By Charles E. Buban
As the country observed last month the National Rare Disease Week (every fourth week of March), Sen. Pia Cayetano said a bill is now being pushed to eventually mandate the government to assist individuals with rare disease by means of increasing their access to medical treatment and drugs, and include them in the coverage of the Universal Health Care program.
, Ulysses T. Quanico
The intimate nature of sex and conservative values of many Filipinos make it very difficult to answer the question posed by this column’s title. Only a few patients on the verge of despair may seek consultation but a large survey done in our region, the Asia-Pacific Premature Ejaculation Prevalence and Attitudes (Pepa) Study, reveal interesting insights! Conducted from March to April 2009, the Pepa study involved almost 5,000 men aged 18 to 65 from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.
Three-hundred sixty-five Filipino patients are expected to benefit from effective eye treatments since Novartis Healthcare Philippines partnered with the Eye Institute of St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC). The partnership will enhance the diagnosis and treatment of blindness-causing eye diseases.
By Tessa R. Salazar
As Holy Week draws nearer, millions of Catholic Filipinos, and hundreds of millions more across the world, are about to observe their most sacred of days with deep spiritual reflection, and abstinence from eating animal products, or meat.
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
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In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
By Charles E. Buban
Pompe disease is so rare that few doctors in the world knew about it. What is even fewer are the treatment options available considering this genetic disorder is not at the top of the agenda of many drug research companies.
By Rafael Castillo M.D.
The practice of Medicine can indeed be very humbling. Being an inexact science with no clear road signs of where to go, it can throw medical scientists into a maze in which they can’t find the way out.
By Nelson Patron M.D.
PE or Premature Ejaculation can be likened to “Dupree” in the romantic comedy “You, Me and Dupree.” Much like that character in the movie, PE can be frustrating, irritating, unpredictable, and can place a huge strain in a relationship, even the most loving ones.