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A team of Japanese researchers has found a new drug combination that reduces amyloid beta protein, believed to play a key role in causing Alzheimer’s disease, by using stem cells derived from patients, Kyoto University announced last week. The scientists believe their findings, published in the online edition of the…

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The Department of Health (DOH) and mental health advocates have expressed hope that the recent approval of the Comprehensive Mental Health bill by the House of Representatives would pave the way for its immediate signing into law. “We welcome this development as it shows that legislators also put mental health…

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Leaders of Association of Southeast Asian Nations member-states have adopted the Declaration on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) as an outcome of the 31st Asean, the Department of Health (DOH) announced last week. “With the political commitment to combat AMR gathered from the heads of the Aseam member-states, the Declaration was finally…

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In his University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison lab, Su-Chun Zhang discovered a likely cause of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the deadly neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after turning skin cells from ALS patients into stem cells. A protein error in cellular structures called neurofilaments, which transport chemicals that…

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The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DoT) brought its CPR on Wheels and Wings prject to the Ilocos Region in Vigan and Laoag City, on Monday and Tuesday. The two-day activity for Ilocanos is part of the nationwide campaign of PHA and DoH to…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The Provincial Integrated Health Office (PIHO) here on Monday reported eight cases of the dreaded Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease in four municipalities in the province. Medical doctor Florejean Albano of the PIHO said one JE case was traced from Barangay (village) Ibung in Villaverde town; one case…

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday cited the need for member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to come up with a policy to address anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and disaster health concerns in the region. “We need to come out with a policy among the different Asean…

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Save the Children last week launched a mobile application to help Filipinos access different testing and treatment centers in the country for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In partnership with Red Whistle, Save the Children launched the Safely mobile application that provides directions to the…

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ManilaMed Hospital is helping the public gain more awareness toward the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Citing a report from the Department of Health entitled “The Special Report: State of the Philippine HIV Epidemic 2016,” medical doctor Rontgene Solante of ManilaMEd’s Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease department, said…

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SYDNEY: Australian researchers have uncovered a drug that has the potential to reverse the negative effects of maternal obesity. The drug, known as NMN, increases energy metabolism and could provide the same benefits as exercise in the fight against obesity in children born to overweight mothers. Scientists at the University…

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