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First cycle of Chavez’ chemo, accomplished

First cycle of Chavez’ chemo, accomplished

Tweet Yesterday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he has completed his "first cycle" of chemotherapy in Cuba and will begin the second of numerous phases of treatment. Chavez spoke in a telephone call supported live on state television during a dialog of his vice president, Elias Jaua. He promised to overcome his cancer, and he [Continue reading]

Killer Cucumber hits spain

Killer Cucumber hits spain

Tweet Reportedly, three people in Britain were detected to have  lethal strain of E.Coli. Such condition has already killed five people in Germany. Due to this health predicament,  nearly  300 people in northern Germany  are being hospitalized and almost  500 more are being checked for the infection. Organic cucumbers from [Continue reading]

Cholera outbreak in Palawan

Cholera outbreak in Palawan

Tweet  Health officials announces  cholera outbreak in Bataraza town in Palawan after the death of almost 20 people. Victims were mostly children from a tribe, because of  diarrhea and vomiting. The outbreak started weeks ago. However,  it  was officially declared late Tuesday when the Department of Health recorded an [Continue reading]

New medicine may reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

New medicine may reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Tweet Actos, a new medicine that treats adult onset diabetes may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. AFP reports that the study followed 602 prediabetics whose obesity, ethnicity, family history and other factors put them at high risk of developing diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by insufficient levels of insulin to keep blood [Continue reading]

Tokyo water harmful for babies

Tokyo water harmful  for babies

Tweet On Wednesday Tokyo  warned that radioactive iodine over twice the safe level for infants had been discovered in its tap water because of  the damage caused by   a quake-hit nuclear plant northeast of Japan’s capital. The news came following a US ban on imports of dairy and other produce from areas along the hugely [Continue reading]

Half of men may be infected with HPV -Study

Half of men may be infected with HPV -Study

Tweet Half of the men maybe infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), it is the human wart virus that causes cervical cancer in women and other cancers. CDC (centers for disease control) recommends vaccination for women, while vaccination for men have not yet been recommended. Studies conducted in US, Brazil and Mexico showed that 50% of [Continue reading]

Doctors and nurses charged with Medicare fraud

Doctors and nurses charged with Medicare fraud

Tweet On Thursday, federal authorities  accused and arrested more than 100 doctors, nurses and health care executives nationwide in what officials announced was the biggest crackdown ever in a single day in connection with Medicare fraud. We are pleased to announce the largest federal health care fraud takedown in our nation’s [Continue reading]

Typhoid fever hits a village in Cebu

Typhoid fever hits a village in Cebu

Tweet In Sitio Cabal-asan in Barangay Arpili, Balamban, Cebu,  twenty cases of typhoid fever have been recorded as of Sunday. Department of Health (DOH) officials  and Integrated Provincial Health Office went to  the mountain village and offered water disinfectant to residents. The DOH Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit met [Continue reading]

Former health secretaries want graphic warnings on packs of cigarettes

Former health secretaries want graphic warnings on  packs of cigarettes

Tweet Ex-health secretaries encouraged the Supreme Court to permit graphic picture warnings on cigarette packs. In a  39-page petition for intervention in the case filed by Mighty Tobacco Corporation against the Department of Health, former health secretaries Dr. Esperanza Cabral, Dr. Francisco Duque, Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan, Dr. Alberto [Continue reading]

Pope’s statement on condoms welcomed by WHO official

Pope’s statement on condoms welcomed by WHO official

Tweet  A statement that was made by Pope Benedict XVI earlier that condoms can help prevent the spread of AIDS is being welcomed by the World Health Organization.    Upon learning such surprising statement from the pope, WHO’s Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr. Shin Young-soo expects that the Pope’s statement [Continue reading]

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