Rappler's latest stories on diseases
Doctors' groups emphasize 'vector control and early consultation' as key steps to combat the ongoing national dengue epidemic
The law mandates the health department to continuously develop and upgrade the list of nationally notifiable diseases and health events of public concern
The World Health Organization says in a fresh report that every day globally there are more than one million new cases of treatable sexually transmitted diseases or infections
There have been fewer attacks on Ebola teams by armed groups, which means health workers have 'recovered some of the lost time to contain the spread of the epidemic'
The clarification comes a day after the World Health Organization mistakenly said it had listed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases for the first time
The World Health Organization defines burnout as 'a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed'
Each year, nearly 3 million people are bitten by poisonous snakes, with an estimated 81,000-138,000 deaths
The Cavendish banana may have had a remarkable journey from colonial curiosity to global staple. But its success has helped create a food system with a fatal flaw.
At a recent Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference, there was near universal agreement that it’s time to separate the concept of Alzheimer’s disease from the menace of dementia
Tuberculosis is the top infectious killer of our time, causing over 1.6 million deaths each year, says Eric Goosby, the United Nations' special envoy for the disease
(UPDATED) The Global Environment Outlook depicts a growing chasm between rich and poor countries as rampant overconsumption, pollution, and food waste in the developed world leads to hunger, poverty, and disease elsewhere
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
Senate Bill 2186 seeks to amend Republic Act 3573 or the Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases
As a research professor in the field of nutrition and dietetics, I am convinced that findings from our work, along with other published current evidence, show that the concept that dietary fat is 'toxic' is very much outdated and misguided
Here's how you can avoid diseases which are common during cold weather
As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories
While the world's population skyrocketed from 2.6 billion in 1950 to 7.6 billion in 2017, that growth is deeply uneven according to region and income
Because the material has yet to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the liquid-loving latex has yet to be tested during intercourse
Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, an autoimmune skin disease, affects around 1.8% of the world's population
Diseases, such as diabetes, cancers, or cardiovascular diseases, have contributed to about 80% of deaths in the region, says WHO Western Pacific regional director Dr Shin Young-soo
More than 40,000 new HIV/AIDS cases are reported in the second quarter alone
But President Rodrigo Duterte maintains he is in good health
Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind
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
Despite decades of research and hundreds of millions of dollars, the precise cause of the neurodegenerative disease – which leaves victims suffering from memory loss, disorientation and behavioural problems – remains poorly understood
'Authorities have traced and separated 20 people who have come in close contact with the infected person,' says the head of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Canadian singer returns with a new song 'Head Above Water'
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
Bea reminds everyone to see a doctor before trying a diet or drinking pre-workout drinks
The research also finds that – among moderate drinkers – wine consumption correlated with a lower risk of dementia than beer or spirits, such as whiskey, gin or vodka
It looks as though our belief in omega 3 supplements over all these years may have been driven by a few flawed studies and our own bias
But the World Health Organization stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviors like substance abuse or gambling
Technology is designed to utilize the basic human need to feel a sense of belonging and connection with others
(UPDATED) Cases in several Metro Manila cities now breach the average number in the last 5 years
Nationwide, the DOH also recorded a 41% increase, with 1,040 leptospirosis cases recorded as of June 16, 2018
The Department of Health records 1,030 leptospirosis cases nationwide from January to June 9 this year
Research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis said pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 – or around 14 percent of all new diabetes cases globally that year.
PNG has not had a case of the disease since 1996, and was certified as polio-free in 2000 along with the rest of the World Health Organization's Western Pacific region
The study says compared to people living in spousal union, the divorced, widowed or never married were 42% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and 16% more likely to have coronary heart disease
Julien was born in 2002 in Perpignan, in southern France. Right away, his parents Melanie and John Ferrer said they noticed some issues.
Apple's tests find the iPhone 6 is 3.3 times more likely to bend when compared to the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile is 7.2 times more likely to bend compared to the iPhone 5S.
Studying half-a-million healthy adults aged 30-79 over almost 9 years, researchers conclude that 'compared with non-consumers, daily egg consumption was associated with lower risk of CVD'
The World Health Organization and the Philippine health department say the risks come from tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and the harmful use of alcohol
While a fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate dementia, it 'does not slow cognitive impairment,' researchers report in The BMJ medical journal
The former actress says she prefers to heal herself ‘in a holistic way’
In half-a-dozen studies in The Lancet, experts detail the link between poverty and non-communicable diseases and make the case for consumer taxes opposed by industry and many politicians
Gene therapies are proving their worth, but with million dollar price tags, it's not clear who should pay for them
Is witnessing a starry night worth an eye-watering $425,000 per eye?
'Social isolation, but not loneliness ... remained as an independent risk factor for mortality,' researchers conclude
'Any public misconception of a potential 'protective' effect of fat on heart and stroke risks should be challenged,' says study co-author Stamatina Iliodromiti from the University of Glasgow
Commission on Population chief Juan Antonio Perez III says condoms are 'the preferred method' to prevent sexually transmitted diseases