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Turmeric “Luyang Dilaw” may cure Alzheimer’s disease

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Turmeric, known among Filipinos as “luyang dilaw,” contains ingredients that can be used to treat stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. According to the research published on Stem Cell Research & Therapy Journal, certain compound in turmeric called aromatic (ar-) turmerone plays an important role in nurturing the neutral stem cells (NSC) in the brain, promoting self-repair [...]

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Pinggang Pinoy: Healthy food plate for Filipinos launched

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) launched Pinggang Pinoy today. Pinggang Pinoy is a new, easy to understand food guide that uses a familiar food plate model to convey the right food group proportions on a per-meal basis, to meet the body’s energy and nutrient needs of [...]

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POEA needs nurses and caregivers for Japan

| July 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is now accepting qualified applicants for nurses and care workers for deployment in Japan under the Framework for the Movement of Natural Persons of the Philippines – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA). Candidates for nursing positions should have the following qualifications: Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing With Board [...]

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POEA bans OFW deployment on Iraqi Kurdistan Region

| July 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

POEA temporarily suspended deployment of OFW in Iraqi Kurdistan region After imposing a total ban in the deployment of OFWs to Iraq, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board (GB) has now temporarily suspended the processing and deployment of newly – hired workers bound for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. “The POEA Governing Board has [...]

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Nurses and health workers are warn on email scam

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

POEA warns Filipinos on fraud email hiring nurses and health professionals for Canada hospital   The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday reiterated its warning on fraudulent e-mails offering Filipino nurses and other healthcare professional’s employment in big hospitals in Canada and other countries. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said one such e-mail received by the [...]

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Who is the model of the famous UP oblation, anyone?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like other universities, University of the Philippines Diliman is surrounded by street stories that made innocent students believed and keep believing up to now. Are these tales from UPD — Fact or Fiction? Does UP seal has a parrot? Is it true that the model of the famous Oblation is the father of the late [...]

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New study discovers how dengue virus invade immune system

| June 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

A new study revealed the mechanism on how dengue virus enters human immune system offers information that may aid vaccine and drug development. Dengue is an important mosquito borne disease affecting the world’s 40 percent population, according to the World Health Organization. At the moment, there is no vaccine or specific treatment approved for dengue. [...]

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Hong Kong textbook says Pinays are maid

| June 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

A primary school textbook in Hong Kong ‘New General Studies P3 – Living in Hong Kong’ by Educational Publishing House Ltd says that Filipino women are “Maids.” The book was photographed by British activist Tom Grundy and published on his blog Hongwrong.com, brought attention to the public. Grundy’s post becomes viral  in social media. Among the [...]

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Can science bring back life after death?

| May 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

  For the first time in medical history, surgeons from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will test the groundbreaking emergency technique that will revive a DEAD knife-wound or gunshot victim, using a suspended animation technology — by cooling the patients and placed in a suspended animation to fix their injuries. Also read:Waterless live fish [...]

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Where do Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus from?

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Because of the rapid rise in reported infections of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus or MERS-CoV, researchers are struggling to explain where really the virus came from and how it infect human. After it was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, MERS-CoV infections have been reported throughout the Arabian Peninsula and spread to [...]

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