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Contrary to typical cultural representations of lawyers, such as those typified by Suits, lawyers are not superhuman. Our research – and that of others – has indicated that this as a dangerous assumption to make.
Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization is sounding the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates
The World Health Organization denounces 'repeated attacks on health care workers, vehicles' during the fighting which erupted on April 4
Poor security owing to the presence of armed groups, coupled with resistance of some communities to seeking treatment, hampers the fight to stem the spread of the disease.
Aside from those who have fled, UN spokesman Rheal Leblanc says that 'many families remain stranded inside conflict affected areas,' with safety fears rising and supplies running short
'I received the necessary medical treatments and now feel kind of normal,' the 83-year-old tells reporters in a video posted on his official Twitter account
Syed Jaffar Hussain, the World Health Organization representative in Libya, warns an extended conflict and continuing casualties will 'drain the area's limited supplies and further damage health infrastructure'
'This we strongly protest because they are violating our rights as health workers to work and function as health workers, to serve the people whom we are duty-bound to serve,' says Dr Edelina dela Paz, Health Action for Human Rights chairperson
Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey are working on an 'enlightening, inclusive and honest' documentary series on mental health with Apple
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the health department still needs to reach its target vaccination coverage of 95%
Here’s how seafood contributes to a well-rounded diet!
The UN health agency also stresses significant gender differences in life expectancy worldwide
All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.
Paliwanag ng ekonomistang si JC Punongbayan, panimulang hakbang lang ang batas na ito. Marami pang dapat gawin para maging tunay na pangkalahatan ang healthcare sa bansa.
There is an expectation that having a baby will result in the rosy glow of motherhood. But postnatal depression can leave many women with a persistent feeling of deep sadness, and a loss of interest in life.
A World Health Organization official says 9 cholera treatment centers are being set up around the central Sofala province, which bore the brunt of the cyclone
The United Nations says worldwide cases of measles jumped by more than 30% in 2017, and infections continued to rise in 2018
Arifa Sultana, 20, gave birth to a baby boy in February through normal delivery, but doctors missed the presence of a second uterus
UN humanitarian aid chief Mark Lowcock has appealed for $282 million of relief aid over the next 3 months for Mozambique
Democrats react with anger to the administration's latest move
(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections says it took note of Duque's response as assurance that the DOH would follow the poll body's rules
(UPDATED) Senatorial bet Bong Go, longtime aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, is accused of using government resources for his campaign
The World Health Organization estimates 81,000-138,000 people die of snakebites annually, while about 400,000 survivors suffer permanent disabilities and other nasty aftereffects
The Department of Health says there were 1,788 dengue cases in Cavite from January 1 to March 16, out of a total of 5,616 cases in Calabarzon during the period
Protect your skin and our seas!
(UPDATED) John Steward Buenavista Alberto gets a rating of 91.10% in the March 2019 Medical Technologist Board Examination
Health officials say 2,737 measles cases and 121 deaths in Rizal province were recorded from January 1 to March 19, nearly half of the total cases in Calabazon for that period
After the Dengvaxia scare and the measles outbreak, introducing the vaccine once again puts to the test the Department of Health’s efforts to increase immunization rates
Human Genome Project: New alcohol abuse study could help us unlock secrets to beating genetic diseases
It's been almost 20 years since Bill Clinton joined Tony Blair to announce the first rough sequencing of the human genome to tremendous fanfare. What have we achieved, so far?
President Rodrigo Duterte's former aide Bong Go says the President is indisposed and couldn't make it to a distribution of certificates of land ownership awards and a PDP-Laban campaign rally
Pollution in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia, regularly exceeds World Health Organization recommendations for air quality
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Manila Water assured him that hospitals would have enough water supply, given that 'lives are at stake'
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says 54% of children 6 to 59 months old – the DOH's priority group for immunization – have been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease
Doctors say people's reluctance to go to hospitals and opposition to vaccinations make it difficult to curb measles cases in Madagascar
Most agree that psychopaths are remorseless people who lack empathy for others. But in recent years, much of this debate has centered on the relevance of one particular personality trait: boldness.
Health Secretary Francico Duque urges the public to search for and destroy possible breeding grounds for mosquitoes to avoid possible dengue cases in communities
This kind of study is a preliminary one that does not go so far as to say vaping causes heart trouble, or suggest a biological mechanism as to how this might happen
You might not see them, but you can get rid of them!
Rabies is considered a public health problem in the Philippines as the highly fatal infection causes at least 200 deaths every year
Does your house never seem to get clean? Your routine might be doing more harm than good!
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
If found guilty, Garin and other respondents indicted may face imprisonment of up to 6 years
Here are three tips to keep you in good spirits and ready for the everyday grind
EXCLUSIVE: There are only two provinces and one city that have been spared so far. How is the government trying to control the spread of the disease?
The Department of Health reiterates that the measles vaccine is safe and that the necessary doses are ready for its mass immunization campaign
'Cyber Brain' is about man’s overdependence on technology in a highly-digitized world and how it affects people’s state of mind
Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, a team of medical and legal experts say 'all forms of Brexit are bad for health'
Incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – whether that’s by vacuuming the carpet with vigor or walking uphill to buy your lunch – could be the key to helping all of us get some high quality exercise each day
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the DepEd will review the proposal while considering the right of students to learn and access to quality basic education