Halting the world’s top infectious killer

By Teodoro B. Padilla
Every year, 10 million people fall ill with tuberculosis (TB). Despite being a preventable and curable disease, 1.5 million people die from TB each...

South Korea’s medical professors join protests, reduce hours in practice

SEOUL - Medical professors in South Korea said they will cut back on the hours they spend in practice starting on Monday to support trainee doctors...

No to health misinformation

By Teodoro B. Padilla
The COVID-19 pandemic spawned an “infodemic,” in which too much information — including false or misleading information — spread rapidly in digital and physical...

GSK to cap out-of-pocket inhaler costs in US

British pharmaceutical giant GSK said on Wednesday it would cap out-of-pocket costs for all its inhaled asthma and chronic lung disease medicines at $35 per...

UK to introduce bill to phase out smoking among young people

LONDON - The British government will introduce a bill in parliament on Wednesday to fulfill its promise to phase out smoking among young people by banning tobacco sales...

Best practices in Universal Health Care

By Teodoro B. Padilla
Studies conducted within the last 10 years have shown that most Filipinos still rely on personal funds to pay for healthcare. Moreover, health-related spending,...

US FDA expands use of Bristol Myers’ cancer therapy

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded the use of Bristol Myers Squibb's cell therapy, Breyanzi, for a type of slow-growing blood cancer,...

Innovating to cure multiple sclerosis

By Teodoro B. Padilla
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that occurs when the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord. Over 1.8 million people worldwide have...

South Korea to improve young doctors’ pay, denies healthcare is in crisis

SEOUL - South Korea will move quickly to improve pay and working conditions for young doctors, the government said on Friday, tackling a key demand by...

‘I couldn’t move’: Japanese male office workers experience simulated menstrual pain

TOKYO - Male office workers at a telecoms firm in Tokyo have experienced simulated menstrual pain to help them become more sympathetic toward female colleagues ahead...

UnitedHealth says online platform fully functional after Change Healthcare hack

UnitedHealth Group said the electronic prescribing for its pharmacy services is now fully functional, with claims submission and payment transmission also available after cyber attack...

Experimental Novo obesity drug more effective than Wegovy in early trial

COPENHAGEN - Novo Nordisk said on Thursday early trial data for its highly anticipated experimental obesity drug amycretin showed a higher weight loss compared with its popular...
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