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
The President admits needing improved 'oxygenation' when he sleeps because of his health problems related to smoking
This social video features reproductive health services and information for marginalized communities in remote regions
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
Stop procrastinating and making excuses when it comes to your health
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
(UPDATED) Has the insanity plea ever worked in a Philippine court?
The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21,000 to P42,000 per ghost patient
(UPDATED) The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – 'will explode' and 'is not sustainable'
The results could be an effective 'therapeutic option for patients suffering erectile dysfunction from other causes'
(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
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(3rd UPDATE) 'If it doesn't pass, we're moving beyond health care,' says White House budget director Mick Mulvaney
'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.
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
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
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
Achieving good oral health is as easy as switching up your toothbrush
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
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 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
But the proposed law needs strong language promoting condom use
Maybe you didn’t even know these habits were harming your teeth and gums
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.
This will be the fourth time since December that Revilla has been granted a furlough to visit his father at the hospital
Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions
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
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
'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
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
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
The Philippines' average internet speed is now the slowest in Asia Pacific – and telcos say why
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
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
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
[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
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
The Commission on Audit junks the appeal of the National Power Corporation and reiterates that the unauthorized perks for employees must be returned
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
(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
Harmful exposure can start in the mother's womb, increasing the risk of premature birth, which can lead to life-long health problems
(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.
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
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas
(UPDATED) The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits
Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas' killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest
They describe him as a passionate and selfless doctor who was dedicated to improving the health situation in Lanao del Norte