Post-election stress? These mental health services offer free counseling

If you need to process your offering emotions within a safe space, here are mental health orgs online sessions for free MANILA, Philippines – It’s the end of Philippine elections – which of the five stages of grief are you currently in? Whether you’re still swinging from denial to anger, or drifting between depression and … Read more

How North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak could ignite a major health crisis

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea’s admission that it is battling an “explosive” COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns that the virus could devastate a country with an under-resourced health system, limited testing capabilities, and no vaccine program. The isolated North confirmed on Thursday, May 12, its first COVID-19 infections since the pandemic emerged more than … Read more

[OPINION] Lessons on Universal Health Care that I learned from the pandemic

‘We need to go back to the basics of public health’ The following is a speech delivered by Dr. John Q. Wong at the Department of Health’s “Looking Back, Marching Forward” event on April 29 at the Conrad Hotel, Pasay City. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my thoughts. Greetings to Secretary … Read more

GSK tops forecasts as consumer health spin-off nears

GlaxoSmithKline is pressing on with the spin-off of its consumer health business, now called Haleon, even though many companies have delayed or abandoned listing plans amid market jitters over the Ukraine crisis GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) beat first-quarter sales and earnings forecasts on Wednesday, April 27, helped by demand for its COVID-19 therapy and shingles vaccine, as … Read more

Mental, physical health keeping Ben Simmons from Nets lineup

After Nets brass reportedly met with Ben Simmons and his agent on Monday afternoon — discussing the physical and mental issues still keeping him from making his season debut — Steve Nash confirmed that it’s not just his physical health that the sidelined All-Star is dealing with. “I don’t want to overstate my understanding of … Read more

How the next president should address health inequities in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – With COVID-19 still prevalent in the Philippines, there is a need for a leader capable of safeguarding the health and lives of the people. The next president will inherit a country with a health system in ruins and also one that is beset by unaddressed health inequities. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has … Read more

Workplaces, schools must consider mental health in new normal

This week of March 6, 2022, we’re looking at how recovery plans address the impact of the pandemic on mental health, as well as recent studies on kids’ vaccination Coronavirus infections continue to decline in the Philippines, with an average of some 1,000 cases reported each day the past week. That number is about 3% … Read more

4 presidential bets promise pay hike for health workers in CNN PH debate

MANILA, Philippines – Four presidential candidates on Sunday, February 27, promised to raise the salary of healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic response. During the CNN Philippines Presidential Debate on Sunday, moderator Pia Hontiveros asked four candidates – namely, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, Senator Panfilo Lacson, Senator Manny Pacuqiao, … Read more