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South American frog ‘poison’ studied for cancer cure
SOMETIMES, poisons can be great destroyers of infectious microorganisms. The history of pharmaceutical discoveries is replete with poisonous substances that have been transformed into effective medications. Here is a research breakthrough that came out just in the second half of ...
From 582 days ago
When drug abuse becomes an escape
THE third week of November is the Department of Health’s national Drug Abuse Detection and Prevention Week.In this week’s column, we will be exploring social factors that had been observed in research studies as high-risk factors for drug use and ...
From 589 days ago
Self-protection against serious skin diseases
MOST skin diseases are occupational in nature because people today tend to acquire them at work. Of these occupational skin diseases, contact dermatitis (skin inflammation) is the most common. Among several cases of contact dermatitis, the hands are most commonly ...
From 596 days ago
Early skin disease detection through apps
SKIN conditions can sometimes be ignored to our peril. Allergic red rashes on the skin, for instance, may appear subtly. However, its development in the next few minutes can be critical to the person’s life. Once, when I was a ...
From 603 days ago
LITERATUS: A new ‘Pandora’s box’ opens: Antifungal tolerance
THIS is bad news for our healthcare management.After decades of learning about how deadly antibiotic resistance of some bacteria can be to patients, it was just this year that antifungal tolerance was observed.Researchers from Tel Aviv University (Israel), Brown University ...
From 610 days ago
Green tea: A promising plant against prostate cancer
A PROMISE is often far better than a lack thereof. Or is it?A glucose-based homogenous polysaccharide had been isolated experimentally to test green tea’s anti-prostate cancer ability.Nine researchers, led by K. Yang, from the Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital (a public ...
From 617 days ago
Radioactive materials exposure among us
WHERE can we find the licensed users of radioactive materials in the Philippines? They are found in all 12 regions plus the Caraga, Cordillera Administrative and National Capital regions. The highest concentration of licensed users is in the NCR, representing ...
From 631 days ago
Frequent flying: A serious risk for leukemia
I THOUGHT that these findings were new. However, checking on the research literature indicated that the connection between frequent flyers and cancer risks, particularly leukemia, had been around since the turn of the 21st century.In 2010, Robert J. Barish and ...
From 638 days ago
Natural killers inside: A vaccine potential
MOSQUITOES can be very deadly to Filipinos. Almost every year, dengue feveroutbreaks occur in different regions nationwide. Its carrier is the deadly mosquito.More than 30 years ago, I watched the husband of my first degree cousin struggle for his life ...
From 645 days ago
Do fat people fart more?
THIS question may not be appealing to people who have high body mass index (BMI)—a body mass that is often labelled “overweight” or “obese.” The question: Does high body fat increase abdominal bloating? That question is a little technical, though. ...
From 652 days ago