Category Archives: Health

Spineology Announces Presentation of SCOUT Clinical Trial Results (Graphic: Business Wire)

Spineology U.S. Clinical Trial for Interbody Fusion

Spineology Inc., an innovator in anatomy-conserving spine surgery, is excited to announce that John Chi, M.D., M.P.H, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Neurosurgical Spinal Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston MA, has presented the first 12-month outcomes data from Spineology’s SCOUT clinical trial.

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Health group congratulates Duque

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated Francisco Duque, whose appointment to the helm of the Department of Health has been confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA).

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Pharmaceutical stirs outrage over price hike for brain tumor drug

A little known pharmaceutical company in Florida has found itself in the eye of a storm following disclosures it raised the price of an old drug used to fight brain tumors by 1,400 percent, from $50 a pill to more than $700.

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Strong showing for Obama health law

About 8.8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act, the government said Thursday. The surprisingly strong numbers come after a deadline surge last week

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Medical Cannabis is not a threat to public

After 4 years of struggle for the legalization of Medical Cannabis in the country, the Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS) has found a strong ally. The statement of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring that Medical Cannabis is found to be beneficial to patients with Cancer, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease is a welcome development.

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The Omron EVOLV® wireless upper arm device syncs to your smartphone via the Omron Connect US app, so data can be stored, tracked and shared with your doctor.

Change in Hypertension Guidelines sparks new journey in managing high blood pressure

In response to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) reclassification of hypertension guidelines, Omron Healthcare reminds Americans of the importance of monitoring your blood pressure regularly, knowing your numbers and taking action to control high blood pressure.

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Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead?

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Health group assures full support for Sec Duque

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated and expressed its support for Francisco Duque III, who has just been appointed Health Secretary by President Rodrigo Duterte.