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World Health Day 2015 calls for ‘coordinated and c...
17 Apr 2015 00:37 - Ladylove May B. Baurile

  Source: “A local food safety problem can rapidly become an international emergency. Investigation of an outbreak of foodborne disease is vastly more complicated,” stated W [ ... ]

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CHED Memo on RERC Accreditation
16 Apr 2015 01:04 - Super User

The Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB) envisions the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), being one of the implementing agencies of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS), as an institution which actively promotes and supports advocacies for protection of human partici [ ... ]

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UK-Philippines Joint Health Research Call
15 Apr 2015 02:52 - Richmond Q. Acosta

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) intend to work together to launch a joint call for research proposals which will support UK-Filipino health research collaborations. Scope The foc [ ... ]

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Have an enjoyable and healthy summer- DOH
08 Apr 2015 06:19 - Ladylove May B. Baurile

In the onset of summer 2015, the Department of Health (DOH) emphasized the importance of having “enjoyable and healthy summer,” as most people are busy doing usual activities like swimming and travelling. In a statement, DOH Secretary Janette Loreto-Garin warned the public about six common sum [ ... ]

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Library Health News

TB: The battle goes on
21 Apr 2015 02:53 - Ching M. Alano

You probably think that tuberculosis (TB) is a thing of the past. That in this day and age, nobody dies of TB anymore, as Manuel Quezon, the second president of the Philippines did in 1944. The grim n [ ... ]

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The elusive nature of contact dermatitis
21 Apr 2015 02:47 - Grace Carole Beltran, MD

A lot of patients with an undiagnosed and untreated contact dermatitis suffer life-altering, debilitating symptoms that prevent them from living a normal life.  While some cases can be relatively [ ... ]

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Parkinson’s disease: Avoiding the trap
21 Apr 2015 02:33 - Willie T. Ong, MD

Parkinson’s disease has been in the public eye since several famous people developed the condition, notably Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox. The patients often say that they feel “trapped” in th [ ... ]

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The truth about vaccines
21 Apr 2015 02:28 - Eduardo Gonzales

To understand how vaccines work, you need to know how the body fights infections. In unimmunized individuals, when a disease-causing microorganism (germ), such as the measles virus, infects or invad [ ... ]

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Mindfulness therapy as good as medication for chro...
21 Apr 2015 02:13 - Kate Kelland

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be just as effective as anti-depressants in helping prevent people with chronic depression from relapsing, scientists said on Tuesday. Depression is one [ ... ]

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Heartbeat problem less likely when sleep apnea is ...
21 Apr 2015 02:04 - Kathryn Doyle

For people who have both a common type of irregular heartbeat and a common sleep disorder, treating the sleep problem helps keep the heart rhythm under control, too, researchers say. The sleep disor [ ... ]

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