DOST-assisted herbal supplement vs. dengue to be out mid-August

MANILA — A herbal supplement developed through a loan from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be available by mid-August. DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, said the supplement was made from “tawa-tawa” (Euphorbia hirta), but instead of drying the leaves, the manufacturer focused on … Read More

New studies show diverse benefits of eating blueberries

LOS ANGELES — New studies have added fresh evidence on how blueberry consumption contributes to healthy aging, the latest release of the Gerontological Society of America said. “Since the 1990s, research on the health benefits of blueberries has grown exponentially,” said an opening editorial of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. … Read More

Duque belies Lacson’s allegation of OWWA funds misuse

MANILA — Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday belied the claim of Senator Panfilo Lacson, accusing him of misusing the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) funds. On Thursday, Lacson tweeted that he reminded President Rodrigo Duterte of Duque’s involvement in the use of OWWA funds to purchase PhilHealth (Philippine Health Insurance Corporation) cards … Read More

DOH sounds alarm over increasing HIV prevalence among young men

MANILA — More young Filipino men are now being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. In a solidarity conference in Quezon City, Mary Joy Morin, DOH Central Office National AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and STI (sexually transmitted infection) Prevention and Control Program Officer, said around 65,463 cumulative cases … Read More

DOH, PSH launch program to curb hypertension prevalence

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite – The Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with the Philippine Society of Hypertension (PSH) for a joint project initiative aimed at addressing the increasing prevalence of hypertension and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Cavite province. The program, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Management Initiative, which is anchored on DOH’s Package of Non-Communicable Disease … Read More