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NASA web application lets you control space and time in 3D

NASA has released its “Eyes on the Solar System” 3D environment, a free web browser-based application that lets you navigate a 3D version of the solar system. The app uses video game technology to let you control your point of view from anywhere in our solar system, speeding up time so you can see the … Continue reading

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Risks of nanotechnology

Developing countries forging ahead with nanotechnology need regulation and research into local risk patterns, say Alok Dhawan and Vyom Sharma. More.

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Philippine Lancet Southeast Asia series launched during the 5th PNHRS week celebration

The first Lancet series focused on Southeast Asia was launched during the 5th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) week celebration at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City on 11 August 2011.

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PNHRS week opens with good news

“We already approved the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Bill at the committee level in the 15th Congress,” announced Congressman Alfredo Marañon III, Chair, Committee on Health and 2nd District Representative of Negros Occidental, in his keynote speech during the opening ceremonies of the 5th PNHRS week celebration held at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod … Continue reading

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UP-DOST telemedicine project discovers rare skin disease in Mindanao tribe

“A dermatologist may not see this disease in his/her lifetime.”

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Magat Dam Dries -up as El Nino prolonged

Magat Dam Dries -up as El Nino prolonged

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First ASEAN Dengue Day promotes DOST OL mosquito trap

Dengue is a dreadful disease and considered as one of the fastest-emerging infections in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it causes nearly 50 million infections every year worldwide.

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Intensify campaign on anti-rabies law awareness, study says

“There is a need to intensify the information campaign on anti-rabies to increase public awareness especially in areas with high rabies incidence” said Dr. Roberto M. Macatuggal, Director for Research and Planning, La Salette University, Santiago City in an interview about his study on the Anti-Rabies Campaign in Cagayan and Isabela.

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Government agencies allies to bring dengue cases down in Bicol Region

“Stop dengue now!” is the government’s battlecry in the advocacy to combat the dreadful dengue disease. In the Bicol Region the same cry was heard during the launching of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Ovicidal/Larvicidal (OL) mosquito trap at Legazpi City, Albay last 7 July 2011.

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DOST-DOH ink partnership to strengthen healthcare programs in the country

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Health (DOH) ink partnership to strengthen healthcare delivery in the country through the signing of two Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the national rollout of the ovicidal and larvicidal (OL) mosquito trap system for Aedes mosquito and the institutionalization of the National Telehealth Service … Continue reading

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DOST employs S&T interventions to address malnutrition

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Project for Children has reported that malnutrition is associated with more than half of all less than 5 years old children’s deaths worldwide. According to the report, undernourished children are more likely to die from common childhood ailments – some will survive but have recurring sicknesses and growth … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Prisons Studied

“22 out of 1000 detainees tested positive for TB,” said Dr. Maridel Borja, professor in the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila and principal investigator of the study Prevalence of Bacteriologically Confirmed Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Prisoners and Jail Officers in Selected Prisons in the Philippines.

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Experts to conduct studies on the effects of shift-works to Filipino workers

Studies show evidences that shift-work or working on shift hours has implications to workers’ well-being or health. According to the study conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), working on shift hours may increase the risks of psychosomatic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (colitis, gastroduodenitis, and peptic ulcer), cardiovascular disorders (hypertension, ischaemic … Continue reading

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