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First dengue vaccine out by July next year

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Asia dengue (Infographic provided by Sanofi Pasteur)

Following the completion of trials that found its efficacy at 56 percent, the first safe and effective dengue vaccine in the world could be out commercially in the country by July next year.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Experts discuss how to identify, fight premature ejaculation

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“DAPOXETINE significantly improves control over ejaculation, enabling men to control and delay ejaculating, thereby enhancing sexual satisfaction of the couple while reducing personal distress and interpersonal difficulty,” said Dr. George Lee Eng Geap, consultant urological surgeon at the Gleneagles Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From left are, Doctors Juliano Panganiban, past president of Philippine Urological Association (PUA); Digna Almeida, medical affairs director of A. Menarini Philippines; Ulysses Quanico, current president of PUA; and Lee.

One out of three men may be afflicted with this condition, but it remains underdiagnosed and undertreated.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Another way to visualize a stormy day

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We were once again battered by a strong storm this week. A long-time patient of ours accompanied her brother who developed chest pains at the height of the storm and was worried that he might be developing a heart attack.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Novartis cancer patient access program lauded

A patient support group has lauded Novartis Healthcare Philippines for its unprecedented access program that helps poor patients get the cancer treatments they need.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Hospital with wings for the visually impaired

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It might have seemed like any other landing to residents around Clark International Airport, another prosaic aircraft that would depart as soon as it landed. But the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) was not usual. It rolled out its generators and then stayed for two weeks since June 23.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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