• 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.

  • Infographic: WHO says Asia's healthcare costs will rise starkly over next 10 years
    The World Health Organisation stated that healthcare costs are rising exponentially in Asia, with the predicted increase in the number of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia in the next decade.
  • 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.

  • Microcephaly risk only found in Asian strain of Zika virus
    The mechanisms that the virus uses to alter brain development have been uncovered by scientists and may detail an answer as to why a Zika infection causes brain-related birth defects.
  • 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.

  • Why are nursing home careers so unpopular in Singapore?
    Singapore's ageing population foresees a need for more nursing homes to be built to attend to the needs of the elderly in the near future. However, infrastructure and building aside, the local attitude which tends towards the shunning of a nursing home career looks likely to pose a manpower issue, one that is unlikely to be easily resolved.
  • 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.