Save the bed for sleep and sex to avoid insomnia

SLEEP and sex should be the only two things done in bed in order to avoid sleepless nights, a sleep expert said.

Biden said the pandemic is over. Is it? 

WASHINGTON — What is the status of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) now that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has told the CBS 60 Minutes news program the pandemic is over in the United States?  

Monitoring blood glucose without needles

Abbott Laboratories’ FreeStyle Libre Flash system, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, consists of a coin-sized glucose arm sensor and a handheld reader that provides the last eight hours of glucose history.

Designing a better future for the breast cancer community

By Teodoro B. Padilla
Cancer patient group ICanServe Foundation, in partnership with US-based non-profit organization Global Focus on Cancer, will host this year’s Southeast Asian Breast Cancer Symposium (SEABCS) in Manila from Sept. 23 to 25. 

EU regulator backs wider use of AstraZeneca COVID therapy

LONDON - Europe's medicines regulator has backed using AstraZeneca's preventative COVID-19 therapy as a treatment for the disease and also endorsed another medicine as...

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ — WHO chief

The world has never been in a better position to end the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization...

PHL workforce has best mental health in region — study

DESPITE suffering from job burnout, Filipino employees rate their mental health higher than their Singaporean and Indonesian counterparts, according to a July 2022 survey. 

UP students develop plant-based prosthetic for breast cancer survivors

BRAKONG — a lightweight external breast prosthesis made of the aquatic plant bakong — was given the top prize in the Philippine leg of the 2022 James Dyson Award this September.  

Long COVID’s link to suicide: Scientists warn of hidden crisis

CHICAGO/LONDON — Scott Taylor never got to move on from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  

Fight against AIDS, TB and malaria bounced back post-COVID — but not enough

LONDON — Efforts to tackle AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria began to recover last year after being hit hard by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, but the world is still not on track to defeat these killer diseases, according to a report.

EU regulator backs Pfizer/BioNTech BA.4/5-adapted COVID booster

THE European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday recommended a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) booster designed to combat the currently circulating Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants, days after endorsing a pair of boosters tailored to target the older BA.1 Omicron variant.

Dropping mask mandate will ‘weaken’ vax program — PCP

The Department of Health will conduct a national vaccination drive against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from Sept. 23 to 30 since the daily jab targets among senior citizens and those eligible for their first booster dose have not been met.
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