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8 tips to keep the liver in good shape

Getting back in track after holiday excesses While the holiday season brought so much joy, it also caused an abundance of challenges to the body’s...

Singer Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke during UK performance

LONDON -- US pop singer Jimmy Osmond, who performed the chart-topping hit “Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool” as a child in 1972, has suffered a stroke and will take time away from the stage, a spokesperson for the singer said on Monday.

Vaccination: Is it safe?

In April 2016, over a million public school students in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, and Calabarzon lined up to take part in the immunization program of the first dengue vaccine. It was recommended that the three doses of the vaccine be administered at six-month intervals. It was more than a year into the program, in November 2017, when Sanofi Pasteur issued a warning that immunized people who had not previously been infected with one of the four known varieties of dengue may experience a more severe version of the disease.

The need for eternal vigilance

ACTRESS MARITONI Fernandez had just turned 30 when she went to the US, accompanying her mother who was to take tests for an illness.

Breast Cancer Facts

• THE PHILIPPINES is at the center of the battle against breast cancer. Several reports show that the country has the highest incidence rate in Asia and is among the top 10 countries with the most cases of breast cancer. The disease is so common that one of every 13 Filipino women are expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

Enjoy afternoon tea and raise funds to help cancer patients

THROUGHOUT the month of October, a number of companies are holding special events and promos to improve awareness of breast cancer, and in many cases to raise money for research, awareness, and treatment centers.

Set yourself up for success: Goal-setting for wellness

How to set the right kind of goals for maximum results.

Exercises for the professional on-the-go

Convenient workouts for the busy worker.

Nestlé Philippines seeking clarity on junk food ban in QC schools

NESTLÉ Philippines is seeking clarity on the Quezon City ordinance banning the sale of junk food and sugary drinks near schools, as more local government units are planning to follow the city’s example.

Nestle wants your DNA

The company that brought you milk chocolate, Maggi instant noodles and Rocky Road ice cream is worried about your health. Nestle SA, the world’s largest...

PAO files three new cases over Dengvaxia

The Public Attorney's Office has filed anew before the Department of Justice three cases relating to alleged deaths due to Dengvaxia vaccination. PAO Chief Persida...

China’s swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

Beijing -- An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned...

Leadership and governance key to Bataan’s effective health programs

The provincial government of Bataan is a good example of how leadership and governance play a vital role in the effective implementation of health programs.

Davao City focuses on access to comprehensive, quality health services for...

Davao City is one of the country’s most progressive cities, thanks to its strong and forward-looking local government. The city’s dynamic approach to governance extends to the provision of a comprehensive range of high-quality health services.

Australian scientists develop ‘world first’ melanoma blood test

Sydney -- Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a "world first" breakthrough...

Pfizer reverses some drug price hikes in US after Trump tweet

New York -- Pfizer has reversed price increases on some drugs following White House pressure and the US drugmaker on Wednesday pledged to decide...

After 2 surgeries in 2 months, Gary V is raring to...

SINGER Edgardo Jose “Gary” Valenciano — often referred to as “Mr. Pure Energy” because of his high energy performances — announced that he has been cleared of kidney cancer, a diagnosis which was made shortly after he underwent successful emergency open heart surgery in May.

Which region employs the most number of health- and social services...

By Mark T. Amoguis, Researcher The National Capital Region (NCR) was the top employer for the human health and social work industry in 2016, according...

Enhancing health service delivery

IN 2017 AND 2018, the South Cotabato provincial government funded the construction of seven halfway houses. Called Bahay ni Nanay, these dwellings were built to take care of full-term pregnant tribal women waiting their turn to deliver in government birthing facilities that are often filled to capacity. “Around 30% of my constituents are indigenous peoples [IPs] who live in remote upland villages. Tribal women whose pregnancies have reached term and their companions can stay in Bahay ni Nanay until they are about to give birth,” said South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes, during the 2018 Health for Juan and Juana Forum: Moving Forward with the Philippine Health Agenda.

DTI zeroes in on energy drinks for sugar labeling

THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) has identified energy drinks as one of the products that it wants to label “High in Sugar” under proposed new labeling rules.

Duterte signs national feeding program law

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Malacañang on Tuesday, July 3, announced that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11037,...

Watsons holds 1st health symposium for its advantage card members

HEALTH and beauty chain store, Watsons Philippines, recently staged its first health symposium for its Watsons Advantage Program (WAP) members.

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...