Recent medical studies suggest that policymakers eager to implement a soda tax may also want to include diet drinks because these sweeteners may be contributing to chronic diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as well
A study in Denmark shows that people with extra weight are twice as likely to survive hospitalization for an infectious disease but the caveat is that they are high risk for heart disease and diabetes
According to research, if current trends continue, 22% of people in the world will be obese by 2045 – up from 14% last year
Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo says several epidemiological tests will have to be conducted over the next few years to confirm if Dengvaxia itself influenced the deaths
In the UK, AI-powered early detection technology could help 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034
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 WHO has said the latest Ebola outbreak did not warrant being labelled an emergency of 'international concern', adding that Kinshasa's response along with its own has been 'rapid and comprehensive'
Ebola is lethal and highly contagious, which makes it difficult to contain – especially in urban environments where people are mobile and come into more contact with others
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
(UPDATED) The outbreak, publicly declared on May 8, had previously been reported in a rural area of Equateur that lies roughly 150 kilometers from the city
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
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House appropriations committee chairperson Karlo Nograles says the Department of Health should prioritize the medical profiling of the children who got the risky Dengvaxia vaccine
Individuals with a history of disrupting their body's natural rhythm – working night shifts, for example, or suffering repeated jetlag – tend to have a higher lifetime risk of mood disorders, feelings of unhappiness, and cognitive problems
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The 48-year-old former model is expected to stay in hospital 'for the duration of the week'
The World Health Organization is planning to begin a vaccination campaign in the area, near the border with the Republic of Congo, using an available stockpile of an experimental vaccine
Documents and photos contradict the claim of interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna that PhilHealth 'doesn't have a service apartment' so she has to stay in hotels
DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says the training will enable the health workers to gain the trust of parents whose kids received the risky dengue vaccine
DOH Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says they will implement guidelines tailor-made for the needs of the claimants in order to lessen the burden of having to prepare too many documents
The fitness and health convention features over 60 workshops in 3 days
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council says that under the World Health Organization charter, Taiwan should be allowed 'equal participation' in all WHO events
Malacañang says according to President Rodrigo Duterte, he 'will be bound by the findings' of these 3 experts – all Asians, no Westerners – on whether Dengvaxia 'caused deaths'
The Commission on Audit also notes a discrepancy on the shelf life of the vaccine in the procurement documents
'If somebody from Malacañang is watching, I am waiting for the President to call me or if I can set an appointment with him, at least hear my side,' says PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma Jude de la Serna
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Mayor Alfredo Coro II has introduced a system where barangays earn monetary rewards according to how they meet health indicators every year
State auditors ask PhilHealth interim president Celestina Ma. Jude de la Serna to explain the 'irregular' allowances she received, amounting to almost a million pesos in 2017
'Air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest and most marginalized people bear the brunt of the burden,' World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says in a statement
Despite being busy with the playoffs, Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love are helping jump start the NBA's program
'What we don't know for sure is whether the medication is the cause' of the dementia, says a co-author of the study
The former US president has been moved from intensive care to a regular room at the hospital, where he is 'expected to continue his recovery there for several more days'
Code white alert means the personnel of medical hospitals and municipal health offices are ready to provide the necessary health services
'He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant,' the office of the former president says in a statement
The device is essentially an ordinary light microscope, commonly used by pathologists, tweaked with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technology
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The health department reveals that 1,967 out of the 3,281 patients 'were found to have contracted dengue, as confirmed through clinical and serological tests'
Research says regularly drinking more than 100 grammes of alcohol per week – about 5 or 6 medium glasses of wine or pints of beer – is linked to a shorter life expectancy for men and women
The Department of health will hold supplemental measles vaccination drives for children 4 years old and below in Metro Manila and parts of Mindanao from April to June
'This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored,' says study co-author Malcolm van Schantz, who argues that 'night types' should be allowed to start and finish work later in the day
The device, called IDx-DR, can diagnose a condition called diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of vision loss among the more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes
'She can be a witness later on. She was pressured.... As far as we are concerned, she was not the most guilty,' says Senator Richard Gordon, a staunch administration ally
Authorities say the 63-year-old was on the 4th floor of the tilted Tuscan monument when he fell ill and died on the spot as emergency services attempted to revive him
'I woke up over a week ago now and am glad to say my strength is growing daily,' says Yulia Skripal
The respondents are accused of 'intentionally inoculating the Dengvaxia recipients with an unsafe product undergoing clinical trial, which caused [their]...untimely death'
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
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeals to parents to allow their children to get the 'very safe' and 'protective' vaccine against measles offered by the government
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