A total of 2.2 billion people – 30% of the world population – are believed to be either obese or overweight by 2015
The experience of the Agta-tabangnon tribe shows indigenous peoples are still left out, even as the sin tax law generates a significant windfall for government
The remarkable advance hinges on a prosthesis which circumvents rather than repairs his spinal injury, using wires, electrodes as well as computer software to reconnect the severed link between his brain and muscles
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.
The story of her plight and successful operation is now viral, with headlines around the world. The 25-year-old turtle, called 'Omsin' (Piggy Bank), can now paddle around a small pool with relative ease.
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
[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
The 25-year-old turtle, called 'Omsin' in Thai, underwent a grueling 7-hour surgery on Monday, March 6, to remove the 5 kilogram hoard of coins
(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
Medical student Joel Alejandro creates 'Sali' save-a-life app to help universalize CPR education and training
Inspired by his family and his country, a Filipino scientist focuses his research on helping find a cure for cancer
For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of bacteria threatening to turn once easily-treatable infections into serial killers
The use of antidepressants – both off-label and for depression – has increased sharply in many countries in recent decades
[Science Solitaire] How does the placebo effect, and a doctor's demeanor, affect a patient's recovery? Here's what scientists found out
'The whole 'doctor to the barrio' thing is both a lovely experience to have and a necessity for your municipality, but it is also a tiny corner of the picture we need to look at, when it comes to health care.'
Risks of cannabis use include the possibility of triggering a heart attack, but more research is needed to understand 'whether and how cannabis use is associated with heart attack, stroke, and diabetes'
People with a highly active amygdala – a region of the brain involved in stress processing – also have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers reveal
Experts commenting on the study did not challenge the link between the heartburn drugs and asthma in kids, but caution against jumping to conclusions
The DSWD announces on January 3 that it has started providing medical assistance for the poor with funding from President Rodrigo Duterte's Social Fund
The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan says former Baganga mayor Gerry Morales and 3 others acted in evident bad faith in procuring P196,900 worth of deworming tablets under the pretense of an emergency purchase to skip public bidding
The DSWD begins coordinating with hospitals to speed up the process of distributing free medicines
If all goes well, the vaccine could become available in 2018 under a fast-track approval process
What are the biggest discoveries and ideas in science this year? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.
Senator Sonny Angara says his bill would help bring more doctors to far-flung communities in the Philippines
(UPDATED) Britain's fertility regulator gives the green light for the country to become the first in the world to legally offer '3-parent baby' fertility treatments
Complementary and alternative medicine must be taken seriously for a number of reasons
An independent panel of experts tasked with reviewing the safety of mitochondrial gene therapy said the practice should be 'cautiously adopted' to prevent certain genetic diseases from being passed on to future generations
The latest study shows the first laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection in the womb leading to microcephaly developing after birth
The new method could help keep lungs outside the human body for over 12 hours without significantly harming their eventual recipient's chances of survival
Common household ingredients can be used to provide relief for cough. Here are some you can try
The overview highlights 'massive inequities and inefficiencies' in financing and governance between regions, hampering access to drugs for many people
New York-based researchers found that an end to the long-running rise in maximum lifespan 'has already been attained,' in the 1990s
Gideon Lasco: 'How far can we modify our body parts and bodily features?'
A man has 'undetectable' levels of the virus after undergoing a trial treatment developed by scientists from 5 of the United Kingdom's top universities
(UPDATED) Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi is awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on autophagy, or the process of cells recycling its own content
As always, predicting the names of the winners is a game of chance, especially given the number of people worthy of the honors
Just days after getting his medical license, doctor Mikko Manalastas gets a welcome into his profession like no other
How well do you know your dos and don’ts when dealing with dry cough?
Scientists announce they had produced baby mice by fusing sperm and a type of cell that is not an egg
Modest ways to cope with heart disease without breaking the bank
The tie up between the drug maker and Verily, the health subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, will focus on treatments for people living with the chronic disease
While there are 'no firm conclusions,' researchers say the results 'provide an additional argument for the role of physical activity' in promoting health
The study authors measured cardiovascular risk as hypertension, rapid heart rate, elevated C-reactive protein and cardiovascular events including heart attack, heart failure and stroke
Two members of the assembly that awards the Nobel prize for medicine are to quit for failing to heed warnings about a major ethics scandal
(UPDATED) The case of this married woman, who is in her 40s, is the first confirmed local transmission in the Philippines this year. Doctors have been dispatched to Iloilo to look for other cases.
This 'vertical transmission' from female mosquito to her eggs may help the virus survive even when conditions are poor
The big-data methods used by the researchers also open up a promising avenue in drug innovation
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial instructs government hospitals to explore partnerships with private hospitals, so needy patients can still avail themselves of alteplase for free