Sitting in the UP College of Medicine’s Department of Anatomy, Dr. Rafael Bundoc began by explaining how a big part of his mission was to change the attitudes of Filipinos when it comes to spine surgery. Spread out in front of the orthopedic surgeon as he spoke were his tools — silver streamlined instruments of various lengths. These instruments, and how to use them, held the key to the future of his discipline in the country, Bundoc said.
As part of its campaign to promote wellness for women, the HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), recently conducted the first breast cancer medical mission of the ‘Alagang Breastfriend’ mobile diagnostic clinic.
A research team led by Emmanuel Baja of the National Institutes for Health-University of the Philippines Manila found that being exposed to black carbon and heavy metals while on duty along EDSA, where hundreds of thousands of vehicles travel daily, affects traffic enforcers’ blood pressure and lung function.
As the illegal narcotics trade in the country continues to thrive, the University of the Philippines (UP) has stepped forward as a new and unlikely partner of President Duterte in his war on drugs.
On Monday, UP Manila inaugurated its state-of-the-art Drugs of Abuse Research Laboratory (DARL), which boasts technology that can identify and analyze so-called designer drugs, or those not previously known to the government.