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A group of nephrologists in Cebu province is pushing peritoneal dialysis [PD] as a less expensive treatment for those whose kidneys have failed. Medical doctor Rene Catan, the Cebu Provincial Health Officer, said in a news forum last week that the Cebu Provincial Government through a health program is introducing…

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JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania: For years, cancer drugs were developed to kill cancer cells without killing too many healthy cells. Local medical oncologists say the latest drugs have added new approaches that include starving the cancer cells and enhancing the body’s own natural defense system. “We continue to progress steadily and positively,”…

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan: The municipality of Quezon in southern Palawan is now under a “state of emergency” from the diarrhea outbreak caused by contaminated drinking water sources. Allan Paciones, of the Quezon Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), confirmed to the Philippine News Agency on Friday the…

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee: Simple tasks such as cooking, cleaning and walking to the mailbox are not so simple for people with symptoms of severe mitral regurgitation, a condition that causes blood to leak backward into the heart. “Imagine that for the last six months of your life, all those things that…

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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: The World HealthOrganization (WHO) warned on Monday of a growing risk of a cholera outbreak in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where some 436,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar. A month after the exodus began, those dispersed in some 68 camps and…

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TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite: The number of dengue cases in Cavite province during the first eight months of 2017 dropped by 20 percent as compared to the same period last year, the Provincial Health Office’s Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) said on Thursday. In an interview, the team of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Taking hormone therapy to treat menopausal symptoms like hot flashes does not increase a woman’s risk of early death, according to a long-term follow-up of trials that were stopped early due to health concerns. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) research completely changed the understanding of the risks and…

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Researchers at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain have made a groundbreaking discovery. They found out that tiny amounts of Manuka honey could prevent the growth of several types of cancer cells, including melanoma, breast adenocarcinoma and colorectal cancer. The team has already filed a patent application…

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HYANNIS, Massachusetts: Medical doctor, Ruth Potee, an outspoken primary care and addiction doctor, said at the recent Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders last week that detoxification units offering five to seven days of treatment will kill opioid addicts without proper follow-up. “What we offer in this country is a…

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