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Cholera outbreak kills 186 people in Nigeria

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 | No Comments
    Nigeria is dealing with a cholera outbreak that has infected over 16,000 people, including 186 reported deaths, according to Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC). A cholera infection...

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

Posted on: August 15th, 2018 | No Comments
  Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday (August 14), the first time it...

DOH warns pharmacists selling high-priced lepto drug Doxycycline

Posted on: August 13th, 2018 | No Comments
  MARIKINA CITY, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III warned pharmacies that are selling high-priced leptospirosis medicine Doxycycline. Duque stressed that the price of doxycycline drug ranges from P10.00...

Argentine activists gather for Congressional vote on abortion

Posted on: August 9th, 2018 | No Comments
Crowds of Argentines both opposed and in favor of the legalization of abortion swelled the South American nation’s Congress as the country’s Senate took up debate on Wednesday (August 8)...

Thousands of Philippine mothers breastfeed in public to counter stigma

Posted on: August 6th, 2018 | No Comments
  Over 2,200 mothers simultaneously nursed their children in Manila on Sunday (August 5) as part of a campaign to take away the stigma of breastfeeding in public. Mothers breastfed...

In world first, Japanese scientists to test ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells in treating Parkinson’s disease

Posted on: July 31st, 2018 | No Comments
  Scientists at Japan’s Kyoto University announced on Monday (July 30) they will be starting the world’s first clinical trial to treat Parkinson’s disease using “reprogrammed” stem cells. Since Parkinson’s...

Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of memory decline: U.S. study

Posted on: July 26th, 2018 | No Comments
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Aggressively lowering blood pressure significantly reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia among hypertension patients in a large government-backed clinical trial, U.S. researchers said on...

China’s new Alzheimer’s drug completes phase 3 clinical trial

Posted on: July 18th, 2018 | No Comments
  A Chinese research group on Tuesday announced that a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease completed its third clinical trial. The drug GV-971, extracted from brown algae, was developed...

LeBron James agrees to four-year, $154 million deal with Lakers

Posted on: July 2nd, 2018 | No Comments
(Reuters) – Three-time NBA champion LeBron James bid farewell to Cleveland on Sunday after agreeing to a four-year $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 33-year-old forward leaves...

DOH warns against leptospirosis after 9 deaths, 61 cases recorded

Posted on: June 29th, 2018 | No Comments
  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) warns the public anew of the diseases associated with the rainy season, particularly leptospirosis. It is spread through the urine...