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Health officials in the region say this 'might also be the real picture across the country' following issues with the enactment of the 2019 national budget
Through a combination of fear-mongering, playacting, and politicking, some government officials clearly made the situation worse than it needed to be
Senators agree to add some P24.4 billion to the health department's budget to fund programs for health facilities and health workers
Khizar Hayat, a 55-year-old former police officer, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2008
Here's how you can avoid diseases which are common during cold weather
Almost half of Filipinos also believe President Rodrigo Duterte has health problems, according to a Social Weather Stations survey
The Department of Health closes its surveillance of firecracker-related injuries with no reports of deaths and stray bullet injuries
Here are few tried and tested (yet easy) exercises which, when combined with a broadly healthy lifestyle, are likely to improve fitness levels, maybe shed a little excess weight – and will make you feel at home in the gym
Shrink those distorting brain bubbles and build realistic connections to enrich life’s simple pleasures
The Department of Health says the 288 cases are 43% lower compared to the same period in 2018
The singer has some words for an audience member who her called her fat while performing
National Health Institute's Professor Walter Ricciardi says members of the populist government 'have endorsed unscientific or frankly anti-scientific positions on many issues'
An additional 98 people were injured during New Year celebrations
(UPDATED) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III attributes the big drop in cases to heavy rains caused by Usman and the continued implementation of the executive order banning residential and personal use of fireworks
If the decision declaring Obamacare as unconstitutional is upheld, it could significantly disrupt the US health care system
The Department of Health says nearly half of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers
(UPDATED) Three more people are injured due to firecrackers with one of them sustaining eye injuries
According to the Department of Health, the current fireworks-related injury count recorded from December 21 to 29 is 51% lower compared to last year
The Department of Health says 4 of those injured had to undergo amputation
New research found brain changes among kids using screens more than 7 hours a day and lower cognitive skills among those using screens more than two hours a day
It's going viral for all the wrong reasons
Your frequent dizziness might not be as simple as you think
Constantly on your gadgets? You need to take extra care of your eyes!
Learn the negative effects of constant gadget use — and how you can prevent them
The ruling came one day before the Saturday, December 15 deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage in 2019
It’s a special tradition — but are you one of the 10% of Filipinos don't wash their hands before eating?
National government agencies and local government units will now have to ensure the provision of specific services to address nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life
The study indicates 9 and 10-year-old kids spending more than 7 hours a day using smart devices or playing video games show signs of premature thinning of the cortex, the brain's outermost layer that processes sensory information
Doesn't food just taste better when it's shared? Make this year's Christmas all about sharing your blessings and join Safeguard's #GoKamayanTayo challenge!
'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
President Duterte cracks a joke about his supposed recent hospital visit, saying the syringe extracted wind, not blood, from his veins
DOH Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo says counselling, proper nutrition assessment, and education of patients will be included in nutrition programs
The National Green Tribunal penalizes the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it has emerged some polluting industries are still burning harmful waste in the open
The health department gears up to introduce a new vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis and universal health care in 2019. Will the past year's effort at damage control be enough?
Duterte allies Ronald dela Rosa, JV Ejercito, Juan Ponce Enrile, and Francis Tolentino vote 'yes' to medical bulletins on President Rodrigo Duterte's health
In the aftermath of the Dengvaxia scandal, immunization rates remain low as the health department controls several measles outbreaks that are vaccine-preventable
Martin Friede, WHO's director of immunization, vaccines and biologicals says that 'supposed experts making accusations against the vaccine without any evidence' has had an impact on parents' decisions
Chinese science and technology vice minister Xu Nanping says the 'gene-edited babies incident as reported by media blatantly violated our country's relevant laws and regulations'
The Bureau of Internal Revenue amends its previous issuance after drawing flak
The health department says it has recorded 84 other suspected measles cases in remote communities in Sarangani
(UPDATED) Although the Department of Health has not yet declared an outbreak, the agency is reminding the public of the importance of vaccines because measles in a preventable disease.
If the bill is signed into law, all Filipinos would get 'immediate eligibility' for and access to the full spectrum of health care
'We expect to meet the malaria-free target in the province despite the difficulty to reach malaria-stricken mountainous areas,' says health official Mario Baquilod
Infant mortality rose 30% in 2016, with the deaths of 11,466 babies up to a year old, according to the latest Health Ministry figures
Campaign groups say that 320 people have suffered from work-related illnesses after being employed by Samsung, with 118 of them dying
The campaign is motivating every Filipino to cook their all-time favorite dishes through healthier and easier ways
Probiotics are surging in popularity, with the global market predicted to expand from $37 billion in 2015 to $64 billion by 2023
The bill seeks to curb consumption of alcohol while raising funds for the universal health care program
Lawmakers reopen their investigation into the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia purchase, saying questions remain 'unanswered'