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When it's time to get serious about your health

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Is your lifestyle now affecting your risk for diseases in the future?

When it's time to get serious about your health

Duterte: De Lima wants to hear I'm dying

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'Ang hinihintay lang niyan sabihin na namatay na si Duterte. Mag-ambak-ambak 'yan doon sa selda niya,' says the President about detained Senator Leila de Lima

Duterte: De Lima wants to hear I'm dying

DOH launches Quitlines to help Filipinos quit smoking

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Quitline is a hotline that smokers can call through telephone or mobile platforms

DOH launches Quitlines to help Filipinos quit smoking

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Democrats are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, whose confirmation is being opposed, has been caught giving contradicting statements on major health issues

DOH Secretary Ubial and her record of 'flip-flopping'

Duterte: 'My state of health is immaterial'

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'Do not worry. There is a Vice President who will take over,' President Rodrigo Duterte says after not being in the public eye for 5 days.

Duterte: 'My state of health is immaterial'

Duterte makes 1st public appearance in 5 days

Jun 17, 2017 - 4:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'It's not that I snubbed Independence Day. My body was overwhelmed. I really needed to rest,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

Duterte makes 1st public appearance in 5 days

Calling all social innovators for health!

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:28 PM

PRESS RELEASE: If you have developed or implemented any community-based social innovation in health, we want to learn from YOU!

Calling all social innovators for health!

Ubial denies own information, singles out Rappler

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Several media organizations reported on Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's statement that she claimed she never said

Ubial denies own information, singles out Rappler

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

PhilHealth benefits for foreign retirees in PH starting July

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:44 PM

This expansion of coverage is based on a memorandum of understanding signed by PhilHealth and the Philippine Retirement Authority in 2015 that aims to 'promote the country as a retirement haven for qualified foreigners'

PhilHealth benefits for foreign retirees in PH starting July

Public 'deserves truth' about Duterte's health – senators

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:16 AM

(2ND UPDATE) 'Knowing the truth about the President's state of health is both a matter of public interest and national security,' detained Senator Leila de Lima tells Malacañang

Public 'deserves truth' about Duterte's health – senators

59 Marawi evacuees die of health-related causes – Ubial

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:58 AM

(UPDATED) Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they are able to monitor only the 20,000 in evacuation centers, while there are 180,000 other displaced residents

59 Marawi evacuees die of health-related causes – Ubial

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Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Duterte 'not sick': Palace releases photos, denies rumors

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go releases two photos of Duterte to dispel doubts, while Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo and PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa both say Duterte is fine

Duterte 'not sick': Palace releases photos, denies rumors

Dancers, indeed, do it for love

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What inhabits dancers in a deep, permanent way that is not present in non-dancers?

Dancers, indeed, do it for love

1 in 5 children in developed world in relative poverty – UN

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:45 PM

A report from UNICEF also finds that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the world for people aged 15 to 19

1 in 5 children in developed world in relative poverty – UN

Palace can't say when Duterte will end downtime

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte 'is resting for some time' but the public need not worry

Palace can't say when Duterte will end downtime

After criticisms, Villar clarifies she won't file bill vs unlimited rice

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:57 AM

'I just voiced out my concern that eating too much rice is one of the main causes of high blood sugar that leads to diabetes,' Senator Cynthia Villar clarifies in a statement

After criticisms, Villar clarifies she won't file bill vs unlimited rice

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Jun 15, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for Michigan health chief

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:43 AM

Nick Lyon, head of the Michigan health department, stands accused of failing to raise alarms over an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that investigators tied to the contamination

Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for Michigan health chief

Duterte out of public eye for 3rd straight day

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte supposedly had at least one private meeting on Wednesday, June 14

Duterte out of public eye for 3rd straight day

Resting Duterte in 'excellent health,' says Palace

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:39 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's schedule is cleared for another day to give him more time to rest

Resting Duterte in 'excellent health,' says Palace

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:41 AM

A total of 2.2 billion people – 30% of the world population – are believed to be either obese or overweight by 2015

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Coalition seeks freedom for millions of Filipinos with cancer

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:49 PM

The campaign aims to secure enough signatories to push Congress to pass a law on an integrated national cancer control and prevention program

Coalition seeks freedom for millions of Filipinos with cancer

[DASH of SAS] Supreme Court TRO on contraceptives not yet lifted

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:30 AM

But the High Court clarifies its decision on a number of issues concerning contraceptive implants and the product registrations of all oral contraceptives

[DASH of SAS] Supreme Court TRO on contraceptives not yet lifted

Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:31 AM

For one, you can’t make a baby without sperm!

Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too

DOH to provide P27-M aid to Marawi City

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will work to reopen the Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Marawi's lone tertiary hospital

DOH to provide P27-M aid to Marawi City

2 inmates die as diarrhea hits Bilibid

Jun 01, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The diarrhea cases stem from suspected food poisoning that hits Bilibid over the weekend

2 inmates die as diarrhea hits Bilibid

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

FDA to hear soon whether implants cause abortion

May 30, 2017 - 8:02 PM

(UPDATED) The health secretary echoed the Supreme Court's explanation that the TRO would be deemed lifted if the 'questioned drugs and devices are found not abortifacient'

FDA to hear soon whether implants cause abortion

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

May 30, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award

WHO lauds PH health chief for 'strong' tobacco control advocacy

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

May 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

DOH targets release of smoking ban rules before SONA

Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit

May 30, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Through the national hotline, smokers can get advice on how to start quitting, and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting

Coming soon: National hotline for smokers who want to quit

#PinayTakeAction: Let's talk about reproductive health

May 28, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Watch our discussion on reproductive health and find out how you can take action!

#PinayTakeAction: Let's talk about reproductive health

India confirms first Zika virus cases – WHO

May 28, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The World Health Organization says the cases 'suggest low transmission of Zika virus' in India

India confirms first Zika virus cases – WHO

Filipino women, couples 'facing limited choices for RH' – Ubial

May 26, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says health workers face an 'unprecedented challenge,' but the agencies working on reproductive health 'will not falter'

Filipino women, couples 'facing limited choices for RH' – Ubial

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

May 26, 2017 - 4:37 PM

The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 'never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non-abortifacient'

TRO on implants to stay, SC blames DOH for delay

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

May 25, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'

Martial law in Mindanao: DOH hospitals 'fully operational'

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Putting the brakes on road deaths

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

May 22, 2017 - 4:01 PM

The plans to cut Medicaid – which funds health care for low-income and disabled people – come as lawmakers from his Republican Party are battling to repeal and replace Obamacare, in which Medicare plays an important role

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

May 22, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Taiwan does not receive an invitation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva for the first time in 8 years

Barred from WHO meeting, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

May 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'

Smoking ban EO 'positive step' to smoke-free PH – advocates

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

May 19, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

Which countries have the best healthcare?

May 19, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Of the 20 countries heading up the list, all but Australia and Japan are in western Europe, where virtually every nation boasts some form of universal health coverage

Which countries have the best healthcare?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

May 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Science goes a step further to confirm what having good memories could do for you

Free instant stress-buster: happy memories

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

May 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors

Duterte signs EO on smoking ban

Jinggoy Estrada allowed to have private hospital checkup

May 17, 2017 - 4:48 PM

The Sandiganbayan allows the detained former senator to undergo X-ray and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of his right shoulder

Jinggoy Estrada allowed to have private hospital checkup