Heart Disease

Youths Who Try E-Cigarettes Triple Since 2011: Study

Youths Who Try E-Cigarettes Triple Since 2011: Study

  WASHINGTON, August 25, 2014 (AFP) – The number of US youths who have tried e-cigarettes tripled from 2011 to 2013, raising concerns about the potential for a new generation ...

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GERD Treatment Guidelines Developed for Filipino Physicians

GERD Treatment Guidelines Developed for Filipino Physicians

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Society of Gastroenterology (PSG) has completed the development of treatment guidelines for gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, a bothersome condition whose prevalence in the country ...

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Survivors Enlisted in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Battle

Survivors Enlisted in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Battle

  KAILAHUN, August 18, 2014 (AFP) – Hawa Idrisa was visiting her father-in-law on an Ebola ward in eastern Sierra Leone when his drip snapped out and his atrophying veins ...

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Older People Should Get High Dose Flu Shot: Study

Older People Should Get High Dose Flu Shot: Study

  WASHINGTON, August 13, 2014 (AFP) – Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to ...

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Don’t Belittle ‘Below the Belt’ Dysfunctions

Don’t Belittle ‘Below the Belt’ Dysfunctions

  QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – Dysfunctions involving organs and tissues below the belt can be big health and relationship issues. They may cause minor initial discomfort, but complications can be pose ...

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Ebola’s Spread to US is ‘Inevitable’ Says CDC Chief

Ebola’s Spread to US is ‘Inevitable’ Says CDC Chief

  WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014 (AFP) – Ebola’s spread to the United States is “inevitable” due to the nature of global airline travel, but any outbreak is not likely to ...

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Expand  Universal Health Coverage: Sen. Santiago

Expand  Universal Health Coverage: Sen. Santiago

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A feisty leady senator has called for a broader, deeper coverage of the government’s universal health care program called “Health for All”. In pursuit of a ...

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