EO on drug price caps signed; pharma to comply

President Duterte has signed an executive order imposing price caps on medicines for hypertension, cancer, diabetes and other diseases as part of the effort to improve the public’s access to health care......»»

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Affordable cancer protection with AXA’s Health Start

Cancer, aside from being among the top diseases that cause death in the Philippines, is also found to be one of the most expensive illnesses to treat. The out-of-pocket cost for cancer treatment is among the highest, according to the Philippine Cancer Society. Add to that a report by Mercer Marsh Benefits last year revealing […].....»»

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On World Cancer Day, a champion dragon boat team of survivors creates ripples of hope, courage

On the water, the Cebu Pink Paddlers is a team that wants to win more golds, fully abled and healthier competitors be damned......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2020Related News

Smokers shown how to cut oral cancer risks

A respected Filipino dental expert is urging smokers unable to quit to switch to smoke-free alternatives such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. “We warn our patients who are smokers that smoking is the leading cause of oral cancer and strongly advise them to quit smoking. For those who cannot or do not want to […] The post Smokers shown how to cut oral cancer risks appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2020Related News


HINDI inasahan ni Marcelito Pomoy na papalo sa million ang views ng kanyang performance “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”. Pasok na sa semifnals si Marcelito after he was voted by the “superfans.” Binigyan siya ng standing ovation ng AGT judges at ng audience sa kanyang dual voice performance ng “The Prayer.” “From 5.1M views to […] The post VIDEO NI MARCELITO POMOY SA AMERICA’S GOT TALENT VIRAL NA; CANCER PATIENT NAGPASALAMAT appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2020Related News

From Green to Gray

“Everything is iffy,” grieved my friend G when her healthy, active sister was suddenly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “One day you’re healthy, and then bang.” Bang, and Taal volcano spewed ash up to nine miles last Sunday afternoon. Before we could blink, the ashfall had reached Metro Manila and panicky people rushed to buy face […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2020Related News

WATCH: Runners hug toy bears for the benefit of kids with cancer

Run, nourish, care. The Maxicare Maxifest gathered thousands to participate in the fitness festival, achieved a world record, all for the benefit of the children under Kythe Foundation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Negros Occidental mayor ginupo ng cancer

Nasawi matapos ang pakikipaglaban nito sa liver cancer si La Carlota, Negros Occidental Mayor Luis ‘Jackie’ Jalandoni III......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2020Related News

Child cancer ward reveals ills of Russian healthcare

Underfunding, corruption allegations, internal feuding, facilities in disrepair—flaws revealed at a Moscow pediatric cancer ward have shone a harsh spotlight on the afflictions plaguing Russia's public healthcare system......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2020Related News

A cancer warrior empowers cancer warriors like her through a photo shoot

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A lot of women are battling different battles every day. It just so happened that this 23-year-old is battling a bigger battle— ovarian cancer. Vanna Glory Espinar, from San Roque, Northern Samar, and a licensed pharmacist showed how a simple photo shoot can empower cancer warriors like her. Espinar was diagnosed with […] The post A cancer warrior empowers cancer warriors like her through a photo shoot appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2020Related News

New hope

A fully improved halfway house for pediatric cancer patients is now ready to serve those who seek treatment from the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City......»»

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Hard-hitting journalist Ninez Cacho-Olivares succumbs to cancer

Veteran journalist Ninez Cacho Olivares has succumbed to cancer. She was 78......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2020Related News

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2020Related News

Juday, komportable nang gamitin ang salitang ampon

NOONG kinuha ni Brillante “Dante” Mendoza si Judy Ann Santos para gumanap na ina ng isang batang may terminal cancer sa pelikulang  Mindanao, alam kaya ng premyadong direktor na bago pa man magpakasal kay Ryan Agoncillo si Juday ay ina na siya ng isang batang babaeng ampon n’ya? Wala pang nakaaalalang tanungin si Direk Dante ........»»

