Deep sleep found key to health of elderly people

SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the unmet sleep needs of the elderly elevate their risk of memory loss and a wide range of mental and physical disorders. In an article published Wednesday in the journal Neuron, the researchers argue that unlike more cosmetic markers of aging, such … Read More

QC ‘Buntis’ Congress promotes benefits of expanded maternity leave bill

MANILA — The Quezon City Health Department, Department of Health (DOH), Office of Senator Risa Hontiveros and Barangay Commonwealth held the “Buntis” Congress Monday to inform pregnant women, their husbands and relatives how the Expanded Maternity Leave Bill could empower every Filipino family. The Congress, held at the Commonwealth Barangay Hall, offered the pregnant women … Read More

Free dialysis campaign gains support

BAGUIO CITY – The University of Baguio Science High School students added more than 200 signatures in the on-going signature campaign for free dialysis, bringing the total to more than 32,000 signatures. The signature campaign is urging the national government and concerned government agencies to provide free dialysis treatment for all kidney patients undergoing the … Read More

Unproven stem cell “therapy” blinds 3 patients in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO — An ophthalmologist in the United States calls for increased patient education and regulation after three patients were blinded following a treatment marketed as a stem cell clinical trial. A recent paper documenting the cases was co-authored by Jeffrey Goldberg, professor and chair of ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and … Read More

Woman detained for spreading bird flu rumors

WUHAN — A woman in central China’s Hubei province was detained for spreading rumors of a deadly bird flu outbreak, police said Saturday. A post went viral on China’s biggest social network, WeChat, Thursday saying an outbreak of H7N9 human infection had attacked eight medical workers and some family members after a villager in the … Read More

First breast milk bank opens in Vietnam

HANOI — The first-ever breast milk bank of Vietnam officially opened Friday at the Maternity-Pediatrics Hospital in the country’s central Da Nang city. The bank will provide breast milk to support care and treatment for some 3,000 to 4,000 kids each year, reported Vietnam’s state-run news agency VNA. The bank will collect, pasteurize, test and … Read More