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  • How immunotherapy is transforming cancer treatment and patient care

    October 16, 2017 1:44 PM 3

    From surgical intervention to targeted therapies, a wide range of treatment options are now available for many patients with cancer. Immunotherapy is a tool that physicians and researchers in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine are using to advance new cancer treatments options. Dr. Andrew Sikora, vice chair of research

  • India's most common health disorders: Poor nutrition, TB

    October 2, 2017 6:26 AM 1

    It is common and natural to think of diseases in terms of death. Often, diseases are measured by death so many people die of heart attacks and so many of dengue. While this is important, there is another dimension not measured by body counts. It is the scale of suffering and pain felt by people who live with diseases. Talk to any middle class urban Indian

  • The Medical City offers bone marrow and stem cell transplant

    October 1, 2017 4:06 PM

    The Institute of Personalized Molecular Medicine (IPMM) of premier health institution The Medical City (TMC) now offers bone marrow and stem cell transplantation which have evolved into the standard of care for many people with hematologic cancers and other blood disorders. For patients who have certain malignancies of the blood and bone marrow such as leukemias

  • PDEA backs medical marijuana bill, sets conditions

    October 1, 2017 10:55 AM 2

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said it is supporting the medical marijuana bill, under certain conditions. "(PDEA) recognizes the need of patients to have access to safe, affordable, available medical cannabis," PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said in a statement Saturday. The agency said cannabis

  • Bill seeking to legalize medical use of marijuana expected to hurdle House committee approval

    September 23, 2017 4:29 AM 16

    The bill seeking to legalize medical cannabis or marijuana for patients with debilitating medical conditions is expected to hurdle committee approval in the House of Representatives. Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano, principal author of House Bill 180, said the technical working group assigned to study the measure has prepared its report which he believes

  • House-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death – study

    September 22, 2017 2:24 AM 7

    The study, which tracked 130,000 people in 17 countries, 'confirms on a global scale that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease' PARIS, France – One in 12 global deaths over a 5-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity – which can include house-cleaning or walking to work – 5 days a week, researchers

  • Philippine senator wants higher budget for livestock, poultry sectors

    September 18, 2017 4:10 PM 8

    Senator Cynthia Villar is pushing for fair distribution of the proposed budget of the Department of Agriculture where she noted that only 3% was allocated for the livestock and poultry sectors which contribute 33% to the agriculture component of the country’s GDP. Ms Villar has urged Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol to come up with a better budget for the livestock

  • Rise in leptospirosis, food and waterborne diseases may happen after TD Maring

    September 13, 2017 9:23 AM 8

    An increase in leptospirosis And other food- and waterborne diseases may occur after the flooding caused by Tropical Depression Maring in the past few days, Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial said on Wednesday. “This is something that we watch out for and we have fast lanes already in the hospitals. This will also be covered under PhilHealth case rate package

  • Key Factors Inhibiting Growth of the Global Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment Market Throughout 2022

    August 31, 2017 10:27 AM 11

    Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a medical condition characterized by insufficient production of somatropin, a growth hormone, from the anterior pituitary gland which is responsible for the growth and cell reproduction. Though the exact cause of growth hormone deficiency is obscure, it is considered to be of genetic origin or also it can develop after

  • President leads feast on chicken, eggs, says poultry products now safe to eat

    August 28, 2017 4:11 PM 25

    City Of San Fernando, Pampanga – Now that the bird flu outbreak has been contained, President Duterte has assured the nation that it is now safe to eat chicken and other poultry products from Pampanga and Nueva Ecija. The President dispelled concerns about avian flu and its effect on food safety by feasting on chicken barbecue, hard-boiled eggs, and balut