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BSP chief looks forward to even better 2020

Last year was bittersweet for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas after losing the captain of its ship, Nestor Espenilla Jr., in February to tongue cancer at the age of 60, barely nine months into his six-year term as the head of the country’s central bank......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJan 2nd, 2020Related News

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

PARIS, France – A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 2nd, 2020Related News

In appreciation: David Stern made the NBA what it is today

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press David Stern once predicted that the NBA would have a division in Europe within 10 years. A few years later, he said it again. And a few years after that, he said it yet again. It never happened. That was a rarity in Stern’s life and career. Usually, when he wanted something, he got it. He wanted the league to grow under his watch, and it did. He wanted the game to grow internationally, and it did. He wanted players to dress more professionally, and the pregame show in locker rooms now is akin to a fashion show. He was a basketball tour de force, doing it in suits and wing-tips instead of jerseys and sneakers, and unquestionably is why the league is so successful today. Stern died Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), nearly three weeks after a brain hemorrhage made the end inevitable. He was the NBA’s commissioner for exactly 30 years — from Feb. 1, 1984, through Feb. 1, 2014 — and turned a league that was having its biggest games shown on tape delay into the multibillion-dollar global juggernaut that it is today. “We all sit here and we have these jobs and we all owe a great deal and a great debt to him for making all of our lives better,” Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas said. “He truly was, and is, the father of what the NBA is now.” Thomas said those words on NBA TV — which, without Stern, probably wouldn’t exist. Stern began building the bridge that connected the NBA and China, which has been a mutually beneficial relationship financially and likely will remain that way once the rift that was born this fall over political differences calms down. He took the league from 23 to 30 teams. He championed the birth of the WNBA. “For those of us who have made a life from this league, words don’t do justice to what he meant,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank wrote on his personal Twitter account. “He was unique, brilliant, tough but maybe most importantly he stood by what he believed every time no matter the personal cost.” Stern never sought popularity. He seemed to embrace conflict. When a tough decision had to be made — vetoing the trade of Chris Paul, for example — he welcomed it and accepted the repercussions from whoever was going to complain. He also was the calm in the eye of storms, such as leading the support for Magic Johnson after the Los Angeles Lakers great retired in 1991 after being diagnosed with HIV. “When he first took over, the league was not as popular as it is now,” Hall of Famer Grant Hill said. “There were challenges. There were problems. And I think him coming in ... his vision, his leadership, he fought for the game of basketball. He fought for this league. He had a vision that this league could really transcend, that it could reach all people.” He was right, and his words carried enormous weight. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra remembers when the Portland Trail Blazers — his father, Jon Spoelstra, was a member of that team’s front office — drafted Arvydas Sabonis and Drazen Petrovic, international talents who might not have ever gotten to the NBA if not for Stern. Jon Spoelstra had a million of those stories for his son, telling him that Stern was “a brilliant visionary.” So when Erik Spoelstra became coach of the Heat in 2008, he found himself in a meeting with Stern and still acknowledges being intimidated. “But I went up to him and told him that, and just to let him know that there are a lot of people that really benefited from his vision and his leadership,” Spoelstra said. Stern also had the gift of being simultaneously gruff and gracious. He was acerbic and often acted like the smartest guy in the room, usually because he was the smartest guy in the room. He ruled with an iron fist. If you worked for the NBA, you worked for him and you were going to do things his way. That was his cover, anyway. He tried to hide that he had an enormous heart. When an NBA employee’s family member was diagnosed with brain cancer, Stern got word of it and had that relative in front of experts at renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center within hours after making a couple of calls. When staffers would accompany Stern on business trips, he’d act like a flight attendant, completely ignoring the fact that the private plane actually had a flight attendant. He’d ask his travel companions if they wanted anything, over and over. He morphed from boss to host on those trips. And when he got wind that another league employee desperately wanted to meet country singer Toby Keith, Stern found himself at an event with the recording star. He told Keith someone wanted to meet him, called the employee over and surely enjoyed how tongue-tied she was by the surprise encounter. There are tons of stories like those that will be told in the coming days. Most NBA players towered over him, of course, but Stern is unquestionably one of the league’s — and one of the game’s — absolute giants. “We owe him,” the National Basketball Players Association said. “And we will miss him.” ___ Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 2nd, 2020Related News

AC Health focuses on cancer care facilities

AC Health focuses on cancer care facilities.....»»

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My wish for 2020

Happy New Year, but before I tell you my wish for the New Year, let me narrate first what happened to me in the last five years. I lost my spouse, Ale, in October 2014 to cancer. She was only 61. Earlier in 2007, she coughed continuously for weeks. Her doctor said the cause was […] The post My wish for 2020 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2020Related News

A birthday celebration for a cause

This year’s grand celebration was by civic-minded personalities Flora and Sheree Chua who hosted their biennial birthday celebration, “Flora & Fauna: Luzviminda,” at the in-demand Grand Hyatt for the benefit of the House of Hope Foundation, a charitable institution for children who suffer from cancer in Mindanao......»»

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