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Group still hopeful for passage of rare diseases bill

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Since 2007, the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD) has continuously submitted and refiled a draft to a number of lawmakers to sponsor a proposed law that will be titled “Rare Disease Act of the Philippines,” should it pass both houses of Congress and signed into law.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Tempering the Ebola phobia

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Health Secretary Ike Ona has declared recently that the country is still free from Ebola viral disease (EVD), the dreaded disease which has breached the borders of West Africa and is now threatening the whole world.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Robin Williams

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THIS 1987 file photo released by Touchstone Pictures shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc jockey Adrian Cronauer in director Barry Levinson’s comedy drama “Good Morning Vietnam.” Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died apparently by his own hand. He was 63. AP

The day Robin Williams’ suicide hit the news, a patient asked me in the clinic if I had foreseen the suicide of a male celebrity; if that was why I wrote about suicide in men in my last two columns.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

DOH immunization drive intensifies via road tours

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Keep the Philippines polio-free and at the same time, begin a similar effort with measles. With these objectives, the Department of Health (DOH), through its National Immunization Program, has intensified its campaign to educate more parents and guardians about vaccine-preventable diseases and inform them of the free vaccination being offered in all health centers nationwide.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

A family’s fight vs rare disease

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Ever since he was a young boy, Alexander Baldoza would experience numbness and tingling, crawling sensations—like ants—crawling on both hands and feet. It got much worse when he had a cold or fever.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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