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Global depression numbers surge in past decade – WHO

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:21 PM

By 2015, the number of people globally living with depression, according to a revised definition, had reached 322 million, up 18.4% since 2005, the UN agency says

Global depression numbers surge in past decade – WHO

Duterte uses oxygen 'converter' to sleep

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The President admits needing improved 'oxygenation' when he sleeps because of his health problems related to smoking

Duterte uses oxygen 'converter' to sleep

WATCH: The risks Filipino women face

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM

This social video features reproductive health services and information for marginalized communities in remote regions

WATCH: The risks Filipino women face

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday, March 29

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

China's synthetic drugs problem expanding – government

Mar 27, 2017 - 3:44 PM

China is believed to be one of the main manufacturers of synthetic drugs – including opioids such as fentanyl – which have been blamed for public health crises in other countries

China's synthetic drugs problem expanding – government

How to stop 'Mañana habit' from taking over your life

Mar 27, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Stop procrastinating and making excuses when it comes to your health

How to stop 'Mañana habit' from taking over your life

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

Mar 27, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Tensions are likely to flare up as US President Donald Trump turns to other key priorities like tax reform and a big infrastructure spending plan

Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom

A deranged mind: The insanity plea in PH cases

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) Has the insanity plea ever worked in a Philippine court?

A deranged mind: The insanity plea in PH cases

PhilHealth probes P6M 'ghost claims' in Tuguegarao hospital

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21,000 to P42,000 per ghost patient

PhilHealth probes P6M 'ghost claims' in Tuguegarao hospital

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

(UPDATED) The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – 'will explode' and 'is not sustainable'

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile dysfunction

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:51 AM

The results could be an effective 'therapeutic option for patients suffering erectile dysfunction from other causes'

Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile dysfunction

Trump's health reform effort collapses

Mar 25, 2017 - 8:42 AM

(UPDATED) The bill's bruising defeat marks a second major policy setback for the new president, who has seen his attempt to curb travel from Muslim-majority countries twice frozen by the courts

Trump's health reform effort collapses

List: Places where you can volunteer and help children fight hunger

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Want to make your weekends or summer break more meaningful? Try volunteering at these places around the Philippines

List: Places where you can volunteer and help children fight hunger

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:24 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'If it doesn't pass, we're moving beyond health care,' says White House budget director Mick Mulvaney

Trump ultimatum: Pass health bill Friday or he'll move on

Obama warns against health care changes that harm Americans

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:40 PM

'We should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans. That should always be our priority,' Obama says in a statement.

Obama warns against health care changes that harm Americans

News Briefs: March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday, March 23

News Briefs: March 23, 2017

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes on the controversial measure despite challenges over whether Trump and ally House Speaker Paul Ryan have enough backing to get the measure over the finish line

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:34 AM

In a significant flex of presidential muscle, Trump warns House Republicans they will face the electorate's wrath if they do not vote to repeal and replace Obamacare on March 23

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:02 AM

China says it needs to know more about the allegations that major meatpacking businesses bribed inspectors to get health certificates and masked tainted meat as fit for consumption

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Why size matters when it comes to your dental health

Mar 20, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Achieving good oral health is as easy as switching up your toothbrush

Why size matters when it comes to your dental health

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

Mar 19, 2017 - 4:17 PM

After a decade and hundreds of thousands of deaths, the US opioid addiction crisis is entering a new phase – and towns, cities and states are being overwhelmed

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

The toxic mystery behind Kim Jong-Nam's assassination

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM

More than a month after Kim Jong-Nam was murdered in Kuala Lumpur, experts are struggling to make sense of Malaysia's findings that the lethal nerve agent VX was used to kill him without apparent harm to anyone else

The toxic mystery behind Kim Jong-Nam's assassination

Brexit puts EU lifeblood of British hospitals at risk

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The state-run NHS is hugely reliant on EU immigrants to look after aging Britons, and the latest data after the Brexit vote has put the sector on high alert

Brexit puts EU lifeblood of British hospitals at risk

Draft Senate bill to boost AIDS response

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:04 PM

But the proposed law needs strong language promoting condom use

Draft Senate bill to boost AIDS response

Are you guilty of these brushing no-nos?

Mar 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Maybe you didn’t even know these habits were harming your teeth and gums

Are you guilty of these brushing no-nos?

