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Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:21 AM

The treaty obliges member nations to promote mercury-free gold processing methods, to protect especially vulnerable populations, and to end especially harmful practices

Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union are set to meet on September 26 in a bid to get countries to stop 'blaming and shaming' each other over the scare involving the chemical fipronil

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Norovirus continues to plague world champs

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

There are 3 confirmed cases of norovirus among people associated with the World Athletics Championships in London

Norovirus continues to plague world champs

Dutch egg probe widens to chicken meat tests

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:28 AM

Scientists are looking for the presence of the insecticide fipronil, a substance potentially dangerous to humans, after supermarkets in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland pulled millions of eggs from the shelves

Dutch egg probe widens to chicken meat tests

Proposed law wants health warnings vs salty, sugary food

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:08 AM

House Bill 5964 warns against food or drink containing sodium or sugar at least 20% higher than the recommended limit intake in the most recent Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake

Proposed law wants health warnings vs salty, sugary food

Global warming reduces protein in key crops – study

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Researchers say they still don't understand how or why carbon dioxide emissions sap protein and other nutrients from plants, but the mystery is one that could have devastating consequences across the globe

Global warming reduces protein in key crops – study

PH has 'fastest growing' HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:36 PM

85% of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24-year-old males having sex with males

PH has 'fastest growing' HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

Online 'suicide' searches spiked after Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' – study

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:15 AM

Overall, suicide-related queries were 19% higher than expected following the show, researchers say

Online 'suicide' searches spiked after Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' – study

'Government has to treat HIV as national emergency' – RITM doctor

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:27 PM

AIDS experts and persons with HIV ask government to enforce the 'treat all' policy, and provide medication to patients regardless of their infection stage

'Government has to treat HIV as national emergency' – RITM doctor

[DASH of SAS] That Supreme Court TRO

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:52 AM

The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the RH Law. They issued a TRO on contraceptives.

[DASH of SAS] That Supreme Court TRO

'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

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

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

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'

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:46 AM

(UPDATED) As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft, Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

China's synthetic drugs problem expanding – government

Mar 27, 2017 - 3:44 PM

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

China's synthetic drugs problem expanding – government

PhilHealth probes P6M 'ghost claims' in Tuguegarao hospital

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21,000 to P42,000 per ghost patient

PhilHealth probes P6M 'ghost claims' in Tuguegarao hospital

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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

Despite Trump push, health care vote going to the wire

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:34 AM

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

Trump warns Republicans ahead of make-or-break health vote

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:02 AM

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

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

Mar 19, 2017 - 4:17 PM

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

U.S. communities crumbling under an evolving addiction crisis

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:02 PM

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.

#InspireCourage: Ateneo doctors serve in far-flung Northern Samar town

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:58 AM

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

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes' – report

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:24 AM

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

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:58 AM

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

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform

Ateneo student's life-saving app bags global award

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:19 PM

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

Ateneo student's life-saving app bags global award

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:25 AM

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

Trump seeks to rally support for health reform as doubts grow

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth

Mar 05, 2017 - 12:08 PM

'She saved lives, she held babies who had Ebola, and she helped them to get better. She did not deserve this kind of treatment.'

After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth

Ateneo student's life-saving health app earns global recognition

Mar 04, 2017 - 8:38 PM

Medical student Joel Alejandro creates 'Sali' save-a-life app to help universalize CPR education and training

Ateneo student's life-saving health app earns global recognition

The cost of smartphones: a shrunken brain

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:30 PM

[Science Solitaire] With the kind of mobile phone dependence that many humans have grown, what effects does it have on the structure of our brains?

The cost of smartphones: a shrunken brain

UN wants new drugs against 12 supergerms

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:34 AM

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of bacteria threatening to turn once easily-treatable infections into serial killers

UN wants new drugs against 12 supergerms

Kim Jong-Nam suffered painful death within minutes of attack – Malaysia minister

Feb 26, 2017 - 9:26 PM

The estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader would have suffered a 'very painful death' as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister says

Kim Jong-Nam suffered painful death within minutes of attack – Malaysia minister

Franciscans to Bataan coal plants: Don't get rich at expense of public health

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:22 PM

On Monday, February 27, affected residents will march to Limay municipal hall to call on the local government to shut down the coal-fired power plants

Franciscans to Bataan coal plants: Don't get rich at expense of public health

Kim killing: KL airport 'safe' as suspects say they were tricked

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:41 AM

(UPDATED) The scene of the brazen February 13 killing of the North Korean leader's half brother is swept by civil defense personnel in hazmat suits overnight

Kim killing: KL airport 'safe' as suspects say they were tricked

Patients feel the pinch as Zimbabwe doctors strike

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Hundreds of patients endured long hours waiting in casualty units at Zimbabwe’s state hospitals due to a crippling strike by doctors seeker higher allowances and better work conditions

Patients feel the pinch as Zimbabwe doctors strike

Low social rank bigger health risk than obesity – study

Feb 01, 2017 - 8:40 AM

People on the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder may live two years less on average than those at the top, according to a large-scale study

Low social rank bigger health risk than obesity – study

Life of a doctor in the barrio

Jan 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM

'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.'

Life of a doctor in the barrio

Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point'

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:59 AM

A raft of stories of NHS failure have hit the newspapers over recent years as it struggles to cope with a growing and ageing population and austerity policies. Brexit campaigners made it one of their main campaign themes, promising to channel it funds hitherto earmarked for Brussels.

Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point'

DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says most of the members of the Duterte Cabinet support unitary taxation on cigarettes

DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax