• 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.

  • Unified command center for health in Iligan City set up

    The Department of Health (DOH) has set-up a unified command center to receive reports and deploy health personnel amidst the ongoing Marawi conflict.

  • PH launches 24/7 hotline for smokers wanting quit

    Smokers needing help to finally kick the habit can either call a national hotline or use its mobile counterpart that was launched to beef up the country's national smoking cessation program.

     

  • Air ambulance services suspended temporarily for safety checks
    Just months after starting operations to airlift patients from remote or isolated villages in the MIMAROPA region, the two aircraft that serve as air ambulances have been temporarily grounded for safety checks.
  • PH: Govt agencies to help with medical repatriation of OFWs

    Overseas Filipino workers who have fallen ill or require treatment for accident-related injuries can want to be repatriated will soon have an easier time to come home and will receive coordinated assistance from the government based on a memorandum between the Department of Foreign Affairs and five other agencies.

  • Rainy season in PH brings 'WILD'
    With the rains comes the risk of disease. MIMS gives a rundown of the four most common diseases associated with the rainy season in the Philippines.
  • Addressing trauma: War victims need to tell their story
    Victims of war in Marawi City, especially the children, need help not just with physical health conditions but equally important is that the trauma of being caught in the middle of fighting is addressed immediately.
  • WHO: 1 in 6 among the elderly is abused
    More than financial, physical and sexual abuse or even neglect, most elderly people suffer from psychological abuse, the World Health Organization has noted. 
  • CHED: Full tuition fee subsidy for state medical students starting AY 2017-2018

    Starting academic year 2017-2018, students aspiring to become doctors can avail of full tuition subsidy if enrolled in an accredited medical programme of one of the state colleges and universities (SUCs) nationwide.

     
  • Northern Metro Manila city contributes to national blood type database
    In a city with a population of 230,000, at least 700 people and members of their families would be aware of their blood type, enabling them to help save lives in case of emergency as they participated in a blood-typing activity aimed at building a Philippine blood type database.