• PH: Sugar tax won’t curb obesity - BIAP

    The proposed 10 percent tax per liter of sugar-sweetened beverages will only result in job losses and not in government's goal of reducing obesity rates, according to the Beverage Industry Association of the Philippines.

  • Is nationalism enough to keep PH doctors from leaving?
    While many new medical graduates aspire to go abroad for residency training and practice, there are those who still believe they should stay and serve the Filipino people.
  • NYC supports lowering of age requirement for access to HIV test kits

    The National Youth Commission chairperson is suggesting than even a 15-year-old should have access to an HIV testing kit, without seeking parental consent, to encourage them to get screened for HIV infection.

  • PH: Mental health integrated with school curriculum pushed

    Speaking in a forum, a Philippine lawmaker seeks for the integration of mental health topic within the schools’ curriculum to weave campus-based interventions to better respond to students who ‘silently’ suffer from mental health burdens.

  • NKTI’s iVASC – First integrated vascular center in Asia

    The first integrated vascular center in Asia is located within the National Kidney and Transplant Institute complex. MIMS finds out why it’s the benchmark for vascular care in the Philippines and abroad.

  • PH: DOH sets up health assistance desks in ASEAN 2017 venue

    Health assistance desks have been set up by the Department of Health (DOH) Philippines to attend to the health needs of international delegates to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Boracay, Albay.

  • PH: Isabela town gov’t to distribute seedlings to encourage organic farming
    Indigent families in a northern Philippines town are being encouraged to get into backyard farming to help address malnutrition and poverty.
  • Limited budget, marketing ploys hamper breastfeeding campaign
    The Department of Health is unable to sustain its media campaign to encourage mothers to continuously breastfeed their babies due to a limited budget, among other factors.
  • PH: DepEd to conduct drug testing in public schools

    In support of government's anti-drug campaign, mandatory drug testing of students, teachers and other school personnel will soon be enforced in public schools nationwide.

  • The importance of waste segregation in healthcare institutions

    If unmanaged, healthcare-generated waste can contribute to the spread of disease. The hospital then, where infection is supposed to end, then becomes instrumental in the spread of disease.