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U.S. Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal, bitter blow to Trump

Jul 28, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The collapse marks a major setback for Republican leadership and for Trump, who had campaigned relentlessly on a pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal, bitter blow to Trump

3 U.S. senators balk at health bill, putting reforms in peril

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:52 AM

The sudden announcement by Senators Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson and John McCain throws into disarray their party's years-long effort to overhaul Barack Obama's health care reforms

3 U.S. senators balk at health bill, putting reforms in peril

Sereno clarifies: No TRO on RH law or pills, just 2 implants

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates that the issue is now for the Food and Drug Administration to resolve

Sereno clarifies: No TRO on RH law or pills, just 2 implants

Double blow hits Republican bid to ditch Obamacare

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:38 AM

(UPDATED) The washout leaves Republicans struggling to find consensus on how to fulfill US President Donald Trump's pledge to scrap the 2010 Affordable Care Act

Double blow hits Republican bid to ditch Obamacare

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 26, 2017

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:09 AM

A 5-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby has stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

U.S. Senate advances health care bill, tough debate looms

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:58 AM

(UPDATED) The US Senate votes to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to repeal Barack Obama's health care reforms, but the chamber soon votes down a Republican plan to repeal and replace it

U.S. Senate advances health care bill, tough debate looms

Crunch time as U.S. Senate braces for health care vote

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:30 PM

'Big day for HealthCare. After 7 years of talking, we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!' Trump tweets

Crunch time as U.S. Senate braces for health care vote

Number of new HIV cases in PH breaches 1,000-mark

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The Philippines now has 29 new infections every day, according to the health department

Number of new HIV cases in PH breaches 1,000-mark

How can you protect your health?

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Watch Piolo Pascual and his friends discuss how you can make sure health won't be a financial issue in the future

How can you protect your health?

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Trump strongly warns Republicans that they must pass health care reform, taking his party to task and bluntly declaring that 'Obamacare is death'

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives – AIDS meeting

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Leaders in the fight against HIV urges the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject 'draconian' funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives – AIDS meeting

Groups slam health reform failure under Duterte administration

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The Coalition for People’s Right to Health holds a caravan pushing for free and progressive healthcare

Groups slam health reform failure under Duterte administration

[DASH of SAS] Gonorrhea making a comeback

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Gonorrhea is showing resistance to older and cheaper form of antibiotics – making it harder, and in some cases, impossible to treat

[DASH of SAS] Gonorrhea making a comeback

Torture victims can now get psychological, financial aid from gov’t

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:34 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development leads 4 other agencies in the provision of services for torture victims

Torture victims can now get psychological, financial aid from gov’t

IN PHOTOS: PH launches guidelines on managing moderate acute malnutrition

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:02 PM

The DOH and WFP showcase ready-to-use supplementary food as well as various measuring devices that would determine if a child is suffering from malnutrition

IN PHOTOS: PH launches guidelines on managing moderate acute malnutrition

U.S. Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The 80-year-old U.S. senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests 'revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot'

U.S. Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

If passed, the legislation would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother's life is at risk or if the fetus presents a deadly birth defect

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate's top Republican said he will forge ahead with what could be a last-gasp vote – on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump's predecessor without a replacement at the ready

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:42 AM

(UPDATED) Two more US Republican senators announce their opposition to their party's efforts to revamp Obamacare, derailing the controversial legislation in its current form

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Marawi women's tale: We want to go home, but our homes are destroyed

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Two young mothers from Marawi recall the moment they fled the fighting, and how they are coping with life in evacuation centers

Marawi women's tale: We want to go home, but our homes are destroyed

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Individuals and establishments caught violating President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order will face fines or imprisonment

Smoking ban EO implementation starts July 22

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Agencies under the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster of the Cabinet will conduct 4 information and assistance forum that will focus on key areas of human development

Anti-poverty agencies launch info caravan for poor communities

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'Even during normal times, nursing mothers, babies, pregnant women must have the best of care,' Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Former US president Carter released from Canada hospital

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The ex-president suffers a brief health scare while helping to build a house at a Habitat for Humanity construction site

Former US president Carter released from Canada hospital

UN asks countries to shift $40M to Haiti cholera fund

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The General Assembly adopts a resolution endorsing a proposal from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who is facing a major shortfall in the $400 million needed to help Haiti recover from the epidemic

UN asks countries to shift $40M to Haiti cholera fund

World reacts with praise, sadness to Liu death

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's death brings criticism for Chinese authorities who refused international pleas to let him receive treatment abroad

