Number of vaccine-refusing Filipino parents grow due to dengue vaccine fiascoShared by:
Following Sanofi Pasteur’s announcement of the dangers that Dengvaxia poses on those not previously infected by dengue last November, Filipinos have become more distrustful of vaccines, said Department of Health (DOH) Secretary, Francisco Duque III.
Medical technologies: Human complement or replacement?Shared by:
Should patients take a ridesharing service or an ambulance to the emergency room? Or should a depressed person opt for a robot for psychiatric assessment? Medical technologies are here to stay, and to create unforeseen dilemmas in medical practice.
Super-agers: The secrets to thriving cognitive capabilitiesShared by:
For super-agers, age is truly just a number. Through a finding of thick, non-shrinking cingulate cortex in this group of seniors, the 80-year-olds’ memory operates much like their more youthful 50-year-old counterparts. Research is still uncovering if super-agers are predisposed to better maintenance of cognitive abilities as they age, and recent findings indicate that more can be within controlled of an individual to be on the same path as the super-agers.
Daytime Drowsiness Linked To Alzheimer’s DiseaseShared by:
A new study says that falling asleep during the day could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The study followed 283 people without dementia who were over 70. The participants answered questions about their
Smartphone That Monitors Blood PressureShared by:
Researchers at Michigan State University and University of Maryland have developed a device for blood pressure monitoring. It could potentially offer a more accessible method of risk assessment for heart attack and strokes. Researchers invented a
New Insight Into Tattoo Removal ProcedureShared by:
New findings published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine could lead to better tattoo removal techniques that leave the skin more natural looking. Researchers determined that tattoo pigment is held in the dermis (the middle of
Researchers Have Identified The Gene That Causes Neurodevelopmental DisordersShared by:
Researchers at McMaster University have identified a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. The findings showed that an alteration of the gene thousand and one amino-acid kinase 2, known as TAOK2, plays a
Diabetes Is Actually Five Separate Diseases, New Study RevealsShared by:
Diabetes that begins in adulthood falls into five distinct categories, rather than the two currently recognised, new research has revealed. Findings shed light on variations in response to treatment between diabetics and could help identify those
Drinking Grassmilk Can Benefit Heart HealthShared by:
Grassmilk rich in omega-3, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to conventional milk, finds a study. Cows fed with 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce grassmilk rich in omega-3. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty
News Bites: Singapore studies found Asian lung cancers are tougher to treat; Broccoli and bacteria cocktail can prevent colon cancerShared by:
This week, Singaporean researchers unveil research on lung and colon cancers while, a neurobiologist develops a new way of identifying physical pain.