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[OPINION] Medicine needs to evolve with Darwin

Jul 09, 2020 - 3:24 PM

'[B]iology should always be the principal core of medical education, not just a preface to it'

How to make sure your pet is cared for in case of a COVID-19 emergency

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Keep your pet safe with these expert tips

Mall goers take their pets for a walk inside Eastwood Mall in Quezon City as it reopens on the first day of the MECQ on May 16, 2020, Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Roque hits Morales for seeking delay in universal healthcare law implementation

Jun 18, 2020 - 4:50 PM

PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales had earlier sounded the alarm over PhilHealth's funds given the drop in contributions due to the coronavirus pandemic

[OPINION] Clinical clerkship: Being next in line in the pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Had I known this pandemic would occur, would I still have pursued the 4 grueling years of medical school, only to be put on the front lines?'

[OPINION] Health inequity: The real health issue in our coronavirus response

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:17 PM

'COVID-19 doesn’t get more discriminating than this'

Police fire tear gas as thousands join French health care protest

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Protesters clad in black set fire to a vehicle and pelt the police with projectiles, chanting, 'Everybody hates the police'

MARIANNE. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne take part in a healthcare workers demonstration during a nationwide day of protests to demand better working conditions for health workers, in Lille, northern France, on June 16, 2020. Photo by Francois Lo Presti/AFP

Lawmakers oppose proposal to delay universal health care law implementation

Jun 16, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros tells PhilHealth the coronavirus pandemic is the 'litmus test' for the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act


[OPINION] Medicine has its own cancer that needs curing

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'Health is inextricably linked with politics'

[OPINION] Why are we still defining 'mass testing' when dengue's about to arrive?

Jun 02, 2020 - 12:58 PM

'As the government is still defining terms, trying to find the most appropriate alibi for their indecisiveness, the country is slowly drifting towards a more precarious situation, because another infectious visitor is about to return with the incoming wet season'

Do not cut health spending during downturn, WHO warns

May 28, 2020 - 10:42 PM

'We are concerned that countries will respond to this crisis in the same way they did to the recession 10 years cutting public spending on health,' says Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe

[ANALYSIS] There's still much work to do to curb this virus in the PH

May 21, 2020 - 10:48 AM

'We are victims of the long-run neglect in the health and hospital systems of the country'

[OPINION] The trials of being a Filipina nurse with a foreign surname

May 11, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'For now, my wish is that no other half-Filipina nurse – or any other nurse for that matter – would have to go through the same experience I did'

FALSE: Aquino signed premium contribution hike for OFWs

May 07, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Duterte signed the Universal Health Care Act into law, which has a provision for the premium hike for direct contributors, including OFWs

[OPINION] Perspectives on building the new health normal beyond the coronavirus

Apr 30, 2020 - 10:59 AM

'The health system remains to be defined by health inequality and inequity across the rich-poor and urban-rural spectra. This is compounded by a fragmented healthcare delivery system...and a decentralized form of health governance'

[OPINION] Telemedicine and the digitization of health care

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:56 PM

'In cases where the benefits of physical interaction may be outweighed by the risks of disease, danger, or distance, telemedicine presents a promising and novel alternative'

Grim reality: Only half of COVID-19 patients in ICU survive

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:20 PM

Despite the heroic efforts of medical staff, the figures for COVID-19 survival and recovery in intensive care, especially when it proceeds to mechanical ventilation, make for grim reading

ICU. An intubated and sedated patient infected with COVID-19 lies in a bed at the intensive care unit of the Peupliers private hospital in Paris, France, on April 7, 2020. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

World short of 6 million nurses, WHO says

Apr 07, 2020 - 10:16 AM

Experts say nursing remains female-dominated and needs to recruit more men

TEAM. New nurse officers are trained on the coronavirus before heading to Daegu, South Korea to help medical staff on March 2, 2020. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

[OPINION] The state of Filipino nurses, before and during the coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 - 1:30 PM

'Hindi po kami under sa mga doktor.... We work with doctors, not for them.'

[OPINION] My organization assists victims of war; what does COVID-19 mean for them?

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:00 AM

We see the world at its worst, which is why I want world leaders and governments to listen carefully: I am scared

After backlash, DOH studying increase in health workers pay

Mar 28, 2020 - 11:17 PM

'Humihingi rin po kami ng tawad kung ang impresyon na naibigay ng P500 daily allowance ay ganito lamang ang halaga na ibinigay natin sa ating health care workers. Hindi po ito mas lalayo pa sa katotohanan,' says DOH

HEALTH WORKERS. Nurses from the Ospital ng Parañaque show their equipment  including a quarantine tent.. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Collateral damage in the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:57 PM

'The first collateral damage in this pandemic are the other patients stricken with diseases not related to COVID-19, but are just as deserving of life-saving care'

[OPINION] Paranoia, 'praning': The fate of the immunocompromised

Mar 17, 2020 - 1:55 PM

'As a kidney transplant patient, my husband has to take anti-rejection drugs. These drugs weaken my husband’s immune system.'

[OPINION] We have to support our health workers

Mar 15, 2020 - 12:10 PM

'It’s a very dangerous game we play when resiliency is our only card'

They're victims too: Advocacy group calls for prevention of sexual abuses on boys

Feb 16, 2020 - 1:44 PM

'We need to balance the good work we do with girls with good work to do equally for boys,' says Zenaida Rosales of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse

[OPINION] #CourageOn: A daughter gives her kidney to her father

Feb 07, 2020 - 1:36 PM

His melancholic voice woke me in the middle of my deep sleep. 'Inday, pwede ba naku pangayuon imung kidney? (May I ask for your other kidney?)'

