Jessy Mendiola to host new fitness show

MANILA, Aug 6 (Mabuhay)– Actress Jessy Mendiola is set to return to work as the host of a new fitness program which will be aired on TV5. Mendiola took to social media to share her the teaser of her show “Fit for Life,” which will debut on August 16, 7 a.m. on TV5 and on […]

06.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·

FDA approves a total of 204 COVID-19 test kits

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it has approved a total of 204 COVID-19 test kits so far. These include 71 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based test kits, 77 rapid antibody test kits, 51 immunoassay test kits, and five others. The number of COVID-19 cases reached 52,914 on Friday, according to […]

13.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, Philippine News ·

Pneumonia vaccine indirectly strengthens body vs COVID-19, says expert

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — Vaccination against pneumonia helps the body indirectly strengthen itself against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a pediatric specialist. Dr. John Ong urged the Philippines to continue using the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) 13 as the country grapples with the coronavirus menace. “If you are inoculated for pneumonia, you are indirectly […]

11.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, Philippine News, World News ·

Almost 600 patients in PH participate in clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) — There are now almost 600 patients in the Philippines enrolled in tho World Health Organization’s clinical trials for possible COVID-19 treatments, according to the Department of Health. The DOH released the information as two of the Solidarity Trial tracks were discontinued because the drugs were deemed ineffective. Based on DOH […]

08.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, World News ·

DOH halts use of HIV drug combination for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

MANILA, July 6 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health said Sunday it would stop the use of combination HIV drug lopinavir and ritonavir in its treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients following the World Health Organization’s move. The agency had also previously discontinued using anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. “Based on […]

07.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, World News ·

Steam inhalation may trigger COVID-19 spread – DOH exec

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health (DOH) warned Friday that a home remedy being pushed by the Cebu provincial government against COVID-19 might end up spreading the new coronavirus. “Tuob,” a type of steam inhalation using hot water infused with herbal properties, can “aerosolize” the virus and “may lead to further transmission of the […]

01.07.2020 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, News, World News ·

DOH: Don’t buy dexamethasone for the purpose of preventing COVID-19

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday advised the public not to flock to drugstores to buy dexamethasone for use in preventing COVID-19. “Dapat ‘yung mga kababayan natin, ‘wag bumili kasi ‘di naman siya magagamit to prevent, hindi naman siya magagamit para gamutin ang COVID-19,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. Malacañang on […]

Coronavirus survivor Iza Calzado donates plasma for patients

Coronavirus survivor Iza Calzado donates plasma for patients

MANILA, June 13 (Mabuhay) — Actress Iza Calzado, one of the first local high-profile cases of coronavirus, shared that she has donated blood in the hope of helping other patients recover. On Instagram, Calzado shared a photo of her holding the bag of blood she had donated at the Philippine General Hospital. The successful donation […]

Kathryn Bernardo inspires followers with post-workout pictures

Kathryn Bernardo inspires followers with post-workout pictures

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) — Kathryn Bernardo left her followers in awe after she posted several post-workout selfies on her social media page. The actress said that since the lockdown, she made a promise to herself that she would work out at least three times a week to keep her body healthy “and to offset […]

10.06.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle ·
DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

DOH, WHO conduct free HIV screening in the workplace

MANILA, May 11, 2018 – The Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a one-day free confidential and anonymous HIV screening in the workplace in several sites within the department compound on Friday. This activity is part of the observance of International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day on May 18. About 400 […]

18.05.2018 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hometown, News ·
Could cockroach milk be a superfood of the future?

Could cockroach milk be a superfood of the future?

Could we one day be eating cookies and ice cream made with cockroach milk? Researchers in India have discovered that a viviparous cockroach (one that gives birth to live young rather than laying eggs) produces a substance three times more calorific than buffalo milk.  Insects are increasingly looking like the food of the future. In […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Stress-free summer: tips for keeping everyone happy when vacationing with friends

Vacations are times to kick back and relax, but getaways can also be a source of friction among families, friends or couples, as back-seat driving or paying restaurant bills cause tempers to fray. Here are a few tips from Sonia Prades, a psychologist specializing in family relationships, on how to ensure a stress-free summer break. Today, […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

A coalition of health and community organizations recently launched the “Rethink Your Asian Drink” campaign, in an effort to bring awareness to various Asian drinks such as Boba and milk tea, that are sugary and have literally little or no value. The goal of this campaign is to empower the public and bring awareness and health concerns […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions ·
IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

IOFIT pushes smart golf shoe to Kickstarter

Enhanced golf shoe IOFIT is offering a swing at greater power, longer drives, and more reliable putts with technology that analyzes balance and weight shift in real-time. When coupled with a companion app for Android or iOS, pressure sensors within the shoe’s outsole can deliver instant feedback on pressure distribution, weight shift, and foot balance […]

Another gene link to depression found: study

Another gene link to depression found: study

Scientists on Monday reported fresh evidence for an inherited risk for depression, uncovering 17 genetic variations which they linked to major depressive disorder (MDD). The discovery should boost understanding of the biology behind MDD and open up paths for treating it, the team wrote in the journal Nature Genetics. MDD, also known simply as depression, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Major study confirms health benefits of lean protein

Eating lean proteins, such as nuts, chicken and fish, reduces a person’s risk of dying compared to a diet high in red meats, eggs and dairy, according to a large study out Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine confirm what many health experts have said for decades, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Stress-free summer: tips for a successful first vacation as a couple

Stress-free summer: tips for a successful first vacation as a couple

Vacations are times to kick back and relax, but getaways can also be a source of friction among families, friends or couples, as back-seat driving or paying restaurant bills cause tempers to fray. Here are a few tips from Sonia Prades, a psychologist specializing in family relationships, on how to ensure a stress-free summer break. Today, […]

02.08.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

Samsung and Nestlé to create an Internet of Healthy Things

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and Samsung are pooling their considerable resources in order to build a connected health and lifestyle platform that will interact with everything from smart TVs to wearables in order to help people make healthier choices. As more and more areas of our lives — from the homes we live […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

5 rules for optimal nutrition by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]