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Da Vinci robot takes surgery to another cutting-edge level

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SINGSON prepares patient with her team prior to robotic surgery. Photos by Mandy Navasero

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.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

‎Vegan athletes hurdle myths

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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.”

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Don’t take diabetes lightly

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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.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

European spacecraft lands on comet

The image released by the European Space Agency ESA on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, shows an artist rendering by the ATG medialab depicting lander Philae separating from Rosetta mother spaceship and descending to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. European Space Agency said Wednesday that the landing craft separated from Rosetta probe for descent to comet 67P.  AP PHOTO/ESA, ATG MEDIALAB

The European Space Agency says it has succeeded in landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Experimental vaccine in dengue treatment

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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.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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