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CLIMATE CHANGE MAY REDUCE DENGUE Australian researchers have found that global warming might actually reduce the habitat for mosquitoes carrying the dreaded dengue fever virus. PHOTO PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY

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THE risk of dengue fever could be re-duced in a warmer climate in the future, contrary to current assumptions, re-searchers in Australia found in a new study. The study, entitled “Projections of Increased and Decreased Dengue Incidence Under Climate Change,” was published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection and led…

SHADY BUSINESS A new study has found that stem cell therapy clinics in developed countries such as the US, Japan, and Singapore engage in questionable marketing of stem cell treatments. AFP PHOTO

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CLINICS offering stem cell therapy in advanced economies such as Japan and Singapore “engage in murky marketing practices,” according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney. Published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, the study that claims to be the world’s largest-ever on stem cell clinics…

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CHANGES in the usually benign microorganisms that live in a person’s digestive tract brought on by antibacterial or antibiotic drugs likely have an effect on how the body responds to medication, including side effects the patient might suffer, a new medical research in Japan has discovered. Researchers at the Kumamoto…

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A new stem cell-based treatment for Crohn’s Disease, a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, has had successful results in Phase III trials, the makers of the drug announced. The drug, designated Cx601, was developed by Takeda Pharmaceutical and cell therapy company TiGenix. In a 24-week trial, according…

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MEDICAL practitioners in the country have categorized the use of tea from decocted guyabano (Annona muricata L.) leaves as folk medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines alternative medicine as “the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures,…

NEW ALS RESEARCH PLANNED The world’s most famous sufferer of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and possibly the smartest man in the world, physicist Stephen Hawking. Oxford BioDynamics has announced its Malaysian subsidiary will lead research that may drastically reduce the diagnosis time for the crippling fatal disease. AFP PHOTO

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UK-based biotechnology company Oxford BioDynamics will conduct research to develop a better diagnostic test for the crippling disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through its subsidiary in Penang, Malaysia, the company announced in a statement. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, after the famous American baseball player whose career was…

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A Philippine medical technology company bested a number of firms from the US, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines to claim the top prize at the Takeda Foundation Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge, after a final pitching competition held at the Asian Institute of Management on August 6. Ascendant Technologies Corp. of…

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DUMAGUETE CITY: A Filipino-American scientist who played a key role in the battle against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, is now with Silliman University in Dumaguete City as adjunct professor and Balik Scientist under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) program. Dr. Jorge Emmanuel hit headlines…

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TACLOBAN CITY: The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Eastern Visayas regional office is optimistic of the NEDA Board approving a P2.4 billion fund for the modernization of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC). NEDA Eastern Visayas Regional Director Bonifacio Uy said the NEDA Board, chaired by President Rodrigo…

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LOCAL governments in Isabela and Mindanao are pushing for intensified anti-dengue measures to fight the seasonal rise in cases seen there and in other areas of the country. In Ilagan City, Isabela, the start of the rainy season spurred the City Council to propose the formation of anti-dengue task force…

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