Health

DOH-MIMAROPA holds training on heavy metal poisoning

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, July 27 — The Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA completed Thursday morning the three-day “Training on Identification Management and Referral of Patients with Metal Poisoning (HMP) for Medical Doctors and Public Health Nurses” for participants from the provinces of Marinduque and Palawan. The said training was held at the Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon …

Republican Healthcare Bill to leave 16M more Americans uninsured

WASHINGTON, July 27 — The Senate Republicans’ latest measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would increase the total number of uninsured Americans by 16 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in a report. The CBO reported on Wednesday that under the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) …

Sereno: No TRO on RH law

MANILA, July 27— Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Thursday clarified there was no temporary restraining order (TRO) issued against the government’s full implementation of the Reproductive Health Law. Sereno made the clarification in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement during his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on SC’s issuance of a TRO …

May ’17 HIV cases highest in more than 30 years

MANILA, July 26–The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said that the number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the country for the month of May was over 1,000 and majority, or 37 percent or 404 of which is in the National Capital Region (NCR). This was disclosed in the May 2017 HIV …

Blowing smoke? E cigarettes might help smokers quit

People who used e-cigarettes were more likely to kick the habit than those who didn’t, a new study found. Nicotine patches, gums and medications are known to aid smoking cessation, but there’s no consensus on whether vaping devices can help anti-smoking efforts. The U.S. research is the largest look yet at electronic cigarette users and …

P 1.3-M allotted to fight iron deficiency anemia in Caraga

BUTUAN CITY, July 26 — At least PHP1.3 million has been allocated to combat iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in the Caraga region. IDA is a condition where the blood lacks healthy red blood cells due to insufficient iron that enables red blood cells to reproduce a substance that helps carry oxygen to the body’s tissues, …

Trump: Nation closer to liberation from ‘Obamacare’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio— Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.” “You think that’s easy? That’s not easy,” he told a crowd of thousands just hours after the Senate took a small …

Human trials set to begin for cancer-detecting blood test

MOSCOW, July 26 — Clinical studies are set to begin next month in Tokyo, after a new test that identifies 13 types of cancer by using a single drop of blood was announced by Japan’s National Cancer Center. The National Cancer Center gave the program the green light in mid-July, according to the Japan Times, …

Study finds drinking could help improve memory

MOSCOW, July 26 — While many drink to forget their troubles, new evidence says your afternoon bev is actually helping you to better remember all that stuff that drove you to drink in the first place. Researchers gave study participants, a group of 88 social drinkers, a word-learning task. One group was allowed to imbibe …

PhilCare innovates with smarter options with its “Hey Phil”

MANILA, July 25–Instead of lining-up or waiting to be served by a health provider in a hospital, existing clients of Philcare now have the smarter option to be sure that they do not have to experience that situation. According to Jaeger L. Tanco, president and CEO of Philcare, they had developed an app, dubbed as …

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