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Test-tube babies: A simpler, cheaper technique?

In this Aug. 14, 2013, photo, an embryologist works on embryo at the Create Health fertility clinic in south London. Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has become a sophisticated process with pricey incubators, specialized techniques and extensive screening. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and cheaper method intended mainly for use in developing countries. AP

Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and cheaper method.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Doctors raise alarm over kids’ rising exposure to lead, diminished brain power

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Pediatricians raised the alarm on Wednesday, on the susceptibility of most Filipino kids to lead exposure, greatly diminishing their brain power.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

UN concerned over tobacco fair in Philippines

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The World Health Organization has expressed concern that the Philippines is encouraging smoking by hosting one of the world’s largest tobacco trade shows.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

WHO: 2 more cases of new virus in Jordan

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International health officials have confirmed two more fatal cases of a mysterious respiratory virus in the Middle East.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Pinay breastfeeding expert awarded Gates grant

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A leading breastfeeding non-government organization announced recently that its principal investigator has won a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posted: January 6th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Maternal and child health as a central issue in the RH bill

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I’m looking forward to the final happy resolution of the stormy debates which the reproductive health (RH) bill controversy has been spawning. Disagreement and differences in opinions can be healthy up to a certain point, but when the debates generate more divergence and it already creates a yawning gap that cannot be bridged by objectivity [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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