Data project to support breast cancer control program 

By Teodoro B. Padilla
Circle of Life, a data and digital infrastructure project, was launched this January to support an early breast cancer detection program and provide analytics.  The...

Why learning to surf can be great for your mental health, according to a...

Disclaimer: This asset is provided by The Conversation. Nothing clears the mind like going for a surf. With the escapism and simplicity of riding waves, it’s no...

60,000 Filipino children die yearly due to poor public services — UN

MORE THAN 60,000 Filipino children die yearly before their fifth year, according to a United Nations (UN) body, citing lack of access to maternal and child nutrition services in the Philippines. 

Rephrase your New Year’s resolutions to keep them

NEW YEAR’s resolutions fall to the wayside around this time. To avoid being a statistic on Quitter’s Day, one must reformulate their resolutions into...

KonsultaMD offers diabetes screening package 

KONSULTAMD, a health app that connects AC Health’s healthcare provider network and Globe’s digital solution ecosystem, offers a diabetes screening package for individuals who...

Enabling access through technology

By Teodoro B. Padilla
Achieving the goals of universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries requires a structured, collaborative effort that ensures health systems use resources...

Climate change leads to more malaria, tuberculosis up in a recession 

DAVOS, Switzerland — Climate change is increasing malaria infections, the executive director of the world’s biggest health fund said in Davos on Monday.   Huge surges...

Ecuador confirms first human bird flu infection in 9-year-old girl

QUITO - Ecuador reported its first case of human transmission of bird flu in a 9-year-old girl, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, marking a rare case of human infection a month after the country declared an animal health emergency. Human illness from bird flu infections...

Chatbot to aid HCWs deliver maternal health services

A CHATBOT designed to complete administrative tasks will roll out in more communities as part of a joint effort between Save the Children Philippines...

US experts recommend weight-loss drugs for obese children

THE American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday recommended use of weight-loss drugs in children ages 12 years or older for treatment of obesity,...

Omicron COVID booster cuts hospitalization in over 65s — Israeli study

JERUSALEM — The Omicron-adapted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine booster developed by Pfizer, Inc. and BioNTech SE sharply reduced hospitalizations among older patients, Israeli...

Enabling vaccine and medicine innovation

By Teodoro B. Padilla
During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, intellectual property (IP) offices supported the fastest development and scale-up of safe and effective vaccines in history,...
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