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AUGUSTA, Georgia: Cathy Stone of Wrens had already faced down breast cancer but was then diagnosed with endometrial cancer and this time the chemotherapy had a strange side effect. “I had gotten where I couldn’t walk and I don’t know what went wrong, said Stone, 57. “My legs got weak…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The risk of a heart attack may be increased six-fold within the first week after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection, a new study said lastg week. Researchers in Canada looked at nearly 20,000 Ontario adult cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection from 2009 to 2014 and identified 332 patients…

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan: A US-based association of Filipino physicians is set to conduct the first-ever medical and surgical mission in Palawan for this year at the newly-constructed Aborlan Medicare Hospital (AMH) in Barangay Ramon Magsaysay in the town of Aborlan. The medical mission would be from Monday to Wednesday,…

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SAN DIEGO, California: A potential Alzheimer’s drug works by reducing the rate of aging at the molecular level, according to a new study by Salk Institute scientists. The study explains how the drug both improves cognition and reduces the rate of aging, when given to very old mice. Study authors…

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SYDNEY: Australian researchers said on Friday they have helped develop a new blood test for the early detection of eight common cancers, in a move that could diagnose tumors before they spread and increase patients’ chances of survival. Jeanne Tie and Peter Gibbs, professors from Australia’s Walter and Eliza Hall…

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PALM BEACH, Florida: Publix Pharmacy has launched a new low-price prescription drug program offering a 90-day supply some of the most commonly prescribed medications for $7.50 (about P375). The program includes 29 medications with a total of 85 dosage options. “Our founder, George Jenkins, taught us to take care of…

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee: Your neighborhood might make your sick, according to a study by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine researchers that was published this January. The study looked at 27,078 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries without a prior history of heart failure but lived in impoverished neighborhoods in the Southeastern US. It…

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BANGUED, Abra: The Abra Provincial Hospital has been given accreditation from the Department of Health that standardizes the quality of health care in both public and private hospitals in the country. With the persistent reforms initiated by the Provincial Government of Abra to improve the hospital services, APH finally passed…

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DAGUPAN CITY: The Pangasinan provincial government is improving government hospitals in the province and developing its manpower devoted to providing health services, aiming to achieve the ideal doctor/nurse ratio per patient, among others. Gov. Amado Espino 3rd of Pangasinan said the ideal health service ratio is for a doctor or…

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Doctors in the UAE claim they have received a staggering amount of cases of botched plastic surgery victims from “unlicensed and unauthorized” doctors performing cosmetic procedures. The procedures include buttocks enlargement, liposuction, breast augmentation, as well as facial botox and fillers. Leon Alexander, specialist plastic surgery…

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