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WASHINGTON, D.C.: A US study released on Thursday (Friday in Manila) last week revealed how a very low-calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in rats. If confirmed in people, the insight provides potential new drug targets for treating this common chronic disease, said the researchers, according to the…

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Understanding the role of media in disseminating public information on health is important, as well as how media users utilize it. This was the point of focus in a health and media and information literacy conference conducted recently by the Department of Health at the University of the Philippines Bahay…

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The decision to delay having children until their 30s is making Filipino women at risk of having breast cancer because of longer duration of exposure to estrogen, an expert oncologist said. “Women naturally produce estrogen through the ovaries. It is a natural hormone. But this hormone feeds cancer cells so…

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SYDNEY: An Australian-led international study has pinpointed more than 100 genetic risk factors that explain why some people suffer from asthma, hay fever and eczema. The study is touted as the first of its kind “designed specifically to find genetic risk factors that are shared among the three most common…

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CANBERRA: Age-friendly workplaces and allowing employees to retire voluntarily contribute to longer careers and better overall health of retirees, according to Australian researchers who undertook a study of older Australians in the workplace. Using data from a decade-long national survey of 1,700 people aged between 45 and 64, medical doctor…

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Interim Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd has expressed support for the use of medical cannabis in the country, provided it is under strict regulation. “It is supposed to be for compassionate use, so there must be a very narrow applicability and must be strictly regulated,” Duque said on Monday. He…

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DUBAI, UAE: Talks of neurological diseases are often marked with numbers and technical information that overlooks the painful human struggle, but that’s where the role of literature comes in. Neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova was inspired by her experience with her grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s before pinning down…

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Newly-appointed Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said his department will give priority to the rebuilding of health infrastructure damaged during the five-month siege of Marawi City. “Ang priority program natin ngayon [Our priority program at present] is to help rebuild Marawi City,” Duque said when asked about his priorities during…

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Novartis Healthcare Philippines partnered with medical experts and patient group to raise public awareness on psoriasis. “Psoriasis is a common and distressing skin condition that greatly impacts patients’ quality of life. It is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. We are pleased to…

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CHICAGO: A key difference between the way immune cells attack bacteria and the way antibiotics do may provide a roadmap for combating the rising threat of drug-resistant pathogens. Researchers of the University of Michigan (UM), in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard University, have discovered that while drugs typically attack a…

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