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Philippine fighters at risk in brain scan scam

A TOTAL of 150 professional boxers have been banned for falsifying brain scan results aimed at detecting serious head injuries in the sport, regulators...

The value of clinical trials

Medicine Cabinet Teodoro Padilla IT IS ESTIMATED that the annual spending of the biopharmaceutical sector in research and development is 5.5 times higher than the defense...

A convenient way to eat healthy

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Food delivery services have always hinged on serving the need for convenience, especially for those who can barely find time...

Bad trip: Marijuana use increases blood pressure death risk

LONDON -- People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have...

Music therapy may not lead to big benefits for kids with...

CHILDREN with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don’t benefit from the addition of music therapy on top of their usual treatments, according to results from...

Riding the Smile Train

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Reporter Every year, more than 170,000 children in the developing world are born with cleft lips and palates, joining the...

Italian wheelchair hopes to bring users freedom

BERGAMO, ITALY — After nearly 20 years working with wheelchair-bound youngsters, Mario Vigentini wanted to revolutionize their quality of life, inventing a device that...

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women

MIAMI — Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus...

New study says 9 lifestyle changes can cut dementia risk

PARIS -- One third of dementia cases can be prevented with some basic lifestyle changes and better education during childhood, said a study published...

Modest weight gain in adulthood boosts disease risk

MIAMI -- Most adults gain weight as they age, but adding as little as 11 pounds (five kilograms) by middle age may substantially raise...