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Flu vaccine found to be more effective when given in the morning

Flu vaccinations are more effective when given in the morning, according to a new British study. The researchers found that patients’ immune systems were capable of producing more antibodies in response to the vaccine in the first part of the […]
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DOH inoculates over 100,000 students in 2 weeks

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday it has vaccinated a total of 148,431 grade 4 pupils during the first two weeks of the school-based anti-dengue immunization program since its launching this […]
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Cholesterol drug fails to improve heart health: study

An experimental drug that greatly increases levels of “good” cholesterol has no effect on heart health, a comprehensive clinical trial found, leaving researchers shocked and disappointed. It is also a blow to patients who were hoping for an alternative because […]
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AHA to host free health and wellness day for Asian seniors April 18

Event will offer free health screenings, healthy cooking demo and fun dance activity LOS ANGELES, CA – The American Heart Association (AHA) is teaming up with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and Erasto R. Batongmalaque Foundation to […]
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Shift the pounds by eating pulses, new study suggests

Just one serving a day of pulses, including beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils, could help with weight loss says a new Canadian study published this week in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The meta-analysis, carried out by a team from […]
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Losing weight with a high-protein diet can improve sleep quality

While most scientific studies have focused on highlighting the role of sleep in weight-loss diets, professor of nutrition science Wayne Campbell and his team of researchers at Purdue University in the US state of Indiana considered the exact opposite, investigating […]
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Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: study

An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world’s most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent effective in early trials and could speed up the pace of a vaccine against Zika, researchers said Wednesday. Dengue — which is in the same family […]
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Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO

One in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and workplace stress, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. An estimated 12.6 million people died in 2012 as […]
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‘Ultra-processed’ food accounts for more than half of the calories in the US diets

New research published this week in the journal BMJ Open has found that more than half of the calories in the US diet come from ‘ultra-processed’ foods. Ultra-processed foods are foods made of several different ingredients, including salt, sugar, fats and oils, […]
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Consuming oils rich in linoleic acid could be beneficial for health says new study

A study by Ohio State University has found that oils high in a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid known as linoleic acid could have a beneficial effect on health, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The study looked at data taken […]