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Mother’s DNA may affect ageing: study

A tiny repository of DNA inherited only from one’s mother may be key for healthy ageing, according to researchers who swapped out mouse genes to prove the point. For a study published Wednesday, the team created two sets of lab […]
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New DOH Chief vows fight vs. drug addiction and corruption to ensure better health service delivery

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA (PNA) — New Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial said on Monday that aside from fighting drug addiction problem and preventing any form of corruption in the department, they will also be focusing […]
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Drug-resistant malaria strain contained in Asia: scientists

A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday. Scientists confirmed the containment by conducting the first global study that maps resistance to […]
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International Day of Yoga: The health benefits of this ancient practice

In 2014 the UN declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga after a call from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to adopt the day as a global celebration of the practice. Often seen as a holistic approach to […]
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DOH expands School-Based Dengue Immunization program to Central Visayas

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday it has expanded its School-Based Dengue Immunization program to more regions in the country. Aside from Central Luzon (Region III), Calabarzon (Region IV-A), and the […]
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Aloe Vera: the star beauty ingredient of 2016

Aloe Vera is becoming increasingly popular in the beauty industry, with overall global consumption on the rise, according to new statistics. A report by Future Market Insights (FMI) has revealed that the plant is becoming an essential ingredient in food, […]
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Lip service: record numbers of lip augmentations were performed in the US last year

In confirmation that pillowy lips are the must-have beauty accessory of the moment, it has been revealed that a record number of lip augmentation procedures were carried out in the US in 2015.  Newly released data from the American Society […]
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Eating fruit during pregnancy linked to higher IQ in children

A Canadian study, published in the journal, EbioMedicine, has found that women who ate more fruit during pregnancy had children with higher IQs at one year old.  In a recent study, Canadian researchers from the University of Alberta found that […]
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Physical activity can lower the risk of 13 different cancers finds new research

A new US study has found a link between higher levels of physical activity and lower risks for 13 different types of cancers, including three of the top four leading cancers among men and women worldwide. The study, by a […]
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DOH strictly monitoring Zika virus infections

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace made an assurance on Saturday that it is strictly monitoring Zika virus in the country following reports of recent infections. In a radio interview Saturday, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said the Department of Health […]