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Did you know: Manuel A. Zamora and the ‘tiki-tiki’ formula

Born on March 29, 1870, in Sta. Cruz, Manila, notable pharmacist Manuel A. Zamora was known for his discovery of the “tiki-tiki” formula against beri-beri in 1909. He was also one of the founders of the Philippine Pharmaceutical Association in 1920. Zamora died on July 9, 1929. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Stem cell ‘politics’ behind forgery charges–PMA president

Leo Olarte, M.D., PMA president. PHOTO from www.philippinemedicalassociation.org

Politics over stem cell treatment may be behind the move to slap an ethics case against him for allegedly falsifying signatures, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president said.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PMA head, 4 other doctors probed by PRC over alleged fraud, forgery


The president of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and his four predecessors have been slapped with ethics cases before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for alleged fraud in the registration of the Philippine Society for Stem Cell Medicine (PSSCM) in the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Studies on medical marijuana limited, experts tell House panel

Seedling marijuana plants. AP FILE PHOTO

Medical experts told a House panel hearing Tuesday that studies are still limited in proving that marijuana may be used as medicine.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Public hospitals charging indigent patients to be fined heavily – PhilHealth chief


Public hospitals that will charge indigent patients either for professional fee or medicines will soon be fined by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for violation of the so-called “no balance billing” system, its president said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FDA recalls antibiotic, cites error, health risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the recall of an antibiotic drug manufactured in India, citing findings that it poses “a safety risk and adverse health consequences.”

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

55% of Filipinos can’t buy medicines – survey

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More than half of Filipinos said they had trouble buying medicines and paying for other basic expenses, a research group said Thursday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Men and women’s brains are wired differently – study


Women aren’t very good at reading maps, and men are incapable of multi-tasking.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ailing Tarlac man finds opportunity at poll precinct

President Benigno Aquino III casts his vote during the Barangay Elections in Precinct #175A, Central Azucarera de Tarlac Elementary School, Barangay Central, Tarlac City. LYN RILLON

Even if he could hardly walk, 75-year-old Domingo Simon made sure he didn’t miss the barangay (village) elections on Monday.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Seniors spent aid for meds; indifferent to pols’ presence


Barely a few hours after they received their P2,000 cash assistance from City Hall, some senior citizens already spent it all for their needs like medicine. “Even if I’m not married, the money that I received was used for my medicine and part of it was given to my grandchildren,” said Florita Arcipe, a 64-year-old [...]

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Magsaysay Awardee Domingo: Medicine is caring, not just curing illness

FILIPINO RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARDEE  National Scientist Dr. Ernesto O. Domingo says a medical doctor has to empathize with his or her patient, stressing that this “ is not negotiable.”

Exposed to all sorts of pain and illnesses, doctors typically grow desensitized to human suffering, often regarding patients as just another number on the bed.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bill filed to regulate stem cell therapy in PH

Eufranio Eriguel. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A congressman has joined the call to regulate stem cell therapy administered in the country.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DDB chief sues doctors for fake stem cell treatment

Human embryonic stem cells can become any cell in the body. AFP FILE PHOTO

At the age of 64, Antonio Villar Jr., chair of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), wanted to get rid of the aches and pains that come with aging.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus
  • Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?
  • Napoles to have surgery on Tuesday – report
  • Sports

  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Ilad’s last-second basket lifts Gems over Bakers
  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
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