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MAO BA? 03/26/2018

FAKE MEDICINE Netizens were alarmed over an advisory by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the presence of fake paracetamol tablets in the local market. Brendalou Sales wrote, “Daghan na kaayo items karon na fake not…

Fake medicines flourish in Africa

AFP 01/17/2018

There’s nothing covert about Roxy – a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world’s poorest continent. Located in the bustling Adjame quarter…

Construction of cancer center starts Dec. 1

Futch A. Inso 11/29/2017

WORK on the cancer center of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) starts tomorrow, December 1, a hospital official said yesterday. Dr. Antonio Roque Paradela, VSMMC chief of professional medical clinics, said the cancer center building…

Pre-meds for HIV patients

Futch Anthony Inso, Intern 11/29/2017

PRE-EXPOSURE medicines may soon be given to those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS, the regional Department of Health (DOH-7) office said yesterday. Dr. Van Philip Baton, coordinator of the DOH’s Re-Emerging Infectious Disease…

Her millennial voice

Niza Mariñas, Rob Gonzales 10/21/2017

  WHEN “Eat Bulaga” host and newscaster Luane Dy announced that among the 38 contestants vying for the title of Miss Millennial Philippines, one 17-year-old caught her attention as she came unperturbed with no makeup on, viewers took…

No hospital deposit for injured CPPO cops at UCMed, St. Vincent

Intern 09/13/2017

THE Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) has entered into an agreement with the University of Cebu Medical Center (UC-Med) and St. Vincent General Hospital on Monday. Under the agreement, policemen who are injured while on duty can…

Farmer dies after drinking “expired” herbal medicine

Christian Orellano, Winston Ensomo 08/09/2017

A 53-YEAR old farmer died after allegedly taking herbal medicine in Sibonga town, southern Cebu Monday noon. Henry Torre Encarnacion, a farmer from Carcar City, was suffering from severe stomach pain and sought the help of a…

Jonnette Alquizola: Her inspiring life

Apple Ta-as, Hayde Quiñanola 03/18/2017

SHE could be that classmate back in school who liked going out with her friends, is fond of children, and had a knack for teaching dance lessons. Then one fine ordinary school day, her life turned upside-down.…

MEDPadala: The gift of love is good health

PR 02/14/2017

  There are many ways to express love – especially this month of hearts. Couples go on romantic dates, friends hang-out till dawn, and families find time to reconnect while sharing a delicious feast. As sweet and…

Indian doctor pulls live cockroach from woman’s head

02/09/2017

NEW DELHI — It’s the stuff of nightmares — a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. But for one Indian woman,…