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    How Bone Marrow Transplants Work

    via Medical City | Although the buzz term of “stem cells” has only recently come to the limelight, the science and technology behind its utility to treat certain diseases has been present in some form or another since the late 1930s. Back in those early days, physicians and scientists already saw the potential of these […]

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    Hepatitis B and C in the Philippines

    by Dr. Janus P. Ong, The Medical City | Viral hepatitis, a major public health problem worldwide, is believed to account for about 1.45 million deaths, more than the number of deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, or diabetes mellitus. Most of the deaths are caused by Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. […]

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    June is Dengue Awareness Month – TMC

    via The Medical City June is Dengue Awareness Month – a disease caused by a virus transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Protect your loved ones from dengue by knowing its symptoms. If fever persists for four days, consult your TMC doctor or proceed immediately to the TMC Emergency Department. Our […]

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    KNOW: Quick Facts about Hyperparathyroidism

    via The Medical City | Hyperparathyroidism is a condition characterized by overactivity of the parathyroid glands, the four tiny glands located in the neck that control the body’s calcium levels. Normally, the parathyroid glands secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH), a substance that helps maintain the correct balance of calcium and phosphorus in the body. When blood […]

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    Understanding and Controlling Your High Blood Pressure

    via The Medical City Why is blood pressure important? Blood cannot circulate through you body without pressure. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood within the arteries, produced primarily by the contraction of the heart. Your vital organs cannot get oxygen and nutrients it needs without it. Therefore, it is important to know more about […]

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    DOH and JICA Establish Special Program for Drug Dependents

    The Department of Health (DOH) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a 1.85 billion yen (Php 826 million) Memorandum of Agreement on April 03, 2017 to provide for the drug rehabilitation needs of drug dependents, their families and communities nationwide. This partnership is in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for a drug-free […]

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    Tobacco Tax Fraud Deprives the Poor of Vital Health Services

    The top leadership of the Department of Health and the Department of Finance lamented today the loss of potential funding for government health services to benefit the poor as a result of the non-payment of excise tax on tobacco products by Filipino cigarette manufacturer Mighty Corporation, the oldest tobacco firm in the country. The company […]

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    FDA Renews ISO Accreditation

    “The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has passed with flying colors the recent Surveilance and Follow-up Audit for  conformity to ISO:9001 (2008) by ISO accrediting body TUV Rheinland,” FDA Director General Nela Charade G. Puno said. TUV Rheinland recently conducted a 3-day surveillance and follow-up audit of FDA Centers and Offices in Muntinlupa, Alabang and its Offices in the National Capital Region, Region V […]

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    Comprehensive Sexuality Education Neutralizes Burgeoning Early Childbearing Situation

    Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) can keep the risk of unintended pregnancy among Filipino adolescents from accelerating beyond imagination, according to the Commission on Population (POPCOM). It can also impact on the education, economic conditions, and the future of young Filipino women and their families. Teen pregnancy among young people aged 15 to 19 years old […]

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    The Department of Health (DOH) spearheads the 5th Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Forum in Cebu City with the theme: “Evidence Based Technologies to Accelerate the Gains of NTD Elimination, A New Hope”. The forum affirms that through the newly established Philippine Health Agenda, shared vision, process of national and local interface and public-private partnership, addressing […]

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