THE fear of cancer, or more popularly called the “Big C,” being fatal has been assuaged by a health expert, who advised the public that not all cancer cases are deadly, like lymphoma.
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THERE are two major adversities that Life Formula Synergy Inc. (LFSI) wants to help address: first, Covid-19 as well as the health and wellness of every Filipino by utilizing its core product, the Ozonizer 2C Machine; and second, to fight poverty by teaching people to improve their livelihood by onboarding LFSI’s New Marketing Strand.
AstraZeneca’s AZD7442 (/tixagevimab and cilgavimab), a long-acting antibody combination, has been approved in Japan for both the prevention (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and treatment of symptomatic disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. The decision marks the first global marketing approval for AZD7442 as a treatment for Covid-19.
Vision health is one of the aspects of one’s health that was given less attention due to the need to visit a clinic or hospital.
Acer to expand diabetic retinopathy screening with AI-assisted diagnostic solution to local hospitals and clinics
The year 1981 marked the first known appearance of a disease that did not have a name, no clear origin and with no known procedure on how to test it, much more treat it. And the saddest part of it all is that patients die in a span of a few months.
Cetaphil launches Sensitive Skin Lab as part of 75th anniversary celebration as Authority of Skincare
Have you ever wondered what Cetaphil means? “Cet” comes from Cetearyl Alcohol, a hydrating agent. Meanwhile, “phil” comes from a Greek word meaning love. In essence, Cetaphil is the love of moisturizing and soothing skin.
Prostate cancer is the fifth leading cancer site and third leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipino males, the Department of Health (DOH) said, citing the 2020 data from the Global Cancer Observatory (GCO). September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
AS the work-from-home (WFH) arrangement is now back, a neurologist and sleep specialist cautioned the public to not convert their bedrooms into their interim workstations because it triggers sleeplessness.
A total of 160 Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) housed at the Bureau of Jail Management in Taguig City benefited from the medical mission recently conducted by St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation Inc. (SLMCFI) in coordination with St. Luke Medical Center (SLMC).
In the Philippines, vaccination coverage continues to be a challenge considering the archipelagic nature of the country, where bringing vaccines in far-flung areas in the provinces continue to be a monumental task.
The selling of internal organs is illegal and has effects on the sellers’ health.
THE Asian Hospital Management Awards 2022 (AHMA) recognized The Medical City South Luzon’s (TMCSL) entry for the Community Involvement Category titled “1Community 2Gether Year 2 – Beyond Borders,” with its Excellence Award during the Hospital Management Asia 2022’s Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held on September 8 at the Centara Grand Convention Center at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand.
WHEN Dr. Ches Heredia, DBPO and Dr. Ricky Aranzamendez, DBPO, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, respectively, founded Borough Lasik Center some 16 or 17 years ago, Dr. Heredia’s vision was to give quality service while also trying to make eye surgeries and other eye-related procedures more affordable to the public.
THE Philippines is now entering a new period of the pandemic with the government’s recent approval of the voluntary use of face masks outside or in open-air areas, according to the country’s entrepreneur czar.
Children are back to school for face-to-face classes. Though learning is still in “hybrid” mode, or a mix of face-to-face and virtual learning on certain days of the week, many parents are still apprehensive. And since the order of the Department of Education (DepEd) already calls for a full face-to-face, onsite learning setup by November 2022, the disquietude is perfectly understandable.
AS part of its corporate citizenship initiatives, Therma Mobile, Inc. (TMO), together with Aboitiz Foundation Inc., donated nutrition packs to mothers and children of Barangay Acacia in Malabon City.
A panel of doctors and a patient advocate recently appealed to the public to stop spreading wrong information that having cervical cancer immediately means a death sentence.
A few months ago, the Department of Health (DOH) announced that it had fully vaccinated more than 70 million Filipinos against Covid-19. Currently, some local government units are experiencing an increase in Covid-19 cases. Despite this increase, these LGUs have recorded low Covid-19 fatalities, and the availability of hospital beds and equipment for the treatment of severe cases remains high.
The number of cases of people with hearing problems is on the rise. The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery said that in the Philippines in 2020, those with moderate to severe hearing loss are at about 15 percent.
WITH its relentless effort to keep away its constituents from illegal substance abuse that have nil effects not only to their health and well-being but to their socioeconomic status as well, the City of Muntinlupa has been recognized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government-National Capital Region (DILG-NCR) office for the effective implementation of its programs against illegal drugs.
One in two Filipino employees are struggling with mental health concerns.
Public health stakeholders have urged the government to sustain the implementation of the Rare Disease law based on its objectives and provide as well as increase regular funding in succeeding years.
How can you minimize the risk of getting the infection if you are living or caring for a person with monkeypox?