The many times our hair helped us get through life

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:16 PM

And it’s not only during breakups

[OPINION] His ordeal is ours too: Thoughts on my father's cancer

Feb 04, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'When the first doctor told us that he had 6 months to live, we wouldn’t hear of it.... We never wasted time and sought all possible means for our father to survive.'

WATCH: Volunteers serve hot meals to Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:32 PM

Adding a human touch to food relief – a warm, freshly cooked meal instead of sardines in a can – goes a long way to uplift evacuees' spirits, volunteers say

HOT MEALS. Volunteers cook and serve comfort food to Taal Volcano evacuees in Batangas. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

[OPINION] Understanding the esophagus

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:07 AM

It used to be that when the word esophagus was mentioned, the reaction would be 'eso-what?' Now, Barrett's esophagus has become a familiar term thanks to media reportage.

Duque wants national government control over health services in poor LGUs

Oct 31, 2019 - 12:18 PM

'There are LGUs that do not prioritize health. [It's the] constituents who suffer,” says Health secretary Francisco Duque III

SELECTIVE RENATIONALIZATION. Renationalizing health care in poor communities could doctor the patchy implementation of certain health programs, according to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

Hontiveros slams private hospitals for threat to cut ties with Philhealth

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros calls the threat 'sad and ill-timed' as the landmark Universal Health Care Act will begin implementation next year

'CALLOUS, CRIMINAL.' Senator Risa Hontiveros slams private hospitals' threat to withdraw accreditation from Philhealth due to unpaid reimbursements.

DOH: No conflict between Local Government Code, Universal Health Care

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Even with the integration of health facilities into provincial and city-wide networks, the country's healthcare system remains devolved

File photo of a rural health unit.

PH health care, infra, institutions among worst in the world – WEF

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report

Busting myths about hair loss

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Going bald is tough, but some forms of hair loss are preventable through proper care

Gazini Ganados hopes for more attention to elderly care in the country

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The beauty queen raises the gap the flag of the country's elderly on their behalf

Signs of hair loss you might not know about

Sep 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Nothing to lose – time to restore your crowning glory!

Lawmakers to DOH: Why only 33 areas for Universal Health Care rollout?

Aug 28, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cites 'limitations' such as budgetary constraints as among the reasons

Pasig to train doctors for barangay health centers – Vico Sotto

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Rizal Medical Center staff will help develop medical staff at barangay centers, so residents don't have to go to public hospitals for treatment of common illnesses

STRONG FRONTLINERS. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto signs an agreement with the Rizal Medical Center for the training and development of doctors for barangay health centers. Photo from Vico Sotto's official Facebook page  SOURCE  Photo taken from Vico Sotto's offical Facebook page

DOJ to probe almost-expired medicines in DOH warehouses

Aug 04, 2019 - 3:40 PM

A 2018 Commission on Audit report finds that over P367 million in medicines were about to expire but were still sitting in warehouses of the Department of Health

Image from Shutterstock

Expiring meds, lack of infra derail Duterte's universal health care law

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The health department has the money it needs to implement Duterte's landmark law, but there is poor implementation of programs, from procurement of medicines to building health facilities

HEALTHCARE FOR ALL. The Universal Health Care Law was signed into law in February 2019, a landmark measure that aims to provide free healthcare for all. File photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

How first notes could rescue your first days

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Music is not an insertion in our lives but a fundamental wiring that, once awakened, will help shape the humans that we are

Filipino migrant farm workers, care workers join marches in cities across Canada

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Protest actions call for decent work, permanent resident status upon arrival, universal services, and an end to discrimination and displacement of migrant workers

PROTEST. Marisol Veridiano Bobadilla lost her status as a temporary foreign worker when she moved from Prince Edward Island to Ontario. A Filipino recruiter who charged her for '€œimmigration services'€ had promised her a job as a full-time care worker; she ended up as a mushroom picker without a work permit. Photo by Marites Sison

Have you tried this new skin care secret?

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Several influencers are apparently vouching for this new product

Hospitals urged to reduce plastic waste

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:50 PM

International NGO Health Care Without Harm wants to influence hospitals to reduce plastic use and help local government units craft better policies that can also guide hospitals

Photo from Shutterstock

Obamacare led to better cancer outcomes – studies

Jun 02, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The findings come as the administration of President Donald Trump is renewing its efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor Barack Obama

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Adulting 101: A self-care guide post-2019 Philippine elections

May 14, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Make the coming days, months, and years count – if not for the country, at least for your sanity!

BREATHE IN. Here are some tips to find the chill amid the election crazy

Crisis-hit Greeks foot steep bills for health, education

May 12, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Public hospitals and schools in Greece continue to struggle as a result of the country's debt crisis, affecting poverty-stricken patients and the quality of education

Retired tenor Achilleas Papadopoulos looks at the medicines he received at the social pharmacy of Elliniko in this picture taken on February 27, 2019. - The pharmacy runs on donated medicine and disposables. Some 40,000 people have brought medicine, many from abroad. During nearly a decade of cuts imposed as Greece struggled to avert national bankruptcy, public education and health were among the sectors hit the hardest as the country lost a quarter of its national output. Amid sweeping layoffs, wage cuts and tax hikes, many found themselves unable to keep up with their social insurance contributions, and were therefore pushed out of state-provided health support. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP)

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber drop new song, 'I Don't Care'

May 11, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The catchy pop song collab by Bieber and Sheeran tackles mental health

EXPLAINER: What Filipinos can expect from the Universal Health Care Law

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:27 PM

All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.

PANOORIN: Universal health care – ano pa ang kulang?

Mar 30, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Paliwanag ng ekonomistang si JC Punongbayan, panimulang hakbang lang ang batas na ito. Marami pang dapat gawin para maging tunay na pangkalahatan ang healthcare sa bansa.