Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest infectious killer. The Philippines is among 8 countries where two-thirds of 2017 TB cases were found, data showed.
Despite investments in health care, Filipinos’ health is below average in terms of average life expectancy, maternal mortality ratio, mortality rate for children under 5 years old, and tuberculosis
The investigation comes after several doctors at the hospital contract the illnesses, with one dying from severe dengue
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque describes as 'routine' the colonoscopy and endoscopy recently undergone by President Rodrigo Duterte
But President Rodrigo Duterte maintains he is in good health
Governments should go beyond the question of access and keep in mind that quality health care has nothing to do with anyone's capacity to pay
The study also finds that men are particularly at risk, accounting for more than 3 quarters of alcohol-related deaths
Cancers, heart and blood-vessel disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease have combined to kill 12.5 million people aged 30 to 70 worldwide in 2016
Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque says he will leave it to the courts to decide on the former health secretaries' liability in the Dengvaxia controversy
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno also defends the slashed Health Human Resources Deployment fund, citing slow budget utilization
Coca-Cola says it is is 'closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD (cannabidiol) as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world'
The budget for the Health Facilities Enhancement Program, which ensures there are health stations in communities, has been reduced to just P50 million
(UPDATED) The Department of Health says 34 health emergency response teams have been stationed in affected regions
With an increase in mental illnesses and suicide cases among the youth, experts say everyone has a crucial role to play in fostering mental wellness
Rappler speaks to psychiatrists, psychologists, and life coaches who say mental health illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased
'You have cattle. You are big farmers. You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control? This is my opinion, I see no reason to control births in Tanzania,' President John Magufuli says in a speech on September 9
There is, indeed, increasing evidence supporting the idea that our metabolic health is not just regulated by what we eat, but also when we eat
Funds for the DOH's drug rehabilitation program nearly doubles in its proposed 2019 budget, while other programs ensuring the allocation of health centers and health workers are clipped
'Hindi po siya biro kasi ang dami ko pong pinagdaanan,' says the actor and TV host
But committee chair Senator JV Ejercito says the current squabble over Malacañang's decision to revoke Senator Antonio Trillanes' amnesty is 'affecting' the passage of bills
The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines
'It may not be appropriate to declare because if we did that, we might spawn fear and more uncertainties and this can be quite unsettling for parents,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the lower funds allocated to its Health Human Resources Deployment program may result in the loss of jobs of about 15,000 health workers.
Compulsively carrying on this way, he succeeded only in burying himself deeper in the hole of his regime’s own digging
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III makes the appeal after lawmakers at the Senate after failed to pass the bill on the proposed fund after deliberations on August 15
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says they are also eyeing a P140-billion supplemental budget for Bangsamoro Law and the Supreme Court ruling on the Internal Revenue Allotment
The health ministry says 4 other experimental drugs had been approved for treating infected patients
The DOH says that with 'the lack of conclusive data regarding the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes, its health risks cannot be ignored'
'The DOH strongly promotes the use of implants for couples who wish to space their pregnancies,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
Despite recent research showing that light-to-moderate drinking reduces heart disease, a new study says alcohol use is more likely than not to do harm
'Alam ko kagatin niya eh.... I was waiting for this announcement,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about communist leader Joma Sison
Will our lawmakers seize this golden opportunity or will they resign us to a future of unintended consequences?
This is a 358% increase from the 268 recorded cases during the same period in 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says he's been in Davao City 'resting' and, among other things, watching Netflix
Government has decided to make treatment free in Beni, Mabalako-Mangina, and Oicha for 3 months starting August 20
'Kung walang issue, kayang-kaya sagutin,' says former president Benigno Aquino III
(UPDATED) A video shows President Rodrigo Duterte about to have dinner on August 20. He appears normal, save for a slight droop of his right eyelid.
Employers, contractors, and sub-contractors must provide protective equipment for free and respect workers' right to refuse unsafe work. Violators of the law face a P100,000 fine for every day violations are not corrected.
(UPDATED) 'There's no information that the President is sick,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque as he fends off observations about President Rodrigo Duterte's complexion
Words have never been empty for this leader
World Health Organization says it 'expects more cases'
Health chief Francisco Duque III bases his assessment on the increased number of rehabilitation centers and drug users treated under the Duterte administration
Health Secretary Duque says the increase in revenues from higher sin taxes will be a major source of funds for the universal health care law
Part 2: The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves
He replaces Leo Torrelavega, who has been relieved of his position to make way for a probe into up to P200 million in anomalous hospital contracts
In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online
Allocations for the construction of new buildings and health facilities, and scholarship programs are scrapped from the proposed cash-based 2019 budget
Food packs, sleeping kits, and medicines are provided to some 14,082 displaced families in evacuation centers
Those who want to protect their eyes are advised to avoid staring at their mobile phones or tablets in the dark
Here is the state of play regarding lawsuits and restrictions on the use of glyphosate around the world