“Has it come to a point in your life that you wondered why you are still to be blamed why you were raped, or why your partner hit you or did something bad to you? Have you looked at yourself in the mirror and thought that you don’t know yourself, and the bad things you did because you were in pain and because you were undergoing great trauma? It is really difficult thinking that bad things were done to you yet you are the one to be blamed for all the wrongdoings, but it’s more difficult thinking that you yourself is part of the problem.”
Affecting an estimated 20 million people globally, neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in people over the age of 65 in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
A team from the PHAPCares Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines, was in the Northern Luzon region recently to donate relief items to those severely affected by the July 27 earthquake in Abra.
Stem cells are known as the body’s “master cells,’ the building blocks of all organs, tissues, blood, and the immune system. In many tissues the stem cells serve as an internal repair system, regenerating to replace lost or damaged cells.
WITH the resumption of face-to-face classes just this week after more than two years of online learning setup, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) is offering a free online course on Covid-19 prevention to schools, students, and parents.
What is listeria? A microbiologist explains the bacterium behind recent deadly food poisoning outbreaks
A recent in-vivo study done by the UERM Memorial Medical Center Research team shows Difflam-C®, a locally-available antiseptic gargle solution, significantly alleviates the so-called COVID-19 Sore Throat – the most common symptom and tell-tale sign of people diagnosed with COVID-19.
The minimum wage in the National Capital Region (NCR) was increased to P570 last June.
As part of its agenda, the Department of Health (DOH) has stated that both private and government hospitals should invest in ehealth (electronic health) and data for decision making.
THE national government needs to plan and look for other ways so that Filipinos can learn to live with Covid-19 amid the slow vaccination rate in the Philippines, according to an entrepreneurial czar.
Leptospirosis is a deadly but preventable disease.
With the continued threat of getting Covid-19, more Filipinos are becoming health conscious and are fortifying their immune system holistically through balanced diets, vitamin supplements, sufficient rest, and a positive mindset.
From dawn to dusk, vendors Jonathan and Josefina brave the daily grind of market life at the Obrero Public Market in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
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While the first monkeypox case has already been recorded in the Philippines, the public should not panic too much as the Department of Health (DOH) has already issued a memorandum as early as May of this year on how to respond to this new public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
While many Filipinos understand the concept of self-care, not too many of them practice it properly.
The month of August is National Breastfeeding Month and breastfeeding is the most complete and sustainable nutrition for the first six months of life.
He once dreamed of having his own car mechanic shop to help his widowed mother provide for their family.
MARKING its four decades of giving back to its communities, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI), the social arm of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., looks back at one of its successful projects, Movement Against Malaria (MAM), which has reduced the number of malaria cases in the country and saved the lives of many Filipinos for over 20 years.
There is nothing more dangerous than a calamitous event related to the climate, and this is true in every country in the world. Even earthquakes, a geologic event not connected to the climate, or a volcanic eruption, can cause monumental and disastrous effects such as damage to infrastructure and loss of lives.
THE new administration was advised to strategize its handling of the ongoing pandemic and to strengthen initiatives to inoculate the people so as to maintain low infection rates in the country and avoid wastage of the Covid-19 vaccines.
New research published by the New England Journal of Medicine indicated that 95 percent of monkeypox cases have been transmitted through sexual activity.
Makati Mayor Abby Binay announced that the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) received the highest ranking among Metro Manila public hospitals in terms of infection control and Covid-19 response and management.
With a total of 39.1 million doses delivered to the Philippines, AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is estimated to have prevented 52,224 deaths locally, an independent assessment of vaccine effectiveness shows.
The PHAPCares Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP), is organizing the first-ever Seal of Excellence in Healthcare Awards for this year.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been ongoing for more than two years. With gloomy reports of deaths at the height of this global health crisis, it was still not the leading cause of death among Filipinos.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared on July 23 that monkeypox is a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).
A healthy diet, which is part of a healthy lifestyle, is the foundation of good health.
The Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) of Asian Hospital and Medical Center celebrated its 7th anniversary this month with a series of activities that raised awareness against the different cancers.
CONSISTENT with its thrust to bring positive change to the lives of Filipino families, especially in addressing the problem of malnutrition, Mega Global Corp. (MGC) recently rolled out its Mega Bigay Sustansya program which had more sustainable feeding days, broader coverage, stronger engagement, and additional partners.
In an effort to combat malnutrition and nutrient deficiency, the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) developed a scientifically proven yet accessible way to guide Filipino families in their meals. DOST named this nutrition tool Pinggang Pinoy and it aims to help aid in the preparation of food on a per meal level. It has also slowly started to trickle down into the smaller and further communities.
The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved alpelisib in combination with fulvestrant for the treatment of postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-), PIK3CA-mutated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer after disease progression following an endocrine-based regimen.1
In the Philippines, diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality. In 2021, diabetes mellitus ranked fifth on the list of causes of death in the country, according to a report released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). This condition is caused by elevated sugar levels in the blood due to insufficient insulin production. If left unchecked, the chronic disease can result in various health complications, which include heart attack, stroke, kidney issues, and diabetic retinopathy.
