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After lagundi, a new batch of plant-based drugs

September 06, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will soon come out with a banner crop of 18 plant-based chemicals that can be developed into herbal supplements to address common ...

PHL experts developing drugs against dengue

August 12, 2019
A member of the Santiago City Health Office in Isabela trains his fogging machine on the Villa Gonzaga Elementary School building in the city in an operation against the dengue-carrying mosquito in ...

DOST-assisted herbal supplement vs. dengue to be out mid-August

August 07, 2019
MANILA--A herbal supplement developed through a loan from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be available by mid-August.DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, in an interview with the ...

PHL scientists to use radiation to sterilize, reduce dengue mosquito population

July 30, 2019
Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute researchers conduct research on an Aedes mosquito colony at the PNRI laboratory as a means against dengue. With the Depa ...

FNRI: Anemia is a severe public health problem

July 22, 2019
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 21 (PIA) -- Anemia is still considered as a severe public health problem, according to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute’s 2013 National Nutrition Survey (FNRI NNS). F ...

DOST-10 strengthens food safety in NorMin

June 06, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 19 - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST-10) trained representatives from the Northern Mindanao Food Safety Regulation Coordinating Board (FSRCB-10) to become Food ...

Tubig sa Kinabuhi: A CEST Initiative Towards Clean and Safe Water

June 06, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 27 -(PIA)--Clean and safe water in, bacteria-contaminated water out!  The “Tubig sa Kinabuhi” project is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology under its C ...

Health research, innovation confab to encourage medical research

April 26, 2019
CVCHRD chairman Dr. Manuel Emerson Donaldo (left) says the consortium encourages medical research in Central Visayas as CVCHRD vice chair Dr. Thelma La Rosa-Fernandez (center) and DOST assistant reg ...

UST researchers bare potential anti-cancer properties in local seaweed

April 25, 2019
A University of Santo Tomas (UST) research group, headed by National Research Council of the Philippines-Pharmaceutical Science Project member and UST Laboratory Equipment and Supplies Office Administ ...

Cebu to host Central Visayas health research confab

April 25, 2019
HEALTH CONFAB.  Organizers of the forthcoming 2019 Central Visayas Health Research and Innovation Conference, headed by Department of Science and Technology-7 assistant regional director Jesus Zamor ...

OPERATING ROOM BURN AWARENESS PITCH BAGS CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD

April 24, 2019
Mr. Talatala receiving his award as 1st placer of the 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition “Nurses, being the heart and forefront of patient safety, have a proactive role in ensuring safe and ...

REGION X JUNIOR HEALTH RESEARCHERS: PRODUCING QUALITY RESEARCHES FOR THE PEOPLE

April 24, 2019
Twenty-five (25) junior researchers from different member-institutions of the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Health Research and Development (NorMinCoHRD) attended the Training on Basic Research M ...

PCAARRD swine nutrition specialist 1st grad of the Transnational PhD Program

April 23, 2019
(Left to right) Mr. Satoshi Okhura of Nagoya University; Dr. Ronilo O. de Castro, Dr. Rommel Sulabo, Animal Nutrition Division Head of the Dairy of the Dairy Training and Research Institute of the U ...

HIV Gaming APP: Battle in the Blood

April 22, 2019
When battling HIV begins with a mobile game  Mobile games have gained a wide popularity due to its portability and its relatively cheaper price than PC and console games.   In the Philippines, ...

How to beat the summer heat

April 15, 2019
Exposure to the rising temperature and extreme ambient heat may post a number of health risks to individuals across all ages. Our bodies generate internal heat from the different metabolic processes i ...

Iloilo marine sediment seen as source of antibiotic

April 14, 2019
Dr. Doralyn Dalisay of the University of San Agustin – Center for Chemical Biology and Biotechnology in Iloilo said the painstaking research and development she has been leading at the USA-C2B2 in p ...

Umiwas sa mga sakit na dulot ng mainit na panahon

April 12, 2019
Pumalo sa 51.7 degrees Celsius ang heat index sa Dagupan City, Pangasinan habang ipinagdiriwang ng bansa ang Araw ng Kagitingan nitong Martes. Tumaas din ang temperatura sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Pili ...

BLEAK FUTURE FOR STUNTED FILIPINO CHILDREN

April 12, 2019
Stunted future One in three or 33.4 percent of Filipino children five years old and below faces a bleak future due to stunting. This figure may not look much at first glance, but translating it to n ...

A morning with hemophilia

April 09, 2019
APRIL is the National Hemophilia Awareness Month in the Philippines.The term “awareness” is a key concept to this reminder because many Filipinos are not aware of this condition even if they may happe ...

Iloilo marine sediment seen as source of antibiotic

April 08, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines could be the source of another breakthrough antibiotic drug taken from marine sediments harvested from the ocean floor off Iloilo province. Dr. Doralyn Dalisay ...

New Possible Source Of Antibiotic Found On Iloilo's Ocean Floor

April 08, 2019
POSSIBLE SOURCE OF ANTIBIOTIC – Marine sediments found under the waters of Iloilo are possibly useful in producing antibiotic. A few months after the recent negative online publicity, the waters of I ...

Drug from Philippine plants seen to cure dengue-Philippines Times of News

April 06, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — A team of researchers from De La Salle University-Dasmariñas’ Medical and Health Sciences Institute led by pharmacologist-epidemiologist Dr. Rita Grace Alvero has started Phase ...

Drug front Phl plants seen to cure dengue

April 06, 2019
President Duterte joins senatorial bets Ronald dela Rosa and Bong Go during a campaign rally in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Thursday. With them are PDP-Laban campaign manager Sen. Manny Pacquiao and l ...

5 facts you need to know on Hemophilia

April 06, 2019
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder, passed on from mothers, which affects the blood’s ability to clot. The World Hemophilia Federation estimates that about 10,000 Filipinos have hemophilia, with abou ...

Measles cases rise from 5,000 to 27,000 in first 3 months

April 06, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — During the first three months of the year, the Department of Health (DOH) saw a five-fold increase in the number of measles cases nationwide to about 27,000 cases, from more than ...

Study calculates costs associated with smoking by patients with cancer

April 06, 2019
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researcher Graham Warren, M.D., Ph.D. Credit: Medical University of South Carolina, Sarah Pack A study released today in JAMA Network Open reported that smoking after a ...

LBSC OFFERS HEALTH CARE FOR PDLS (PERSONS DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY)

April 05, 2019
By: Myrrh Caithlin L. Gutierrez, DOST-CALABARZON  In celebration of the Los Baños Science Community Foundation Inc.’s (LBSC) anniversary, a Medical and Dental Mission was conducted on March 23, 201 ...

Malnutrition thrives on persistent food insecurity in PH

April 04, 2019
Food insecurity leads to hunger. Hunger, when persistent, can lead to undernutrition, illnesses and lower work productivity later in life. This can have negative effects on the economic productivity o ...

EXPLAINER: What Filipinos can expect from the Universal Health Care Law

April 01, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos will begin benefiting from the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act this year, with every citizen entitled to health coverage that will lower out-of pocket health expenses ...

Woman with ‘mutant’ gene who feels no pain and heals without scarring discovered by scientists

March 30, 2019
A good-natured Scottish pensioner who experiences virtually no pain has superhuman healing and remains unflappable in life-threatening situations may sound like a Marvel spin-off but has just been rep ...



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