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“Animal welfare is human welfare,” a DA Bureau emp...
03 Feb 2016 06:54 - Ladylove May B. Baurile

“Animal welfare is the position that animals should be treated humanely,” remarked Dr. Ma. Gracia Dizon-Flores, the National Animal Welfare focal person of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), during the second part of the session on Orientation on Ethics in Re [ ... ]

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PCHRD conducts orientation on research ethics, dis...
03 Feb 2016 06:30 - Ladylove May B. Baurile

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), through the initiative of its Institution Development Division (IDD) and Human Resource Unit, conducted an “Orientation on Ethics in Research” for Council staff on 1 February 2015. In his message delivered by Finance and Admini [ ... ]

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Most ready to publish paper award winners: 9th Nat...
03 Feb 2016 05:09 - Ciaren H. Itulid

Four researchers were given the “Most ready to publish paper award” in the 9th National Medical Writing Workshop and 2nd Writeshop for Young Researchers on 14-15 January 2016 at the Widus Hotel, Clark, Pampanga. Dr. Stanley James Nieva of the Makati Medical Center, Dr. Rhodieleen Anne dela Cruz [ ... ]

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“Para na po!” Study shows that working conditions ...
18 Jan 2016 01:34 - Ladylove May B. Baurile

  “Basta driver, sweet lover” is a playful slogan commonly displayed inside public utility vehicles in the country; yet it might not be sweet for jeepney drivers after all, as a study revealed that their working conditions pose threats to their health and safety. The study conducted by th [ ... ]

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Beware of what you eat: Study shows heavy lead con...
16 Dec 2015 02:29 - Ladylove May B. Baurile

“You are what you eat” is a widely held nutritional principle, but what if the food that you eat contains a heavy concentration of lead? Rice and fish are staple food for Filipinos. However, prior studies showed that areas such as Metro Manila showed heavy lead contamination in air, water, plan [ ... ]

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DOST councils promote Filipino researches, hold 1s...
07 Dec 2015 01:21 - Ladylove May B. Baurile

Filipino scientific research efforts received a major boost as top science agencies of the national government held the first ever Balik Scientist Program (BSP) Convention at the InterContinental Hotel Manila on November 27. The speakers and participants of the 1st BSP Convention The landmark ev [ ... ]

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Library Health News

Weight-loss surgery after age 35 linked to surviva...
12 Feb 2016 02:35 - Andrew M. Seaman

Obese people who undergo a certain kind of weight-loss operation after age 35 may live longer than obese people of the same age who don't have the surgery, a study suggests. The findings, reported in [ ... ]

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February is heart month
12 Feb 2016 02:30 - Reiner W. Gloor

FEBRUARY has always traditionally been celebrated as “Heart Month” by the Department of Health in the Philippines but is also observed in other countries. It’s almost Valentine’s too and there [ ... ]

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Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle
12 Feb 2016 02:28 - AFP

CHOMPING FISH and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying legions of little helpers to destroy mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus in the world’s latest mass health scare. Scient [ ... ]

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Superbug review says more vaccines needed to reduc...
12 Feb 2016 00:36 - Kate Kelland

More use of vaccines would reduce the need to use antibiotics and help fight the rise of drug-resistant superbug infections, according to a British government-commissioned review of the threat. In th [ ... ]

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Care and Cure: Engineering the future of diabetes ...
11 Feb 2016 00:28 - Ben Gruber

For diabetics, life is a constant struggle to maintain balance - keeping track of your carbohydrate intake, constantly monitoring blood-sugar levels, and injecting insulin. It's a never-ending cycle t [ ... ]

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Extra fat by age 10 tied to increased diabetes ris...
10 Feb 2016 00:21 - Lisa Rapaport

Children who have excess body fat by age 10 may have greater odds of developing diabetes in their preteen years than their slimmer peers, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers measured height and hi [ ... ]

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