• Speaking of Public Health… Dr Gia Sison talks about the healthcare causes she supports
    Occupational medicine specialist, Dr Gia Sison imparts her views on the timely health issues in the Philippines, and the many healthcare advocacies she supports.
  • Getting their acts together to provide better care for cancer patients
    On its 50th year, a medical center in Manila opens a Cancer Care Center that provides patient-centric care through the multidisciplinary approach in managing the chronic disease.
  • Firecrackers limited to community events, will require government permit
    President Rodrigo Duterte has finally signed Executive Order 28 that regulates the use of pyrotechnics, specifically firecrackers that have been cause of injuries and even deaths in the past.
  • Improving healthcare delivery in rural PH through 'Surgical Caravans’

    Residents in remote or isolated areas around the Philippines can soon avail of free surgical procedures through the Department of Health-initiated 'Surgical Caravans.'

  • Living with rare diseases
    Though rare diseases only affect a small population, the ordeal is undeniably painful – and enormous progress in research should soon pave new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients and caregivers who struggle with untold agonies.
  • Dr Alzheimer: All but forgotten
    Alois Alzheimer made his mark in the field of neuropsychiatry by discovering the brain changes associated with a disease that was, subsequently, named after him. His perseverance and commendable work formed the basis of Alzheimer’s disease understanding.
  • Foreign national retirees can enroll with Philhealth for health insurance coverage

    Qualified foreign nationals and former Filipino citizen retirees may soon avail of PhilHealth benefits, as the country boosts its campaign to be an attractive retirement haven.

  • Side effects caused by antibiotics often ignored by doctors, study shows
    Overprescribing antibiotics leads to unnecessary side effects in patients especially those who did not require antibiotics treatment in the first place, according to a study.
  • News Bites: Preeclampsia may be linked to babies' DNA, Vaccine can lower "bad" cholesterol and heart attacks
    This week, a DNA-based vaccine developed in caterpillar cells have been found to better protect against flu infection compared to conventional methods. A three-in-one blood test has also been developed, which may increase the survival rates for prostate cancer patients, and it has been found that statin use is linked to higher risks of developing Parkinson's disease.
  • Give a fair hearing to doctor in cadet’s case, urges MMA
    The President of Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) hopes the Health Ministry will give due consideration to the doctor that treated the Navy cadet, who was brutalised and succumbed to his injuries.
  • High alert: Consumption of "smart drugs" amongst Singaporean students
    Singapore's undergraduates and secondary students are using "smart drugs" to enhance their cognitive abilities to help with last-minute cramming. Experts say that more students are misusing these "smart drugs" that may have side effects such as heart problems, severe rashes, headaches, irritability, difficulty in breathing and insomnia.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs’ next potential target: The sleepless?
    Scientists are now learning that there is a connection between inflammation and sleep. A connection that could pave the way for finding treatments for insomnia, depression and anxiety and inflammation-related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and HIV/AIDS.
  • Majority of new HIV/AIDS cases asymptomatic

    The month of April saw a decline in the new cases of HIV/AIDS reported. But the bad news is that 87 percent of these were asymptomatic at the time of reporting.