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The furor over fresh-cell therapy (which is NOT stem cell therapy)

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.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Filipinos make up biggest clientele of German fresh-cell therapy center

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EMIL Sison, Davao resident and Villa Medica patient. PHOTO BY CHECHE 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.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Yes, it hurts

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CERTAIN competitors dismissMüller’s base of operations as a hotel,
but for all intents and purposes, the Luitpold Hotel is a hospital where
all 24 rooms are new and have the same size. A single suite is
available to patients with extra euros to spare.

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.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Philippines’ rich fight aging with stem cell therapy

In a picture taken on Oct. 27, 2013, Cynthia Carrion-Norton gestures as she speaks during an interview at her home in Manila. Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around the Philippine capital with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow sixty-somethings. AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

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.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Filipino elite fight ageing with stem cell therapy

Cynthia Carrion-Norton gestures as she speaks during an interview at her home in Manila. 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. AFP

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.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Stem cell therapy for burns, not aging, says FDA

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Researcher Shruti Dave (right) and assistant Chetan Patel work on stem cell cultures at the Transplantation Biology Research Centre at The Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre (IKDRC), Civil Hospital campus in Ahmedabad on February 6, 2013. The Philippine College of Physicians wants the Food and Drug Administration to more strictly regulate the use of stem cell therapy, which was being “wrongfully projected as a cure-all.”  AFP FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

No such thing as ‘stem cell in a bottle’

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DR.MARK Berman of the California Stem Cell Treatment Center, Dr. LeoOlarte of the Philippine Medical Association, Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo and Dr. Z Teo of StemCare Institute Center for Pain and Regenerative Medicine

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.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Docs seek stop to expensive, experimental stem cell therapy

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Researcher Shruti Dave (right) and assistant Chetan Patel work on stem cell cultures at the Transplantation Biology Research Centre at The Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre (IKDRC), Civil Hospital campus in Ahmedabad on February 6, 2013. The Philippine College of Physicians wants the Food and Drug Administration to more strictly regulate the use of stem cell therapy, which was being “wrongfully projected as a cure-all.”  AFP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Stem cell mobilization now a reality


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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.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Can stem cells make the blind see again?

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MANELLE Jose (left) whose vision has been restored. Dr. Harvey Uy is part of a three-man team that tested stem cell therapy for vision restoration in retinis pigmentosa. ROMY HOMILLADA

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.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How stem cells increase libido and enhance looks

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OPERATION room maintains hospital standards.

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.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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