The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases
The popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health
The Senate earlier passed its version of the measure in May 2017, and vows to work with congressmen to ensure the bill becomes law before the year ends.
The DOH will prioritize the distribution of the 261,000 implants kept in its Manila-based warehouse, as their insertion time is set to expire by September 2018
The rapper Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas had more than 100 million record sales to his name and a string of worldwide dance hits like 'I Gotta Feeling' and 'Where Is the Love?', but it meant nothing in the face of cancer's cruel reality,
The sensor activates when it reaches the stomach fluids, sending a message to a wearable patch, which then transmits data to an app
Lapu-Lapu health officer Dr Rodolfo Berame says: 'It was already the second dose for those babies. If it was vaccine-related, they could have died on first dose.'
Doctors declare a public health emergency last week when choking smog descended in New Delhi and elsewhere in northern India, prompting authorities to close schools, ban construction and bar trucks from entering the city
(UPDATED) The FDA certification that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients is a condition set by the Supreme Court for lifting the 2-year-old TRO on contraceptives
Health officials in the region have endorsed several proposed declarations to ASEAN leaders that they hope would be made by the end of the Manila Summit
'The reason is very simple: the Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people,' says a Vatican City statement
The groups call for the passage of a bill doubling the period of paid maternity leave from 60 days to 120 days
Low winds and the annual post-harvest burning of crop stubble in Punjab and neighboring areas have caused the levels of dangerous pollutants in the air to spike to many times the levels considered safe
The US embassy website showed the concentration of PM 2.5 topped 700 early on Wednesday morning, 28 times the WHO guidelines
Senator Vicente Sotto III says the 10,000-bed mega treatment and rehabilitation center can be made as an extension of the present PDEA academy
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gears up to face the Commission on Appointments, which might bring up his stand on medical marijuana
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III also aims to make the DOH the top performing government agency under the Duterte administration
In the clamor for mental health support during natural calamities, most of the attention is focused on the victims, but those who provide relief response also need help
At Cabbages & Condoms, it's all about safe sex
Rappler sits down with Duque to talk about his health agenda as he leads the DOH once again
DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III says the Comprehensive Drugs Act allows medical labs to cultivate marijuana for 'medical experiences and research purposes'
'President [Trump] is very concerned about the drug problem, but also the way that we will go after that here is to do it through more effective law enforcement as well as a broad range of other actions including education,' says US national security adviser H.R. McMaster
DOH Secretary Francisco Duterte III once followed ex-president Gloria Arroyo's hardline stance against contraceptives when he served in her Cabinet
Secretary Francisco Duque III returns to the Department of Health: 'I am quite joyous with the fact that I’m back to where I truly belong'
Victims of natural disasters are vulnerable to trauma, as well as mental problems such as stress disorders, depression and general anxiety
The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment
FDA director general Nela Charade Puno emphasizes the agency's review of 51 contraceptives – which could soon lead to the lifting of the SC TRO – is 'technical and scientific in nature and not a political one'
We need to make sure the FDA hears our voices. We need to let them that we urgently need them to complete the resolution on the 51 contraceptive brands.
Yes, say experts, as long as you are careful. 'Running may be the most cost-effective lifestyle medicine from a public health perspective,' the study's authors say
Mental conditions are real, and they have a biological basis – which means it has a parallel story inside your brain which deserves attention and treatment
(2ND UPDATE) With the FDA set to certify contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT as non-abortifacients, the DOH and RH Law advocates expect the Supreme Court to lift its TRO
A Tokyo-based online firm gives non-smoking employees 6 additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work
Not only are there medication shortages, but the lack of power make long-term care difficult at home for those with chronic conditions
PhilHealth members' confinement fees will now be covered if they were admitted due to pneumonia, acute gastroenteritis, and UTI even for just a day
A health commission set up by Trump says two-thirds of the drug overdose deaths in 2015 were linked to Percocet, OxyContin, heroin and fentanyl
Francisco Duque III has also previously served in Philhealth and the CSC
Francisco Duque III served as health chief during the Arroyo administration
(UPDATED) World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes back his decision after the appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe sparks outrage
The Department of Labor and Employment requires employers to give regular 5-minute standing breaks to workers who sit for prolonged periods
WHO's director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, says that out of 1,153 suspected cases, 300 are laboratory confirmed
In rapidly-industrializing countries such as India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Madagascar, and Kenya, pollution can account for as many as 1 in 4 deaths
'I write this to inform you – those of you who have been prevented from gaining themselves because of a vow of secrecy supposedly meant to protect you from the outside world – that there is no shame in our condition'
The United Nations Population Fund's State of World Population 2017 focuses on reproductive health and rights in the age of inequality
A total of 805 cases have been reported on the poor Indian Ocean island nation since August, the health ministry says in a statement
A duo of French scientists say they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye
Family members of government contract of service workers are now entitled to receive medical benefits through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s free medicine program
One of the doctors of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal says there is only very minimal improvement in his level of consciousness
More Filipino children face the dangers of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya – another viral disease that shares clinical symptoms with dengue, but is incurable
According to the study, not only was morphine harder to find in poor countries, it was also more expensive – at about 16 US cents for 10 milligrams compared to 3 cents in rich nations