Cancer-Killing Treatment Approved in Australia

A “revolutionary” cancer drug that supercharges immune cells to hunt and kill cancer cells has been approved for human use in Australia. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Wednesday announced that CAR-T therapy has been approved for use in pediatric and young adult patients with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and adults with diffuse […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 20th, 2018Related News

Importers group warns of acute cement shortage

Importers group warns of acute cement shortage.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceDec 19th, 2018Related News

Beauty queen from slum is crowned Miss Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The title of Miss Venezuela went Thursday, December 13 to a woman from the country's largest slum after a ceremony that traded glitz for frugality reflecting an acute economic free fall. The new beauty queen in a country that loves this kind of pageant is Isabella ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Keep pain at bay for faster healing

Pain management is critical to healing. Without proper guidelines for treating pain, patients will experience delayed recovery, a longer hospital stay, readmission, and may eventually suffer from chronic pain. "It is not only an ethical problem but also a medical and economic problem," said Dr. Antonio Montero, head, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Unit, University Hospital Amau de Vilanova, Lerida, Spain. "Acute pain is the most common symptom experienced by surgical patients, and has historically been poorly evaluated and often underrated." Montero was one of the guest speakers during the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS) 74th Annual PCS Congress, presented in collab...Keep on reading: Keep pain at bay for faster healing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

Marijuana abuse linked to increased mayocardial infarction risk

Marijuana abuse was independently associated with an eye-opening doubled risk of acute MI in a large, retrospective, age-matched cohort study, as reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

THE STATE OF PHILIPPINE MEDIA: Relentless Attacks And Threats Online, On Ground, Across the Nation

23 November 2018  By the Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, Philippine Press Institute (PPI), MindaNews, and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) ATTACKS AND THREATS against the Philippine media — acute and creeping, online and offline, deadly and debilitating […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 23rd, 2018Related News

Aid group: 85,000 kids may have died of hunger in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen --- An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition in young children. The U.N. says more than 1.3 million children have suffered from SAM since a Saudi-led coalition went to war with Yemen's Houthi rebels in March 2015. The group said its "conservative estimate" was that 84,701 children may have died, based on historical studies that find that 20 to 30 percent of untreated cases lead to death. It says it calculated the figure based on the n...Keep on reading: Aid group: 85,000 kids may have died of hunger in Yemen.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 21st, 2018Related News

Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents

A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms has health officials across the country scrambling to understand the illness. Yet, more than four years after health officials first recorded the most recent uptick in cases, much about the national outbreak remains a mystery. Acute flaccid myelitis(AFM) affects the gray matterin the spinal cord, causing sudden muscle weakness and a loss of reflexes. The illness can lead to serious complications--- including paralysis or respiratory failure --- and requires immediate medical attention. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 127 cases of possi...Keep on reading: Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Naproxen supported over low-dose colchicines for gout

Naproxen may be considered the first-choice treatment for patients with acute gout in primary care, based on the results of the CONTACT (Colchicine or Naproxen Treatment for Acute Gout) trial......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

Hybrid rice versus irrigation

  To address our acute rice shortage and high prices, spending on hybrid rice is much more cost effective than building new irrigation. An investment of an additional P12 for hybrid rice seeds in two hectares will yield five tons more palay than spending P900,000 for new irrigation in one hectare.   The official numbers in the table below were provided by Francisco Malabanan. He was the Department of Agriculture (DA) rice program coordinator in 2002. He worked with me then as agriculture undersecretary for operations. That year, the certified rice seed budget was reduced to P400 million from P600 million.   Instead of the expected consequence of reduced ...Keep on reading: Hybrid rice versus irrigation.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 27th, 2018Related News

Gone too soon: Table tennis heroine Ian Lariba succumbs to leukemia at 23

The Philippines’ sports community woke up to news of the passing of Olympic table tennis player Ian Lariba, whose masterful career inspired athletes to aim for the world stage. The 23-year old Lariba succumbed to acute myeloid leukemia early Monday, according to the Philippine Olympic Committee. She was admitted to St. Luke’s Medical Center in […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Olympian Ian Lariba dies at 23

MANILA, Philippines – Olympian and Filipino table tennis star Ian Lariba died late Sunday night, September 2, following a year-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 23.  The Philippine Sports Commission confirmed the news on its Twitter account and offered its condolences for Lariba's family.  {source}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News

Rice shortage leads to calamity in Mindanao

MANILA: Acute lack of rice that resulted in soaring prices of the commodity that reached as high as more than $1 per kg prompted the Zamboanga City council in Mindanao to pass a resolution declarin.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2018Related News

Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male – study

TAMPA, United States -- Women suffering heart attacks in hospital emergency rooms in the United States are more likely to die if their doctor is a man than a woman, warned a study Monday. The study was based onmore than 500,000 patients admitted to hospital emergency departments for acute myocardial infarction -- a medical term for heart attack -- in Florida between 1991 and 2010. Researchers at Harvard University found a "stark" difference in survival according to whether the patient's and doctor's gender matched. Namely, when women were treated by female doctors, "there was a significant and positive effect" on survival, said the studyin the Proceedings of the National Aca...Keep on reading: Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male – study.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 6th, 2018Related News

Mental health care gets boost

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Bacolod City, July 19 (PIA6) -- The newly-inaugurated Mental Health Unit of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) encompasses the health care of acute p.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

Mental health care gets boost

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Bacolod City, July 19 (PIA6) -- The newly-inaugurated Mental Health Unit of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) encompasses the health care of acute p.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

Threat acute as jihadist attacks double in 2017 – Europol

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Jihadist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe's police agency said Wednesday, June 20, warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State group "remains acute." Last year, a total 33 terror attacks were reported on the continent and Britain – ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2018Related News

Japan to hire more foreign workers amid ‘serious’ labor shortage

Japan announced Friday plans to ease immigration restrictions and bring in more foreign workers to tackle a serious labor shortage caused by the country's ageing, shrinking population. The government has proposed a new visa status that would allow more overseas workers to fill the employment needs of specific sectors. "Labor shortages have become more acute," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters. "It is necessary to create a mechanism to broadly accept foreign personnel who are work-ready with certain expertise and skills," Suga said, adding that the government plans to "quickly" draw up new bills to revise immigration law. But Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's gov...Keep on reading: Japan to hire more foreign workers amid ‘serious’ labor shortage.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 15th, 2018Related News


THE Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday warned the public of water-borne, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue (WILD) diseases during the rainy season. Dr. Elvie Villalobos, head of the infectious cluster of the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas, said water-borne diseases – ailments caused by drinking contaminated water – include cholera, diarrhea, acute gastroenteritis, […] The post boracay-water-plugs-36-illegal-pipes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2018Related News

Dad offers himself as bride to anyone who can save his leukemia-stricken daughter

A Chinese father has offered himself as a "bride" to anybody who can help pay for his young daughter's cancer treatment. Guo Anchuan is a 45-year-old carpenter from Zigong, Sichuan province and has been struggling for the past five years to cover the cost of his 9-year old daughter Guo Yuting's medical bills, reports Cover News via The South China Morning Post last June 9. Yuting was diagnosed with an aggressive form of blood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, back in 2013. The disease makes her bone marrow produce too many white blood cells. Anchuan has since borrowed over 200,000 yuan ($31,200) from his relatives, a sum that covered eight rounds of Yuting's chemotherapy. She se...Keep on reading: Dad offers himself as bride to anyone who can save his leukemia-stricken daughter.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 13th, 2018Related News