Author:

The Impact of Medical Tourism on the Philippine Health & Medical Scene

One of the major concerns of ordinary law-abiding Filipino citizens nowadays is being physically in good health without any major diseases. It is a rule of thumb now that one would rather be in perfect health than be exceedingly rich but in the poorest of health conditions, or worse, living with a terminal illness. Despite the fact that 26.3% of Filipinos are still living below the poverty line today, the Philippines still is blessed with some of the best health and medical facilities in this corner of the world. Our medical doctors are already known here and abroad to...

Read More

Plague Outbreak in Africa is an Engineered Depopulation Bioweapon, says African Scientist

It seems to be a story fit for the Middle Ages when a plague (now known as “bubonic plague”) ravaged most of Europe, killing millions of people. Well, another hue and cry made everyone scared again when global media reported that thousands of people were infected and 143 people died from a plague outbreak in Africa, threatening the rest of the world. It was even quoted that, “Experts warn the disease spreads quicker in heavily populated areas”. Isn’t it ironic that while the plague is supposedly spreading in the island nation of Madagascar and threatening the populations of neighboring...

Read More

Heartburn Products Increase Chances of Stomach Cancer

If you’re experiencing heartburn and taking PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors, the most commonly prescribed medicine for heartburn), experts say you’ve got a three to four times higher risk of developing stomach cancer. Not a very comforting announcement, especially knowing that 60 million people in the U.S. are affected by heartburn pain every month which is described as “sharp and burning” and sometimes located behind the breastbone or around the throat or neck. The common misconception about heartburn is that it is triggered by “high acid production” due to moments of stress, or when a highly known bacteria called Helicobacter...

Read More

FDA Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment Costing US $475,000

Will you buy a new drug/treatment that costs US $475,000 with potentially fatal side effects? Yet that is what The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved not more than 3 months ago when they gave the go-signal to pharmaceutical drug giant Novartis to market Kymriah, the new gene-altering therapy drug for leukemia. Kymriah is the first-ever treatment drug to genetically change a cancer patient’s genes to fight cancer. This kind of treatment will allegedly start a new revolutionary trend in cancer treatment for the coming years. This new therapy technically called “gene therapy”, is part of the growing study...

Read More