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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned recently that unfavorable work environments could lead to physical and mental health problems. “There are many risk factors for mental health that may be present in the working environment. Most risks relate to interactions between type of work, the organizational and managerial environment, the…

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The LifeScience Center for Health and Wellness, an integrative facility committed to advancing and optimizing health, continues to promote the benefits of defining allergies through the Faber testing system. The first step is to define the type of allergy a person suffers from. Many don’t really know the types of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Two experimental Ebola vaccines can safely elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last for at least one year, results from a large clinical trial in Liberia showed on Wednesday last week. The trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and conducted by…

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India has marched from being one of the world’s top vaccine-manufacturing hubs to become an emerging player in research and development, a feat that gives the densely-populated tropical country a shot in the arm. The nation makes more than 60 percent of the world’s vaccines. But back in 1985, none…

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JEDDAH: Assessing the psychological needs of a patient can pave the way for high-quality breast cancer treatment. “The psychological needs of breast cancer patients should be divided into a wide range of social, psychological and physical responsibilities for both the patient and her family. The evaluation of these needs should…

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday partnered with non-governmental organization (NGO), World Vision, to monitor and report violations of the country’s breastfeeding laws through text and mobile applications. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the partnership involves the creation of mobile applications, a text messaging service and a website to…

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning the public against consuming eight unregistered food supplements with therapeutic claims under the trademark “Healing Galing”, being sold and advertised in a webpage. In its Advisory No. 2017-275, the agency named the food products that are promoted at http://healinggaling.ph/ but are not…

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The Department of Health’s (DOH) office in Mimaropa (Region 4A) is using “Telemedicine” in assessing the health of people believed to have been exposed to residues of mine tailings left behind by the 1996 Marcopper mining disaster. Head of Marinduque’s provincial health office, medical doctor Rachel Rowena Garcia, said in…

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COLUMBUS, Nebraska: A screening tool at Columbus Community Hospital is helping detect breast cancer in women who are at a high risk for the disease. Shortly after adding a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine about a year ago, the hospital started offering breast MRI for patients. An MRI machine…

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Vaccination remains to be the most effective way to prevent and control Japanese encephalitis (JE), the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) said on Monday. In a statement, the two groups noted that while they agree that such prevention methods as vector control…

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