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The Philippines has joined other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in urging the public to strengthen the fight against dengue as part of the commemoration of Asean Dengue Day. This is observed every June 15 based on the declaration of Asean Health Ministers during their meeting held…

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga: Some 2,584 patients from Central Luzon have availed of free medicine assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office III. Rosario Cebricus, head of the Crisis Intervention Unit, said some P26.38 million has so far been released by the DSWD for…

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GENEVA: Around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide. A new study, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in the Lancet Global Health, has found that almost 16 percent of…

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THE Department of Health has announced a decrease in the number of cases of dengue, year on year. From January 1 to May 20, 2017, there were 35,973 reported dengue cases – a 31.8% drop, compared to the same period last year. The announcement was made last week, as the…

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The Department of Health (DOH) will extend its dengue vaccination program to Cebu, using vaccine left over from its program in Luzon, Asst. Health Secretary Eric Tayag said Friday. Tayag said the vaccination program in Cebu will initially target Grade 4 students in Lapu-Lapu City and will use dengue vaccines…

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Chemicals from a common novelty glow stick may be used to diagnose difficult diseases, including cancer, research from scientists in Israel has revealed. Researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed a water-resistant chemiluminescent probe based on the same common chemicals used to make novelty glow sticks that can detect and…

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A researcher from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has discovered that carrageenan, a common extract of red seaweed, may be used as a delivery agent in gene therapy. Annabelle V. Briones, a research scientist at the DOST Industrial Technology Development Institute, found that carrageenan, an extract of the…

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Japan-based pharmaceutical company Astellas and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo (Imsut) are expanding the range of diseases that can be covered by their rice-based oral vaccine, MucoRice, the company announced last week. The announcement followed the signing of a collaborative research agreement between Astellas and…

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INCREASING nighttime temperatures driven by climate change can harm human sleep, particularly for the poor and elderly, a new study has concluded. Lead researcher Nick Obradovich, who actually conducted the study while enrolled in doctoral studies in political science at the University of California at San Diego explained in a…

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RESEARCHERS in California have found a potential new direction for treatments for baldness with the discovery of a connection between regulatory T-cells, a type of immune system cell, and healthy hair growth. The study by scientists at the University of California San Francisco published online this week showed that without…

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