Health

Guide To Preventing Heat Stroke During The Summer
Kathryn Jalbuena

These Heat Stroke Prevention And Treatment Tips Could Save Lives

The Department of Health (DOH) is warning Filipinos to take care to prevent heat stroke during the hot summer months.According to an advisory on the DOH website, heat stroke is a medical conditionwhere your body temperature reaches high levels (40 degrees Cels...

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Dino Mari Testa

How The Universal Health Care Act Will Benefit All Filipinos

Earlier this week, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, which will provide healthcare coverage to all Filipinos. It's one of the priority bills by the President during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).And now we’r...

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Dino Mari Testa

How To Protect Yourself From The Measles Epidemic

Earlier this week, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a measles outbreak in the National Capital Region. Not long after, the agency expanded the outbreak to adjacent regions.Currently, there are more than 1,500 cases of measles reported throughout the cou...

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Kristel Serran

Philippine Medical Cannabis Bill: What Are The Uses And Benefits Of Marijuan...

Five years in the making, House Bill 6517, or the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, passed the third and final reading in Congress. This has sparked a more open discussion about the medicinal uses of marijuana.Medical cannabis, medical marijuana, ...

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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 Leptospi...

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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