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Health Secretary Francisco Duque III asks the public to report campaign materials posted in public health centers, if they see any
(UPDATED) Senatorial bet Bong Go, longtime aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, is accused of using government resources for his campaign
The World Health Organization estimates 81,000-138,000 people die of snakebites annually, while about 400,000 survivors suffer permanent disabilities and other nasty aftereffects
The Department of Health says there were 1,788 dengue cases in Cavite from January 1 to March 16, out of a total of 5,616 cases in Calabarzon during the period
Protect your skin and our seas!
(UPDATED) John Steward Buenavista Alberto gets a rating of 91.10% in the March 2019 Medical Technologist Board Examination
Health officials say 2,737 measles cases and 121 deaths in Rizal province were recorded from January 1 to March 19, nearly half of the total cases in Calabazon for that period
After the Dengvaxia scare and the measles outbreak, introducing the vaccine once again puts to the test the Department of Health’s efforts to increase immunization rates
Human Genome Project: New alcohol abuse study could help us unlock secrets to beating genetic diseases
It's been almost 20 years since Bill Clinton joined Tony Blair to announce the first rough sequencing of the human genome to tremendous fanfare. What have we achieved, so far?
President Rodrigo Duterte's former aide Bong Go says the President is indisposed and couldn't make it to a distribution of certificates of land ownership awards and a PDP-Laban campaign rally
Pollution in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, regularly exceeds World Health Organization recommendations for air quality
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Manila Water assured him that hospitals would have enough water supply, given that 'lives are at stake'
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says 54% of children 6 to 59 months old – the DOH's priority group for immunization – have been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease
Doctors say people's reluctance to go to hospitals and opposition to vaccinations make it difficult to curb measles cases in Madagascar
Most agree that psychopaths are remorseless people who lack empathy for others. But in recent years, much of this debate has centered on the relevance of one particular personality trait: boldness.
Health Secretary Francico Duque urges the public to search for and destroy possible breeding grounds for mosquitoes to avoid possible dengue cases in communities
This kind of study is a preliminary one that does not go so far as to say vaping causes heart trouble, or suggest a biological mechanism as to how this might happen
You might not see them, but you can get rid of them!
Rabies is considered a public health problem in the Philippines as the highly fatal infection causes at least 200 deaths every year
Does your house never seem to get clean? Your routine might be doing more harm than good!
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation's standing desk is designed to promote physical activity with its own exercise manual illustrating various poses and stretches that you can do while standing
If found guilty, Garin and other respondents indicted may face imprisonment of up to 6 years
Here are three tips to keep you in good spirits and ready for the everyday grind
EXCLUSIVE: There are only two provinces and one city that have been spared so far. How is the government trying to control the spread of the disease?
The Department of Health reiterates that the measles vaccine is safe and that the necessary doses are ready for its mass immunization campaign
'Cyber Brain' is about man’s overdependence on technology in a highly-digitized world and how it affects people’s state of mind
Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, a team of medical and legal experts say 'all forms of Brexit are bad for health'
Incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – whether that’s by vacuuming the carpet with vigor or walking uphill to buy your lunch – could be the key to helping all of us get some high quality exercise each day
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the DepEd will review the proposal while considering the right of students to learn and access to quality basic education
The landmark universal health care law is not any lawmaker's single-handed achievement
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III also renews his appeal for lawmakers to pass measures to sustain the new law, such as higher taxes for tobacco and alcohol products
If only for the added assurance and security it offers – and the direction it decisively sets for the healthcare sector at large – the Universal Health Care Act is a very welcome development
DOH Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says the patient is still under observation to determine the cause of pneumonia
The measure intends to provide health care for all Filipinos so financial problems will not get in the way of seeking medical attention
DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo says they are still waiting for the results of lab tests to confirm if the patient has the viral respiratory disease
The fear stoked by the lack of accountability cannot be quelled by diverting the issue from the root cause of the alleged hysteria, especially when there have been gaps in achieving vaccination targets for several years
Researchers in Australia say that 'killer T cells' – found in over half the world's population – have shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says cases are only expected to subside once the government achieves its target of 95% vaccination coverage
DOH says the number of deaths has climbed to 136, nearly double the number in just 7 days
The government targets to vaccinate about 12 million Filipinos against measles through its mass immunization campaign
Antipolo City in Rizal has recorded the highest number of measles cases in the region
Sometimes there's a costly price to pay in efforts to be beautiful and to remain young-looking
This is frustrating since the disease can be easily prevented with two doses of a 'safe and efficient' vaccine that has been in use since the 1960s, the UN agency says
These couples stay in love (and in shape) by sweating it out together
The Department of Health is targeting to vaccinate some 7 million children from kindergarten to Grade 7
The health department has tapped other government agencies to help conduct a mass immunization campaign in response to the outbreak
Health Secretary Francisco Duque says government efforts are focused in completing the mass immunization in the quickest possible time
Dry, oily, or combination skin? Here are the ingredients your facial moisturizer should contain
Calabarzon is the region with the highest number of deaths due to measles, as of February 10