World reacts with praise, sadness to Liu death

U.S. charges 412 people for health fraud, opioid scams

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:46 PM

(UPDATED) The charges involve doctors and others accused of operating pill mills that pump heavily addictive opioids like oxycodone into the streets through illegal prescription schemes

U.S. charges 412 people for health fraud, opioid scams

Philippines' suicide hotline draws flak for alleged inaccessibility

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

While Hopeline says callers may experience a busy line during peak hours, it clarifies that the hotline is 24/7 and that responders are well-trained

Philippines' suicide hotline draws flak for alleged inaccessibility

WATCH: The realities of malnutrition among children

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The issue of hunger and malnutrition is real, but it can still be solved in this lifetime

WATCH: The realities of malnutrition among children

New Republican health bill teeters, with support in doubt

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:56 PM

(UPDATED) With Democrats united in opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs support from at least 50 out of 52 Republicans to pass the measure in the 100-member chamber

New Republican health bill teeters, with support in doubt

Duterte's first year: Philippine health agenda 'a sham'

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:33 PM

'The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities'

Duterte's first year: Philippine health agenda 'a sham'

Family of China's ailing Nobel laureate declines artificial ventilation

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:06 PM

(UPDATED) 'The hospital has explained the necessity of tracheal intubation to the patient's family, the family refused the tracheal intubation,' the hospital says on its website

Family of China's ailing Nobel laureate declines artificial ventilation

Madonna takes kids back to Malawi to open hospital

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:11 PM

Madonna opens the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, which is named after one of her children

Madonna takes kids back to Malawi to open hospital

DOH's P1.6B projects are delayed, broken or unused – COA

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:50 PM

COA says the deficiencies deprived the public of the benefits of public health programs

DOH's P1.6B projects are delayed, broken or unused – COA

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On World Population Day, experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Trump to lawmakers: Get health care reform done by August

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) As Senators returned for work in Washington after a week off, Trump challenged fellow Republicans to make good on their signature campaign promise: repeal and replace 'Obamacare'

Trump to lawmakers: Get health care reform done by August

Conflict-zone contraception for the Boko Haram homeless

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:59 PM

According to the International Rescue Committee, internally displaced people are 'extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse'

Conflict-zone contraception for the Boko Haram homeless

New drugs needed against gonorrhea – UN

Jul 07, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Nearly 80 million people are infected with the disease every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in a statement. Among these, doctors are finding more and more cases of infection untreatable by all known antibiotics.

New drugs needed against gonorrhea – UN

Duterte pressures Ubial to speed up purchase of AFP medical equipment

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'Kung hindi ninyo palitan 'yang procedure, kayo ang palitan ko,' President Rodrigo Duterte says he told Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Duterte pressures Ubial to speed up purchase of AFP medical equipment

AXA bullish on PH insurance market, plans new IT center

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The firm, now the 2nd largest life insurer in the country following its acquisition of Charter Ping An last year, is expanding its health and general insurance offerings

AXA bullish on PH insurance market, plans new IT center

Women's group seeks help for pregnant Marawi evacuees

Jul 05, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The Center for Women’s Resources says pregnant women require proper nutrition and pre-natal check-ups which are not readily available in evacuation centers

Women's group seeks help for pregnant Marawi evacuees

Malaysia hit by first rabies deaths in almost 20 years

Jul 05, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Authorities are battling a rare outbreak of the disease

Malaysia hit by first rabies deaths in almost 20 years

Transforming CDO city hospital to 'a medical center of choice'

Jul 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Cagayan de Oro’s Justiniano R. Borja Medical Center aims to be the go-to medical center among Kagay-anons

Transforming CDO city hospital to 'a medical center of choice'

New WHO director from Ethiopia begins work

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Tedros Adhanom is the first African to head the World Health Organization

New WHO director from Ethiopia begins work

Lack of sex education hurts female labor migrants

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Getting pregnant has little to do with promiscuity but everything has to do with ignorance

Lack of sex education hurts female labor migrants

Marawi children need our help

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Children in these areas need immediate psychosocial support. They are starting to live in constant fear, with a decreasing sense of normalcy.

Marawi children need our help

WATCH: The best investment you can make

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Staying healthy doesn't just save you from expensive medical bills. Now, it can even help you earn for the future

WATCH: The best investment you can make

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an 'understanding that other countries had in the 1970s,' says a psychologist

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.