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'Shocking' animal welfare violations uncovered at U.S. government labs

Feb 07, 2020 - 11:05 AM

In one incident, a dog sustains skin burns from an electric blanket used because the procedure room was too cold

DOGS. Border Collies Miley and Tiara are pictured during a touchscreen experiment at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna on February 26, 2018. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP

DOH denies Philippines has new HIV strain

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'That is fake news. 'Wag po sana tayo maging simula ng mga ganoong balita kasi 'di naman po ito batay sa ebidensya,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to scientists who warned of a new HIV subtype

REFUTING REPORTS. DOH chief Francisco Duque III says they have not been informed by the WHO of the alleged new HIV AE subtype in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House OKs comprehensive policy for patients with rare diseases

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:16 PM

WHO says there are 7 000 known rare diseases in the world with up to 70 affecting children In PH a disease is considered rare when it affects one patient in every 20 000 population

US shutdown blocks care for kids with cancer: report

Oct 02, 2013 - 11:44 PM

About 200 patients may have to be turned away from treatment at the largest research hospital in the world due to the shutdown

CONSEQUENCES. The shutdown of the US government straps healthcare facilities from providing clinical trials for the treatment of cancer patients

Filipino scientists develop quick test to detect dengue

Feb 15, 2012 - 12:06 PM

New Biotek M test kit for detecting dengue is developed at UP Manila; test can tell if patient has dengue or not within 1 hour