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Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM) and Si En Traditional Chinese Medicine Institute recently collaborated to launch their TCM courses and make them available to Filipino students. The launch was held by the two schools at a news conference at Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City last week to promote Traditional…

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Ushering a revolution in detection and management of prostate cancer, the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) in Manila recently acquired the world’s first Koelis Trinity fusion biopsy technology with transperineal probe for clinical use, from Transmedic Philippines. “For the past 35 years, prostate cancer diagnosis requires a transrectal…

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An anti-tobacco watchdog on Sunday said casinos are rampant violators of Executive Order No. 26 or the nationwide smoking ban. The EO refers to the “Establishment of Smoke-Free Environments in Public and Enclosed Places” which took effect on July 23. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP) executive director…

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SAN FRANCISCO: Neuroscientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep. In the study published in Nature Neuroscience, the researchers found that during non-rapid eye movement, or non-REM, sleep, slow brain waves bolster neural touchpoints that are directly…

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Hospitals are seeking different strategies to boost the number of Emirati doctors, as Emiratisation could significantly contribute to the sustainability of UAE’s healthcare sector, Khaleej Times has learned. Saood Al Hameli, Emiratisation director—Human Capital, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, said more Emirati doctors are needed in UAE hospitals. Various strategies have…

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GENEVA/NEW YORK: No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates. The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which…

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Commuting can actually be an unnerving experience that can literally affect a person’s nerve system, according to Pharmaceutical company Merck Inc. that started on Monday its Nerve Therapy Trip project in line with Neuropathy Awareness Month. The trips will be conducted in selected buses on Alabang-Navotas route and vice versa…

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With its motto “Healthcare made smarter,” health maintenance company PhilhealthCare Inc. (PhilCare) now serves its clients with the help of artificial intelligence that generates a letter of authorization (LOA) online prior to doctor’s consultation through an app called “Hey Phil.” The app works using cognitive technology that recognizes voice command…

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PLOEMEUR, France: For centuries, the only use humans found for the lugworm – dark pink, slimy and inedible – was on the end of a fish hook. But the invertebrates’ unappreciated status is about to change. Their blood, say French researchers, has an extraordinary ability to load up with life-giving…

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SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga: The first cancer center in Central Luzon will soon be opened in this province. This came as Mother Theresa of Calcutta Medical Center (MTCMC) and TE Asia Healthcare based in Singapore inked last week a pact for a P500-million cancer center facility. TE Asia Healthcare Chief Executive…

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