Health News

Mobile tech reshaping the health sector

July 27, 2014 9:47 pm

WASHINGTON: Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it has also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor. “Digital health” has become a key focus for the technology industry, from modest startups’ focus on … Read more »

TRO reimposes ban on fishing gear

July 27, 2014 9:46 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against an earlier decision of a lower court prohibiting the implementation of Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 246, which bans the use of “hulbot-hulbot” or Danish Seine in Philippine waters. … Read more »

Angara proposes individual income tax cuts

July 27, 2014 9:46 pm

SEN. Juan Edgardo Angara is proposing a reduction on individual income taxes from the current highest tax rate of 32 percent for incomes above P500,000 to 25 percent by 2017. Angara, the chairman of Senate Committee of Ways and Means, … Read more »

Prevent premature babies with mouthwash

July 26, 2014 5:45 pm

Here’s good news for expectant moms with gum disease. A study shows that they’re less likely to have premature babies if they use mouthwash throughout their pregnancy. The study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology said that … Read more »

The ugly truth about trans-fatty acids

July 20, 2014 7:26 pm

Hungry? How about a big serving of French fries or some glazed doughnuts with your favorite filling? Or maybe a huge slice of that tempting chocolate cake topped with creamy icing? Or perhaps you prefer a bucket of fried chicken … Read more »

How HMOs can make auditors happy

July 20, 2014 7:25 pm

If the host of Family Feud asked contestants to name something everyone dreads, “a visit from the auditor” would likely be the answer next to “a trip to the dentist.” Due to the massive (and ever growing) list of compliance … Read more »

Banishing bad breath

July 20, 2014 7:24 pm

I have bad breath. I’m ashamed to face people because of this. Can you tell me how to get rid of it? More power to your column! – Roger of Pasig City. * * * Bad breath or halitosis is … Read more »

CT scan safe, effective to detect dental problems

July 13, 2014 9:38 pm

Radiation is like a double-edged sword. With the right dose, it can treat disease and help doctors diagnose patients. In the wrong hands and with a bigger dose, it can kill. The pioneering research of Marie Curie, the first woman … Read more »


July 13, 2014 9:37 pm

School time can be a great time to learn new things, make lots of friends, and enjoy several activities with teachers and classmates. However, this can also pave the way for the spread of head lice. Head lice are spread … Read more »

Breakthrough treatment for PE now in the Philippines

July 13, 2014 9:37 pm

Here’s good news for frustrated Pinoy males! Dapoxetine, the first and only drug specifically developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE), is now available in the Philippines. “Dapoxetine significantly improves … Read more »