The Philippines is the biggest market for the popular, if highly controversial, alternative treatment in Germany called fresh-cell therapy (FCT). Fresh cells derived from the fetus of an unborn lamb are injected into patients, and are said to cure a large number of illnesses.
By Cheche V. Moral
At about this time last year, Emil Sison was hobbling around with the aid of a cane. His speech was so slurred that he was embarrassed to speak to people.
By Alex Y. Vergara
Having gone through my fair share of injections and all sorts of painful hospital procedures while growing up, I’ve never been afraid of needles. That is, until recently.
Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around Metro Manila with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow 60-somethings.
Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around Metro Manila with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow sixty-somethings.
By Tina G. Santos
Stem cell therapy should only apply to skin grafting for burn patients and not for anti-aging purposes, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
By Cheche V. Moral
The Department of Health and some medical organizations are calling for a clampdown on hospitals, clinics and centers offering stem cell treatments. But instead of being discouraged, one of stem cell therapy’s vocal advocates and practitioners in the country said she welcomes the move.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Saying that doctors were exacting “exorbitant fees” for what is still experimental medicine, the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) launched Tuesday an online petition urging the Department of Health (DOH) to put a stop to “experimental” stem cell therapies in the country.
Inside OutBy Cory Quirino
Stem cell therapy is the star of cutting-edge medical technology. We’ve read about stem cell therapy but are confused about how it really works and why this special therapy should be considered for future use.
By Anne A. Jambora
Making the blind see may no longer be an outrageous feat encountered only in books. What was once labeled a “miracle” is now the subject of intense study by the scientific community. The key to restoring vision? Why, yes, stem cell therapy, of course.
By Marge C. Enriquez
Sam Fernandez (not his real name), a businessman in his late 50s, who underwent stem cell treatment, excitedly called his doctor, about its immediate effects. Although the benefits were supposed to be visible six to eight weeks after the procedure, the patient felt like a young man again in six days.