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'It's only now that I’m older, with a few more years of life experience under my belt, that I’m beginning to understand that actually, we really ARE all in this together'
Activists say that calling MSG the culprit behind 'Chinese Restaurant Syndrome' is both misinformed and 'racist'
Duque says being infected with a coronavirus is not 'an automatic death sentence' as there are coronaviruses that cause the common cold
The man, a US resident in his 30s who lives near Seattle, is in good condition, according to federal and state officials
The health department is currently investigating a case of non-specific pancoronavirus in a 5-year-old Chinese boy traveling to Cebu City with his mother. What do we know so far about the virus in question?
(3rd UPDATE) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the suspected case involves a 5-year-old Chinese boy who arrived in Cebu City from Wuhan, China
'Smoking just one cigarette decreases the body's ability to deliver necessary nutrients for healing after surgery,' says the study
For instance, why is it so difficult for us to understand that Prince Harry and Meghan, just like majority of couples on the planet, just want to make something out of their own lives?
In 2019, the Department of Health declared outbreaks of measles and polio in the Philippines. How did this happen?
ADHD is considered as the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder among children. Could your child have it, and what should be done about it?
Authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year. More than 1,300 passengers are expected to arrive in Thailand daily from Wuhan alone.
On World Mental Health Day, we talked about the importance of consciously taking care of our mental health
The ministry says it has introduced measures to prevent suicides, including consultation services for younger people via social media
One of the 4 new cases was found in the National Capital Region, marking the first case of the disease in Metro Manila since an outbreak was announced in September 2019
Real N95 masks are 'marked with ’N95,’ rigid, thick, and molded for the contour of the face,' says Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo
The study says intimate relations at least once a week reduce the chances of entering menopause by 28%
The Department of Health orders a price freeze on over 200 essential medicines and medical supplies in Batangas, which declared a state of calamity after the eruption of Taal Volcano
All health facilities in the region are on full alert, ready to provide medical help for people with traumatic injuries, burns, suffocation, skin diseases, eye injuries, conjunctivitis, and respiratory problems
(UPDATED) The Department of Health warns of potential health effects as ashfall from Taal Volcano reaches Calabarzon and Metro Manila
'One in 5 adults now report probable depression or suspected PTSD, which is comparable to those experiencing armed conflicts, large-scale disasters, or terrorist attacks,' the study says
In 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, 54 million people were injured in crashes, leading to 1.2 million deaths, says the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
(3rd UPDATE) The World Health Organization confirms the preliminary discovery of a new coronavirus
The Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign will have additional rounds in Metro Manila and Mindanao until April 2020
Chinese authorities have confirmed 44 cases of a mystery viral pneumonia, which sparked fears about a resurgence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS
(UPDATED) The President is not feeling well
(UPDATED) The number is 35% lower than last year's 249 injuries, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
(UPDATED) Nearly half of the cases involve illegal firecrackers
The number of this year's cases is now 4 cases higher compared to the same period in 2018, even with a reminder from the health department to skip fireworks for the holidays
The Department of Health says many of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers
The health department says this is 35% lower compared to cases recorded during the same period in 2018
Nudging can work via many mechanisms, some conscious and some not. Typically you don’t recognize you’re being nudged.
It used to be that when the word esophagus was mentioned, the reaction would be 'eso-what?' Now, Barrett's esophagus has become a familiar term thanks to media reportage.
The family unit – more so the Filipino family – is a complicated creature, and whether or not we want to admit it, not all issues can be wrapped in sparkly paper and topped with a festive bow.
Metro Manila itself achieves more than 100% of the vaccination target, with children receiving the OPV, or 109.99% of the target
About P510 million going to the health department and San Juan Medical Center
Here are some activities you can try that won’t take the whole day
Even if you lead a healthy lifestyle, you might still need to add vitamin supplements to your diet
A US tobacco researcher and former smoker assesses to what degree fear and hysteria, rather than evidence, might be informing the crucial public health topic
The Department of Health has seen a downward trend in the number of firecracker-related injuries from 2017 to 2018, but says much is to be done to keep the number at zero
We talk to a coach from Nike+ Run Club to figure out how we can finally get your running careers started
I came across some truly eye-opening stories, including a young girl who became a mother at the age of 9 and bore her second child at the age of 10
Other items on the agenda include bullying, teenage pregnancy, and sexual harassment, among others
The Samoan government says the number of fatalities had climbed to 39 and the total number of infections was 2,936, up 250 in a 24-hour period
The World Health Organization says, the 'outbreak is the largest outbreak worldwide. It is one of the largest that we have seen.' As of November 17, the country had registered 250,270 measles cases, including 5,110 deaths.
(UPDATED) Of the 26 environmental samples that tested positive for the poliovirus, 25 were obtained in Metro Manila, says the Department of Health
The report by Reveal, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, shows the rate of serious injuries at Amazon was more than double the national average for the warehousing industry
There is an increasing number of Americans choosing a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle by adopting a 'plant-based' diet
A 9-year-old girl from Basilan is the latest known case of polio in the country. Out of the 8 cases, 7 are from Mindanao.