Sitting is the new smoking.
As the country continues to face Covid-19, a former health chief stressed the need for the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “to guard public health by regulating tobacco products that make Filipinos susceptible to diseases.”
ON Tuesday, there were 1,841 new Covid-19 cases recorded in the country, according to the Department of Health (DOH), the highest since February 19 when the Philippines logged 1,923 new infections.
Capitol Medical Center (CMC), a premier medical institution based in Quezon City, recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary with a gala celebration to honor hospital service awardees from the medical staff and employees.
NOT all parents are the same, but they share a common goa—to raise their kids with a strong body, mind and will for a brighter future.
The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP), representing the research-based medicines and vaccines sector in the country, expresses full support to the Department of Trade’s priority agenda to promote the development and growth of Health and Life Sciences in the country.
A Philippine Eye Disease Study done in 2018 revealed that the prevalence rate for vision impairment and blindness in the country was at 1.98 percent, which is about 1.1 million Filipinos with cataract, about 400,000 with uncorrected error of refraction, around 300,000 with glaucoma, and at least 200,000 with maculopathy or diabetic retinopathy, which is common for people suffering from diabetes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness that mostly affects infants and children below five years old.
TO help assuage the people’s fear for their health with regards to the safety of pork products they consume, a locally developed African Swine Fever or ASF Test Kit will be distributed in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) region by Diamed Enterprise, following the signing of distribution agreement with its manufacturer GenAmplify Technologies Inc. (GTI), a subsidiary of Manila Healthtek (MTek).
Operation Smile Philippines, a medical charity organization that originated in the Philippines and repairs children’s cleft lips and cleft palates for free, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and renewed it commitment to provide holistic quality care for their beneficiaries.
When it comes to the food pyramid, fruits and vegetables ideally take up a significant percentage of our daily diet requirements to ensure that we get the maximum nutrients that our bodies need. In fact, scientific experts and nutritionists recommend that about 30% of our daily diet consists of fruits for better nutrient intake. MyPlate.gov even goes as far as saying half of our plates should consist of vegetables and fruits. This isn’t surprising because not only do fruits provide considerable levels of vitamins and minerals, but they also provide diet components that help facilitate better digestion and overall optimal body functions. In this article, we’ll talk about some crucial information about these impressive foods, including what health benefits fruits provide and when fruits are the healthiest.
Many societies see the man as the household’s pillar of strength. He works to provide for the family, makes the major decisions and protects the household from harm. Anything that should require brawn and muscles around the house, the man is “the man.”
Generally, all women who have had sexual intercourse are at risk of cervix cancer, according to the Department of Health (DOH).
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic as the agency was “deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity of the outbreak.” WHO also expressed concern about “the alarming levels of inaction.”
It is perhaps a common misconception that aesthetic treatments, whether of the surgical or non-surgical kind, are not only very expensive but also often results in an “overdone” appearance.
In 2017, chronic kidney disease (CKD) was the 4th leading cause of premature death in the Philippines with Impaired Kidney Disease as the 9th leading cause of death and disability.
When diabetics are asked what they really miss in life, it is the sweet things, particularly food. Perhaps not one diabetic would answer otherwise.
The Department of Health (DOH) warned the public of a possible increase in water-borne infectious diseases, influenza, and leptospirosis, including dengue (W.I.L.D.), which usually peak at the start of the rainy season.
AS the Covid-19 pandemic continues, especially with the rising infection rates again, there is a constant surge in the demand for quick health-care services.
The PHAPCares Foundation has named its new officers and trustees who will spearhead the organization’s thrust to promote sustainable health care and emergency response in the country.
Members of the media were gathered last Friday, June 24, to talk about workplace mental health and how Infinit Care is pioneering a tech-based solution that allows companies to support the mental wellbeing of employees.
The pandemic threw into stark focus, the challenges facing health care systems, from public health education, resourcing, and crisis preparedness. It introduced a new urgency to make heath care more accessible to all patients.
Thyroid health is one of the most neglected medical issues in the Philippines today. And one leading cause of thyroid diseases is the lack of iodine in the body. In the Philippines, iodine deficiency is more widespread now than ever. Studies presented by Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus, a respected endocrinologist and immediate past president of the Philippine Thyroid Association, in an online forum last year, iodine deficiency is especially pervasive in urban poor, and rural areas where poverty levels are high.
WITH the hot weather that the country has been experiencing, many people develop an upset stomach, stomach aches, loose bowel movement (LBM), or gastroenteritis. This is especially true if contaminated food or water is consumed. Some bacterial infections also cause similar symptoms and this is referred to in medical terms as dysbiosis.
There are at least 7,000 Filipinos diagnosed with HNC in a year. Although this only makes up around 4.7% of the new cancer cases in the country, HNCs continue to be a burden on Filipino families experiencing it.