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eHealth Forum features ICT innovations for better healthcare at NSTW 2014

eHealth Forum features ICT innovations for better healthcare at NSTW 2014

    The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development – Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST) and Department of…

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ASEAN Network for Drugs pushes for collaborative innovations on traditional medicine

ASEAN Network for Drugs pushes for collaborative innovations on traditional medicine

With the vision of advancing together as one community, delegates from the ASEAN member states convened on June 26 –…

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PH’s traditional medicine thrives despite challenges

PH’s traditional medicine thrives despite challenges

Representing the Philippines, Dr. Isidro C. Sia, the Director of Institute of Herbal Medicine, identified some of the country’s challenges…

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How bee propolis may prevent tooth decay

How bee propolis may prevent tooth decay

  Photo from wikipedia.org Researchers from the University of the Philippines College of Dentistry found that bee propolis, a brownish…

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Experts identify a possible genetic marker for oral cavity cancer

Experts identify a possible genetic marker for oral cavity cancer

A type of genetic variation (also known as genetic polymorphism) labeled as GSTP1 was found significantly common among patients with…

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Malnutrition prevalent among cancer patients - study

Malnutrition prevalent among cancer patients - study

Doctors advised to perform routine nutritional assessments among cancer patients after a study revealed 84% of cancer patients admitted for…

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More Filipino patients do not understand doctor’s prescription, according to study

More Filipino patients do not understand doctor’s prescription, according to study

More than half (55%) of adult Filipino patients have difficulty understanding their doctor’s prescription, according to a study at the…

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“Bayag-usa” plant shows anti-cancer properties, researchers confirm

“Bayag-usa” plant shows anti-cancer properties, researchers confirm

Researchers eyed an endemic plant in the country named Blanco (Voacanga globosa), known as “bayag-usa” in Filipino, as a potential…

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Retinopathy screening must include older, bigger premature babies: Pinoy doctors suggest

Retinopathy screening must include older, bigger premature babies: Pinoy doctors suggest

  Photo from huffingtonpost.com Doctors from Metro Manila hospitals proposed to include in the retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening criteria…

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Birthing clinics improve rural healthcare access, referrals, disease monitoring

Birthing clinics improve rural healthcare access, referrals, disease monitoring

  Photo from De La Salle University Birthing clinics and health facilities, including those donated by Zuellig Family Foundation, are…

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Maternal nutrition before conception may alter baby’s genes: study

Maternal nutrition before conception may alter baby’s genes: study

A woman who aims to conceive must modify her diet, a new study  published in the Journal of Nature Communications…

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Psoriasis may indicate HIV infection, study says

Psoriasis may indicate HIV infection, study says

Doctors were warned to be watchful of suspicious manifestation of skin diseases after a case study reported a 29-year old…

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Proteins in urine may be used for prostate cancer detection, say Filipino scientists

Proteins in urine may be used for prostate cancer detection, say Filipino scientists

A group of Filipino researchers discovered five distinct proteins in human urine that can be used to diagnose prostate cancer.…

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Ginseng may prevent influenza A virus infection, study found

Ginseng may prevent influenza A virus infection, study found

Ginseng, specifically the Panax ginseng or commonly known as the red Korean ginseng, showed potential beneficial effects in preventing flu…

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Doctors abroad use locally developed software to computerize prescription

Doctors abroad use locally developed software to computerize prescription

Doctors abroad now use software developed by a Davao doctor meant to replace handwritten prescriptions. Despite its success abroad, software…

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What Pinoys should know about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

What Pinoys should know about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

In September 2012, a virus resembling Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was discovered in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. It was initially…

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8th PNHRS Week to focus on health researches’ role in disaster, emergency health management

8th PNHRS Week to focus on health researches’ role in disaster, emergency health management

The Philippine National Health System (PNHRS) will be celebrating its 8th PNHRS week on 12-14 August, 2014 at Radisson Blu…

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Gene-diet interaction influences colorectal cancer risk, study found

Gene-diet interaction influences colorectal cancer risk, study found

  photograbbed from http://english.ahram.org.eg A person who carries a specific gene variant, and primarily consumes red and processed meats is…

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Fast food products: more energy but low in fiber, study says

Fast food products: more energy but low in fiber, study says

  Photo from vector4u.com Researchers from University of the Philippines Diliman found that most of the commonly-consumed fast food products…

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UP researchers develop software to monitor fast food diet

UP researchers develop software to monitor fast food diet

University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) designed a software called “Fast Food Nutrient Comparison Program” to monitor fast food diet…

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Anti-microbial resistant Salmonella detected in commercial swine

Anti-microbial resistant Salmonella detected in commercial swine

  Photo from wired.com Consumers should be careful in buying meat and other meaty products as researchers detected anti-microbial resistant…

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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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Child mortality worldwide hits record low: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS — Deaths of children under age five around the world dropped below 10 million for the first time last year, according to United Nations Children’s Fund figures released Thursday.

UNICEF said deaths in that category hit a record low of 9.7 million from almost 13 million in 1990, and hailed what it called "solid progress on child survival." There were rapid declines in annual under-five deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean, central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics, East Asia and the Pacific as well as many parts of Africa, it said.

"This is an historic moment," said UNICEF executive director Ann Veneman. " Now, we must build on this public health success to push for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)."

The poverty-reduction MDGs include a commitment to reduce by two-thirds the under-five mortality rate between 1990 and 2015.

UNICEF attributed the gains to the widespread adoption of basic health measures, including early and exclusive breast feeding, measles immunization, Vitamin A supplements and use of treated mosquito nets.

But Ms. Veneman warned against complacency.

"The loss of 9.7 million young lives each year is unacceptable. Most of these deaths are preventable and, as recent progress shows, the solutions are tried and tested," she said.

"We know that lives can be saved when children have access to integrated, community-based health services, backed by a strong referral system."

Sharp drops have been reported in many countries since the previous surveys conducted in 1999-2000, with Morocco, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic cutting their under-five mortality rates by more than one third while Madagascar did so by 41% and Sao Tome and Principe by 48%, UNICEF said.

Of the 9.7 million children who died in 2006, 3.1 million hail from south Asia and 4.8 million from sub-Saharan Africa.

The surveys also showed that child mortality in the developing world is much higher among children living in rural areas and in the poorest households.

The Latin American and Caribbean region is meanwhile on course to achieve the child mortality MDG, with 27 deaths on average for every 1,000 live births, compared to 55 per thousand in 1990, UNICEF said.

Significant progress was also reported in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with under-five mortality down 29% between 2000 and 2004 in Malawi, UNICEF said.

In Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda and Tanzania child mortality rates declined by more than 20% last year.

Child mortality rates were highest in west and central Africa while in southern Africa hard-won gains were undermined by the spread of HIV-AIDS. — AFP

source: Business World
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