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What you should know about Measles

What you should know about Measles

In January this year, the Department of Health (DOH) alerted the public with several announcements of measles outbreak in several…

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Pomegranate peel-whey powder mixture may enhance antioxidant properties of functional foods, study recommends

Pomegranate peel-whey powder mixture may enhance antioxidant properties of functional foods, study recommends

  photo grabbed from http://www.seyeneco.com Not given much attention and recognized only as a minor crop in the Philippines, the…

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Human adenovirus, a potential cause of severe fatal pneumonia in babies

Human adenovirus, a potential cause of severe fatal pneumonia in babies

Filipino and Japanese researchers detected human adenovirus (HAdV) serotype 7, a virus causing acute lower respiratory infection, among young infants…

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Researchers identify inexpensive, ‘no-drug’ therapies for dementia patients

Researchers identify inexpensive, ‘no-drug’ therapies for dementia patients

  Dr. Encarnita Raya-Ampil at PCHRD 32nd Anniversary In taking care of people with dementia, family members and workers in…

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Mango leaf extract promotes wound healing, study found

Mango leaf extract promotes wound healing, study found

  photo grabbed from www. flickr.com Known as treatment for diabetes, chronic lung diseases, asthma and colds, the leaves of…

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Moringa potential ingredient for mouthwash, toothpaste

Moringa potential ingredient for mouthwash, toothpaste

  photo grabbed from www.bubblenews.com Researchers from Our Lady of Fatima University discovered the latest benefit of Moringa, locally known…

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DOST, COHRED sign agreement for Philippine hosting of Global Forum 2015 in Manila

DOST, COHRED sign agreement for Philippine hosting of Global Forum 2015 in Manila

  Secretary Mario G. Montejo of Department of Science and Technology (left) and Prof. Carel IJsselmuiden of Council on Health…

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PCHRD Scholar Society to empower health R&D in PH

PCHRD Scholar Society to empower health R&D in PH

“Our vision is to become the powerhouse of health research in the country,” said Dr. Josefina P. Tuazon, President of…

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Lessons from Yolanda: 4 ways to improve the retrieval and identification of bodies in disasters

Lessons from Yolanda: 4 ways to improve the retrieval and identification of bodies in disasters

Forensic expert from the University of the Philippines Manila, Dr. Racquel Fortun, recommended ways to improve the retrieval and identification…

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Albay’s Salceda showcases science to policy and action links in disaster preparedness

Albay’s Salceda showcases science to policy and action links in disaster preparedness

  Gov. Joey Salceda keynote speaker during PCHRD 32nd Anniversary ‘There is science behind disaster preparedness,’ a fitting and timely…

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Journal editors reviews accomplishments, plans 2015 Asia-Pacific Conference in Manila

Journal editors reviews accomplishments, plans 2015 Asia-Pacific Conference in Manila

          PAMJE Board of Directors 2014-2017 The members of the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE), three years…

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Choramphenicol still ideal for Hib disease, study found

Choramphenicol still ideal for Hib disease, study found

Choramphenicol showed the highest cure rates among the initial antibiotic treatment given to children diagnosed with Hib disease -- ampicillin,…

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PCHRD adds three new Tuklas Lunas Centers

PCHRD adds three new Tuklas Lunas Centers

  CLSU, USC, and CMU recognized as Tuklas Lunas Center at PCHRD 32nd Anniversary Recognizing excellence and exceptional dedication in…

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HIV screening, recommended for STD and TB patients in PH

HIV screening, recommended for STD and TB patients in PH

  Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvaña at PCHRD 32nd Anniversary After patients with tuberculosis (TB) and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) were…

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Referrals using mobile phone help detect leprosy

Referrals using mobile phone help detect leprosy

  Dr. Ernesto Villalon at 1st eHealth summit 2014 “A world without leprosy” is the vision behind the creation of…

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Geographic Information System, a tool for tracking diseases in PH

Geographic Information System, a tool for tracking diseases in PH

Health officials and workers can now monitor the prevalence and magnitude of diseases through Geographic Information System (GIS). GIS captures,…

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PAMJE INVITES ENTRIES TO A LOGO DESIGN CONTEST

PAMJE INVITES ENTRIES TO A LOGO DESIGN CONTEST

The Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE), in cooperation with the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of…

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More Pinoy youth engage in risky sexual activities, survey confirms

More Pinoy youth engage in risky sexual activities, survey confirms

Today, 32% of young Filipinos aged 15-24 has engaged in pre-marital sex (PMS), 9% higher than 2002 survey, according to…

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Ateneo’s health data software to integrate Philhealth claims in 2014

Ateneo’s health data software to integrate Philhealth claims in 2014

  Dr. Regina E. Estuar at eHealth summit 2014 This 2014, Ateneo researchers will integrate the PhilHealth’s outpatient benefit package…

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PCHRD turns 32, theme connects R &D with Emergency Health Management

