The importance of health in the economy

Fernando Fajardo 01/11/2018

There’s a well-understood correlation that as the economy of a country improves, so the health of its citizens improves. What may be less obvious is that the opposite is also true — improving the health of a…

MAO BA?

Editorial 01/04/2018

MENTAL HEALTH Netizens called on schools and universities to prioritize the well-being of their students after one university student jumped off the 4th floor of a building following a confrontation with his girlfriend. A netizen named Shanina…

Capitol okays P4.5B for 2018, bulk of budget goes to prov’l health services

Morexette B. Erram 12/04/2017

THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) yesterday approved the P4.5 billion budget of the Cebu provincial government for 2018 on its third and final reading. “There were no major changes made and no reduction,” said PB member Celestino…

PB approves budget, health office gets biggest share

Morexette B. Erram 12/04/2017

THE Provincial Board (PB) approved on third and final reading the provincial government’s P4.5 billion budget for next year. There were no addendum or reduction made to the budget proposal throughout its three readings in the PB,…

‘Distorted news’ deemed health issue in junta-run Thailand

AP 11/29/2017

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports. The country’s health ministry announced Tuesday it is launching a new smartphone application that will allow users to flag…

History: Cardiac history

Dr. Philip S. Chua 11/26/2017

LAST week, we took our readers in a journey back to year 1628, almost 400 years ago, when blood circulation, as we know it today, was “discovered,” understood, and accepted by medical science for the first time.…

Pajac health center midwife back at work: I followed procedure

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 11/20/2017

SHE followed the procedure in preparing the vaccines before they could be injected to the patients. Grace Malingin, 56, Pajac Barangay Health Center midwife, said this as she denied the allegations of malpractice against her — allegations…

Fascinating history

Dr. Philip S. Chua 11/19/2017

AS THE year comes to a close, allow me to take you back in time to revisit some of the great moments in medical science which made possible the great strides man has made in the treatment…

Thousands show up in Delhi marathon

AP 11/19/2017

Tens of thousands of runners braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half marathon on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors who wanted the race postponed in the heavily polluted capital. Around 35,000 people registered for the…

Health risks

Editorial 11/16/2017

The deaths of the two infants who were brought to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) three days after they were administered vaccines at the Barangay Pajac health center in Lapu-Lapu City last week, however tragic,…

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