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Chinese General Hospital-Medical Center’s (CGH-MC) digitalized radiology department is now fully operational, designed to provide “patient-centered” modern radiology in the Philippines, the hospital said. The new equipment will provide more accurate results with less harm to patients, the hospital said. The new unit was originally launched in March with Senator…

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma, is being offered by The Medical City as an alternative to eye drop medication or conventional surgical treatment. Glaucoma is a degenerative condition of the eye that usually affects older…

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THE excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics, posing a significant health risk to humans, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported. The USDA has estimated that antibiotic use in animal husbandry, poultry farming, and aquaculture in the…

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Poultry samples from markets in Metro Manila were found to be contaminated with drug-resistant Campylobacter bacteria, a cause of acute gastroenteritis, a soon to be published study by University of the Philippines researchers found. The research team from the UP Institute of Biology and Natural Sciences Research Institute tested 265…

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The Philippines should adopt policy-driven health priorities to better utilize the research being done in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) stressed in a recent forum. Although the country’s strong showing in a recent study by the Brookings Institution indicated the Philippines has a good environment for medical research…

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The Philippines’ strong ranking in a recent study of health governance should attract more investment in research and development, although some reforms are still needed, health officials said. In a recent study by the Brookings Institution “Private Sector Global Health Care R&D project,” the Philippines ranked eighth among countries with…

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The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland that is located in the neck, just above the collarbone. That small gland has an important role in the body’s metabolism as it controls the heartbeat rate and how fast the body burns the calories that are consumed. The gland releases hormones that are…

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Social media is “the new face of depression,” said Assistant Secretary of Health Enrique Tayag. Social media serves as a way to connect with loved ones and build one’s self-esteem but online bashing may result in depression, the health official explained. “Some people really have difficulty coping with bashing,” said…

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The Department of Health (DOH) has urged the public to be wary of six common diseases during summer. “We take the acronym ‘6S’ for common summer diseases,” Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial said. The six common ailments are “sore eyes” (conjunctivitis), sunburn, sipon at ubo (colds and cough), suka at…

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Asia-Pacific is at a risk of poor nutrition as modern trade policy opens the region to a flood of ultra-processed food and drinks, according to a study published in Globalization and Health, a conclusion supported by a study by University of the Philippines researchers, who found young people here are…

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