By Rebecca B. Singson MD
Minimally invasive surgery, in the form of laparoscopic surgery, was introduced in the country in 1993. This brought great strides in shifting major pelvic surgery from an open-incision approach to a band-aid-incision approach. The technology finally arrived where women did not have to suffer through huge, painful surgical incisions and could get back to work with very little time for recovery.
By Tessa R. Salazar
Many of us have grown up with the belief that meat and milk build strong bodies. That belief, however, has been based on a myth, according to preventive healthcare expert Neil Nedley, MD, author of “Proof Positive.”
By Rafael Castillo MD
If we’rE scared to death about the possibility of the Ebola virus reaching our shores—which can potentially kill several hundreds of our countrymen as it has already done in some parts of Africa where it originated—we should be more scared about the diabetes epidemic which has been plaguing us for quite sometime now, killing thousands of Filipinos annually.
The European Space Agency says it has succeeded in landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history.
By Charles E. Buban
An experimental dengue fever vaccine appears to be closer than ever to gaining approval for human use. French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced last week that its candidate vaccine—which has undergone a second and final efficacy study in Latin America—has been proven to be 95.5-percent effective in treating severe cases of dengue as well as 80.3-percent effective in reducing instances of hospitalization.