Public cooperation needed to effectively combat HIV, says Palace

MANILA, Jan. 8 –The government’s campaign against the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues but the public must cooperate for it to succeed, a Palace official said on Wednesday. “Tuloy-tuloy ang ating campaign against HIV. We have always stated there are measures undertaken to ensure the prevention of HIV,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during the daily press briefing in Malacañang. “Unfortunately, those who engage in certain activities, some of them don’t seem […]

Disgraced Japan researcher fails to replicate ‘game changing’ stem-cell results

(Reuters) – A disgraced Japanese researcher has failed to replicate results hailed as a potential breakthrough in stem-cell treatment and efforts to do so will be abandoned, officials at her research institute said on Friday. The scandal involving the research, which detailed simple ways to reprogram mature cells back to an embryonic-like state, eventually led to the retraction of papers published in the influential journal Nature and tarnished the reputation of Japanese scientific research. The […]

American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing

(Reuters) – A U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta early on Thursday for testing and observation, the hospital said. The patient, who has not been identified, was flown from West Africa and will be monitored to see if he or she has been infected with the virus, the hospital said. U.S. health officials this week designated 35 hospitals nationwide, including Emory, […]

Top Senate Republican sees possible major healthcare legislation

(Reuters) – The senior Senate Republican on Tuesday raised the possibility of Congress writing comprehensive if the Supreme Court next year strikes down a subsidy provision of Obamacare. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who will lead the chamber starting in January, told reporters: “If the court would rule the way they might, we could be in a very large comprehensive revisitation” of U.S. healthcare policy. The nation’s highest court is expected to rule by the […]

Studies Show Lungs of Smokers Similar to Those With Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels of an individual. According to Medical News Today, over 382 million people are diagnosed to be suffering from it. Some 10% are Type1 (those whose cells can’t produce insulin) and 90% are Type2 (those whose cells are producing insulin but are not functioning).  Recently, an online article by, suggested that people with diabetes have impaired lung function similar to that of  smokers. It concluded that diabetes […]