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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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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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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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RP to set-up Medical Cyclotron or Positron Emission Tomography service facility

“Not all nuclear matters are bad.” The Director of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST), Dr. Alumanda Dela Rosa, issued this statement with respect to the nuclear radiation issues facing the country, during the executive management seminar for the establishment of a medical cyclotron or a positron emission … Continue reading

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Cagayan Valley is set to fight dengue

The Zonta Club Philippines , an international woman’s organization receives the OL mosquito trap during its ceremonial distribution held in Tuguegarao City. The Club vows support to the OL mosquito trap program of the government. In this Photo: Atty. Mila Lauigan, Zonta District Chair for Legislative Awareness and Advocacy (center), Dr. Urdujah A. Tejada, Regional … Continue reading

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OL Mosquito Trap: A simple science that works

Expert from DOST-ITDI shows eggs of Aedes mosquitos trapped in lawanit strip of OL mosquito trap

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Leyte local executives support DOST-DOH OL mosquito trap program

This photo was taken during the launching of OL Mosquito trap in Tacloban City. Local executives in Region VIII thumb up with DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo (third from right) and DOH Secretary Enrique T. Ona (4th from right)  to this new dengue control and prevention program of the DOST and DOH. “We will stop … Continue reading

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