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Healthy schools prevent lifestyle diseases

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The World Health Organization estimates that NCDs (noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and those affecting the cardiovascular system) account for up to 35 million deaths worldwide every year, or up to 60 percent of all deaths annually.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

PSMID and Pfizer: Threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria must be addressed

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JASPER Franquelli, a kidney transplant patient who had  MRSA due to his immunocompromised state but survived    photo by RODEL ROTONI

When Pfizer Philippines employee Jasper Franquelli, 40, got his toe scratched at his house’s gate in August 2012, little did he know that the wound it caused would develop into methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Snoring, heart disease and sudden death

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We saw two patients recently in our clinic, both with problematic cardiovascular ailments. The first one was a 48-year-old overweight mechanic whose blood pressure remained high despite four antihypertensive medicines he was taking at supposedly optimal doses. His family physician was already at his wit’s end and ran out of options to control his blood pressure

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Batch of antibiotic for tumor to be withdrawn from market—FDA

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SCREENGRAB from www.fda.gov.ph

A pharmaceutical firm is set to voluntarily recall a batch of anti-tumor antibiotic from the market, expressing doubts that the product manufacturer complied with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Exclusion of cigarette firms from WHO meet questioned

The manufacturer of Camel, Mild Seven and Winston cigarettes has questioned the non-inclusion of cigarette firms from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) upcoming meeting on tobacco industry regulations.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

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