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Doctors Mixie Baduria and Alfonso Regala could have gone to any specialization they wanted after graduation. Instead they are serving in a 2nd class municipality in Northern Samar.

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Bong Revilla again allowed to visit ailing father

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

This will be the fourth time since December that Revilla has been granted a furlough to visit his father at the hospital

Bong Revilla again allowed to visit ailing father

UN drugs body takes aim at fentanyl

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions

UN drugs body takes aim at fentanyl

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The Syrian government and its ally, Russia, have turned the violent withholding of healthcare into a weapon of war, according to an analysis published in The Lancet medical journal

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:24 AM

By 2026, that number will shoot up to 24 million, the Congressional Budget Office projects, in perhaps the most alarming revelation in its highly-anticipated report

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

After death of Lanao del Norte doctor, LGUs urged to secure health workers

Mar 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

'This really has to stop, kailangang matiyak ng [local government unit] 'yung security ng health worker nila,' says Irene Fariñas of the Doctors to the Barrios Foundation

After death of Lanao del Norte doctor, LGUs urged to secure health workers

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Experts say Trump will struggle to realize the goal of lowering drug prices due to a system that involves a complex web of players and incentives

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Trump in showdown over Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:15 AM

The President has spent much of the week huddling with key health care players, including Republicans who support and oppose the bill known as the American Health Care Act

Trump in showdown over Republican Obamacare repeal plan

Permits, health concerns delay cell site expansion

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The Philippines' average internet speed is now the slowest in Asia Pacific – and telcos say why

Permits, health concerns delay cell site expansion

Ateneo student's life-saving app bags global award

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Aspiring doctor Joel Alejandro and business partner Andrea Relucio win the Sandoz HACk Healthcare Access Challenge in London, United Kingdom for 'Sali' save-a-life app which aims to universalize CPR education and training

Ateneo student's life-saving app bags global award

China's elderly live longer, but are less fit – study

Mar 10, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Comparing medical data and surveys from 1998 and 2008 of nearly 20,000 people aged 80 to 105, researchers learn that the ranks of China's 'oldest old' have expanded since the turn of the century

China's elderly live longer, but are less fit – study

U.S. House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:42 AM

The House Ways and Means Committee is the first panel to approve the bill that would repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama's landmark health reforms

U.S. House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

Weapons of mass sanitation

Mar 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

[Science Solitaire] The indiscriminate use of antibiotics – the kind of 'mass cleaning' we do to our insides when we are sick – is harmful not just to you but to everyone

Weapons of mass sanitation

News Briefs: March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday, March 9

News Briefs: March 9, 2017

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:25 AM

After 7 years of Republican efforts to rip up Obamacare, it remained unclear whether Trump has the necessary votes to get the controversial replacement measure across the finish line

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

COA to Napocor: Return P29.7M in health allowances

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The Commission on Audit junks the appeal of the National Power Corporation and reiterates that the unauthorized perks for employees must be returned

COA to Napocor: Return P29.7M in health allowances

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:00 PM

On March 8, International Women’s Month, Maria Ressa talks to Vice President Leni Robredo about what the government can do to invest in young girls today and end poverty by 2030

Rappler Talk: VP Robredo on women's rights and the end to poverty

Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

Mar 07, 2017 - 7:58 AM

(UPDATED) The American Health Care Act will dismantle several of the core aspects of the reforms, including ending subsidies and taxes, as well as rules requiring individuals to have insurance

Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year – WHO

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Harmful exposure can start in the mother's womb, increasing the risk of premature birth, which can lead to life-long health problems

Environmental risks kill 1.7M kids under 5 a year – WHO

Duterte poised to sign smoking ban EO

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) Two cabinet officials say the President is set to sign the EO soon. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says there will be revisions to the DOH draft EO.

Duterte poised to sign smoking ban EO

#JusticeForDrDrey: Medical community honors slain physician

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Health professionals from all over the Philippines post pictures on social media while wearing black to ask for justice for Dr Dreyfuss Perlas, who was killed in Lanao del Norte

#JusticeForDrDrey: Medical community honors slain physician

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas' killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

Family, friends of slain volunteer doctor appeal for justice

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:55 PM

They describe him as a passionate and selfless doctor who was dedicated to improving the health situation in Lanao del Norte

Family, friends of slain volunteer doctor appeal for justice