Health and Lifestyle

USAID, DOH to boost healthworkers' capacity

USAID, DOH to boost healthworkers' capacity

May 29, 2018, 7:18 pm

MANILA --- To build a strong health system for the Philippines, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday launched a project that will capacitate healthworkers to ensure that Filipinos have access to the adequate health care. "In… Read More

DOH urges parents to participate in 'Brigada Eskwela'

DOH urges parents to participate in 'Brigada Eskwela'

May 29, 2018, 6:54 am

MANILA -- In response to the call of the Department of Education (DepEd) for communities and stakeholders' participation to Brigada Eskwela 2018, Department of Health (DOH) in Calabarzon on Monday called on parents especially those who have children vaccinated with Dengvaxia to also take part and… Read More

DOH records over 26K dengue cases in first 3 months of 2018

DOH records over 26K dengue cases in first 3 months of 2018

May 27, 2018, 8:01 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded over 26,000 dengue cases nationwide in the first three months of 2018 but it was a decline compared to the same period last year. Based on the DOH's Epidemiology Bureau Public Health Surveillance Division Dengue Report No. 3, 26,042 dengue… Read More

DOH wants blood test prior circumcision, tooth extractions

DOH wants blood test prior circumcision, tooth extractions

May 25, 2018, 8:30 pm

MANILA--Before undergoing circumcision or tooth extraction, Dengvaxia recipients in Calabarzon region should have a blood test first before proceeding with the procedures to discount the possibility that complications are caused by the vaccine, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said… Read More

Group promotes 'Sneakers Friday' for healthier heart

Group promotes 'Sneakers Friday' for healthier heart

May 25, 2018, 8:26 pm

MANILA --Stepping forward to healthy lifestyle among cardiologists is being pushed by the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) by encouraging every member to wear "comfy sneakers" to achieve the goal of healthier Filipinos. "Cardiologists all over the Philippines are encouraged to wear sneakers… Read More

New Ebola death case confirmed in Congo

New Ebola death case confirmed in Congo

May 25, 2018, 12:44 pm

KINSHASA -- A new death of a confirmed case of Ebola was reported on Thursday at the Bikoro Health Zone in Equateur province, southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. For the moment, a total of 52 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the… Read More

EcoWaste warns public vs toxic school supplies

EcoWaste warns public vs toxic school supplies

May 24, 2018, 7:45 pm

MANILA --EcoWaste Coalition on Thursday warned the public against buying school supplies that contain hazardous toxic subsstance such as lead and cadmium. In a press briefing in Quezon City, Thony Dizon, EcoWaste Chemical Safety Campaigner, said that laboratory tests they conducted showed the… Read More

NYC joins fitness movement for drug-free and healthy youth

NYC joins fitness movement for drug-free and healthy youth

May 24, 2018, 1:13 pm

MANILA -- The youth, many of whom live a sedentary lifestyle with the advances in technology, are encouraged to get into a healthy lifestyle. This, as the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Philippine Heart Association join hands in promoting a fit and healthy lifestyle among young Filipinos… Read More

Institutionalization of National Center for Geriatric Health pushed

Institutionalization of National Center for Geriatric Health pushed

May 24, 2018, 8:04 am

MANILA -- The head of the National Center for Geriatric Health (NCGH) is appealing to the Department of Health (DOH) to help enact a law that would institutionalize the hospital's operations, stressing the importance of providing care for the elderly. Dr. Melhammid Tomawis, chairman of the NCGH,… Read More

Newborns with birth defects on rise: research

Newborns with birth defects on rise: research

May 23, 2018, 1:05 pm

SEOUL -- The number of babies born with defects in 2014 was 1.6 times the 2008 figure, with the rate rising every year, research showed Wednesday. According to the research by Inha University School of Medicine, 563 out of 10,000 newborns had some sort of internal or external problem with their… Read More

Healthy diet helps treat depression, saves money

Healthy diet helps treat depression, saves money

May 22, 2018, 10:04 pm

SYDNEY -- A healthy Mediterranean diet may not only help treat depression, but also can save consumers and patients money as a more cost-effective treatment, according to latest Australian research. "Our new analysis looked at comparative costs in things like counseling, healthcare visits (or… Read More

Exercising 4 to 5 times a week keeps heart healthy, young

Exercising 4 to 5 times a week keeps heart healthy, young

May 22, 2018, 2:41 pm

MOSCOW -- A new study released on Sunday by the Journal of Physiology concluded that the best way to keep your ticker healthy and youthful is by exercising some four to five days a week for at least 30 minutes. The study, called The Effect of Lifelong Exercise Frequency on Arterial Stiffness,… Read More

US FDA approves new drug for persistent headache

US FDA approves new drug for persistent headache

May 18, 2018, 8:49 pm

WASHINGTON -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on Thursday a new drug for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. "Aimovig", with generic name "erenumab-aooe", is the first FDA-approved preventive migraine treatment in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the… Read More

Federalism key to better health service delivery : gov't doc

Federalism key to better health service delivery : gov't doc

May 17, 2018, 7:42 pm

MANILA -- A former Doctor to the Barrio (DTTB) in Mindanao on Thursday said that the shift to federalism from the current unitary system of government will be beneficial in improving the country's health system. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Dr. Melhammid "Prince" Tomawis… Read More

106 HIV cases in March due to paid sex : HARP

106 HIV cases in March due to paid sex : HARP

May 17, 2018, 7:41 pm

MANILA -- More than 100 individuals who were found positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) last March had engaged in transactional sex. According to the Department of Health's (DOH) March 2018 HIV/AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP), of the 912 HIV cases reported last March, 106… Read More

Male depression may cause infertility

Male depression may cause infertility

May 17, 2018, 3:57 pm

WASHINGTON -- A study published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility showed that among couples receiving infertility treatment, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances. The study also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin… Read More

DOH records over 900 new HIV cases in March

DOH records over 900 new HIV cases in March

May 16, 2018, 8:10 pm

MANILA -- More than 900 new cases of human-immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been reported in March, a Department of Health (DOH) report showed. According to the department's March 2018 HIV/AIDS Registry, there were 912 new HIV cases reported across the country on the said period. "About one-third… Read More

DOH to voters: Brace for 'hot' village polls Monday

DOH to voters: Brace for 'hot' village polls Monday

May 13, 2018, 3:02 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Sunday reminded the public to ensure that they are in good health condition while casting their votes in Monday's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections as hot weather is expected to be felt across the country. In an advisory, the DOH said those… Read More

Duque backs HIV-AIDS info drive in youth elections' platform

Duque backs HIV-AIDS info drive in youth elections' platform

May 11, 2018, 8:24 pm

MANILA -- Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Friday the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) election can also be an opportunity for the youth to broaden the campaign on the public awareness on HIV-AIDS prevention in the country. “It might be appropriate in this upcoming barangay… Read More

DOH readies personnel for psycho-social intervention in Calabarzon

DOH readies personnel for psycho-social intervention in Calabarzon

May 10, 2018, 6:02 pm

MANILA --The Department of Health (DOH) has started training around 400 personnel in Calabarzon to undergo a three-day training and prepare them in holding psychosocial intervention activities to Dengvaxia recipients and family members, an official said Thursday. "The rationale for this is to… Read More