The truth behind getting good sleep

In research by Sun Life Financial Asia in 2014, Filipinos have among the worst health habits in Asia where half of Filipinos sleep less than six hours a day with 45 percent admitting to unhealthy eating habits. Also, over 60 percent of Filipinos also said they have not been exercising regularly, exceeding the regional averageContinue reading “The truth behind getting good sleep”

Color-coded food labels a health boon

When medical doctor Anthony Leachon’s weight ballooned to 200 pounds, his blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels were deranged. Leachon decided to lose weight or else he will never have the moral ascendancy to advocate preventive health if he will not walk the talk. According to a 2016 joint study by the United NationsContinue reading “Color-coded food labels a health boon”

Race as a team for a chance to win P3M

Do you have what it takes to run as a team, represent your province for a chance to win P3 million cash? Laban ng Lahi 2018 is inviting 33 runners from your province or town to run as one and compete with different regions all over the country. A global and unique 18-km team marathonContinue reading “Race as a team for a chance to win P3M”

Mending a baby’s heart: Understanding Tetralogy of Fallot

We all hope that our very own babies won’t get sick. But when a newborn baby is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, no matter how early or late in pregnancy, it is already a loss that parents grieve. For Aries and Chillet Cabildo, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than discovering that their only child, Asher Carlos,Continue reading “Mending a baby’s heart: Understanding Tetralogy of Fallot”

Bill eyes free outpatient services

From Dasmariñas City, Cavite, 28-year-old Jovie Mae Pelere, parent to two children, brought her youngest child to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila to get her checked for an ailment because they couldn’t afford the expensive consultation fee in the nearby hospital. “When we buy medicines outside, we are spending about P8,000. We areContinue reading “Bill eyes free outpatient services”

New treatment offers hope for cancer

Worldwide, nearly one in six deaths are caused by cancer-related illnesses. According to the World Health Organization, 70 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Besides personal acceptance, family issues, quality of life, and absence from work, cancer patients worry on how to sustain their expensive treatments to somehow survive or extendContinue reading “New treatment offers hope for cancer”

A change for health (is coming)

Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial articulates President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s healthcare agenda which targets better health outcomes so one can live longer, free from the worries of high cost of medical care, and edified by the respect and high-quality service one gets from government healthcare facilities Non-communicable diseases remain the health bane especiallyContinue reading “A change for health (is coming)”

7 famous celebrities with psoriasis

Yes, celebrities get them too! In 2014, psoriasis was recognized for the first time as a serious non-communicable disease (NCD) at the World Health Assembly. All Member States recognized that incorrect or delayed diagnosis, inadequate treatment options, and insufficient access to care causing needless suffering for millions of people worldwide. This year, the World HealthContinue reading “7 famous celebrities with psoriasis”