags Aquino, others in Dengvaxia ‘tragedy’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo A DRAFT Senate report on the Dengvaxia controversy tagged former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III, former health secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin,...

A guide to the Silicon Valley diet craze called 5:2

Five days of normal eating followed by two days of eating only 500 calories.

Duterte: Peddlers of fake medicines to be charged with economic sabotage

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director-General Ronald M. dela Rosa to arrest all persons “who...

Health chief calls for mass testing of children given Dengvaxia

Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco T. Duque on Tuesday, March 13, said the agency is coordinating with University of Pittsburgh and University of...

Workplace injuries fall in 2015 — PSA

By Ranier Olson R. Reusora, Researcher REPORTED CASES of occupational injury declined around 13.7% in 2015 compared with the previous survey covering 2013, the Philippine Statistics...

How to beat colorectal cancer

By Dr. Jun R. Ruiz THE WORLD celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this month of March. This is an awareness campaign to promote colorectal cancer...

Spotlight on cancer

FOUR FILIPINOS die of cancer every hour, almost 100 every day. According to the Department of Health, the most common cancers among Filipino men...

Dengvaxia probe resumes amid new allegations

AMID RECENT developments, the House committees on health and on good government and public accountability continues its probe today, Feb. 5, on the controversial...

Aquino, Abad, Garin charged for election spending on Dengvaxia

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and former Department of Health (DoH) consultant Francis Cruz on Friday, Feb....

Improved anti-dengue vaccine seen from mess

CHICAGO -- New dengue vaccines being developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. and US government scientists are poised to provide a safer alternative to...

Stepping up its game

HEALTH AND fitness aficionados in the country who are on the lookout for more smartwatch capabilities to accompany their journeys have another one to...

Volcanic eruptions and their impact on health

ON THE evening of Jan. 13, Mayon Volcano began spewing ash and lava, causing rocks to fall from its summit. The Philippine Institute of...

Sanofi to compensate for ‘death, any other case’

By Camille A. Aguinaldo FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL firm Sanofi Pasteur on Monday committed to providing compensation for “death or any other case” among patients who were...

Ex-TESDA chief Syjuco files ‘plunder, mass murder’ complaint vs Aquino, Garin...

AUGUSTO SYJUCO, former head of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and former lawmaker, filed on Friday complaints of plunder and mass murder...

House grills Sanofi; Aquino to face Senate

A PARTY-LIST congressman, in the House of Representatives’ first inquiry into the Dengvaxia controversy, has demanded an apology from Sanofi Pasteur, not for injecting...

PHL plans to sue Sanofi over vaccine — DoH chief

THE PHILIPPINES intends to sue Sanofi after authorities suspended the pharmaceutical giant’s anti-dengue vaccine in response to the company warning the drug could lead...

Manufacturer disputes claim of deaths due to vaccine

By Arra B. Francia Reporter FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL company Sanofi Pasteur on Monday, Dec. 4, dispelled reports that three patients who received the dengue vaccine last year...

This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones...

HEALTH ADVOCATES known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking. Dr....

PHL reallows contraceptives after certifying them safe

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC-majority Philippines will reallow the use of contraceptive implants after certifying 51 drugs and devices safe and not the cause of abortions,...

Fight hunger and malnutrition, be a Santa

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter IN THE country since 1981 combating hunger and malnutrition among children as well as delivering other programs geared towards...

Road to fitness: is running actually good for you?

PARIS -- As New York limbers up to host the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday, runners around the world will be picturing its storied...

Awareness and initiatives for psoriasis patients

“Some fifteen years ago, I was very passion-driven. I had a very successful career as a sales and marketing director of a multinational company....

Singaporeans with appetite for destruction get ‘rage room’ relief

Bad day at the office? In high-pressured Singapore there is now a solution – a “rage room” that lets stressed-out people take a baseball...

Former health chief appointed to DoH

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, Oct. 26, appointed Francisco T. Duque III to the Department of Health which he once headed during President...

Study aims to look at COPD prevalence in PHL

By Michelle Anne P. Soliman BREATHLESSNESS, chronic cough, and bringing up phlegm may not just be signs that one is getting older. People aged 40...

Why there are more depressed Asians and millennials

By Nickky Faustine P. De Guzman Reporter Joey de Leon may have made his apology, but discussions about depression should not end with a “sorry.” Rather,...

How to help if someone is suicidal

(The tips below are from the “Suicide First Aid Guidelines of the Philippines,” research supported by a grant from the American Foundation for Suicide...