Healthcare

Impact of the pandemic to mental health

Millennials, Gen Zs see a better world emerging from COVID-19 crisis

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic that wreaked havoc on the economy and the lives of millions, Filipino millennials and Gen Zs remain optimistic that the world will be able to conquer the crisis and emerge victorious, according to a recent study by Deloitte. According to Deloitte’s “2021 Global Millennial and Gen Z Survey,” 85 percent of …

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Gyms, fitness centers now allowed to run at 40% capacity

Gyms and fitness centers in Metro Manila, Bulacan and Rizal can now accommodate up to nearly half of their operating capacities as the government further eased business restrictions despite COVID-19 cases still increasing. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released Thursday an advisory raising gyms’ and fitness centers’ permitted capacity to 40 percent, or …

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Nobody is impervious to disease

When – not if – a perilous sickness strikes, the high costs can stun the unprepared. That is a lesson COVID-19 teaches. New to humankind, no one is naturally immune to it. It easily spreads worldwide, hospitalizing and killing millions. A bout with the disease has cost millions in bills. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and …

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Employers start using well-being programs to attract new talent

A survey of more than a hundred companies in the Philippines showed that majority of employers planned to use well-being programs as an edge to compete for talent. Leading global advisory company Willis Towers Watson said in a recent statement that 85 percent of the employers surveyed said they would use the program as a …

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Investment opportunity in health-care space unveiled

Fund manager Manulife Asset Management Trust Corp. (MAMTC) has unveiled a new investment fund that allows investors to buy into the global health-care space and ride on breakthrough medical advances. Manulife Global Healthcare Equity Feeder Fund is an equity feeder unit investment trust fund (UITF) that investors with aggressive risk appetite may access for as …

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