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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

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

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

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

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

May 17, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments

CA defers confirmation of DOH chief Ubial

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

May 16, 2017 - 4:45 PM

At a forum that seeks to unite women, Sr Mary John Mananzan hits critics of the reproductive health law – including bishops

'I am a nun but I am pro-RH law' – Sr Mary John Mananzan

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company continued its business expansion and strong financial growth from last year up to Q1 2017

Innovation and technology propels strong business growth for FWD

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

May 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM

The life insurance company's 'Set for Health' plan provides a comprehensive coverage for critical illnesses to help Filipinos live their life to the fullest

FWD Life Philippines launches ‘Set for Health’ innovative critical illness product

Jinggoy Estrada seeks court permission for shoulder checkup

May 15, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The former senator, who remains detained at Camp Crame, wants to go to the hospital for 'extreme pain' in his right shoulder

Jinggoy Estrada seeks court permission for shoulder checkup

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

May 12, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The rise in the number of cases is due to more people who are now aware of the disease and voluntarily visiting HIV clinics to be tested, says Health Regional Director Eduardo Janairo

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

May 12, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Professional boxers will now have expanded medical care while promoters and managers will see their yearly expenses slashed

GAB, DOH to provide free MRIs, PhilHealth to pro boxers

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

May 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

(UPDATED) Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde 'People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism' for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

How you can move with purpose

May 10, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Stay healthy and productive while pursuing your passions

How you can move with purpose

Obama calls for political courage in health care battle

May 08, 2017 - 4:42 PM

'It is my fervent hope... that today's members of Congress, regardless of party, are willing to look at the facts and speak the truth even when it contradicts party positions'

Obama calls for political courage in health care battle

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

May 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Here are 5 issues the Asian Development Bank is prioritizing, as it crafts its long-term strategy for 2030.

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

May 06, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Antoinette Taus, Jerika Ejercito, and Kylie Verzosa share about their struggles with mental health

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

Health care a privilege, not a right in the U.S.

May 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

More than 25 million people still lack health insurance

Health care a privilege, not a right in the U.S.

The week in photos: April 29-May 5

May 06, 2017 - 7:42 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: April 29-May 5

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

May 05, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The World Health Organization says as of Wednesday the number of patients has risen to 28, with the sickness still unexplained although Ebola and Lassa fever have been ruled out

Poisoning appears cause of mystery Liberia illness – WHO

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

May 05, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty arrived in India on a specially-modified Airbus plane in February and has now shed an astonishing 323 kilograms in 3 months

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

May 04, 2017 - 11:39 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Paul Ryan: 'A lot of us have been waiting 7 years to cast this vote' to kill off Obamacare

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

6 ways to get to eternity faster

May 04, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What science has to say about how we age faster

6 ways to get to eternity faster

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

'We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

Obamacare repeal faces test in U.S. House

May 04, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The US House will vote on dismantling Barack Obama's signature health reforms

Obamacare repeal faces test in U.S. House

Australian who killed 8 children avoids charges

May 04, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The Queensland Mental Health Court found an Australian mother who killed 7 of her children and a niece could not be held criminally responsible as she had suffered a psychotic episode from an undiagnosed mental condition

Australian who killed 8 children avoids charges

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

May 03, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Experts say a culture of silence and scandal around sex could be driving more than a quarter of a million women a year to seek out clandestine and often unsafe abortions

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

May 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The measure seeks to integrate mental health services into the national health system to make them more affordable and accessible

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

Mexican lawmakers OK marijuana for medicinal purposes

Apr 29, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The legislation also allows use of marijuana for scientific research. The bill will now go to President Enrique Peña Nieto for his signature.

Mexican lawmakers OK marijuana for medicinal purposes

Raymond vs Raymond: No more excuses

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

'I just hated the way I looked. I felt I could do so much more,' he says. Watch his story here.

Raymond vs Raymond: No more excuses

70% of work-related deaths worldwide occur in Asia Pacific – ILO

Apr 28, 2017 - 5:29 PM

While this annual rate is already staggering, the United Nations agency says the problem of occupational hazard may be worse, raising the possibility of underreporting

70% of work-related deaths worldwide occur in Asia Pacific – ILO

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:02 PM

What women need to do as birth control pills and other hormonal contraception options disappear from drug stores

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The vaccine, also known as Mosquirix, is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. The large-scale three-country pilot will test it on children aged 5 to 17 months.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

Injured athletes rushed to hospital on Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Antique Provincial Health Officer Dr Rick Noel Naciongaya reminds athletes to regularly hydrate to beat the extreme heat

Injured athletes rushed to hospital on Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa 2017

Infographic: The reality of anemia in PH

Apr 24, 2017 - 5:22 PM

How widespread is anemia – and what are its consequences?

Infographic: The reality of anemia in PH

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:57 AM

US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill 'next week or shortly thereafter'

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Trump, Lopez, Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Trump, Lopez, Duterte | Evening wRap

Death by overwork: Japan's 100-hour overtime cap sparks anger

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:10 PM

The new rules would limit monthly overtime and levy penalties on firms that don't comply, but critics say it does not do enough to tackle the problem

Death by overwork: Japan's 100-hour overtime cap sparks anger

Prince William, Lady Gaga team up against mental health 'taboo'

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:26 AM

The unlikely pair chat online in the video posted on Facebook and urge people to break the stigma surrounding mental health

Prince William, Lady Gaga team up against mental health 'taboo'

Another rural doctor shot dead, this time in Cotabato City

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Dr Shahid Sinolinding, the younger brother of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Health Secretary Kadil Sinolinding Jr, was killed inside his clinic at 11 am Tuesday

Another rural doctor shot dead, this time in Cotabato City

Alphabet's Verily makes 'Study Watch' for health research

Apr 17, 2017 - 4:37 PM

'The ability to passively capture health data is critical to the success of continuous care platforms and clinical research,' said the Google sister company

Alphabet's Verily makes 'Study Watch' for health research

Prince Harry suffered 'total chaos' over Diana's death

Apr 17, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Speaking to The Telegraph newspaper, the 32-year-old prince says he had spent years trying to ignore his emotions following Diana's death in 1997 when he was just 12

Prince Harry suffered 'total chaos' over Diana's death

Italian Emma Morano, last known survivor of 19th century, dies at 117

Apr 16, 2017 - 8:08 AM

Emma Morano, born on November 29 1899, died at her home in Verbania, in northern Italy, Italian media report

Italian Emma Morano, last known survivor of 19th century, dies at 117

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:19 PM

Its legalization and regulation would follow in 2018, in time for Canada's national day on July 1

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis