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But rapid increase in drug-resistant TB infections, deaths presents growing challenge THE Department of Health (DOH) announced an ambitious strategy to move from “control” to “elimination” of tuberculosis in the Philippines in commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day on Friday last week but new research published the same day by doctors…

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DIABETES patients may soon have an alternative to conventional monitoring and medication involving painful, repetitive blood drawing and injections with the development by researchers in South Korea of a “smart” glucose monitor that can also dispense insulin. The device, which measures blood glucose levels in sweat, was developed by a…

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MANILA: A study on young adult fertility and sexuality has linked early sex among millennials and early exposure to the Internet and social media. Commission on Population (Popcom) Executive Director Dr. Juan Perez III, said in an interview on March 23 that one out of three girls and boys 15…

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It’s the season for some fun in the sun, with many taking breaks and heading out the road to forge new adventures. It is also a good time to get proactive about health, by taking measures to protect the whole family from preventable diseases by getting your vaccinations. Traveling means…

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Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS) is now providing medical airlift services to the Mimaropa region (Region 4B), the non-profit group and the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH) said. PAMAS, a non-profit church-based group, will be providing airlift services using a Cessna 206 airplane and a Robinson…

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Healthcare systems were attacked by hackers more than systems of any other industry last year, a systems security expert said, highlighting the risk of the heavy use of internet connected devices in hospitals and other medical facilities. The Philippines is considered particularly vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. A report…

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The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has launched a 24-hour Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) information line to accommodate basic inquiries from the public, the agency announced. PhilHealth spokesperson Dr. Israel Francis Pargas said the launch of the IVRS is the agency’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for customer…

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It often seems that there are not enough hours in a day to get everything done. Projects at work or in school, or keeping home and hearth in order can take an unnecessary toll and cause stress. Experts at Berkley have found that some stress can be beneficial. According to…

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A new vaccine targeting pneumococcal disease, a serious infection that can lead to pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis, will be developed by Astellas Pharma Inc., after it signed a licensing agreement for the unique vaccine technology of medical research firm Affinax, Astellas Pharma said. The exclusive worldwide license agreement allows Astellas…

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Scientists in Japan have discovered they can temporarily erase fear memories by blocking specific neurotransmitter cells with specially designed light sensitive antibodies, a technique that may have application in psychiatric treatment. The team of researchers from Yokohama City University, Osaka University and the University of Tokyo explained in their study…

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