Enhancing hypertension control in the Philippines

By Teodoro B. Padilla
May is Hypertension Awareness Month, an annual celebration that aims to raise awareness on the prevention and management of high blood pressure. Hypertension is...

US to post influenza A wastewater data online to assist bird flu probe, official...

CHICAGO - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to post data on influenza A found in wastewater in a public dashboard...

Women’s health awareness campaign launched as gaps in cervical cancer screening persists

A regional women’s health awareness campaign has been launched on the heels of a 2024 survey that reveals that gaps surrounding cervical cancer screening...

AstraZeneca says it will withdraw COVID-19 vaccine globally as demand dips

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it had initiated the worldwide withdrawal of its COVID-19 vaccine due to a "surplus of available updated vaccines" since the pandemic. The company...

Global health heavyweights team up for climate, disease funding

LONDON - Three of the biggest global health funders have joined forces for the first time in a $300 million partnership aimed at tackling the linked...

Our Code of Practice

By Teodoro B. Padilla
The ethical exchange of scientific information on prescription medicines is vital to the pharmaceutical industry’s mission of helping patients through the research and development...

J&J advances $6.48 billion settlement of talc cancer lawsuits

NEW YORK - Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it is moving forward with a $6.48 billion proposed settlement of tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging...

Sustaining Philippine gains in immunization

By Teodoro B. Padilla
Smallpox, an ancient scourge, is caused by a highly contagious airborne virus. In the 20th century alone, smallpox caused an estimated 300-500 million deaths...

Vaping now more common than smoking among young people – and the risks go...

SOURCE: THE CONVERSATION Vaping is now more common than cigarette smoking among young people, according to a new report coordinated by the University of Glasgow...

US FDA approves ImmunityBio’s bladder cancer therapy

The US health regulator approved on Monday ImmunityBio's combination therapy to treat a type of bladder cancer, marking an end to the company's efforts to...

New Biden rule protects privacy for women who get abortions

WASHINGTON - US President Joe Biden's administration issued a final rule on Monday aimed at strengthening privacy protections for women seeking abortions that bans the disclosure...

UnitedHealth says hackers possibly stole large number of Americans’ data

UnitedHealth Group said on Monday that hackers stole health and personal data of potentially a "substantial proportion" of Americans from its systems in February,...