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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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The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified the first generic version of sofosbuvir, a critical medicine for the treatment of hepatitis C. The development could expand access to treatment by increasing the number of quality-assured generic medicines on the market. Sofosbuvir, 400 mg tablet, is manufactured by Mylan Laboratories Ltd.…

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California’s stem cell agency has awarded $5.8 million to University of California San Diego (UCSD) researchers to develop a new variation of cancer immunotherapy. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM, approved the grant last week to adapt CAR T cell technology to fight cancer stem cells. These deadliest…

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The landscape of cancer therapy in the country will undergo a dramatic change as the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally approved a new non-chemotherapy drug that is already considered as new treatment option in many countries around the world. Pembrolizumab is a targeted immunotherapy medication that is now…

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