By Jerome Aning
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Wednesday they have joined the Philippine government’s massive vaccination drive against measles and polio for children in Tacloban City, which was hit hardest by Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
By Tina G. Santos
The Department of Health (DOH) has set up a quick system for managing the collection of bodies in the typhoon-ravaged areas of Leyte and Samar provinces.
Nearly nine out of 10 children in China can identify a cigarette logo, according to a US study out Monday that measured tobacco recognition among five- and six-year-olds in various countries.
Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released on Sunday, which experts say could avert 6.5 million deaths or new infections by 2025.
In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.
China’s H7N9 bird flu virus spread to a new province on Sunday, with state media reporting two human cases in central Henan just west of the area where the disease has been centred.
By Jaime Marie Elona
Smokers using electronic cigarettes in public places should also be apprehended like those puffing regular cigarettes in no smoking areas, a Department of Health (DOH) official said Tuesday.
The World Health Organization on Tuesday played down fears over a strain of bird flu which has killed two people in China, but said it was crucial to find out how the virus infected humans.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Makati residents be warned: Participating in the traditional “Pabasa” this Holy Week may be good for your soul but not for your health.
By Matikas Santos
In order to entice Filipino doctors to stay in the country despite the lure of greener pastures abroad, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has filed a bill seeking to increase the salary of physicians and providing them additional benefits.
More than 300 Pakistani children died of measles last year, a staggering increase on the previous 12 months and a result of three consecutive years of flooding, officials said Tuesday.
A health official says China will early next year start phasing out its reliance on organs from executed prisoners for transplants as a new national system of donations is implemented.
A new mysterious respiratory virus that has killed at least one person and left another in critical condition does not appear very contagious, the World Health Organization said Friday.