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American veteran to get first male sexual organ transplant

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland announced it will begin taking an organ from a deceased donor and giving it to an Afghanistan veteran within the next several months. The operation is going to be performed for the first time in the United States.

International Red Cross takes a stand against donations from tobacco industry

Public health think tank and Bloomberg awardee HealthJustice and the Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) laud the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Society’s (IFRC) stand against receiving funds or any form of assistance from the tobacco industry and companies that work for the tobacco industry’s benefit.

A cold, insomnia, muscle pain, weight problems and migraines complete top 5 most common complaints across 22 countries

Singapore, November 26, 2015 – Colds and coughs are the most common health conditions experienced by consumers all over the world in the past 12 months, but the number of sufferers in China and Hong Kong, at 57 percent and 55 percent are even higher than the global average which stands at 51 percent. These findings were revealed from a recent GfK online survey which asked over 27,000 people in 22 countries which health conditions from a given list1 they have experienced in the past 12 months.

Yepzon launch on the health care sector in the UK

The Finnish technology company Yepzon has made an important collaboration agreement with the British virtual operator HoIP Telecom. Through this collaboration, Yepzon locators will be widely launched on the health, well-being, care and nursing sectors in the UK.

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Health group lauds approval of “soda tax” in Congress

“This is definitely a step in the right direction. Three out of ten Filipinos are obese. Childhood obesity is likewise increasing. It does not help that soft drinks are still very cheap and accessible especially to children in school,” said Atty. Irene Reyes, Managing Director of HealthJustice.

Lifetrack Medical Systems announces Kickstart investment

Lifetrack Medical Systems (LTM), a healthtech startup that provides quality interpretation of radiology diagnostic images for hospitals and clinics, recently announced that it had closed a round of funding from strategic investors, including the Philippines’ Kickstart Ventures, Inc.

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Ambulance services now available to KonsultaMD customers

Ambulance services may now be availed by customers of KonsultaMD with the recent partnership between the healthcare hotline and Lifeline Ambulance Rescue, Inc., the first and only dedicated “Emergency Quick Response (EQR)” service in the Philippines.