Health

Kristel Serran

VAT-Free Medicines For Hypertension, Diabetes, And High Cholesterol In 2019

The Department of Finance (DOF) released in January 2019 a list of VAT-free medicines for hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels.On the first day of the year 2019, an amendment to Republic Act 10963—popularly known as the Tax Reform for Accelera...

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Tax-Free Health Card Premiums
Cloey Mangali

BIR: Health Card Premiums No Longer Taxable

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will no longer be taxing health card premiums.Last May, the BIR released Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 50-2018, which clarified the income and withholding tax provisions of Revenue Regulations 8-2018 and 11-2018 under the...

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Kristel Serran

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants To Try In Metro Manila Before 2018 Ends

It’s always a challenge, eating healthy during the holiday season.This is all the more true for vegetarians and vegans who have to come home to special meals prepared by loved ones, which may not be entirely healthy, let alone vegetarian-friendly.Anyone who�...

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Universal Health Care Bill
Dino Mari Testa

7 Things You Need To Know About The Universal Health Care Bill

When President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his last State of the Nation Address, he urged the Congress to expedite the passage of the Universal Health Care Bill. Here’s why.Just recently, Bloomberg released its health-efficiency analysis for this year. Two Asi...

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Free Fitness Apps
Kristel Serran

Nutrition Month: 6 Free Workout Apps That Will Help You Get Fit On A Budget

Who says getting fit should always involve gym memberships or doing hardcore, gut-wrenching sets? The truth is, you can start this whole fitness journey through small, regular exercises.Starting big can get overwhelming, which is why a lot of people don’t fo...

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Leptospirosis Outbreak 2018
Kathryn Jalbuena

'WILD' Diseases: DOH Advises The Public To Take Precautions Against Leptospirosis, Dengue, Et Al.

The coming of the rainy season in 2018 has also brought an outbreak of leptospirosis to Metro Manila.Leptospirosis is a disease transmitted by contact with the urine of some animals. Rats are known to be the most common animal capable of transmitting leptospir...

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Dino Mari Testa

President Duterte Signs Mental Health Law

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed Republic Act No. 11036, also known as the Philippine Mental Health Act, into law.Under the new law, the government will create a roadmap for the inclusion of mental health services as part of the public healthcare ...

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Dengvaxia News
Kathryn Jalbuena

Study Confirms Uninfected Children Vaccinated Against Dengue Face Greater Risk

Kids who never had dengue but were given a dengue vaccine created by pharmaceutical company Sanofi are at higher risk from severe dengue.A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Wednesday, June 13, analyzed the data and found that, if...

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Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

Mosquito-Proof Your Home: 8 Ways To Do It Naturally

Sun's out, fun's out. And so are swarms of mosquitoes. But it's not really hard to find ways to mosquito-proof your home.In tropical countries like ours, it is a known fact that mosquitoes carry some of the world's deadliest diseases: dengue fever, yellow feve...

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How To Stay Healthy While Travelling
Diana Lyn Balbalosa

9 Important Health Tips Travelers Should Always Remember

They say travel is healthy for your mind, body, and spirit. A getaway is vital for keeping your sanity amidst stress-beating deadlines. As travelers enjoy wandering foreign streets, taking in new sights, and tasting exotic foods, many tend to lose track of th...

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