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World’s first cancer diagnostic kit using urine to hit PH market late 2019

A CANCER diagnosis kit using urine called “Purine Metabolite Assay Kit” by Cubebio Inc. Korea, having obtained sales certificate from Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines in December 2018, is expected to be on sale by Wk Int’l Merchandising Trading in the Philippine market in late 2019. This was disclosed yesterday by Wk Int’l […]

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Visiting US expert cites dangers of toxic compound in paint removing products

CITING increased risk of cancers and central nervous system damage, as well as accidental exposure deaths, a visiting expert on clean production has urged manufacturers of paint removing products containing methylene chloride to consider switching to safer substitutes. Speaking in a recent seminar on “Safer and Effective Alternatives for Methylene Chloride in Paint Stripping Products” […]


Philippines’ Duterte Vows to Resign if He Has Cancer – Reports

By Sputnik News THE Philippine President has acknowledged that he was recently hospitalized due to Barrett’s esophagus, an inflammation of the tube linking the mouth to the stomach. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised that he would step down if he has any serious illness, including cancer, according to Bloomberg. Speaking to graduates of the Philippine Military Academy, the […]

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Dr. Mildred Balbin Oliveros: Sa Pagtuklas ng Gamot at Humanitarianism

MARAMI sa atin ang “nagsusunog ng kilay” para sa sariling layunin – ang kumita at ng sa gayon ay umigi ang kalagayan sa buhay. Pero, para naman kay Audrey Hepburn, isang British actress at humanitarian, ang sabi niya: “Habang tayo ay tumatanda, matutuklasan natin na ang isa sa ating dalawang kamay ay para tulungan ang […]

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A Fil-Am cop in Saipan is battling the “Big C” for his life, warns about the dangers of chewing betel nut and tobacco

By Lori Lyn Lirio POLICE Officer Israel Mendiola De Leon, 32, quit chewing betel nut in 2015, in a bid to avoid the “Big C” but to no avail. In 2017, he was diagnosed with stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma on his right buccal area. “I stopped chewing because my kids ask me to. I […]


CNMI Congress to appropriate USD900k for cancer prevention programs in the Marianas

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands House of Representatives will take action on Tuesday concerning House Bill 20-29 which appropriates over UDS900,000 in funds to support and expand cancer awareness, detection and prevention programs in the Marianas Islands. CNMI District II Representative Angel Demapan (Rep.), who was at the proclamation signing […]