PCHRD turns 32, theme connects R &D with Emergency Health Management

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) will celebrate its 32nd Anniversary on 14 March 2014, at the…

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Combination insulin therapy limits hypoglycemia incidence in diabetic patients

Combination insulin therapy limits hypoglycemia incidence in diabetic patients

Now, Type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients may need not fear hypoglycemia or abnormal lowering of blood sugar, one of the…

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1st eHealth Summit brings ICT and health sectors together

1st eHealth Summit brings ICT and health sectors together

Recognizing the role of information and communication technology (ICT) in health, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the…

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Researchers spot effective contact lens solution against eye infection

Researchers spot effective contact lens solution against eye infection

  Photo from www.huffingtonpost.com Contact lens users could easily avoid eye infection like microbial keratitis as researchers found that multi-purpose…

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Pinoy scientists develop cheaper prosthetic foot using bamboo

Pinoy scientists develop cheaper prosthetic foot using bamboo

Scientists give new hopes for amputees after they successfully constructed a cheaper prosthetic limb made from bamboo. Though the Philippine…

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CERN Studentships in Summer 2014

CERN Studentships in Summer 2014

The Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) Summer Student Program offers undergraduate students of physics, computing and engineering a…

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Call for Abstract Submission - Poster and Oral Presentation at 16th UPM-NIH Anniversary and 12th University Science and Technology Week

Call for Abstract Submission - Poster and Oral Presentation at 16th UPM-NIH Anniversary and 12th University Science and Technology Week

University of the Philippines Manila – National Institutes of Health (UPM-NIH) invites abstract submission for oral or poster presentation in…

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Genetically modified cell therapy cures leukemia patients

Genetically modified cell therapy cures leukemia patients

Science and health communities in the whole world are rejoicing after a novel treatment successfully cured blood cancers. Using genetically…

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Length of babies' nasal bone may predict probability of Trisomy 21

Length of babies' nasal bone may predict probability of Trisomy 21

Doctors may now predict the probability of having normal babies after a study found the average nasal bone length of…

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More men develop head and neck cancers, experts say

More men develop head and neck cancers, experts say

More men developed head and neck cancers than women in Ilocos Norte, a recent study of researchers from University of…

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Study identifies gender, level of income, type of membership, as predictors of Philhealth underutilization

Study identifies gender, level of income, type of membership, as predictors of Philhealth underutilization

  Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH) (c)www.philhealth.gov.ph Researchers from University of the Philippines Manila found that gender, level of income,…

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World’s first face transplant patient feels reborn

— The French woman who received the world’s first face transplant 18 months ago said last week she felt reborn, but admitted she still looks at herself in the mirror with a combination of sadness and wonder.

"I am back in the world of humans, those who have a face, a smile, facial expressions which allow them to communicate. And I am alive again," Isabelle Dinoire, 40, said in an interview published in last Saturday’s edition of Le Monde.

But the single mother, whose nose, lips and chin were bitten off by her dog while she was under the influence of sleeping pills in 2005, said she was struggling to deal with her new identity and the debt she owed her donor.

"One part of me and my identity has disappeared forever, and I guard preciously the memory of what I was," she was quoted as saying.

"This face, it isn’t me. It will never be me. I often look at myself in the mirror. At first I used to do it all the time, searching for my traits from before, and I couldn’t look at my old photographs — it was too painful.

"Now I’m used to it. I don’t have the need to look at my old photos. I’ve integrated the transplant, it’s not a problem."

Le Monde did not publish a new photograph of Dinoire, but described her face as "harmonious" with an "incredible normality." Her lips were meeting normally when she spoke and her diction was "almost perfect," it said.

Ms. Dinoire said she had worked hard to learn to move her new face, concentrating on her lips and speech therapy. She described the feeling of sensations returning like "electricity" as her nerves grew back.

"Over six months I recovered my facial mobility quite well. I still have a lot of exercises to do but what a victory," she said.

She said she felt a "great responsibility" not just to the doctors who performed the unprecedented operation in November 2005 but to the young woman who donated her face.

"I feel a great responsibility, for me and my family, for the medical teams and for the donor’s family," she said.

"Not a day goes by when I don’t think of her," she said of the anonymous donor. "She is constantly on my mind. It’s too hard to explain. My only hope is that her family knows how grateful I am. She gave me a second chance."

Since Ms. Dinoire’s operation, several other face transplants have been performed, including another one in France and one in China. She said she wanted to raise awareness about organ donation.

"I met the Chinese surgeon who did the second face transplant on a man who was mauled by a bear. He said he was amazed by the results of my transplant and that I had opened the door to many others," Ms. Dinoire said.

She said she still lived with the possibility that her body would reject the new tissue, and had already recovered from two episodes when doctors feared rejection had started.

But even so, she said she was ready to put her nightmare behind her.

"I want to live, go back to a normal life and find work. I want people to respect me and leave me in peace. I have the right to quietly rebuild my life," she said.

source: Business World
http://www.bworldonline.com/Weekender071307/main.php?id=health2

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