The treaty obliges member nations to promote mercury-free gold processing methods, to protect especially vulnerable populations, and to end especially harmful practices
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
There are 3 confirmed cases of norovirus among people associated with the World Athletics Championships in London
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
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
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
85% of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24-year-old males having sex with males
Overall, suicide-related queries were 19% higher than expected following the show, researchers say
AIDS experts and persons with HIV ask government to enforce the 'treat all' policy, and provide medication to patients regardless of their infection stage
The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the RH Law. They issued a TRO on contraceptives.
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
(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
(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
Authorities are battling a rare outbreak of the disease
Cagayan de Oro’s Justiniano R. Borja Medical Center aims to be the go-to medical center among Kagay-anons
(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
'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
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
A total of 2.2 billion people – 30% of the world population – are believed to be either obese or overweight by 2015
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial is one of the 6 from the Western Pacific Region who received the 2017 World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award
The US House will vote on dismantling Barack Obama's signature health reforms
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
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'
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
The unlikely pair chat online in the video posted on Facebook and urge people to break the stigma surrounding mental health
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
The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21,000 to P42,000 per ghost patient
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas
'She saved lives, she held babies who had Ebola, and she helped them to get better. She did not deserve this kind of treatment.'
Medical student Joel Alejandro creates 'Sali' save-a-life app to help universalize CPR education and training
[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?
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 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
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
(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
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
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
'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.'
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.
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says most of the members of the Duterte Cabinet support unitary taxation on cigarettes