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

Green leafy vegetables can reduce fat in liver

WASHINGTON — Eating more green leafy vegetables may reduce the risks of developing fatty liver, according to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden showed that a large intake of inorganic nitrate, an ingredient naturally occurring in many vegetables, could reduce fat accumulation in … Read More

A single workout can burn energy in two days: study

WASHINGTON — Chinese and American scientists found that a single workout could activate neurons in mice that influence metabolism for up to two days and those effects last longer with more training. The study, published on Tuesday in the journal Molecular Metabolism, offered new insight into the brain’s potential role in fitness and perhaps a new … Read More