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Rappler's latest stories on medical treatment


How astrophysics could transform treatment of cystic fibrosis, other rare diseases

Oct 13, 2018 - 1:30 PM

How can doctors predict which patient will respond best to which treatment? We have developed a new technique based on astrophysical research, published in PLOS One, that may be a game changer.


Computer games relieve phantom limb pain – study

Dec 02, 2016 - 2:36 PM

With the aid of virtual reality researchers dramatically reduce pain for phantom limb sufferers

VIRTUAL LIMB. Seeing a digitized version of the missing limb triggers inactive areas in the brain that eventually cause the reduction in pain. Screengrab from Chalmers - Biomechatronics and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory/YouTube

Denied treatment in a hospital? Bill wants a 'Sumbungan Board' for that

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The proposed Senate Bill 216 seeks to increase the penalties for hospitals that will require advance payment before agreeing to confine or provide medical treatment to a patient

MEDICAL TREATMENT. A nurse tends to patients confined for typhoid fever at the overcrowded Jose P. Rizal Memorial public hospital in Calamba, Philippines. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Maldives ready to extend Nasheed's prison leave

Jan 29, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Former president Mohamed Nasheed who is serving a 13 year jail term after being convicted on controversial terrorism related charges arrived in London last week for medical treatment

MEDICAL TREATMENT. Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed arrives for a press conference in London, Britain, January 25, 2016. British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is representing former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed who has been granted temporary release from prison to fly to Britain for surgery. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Novel gene therapy for Parkinson's clears hurdle

Jan 10, 2014 - 9:10 AM

The treatment ProSavin reverses the lack of dopamine in Parkinson s disease sufferers

GENE THERAPY. This undated handout illustration shows the DNA double helix. AFP PHOTO

Ukraine leader ready to let Tymoshenko go abroad

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:52 PM

The imprisonment of the former prime minister remains a major obstacle on the country s path to signing a broad political and free trade deal with Brussels