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Eau Thermale Avène unveils new makeup remover for Filipinas

Cosmetic products exist to help women improve their facial features or cover imperfections. But while an average woman uses 12 different products everyday—which, all in all, contains about 170 ingredients, according to a study by US organization Skin Deep—their desire to look good might do more harm than good, especially when a proper skin regimen is not practiced. 

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Apotheca launches health and wellness space in Makati

Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy, the pioneering specialty compounding pharmacy in the Philippines, officially launched its wellness space that offers a wide variety of products that promote wholesome wellness and local goodness.

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Pharex’s Compliance Pouch seen to help people with high cholesterol

When payday comes, there’s a life-changing investment for patients with high cholesterol.

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PCSO trims procedure for financial-aid requests

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has introduced a streamlined procedure for its Individual Medical Assistance Program (Imap) that eliminates the interview portion of requests for financial assistance.

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Hospital-appointment scheduling company joins Practo family

Asian healthcare platform Practo announced recently that it had acquired Qikwell, a leader in appointment scheduling at hospitals, making the former the world’s largest appointment-booking platform with nearly 40 million appointments managed every year. As a result, Practo gets a fantastic product that delivers a great consumer experience in hospitals and clinics by providing smooth appointment booking, significantly reducing waiting …

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SM’s CSR arm renovates PMA hospital

The SM Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the SM Group of Companies, has announced that it finished the first phase of the renovation and refurbishment of the Philippine Military Academy’s (PMA) Fort del Pilar Station Hospital in Baguio City, Benguet province. The hospital is the 13th facility to be renovated and refurbished by the SM Foundation, and …

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Practo buys Insta Health for $12M

Leading Asian healthcare platform Practo has announced its acquisition of Insta Health Solutions—a leading provider of cutting-edge end-to-end, cloud-based hospital information management solution (HIMS) that powers hospitals across 15 countries in India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa—for $12 million.

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Guam Regional Medical City opens

By Lito U. Gagni The Medical City (TMC) has ventured into US territory Guam with the setting up of the $240-million, 130-bed Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC), the first-ever Philippine hospital to put up a medical facility on US soil.

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St. Luke’s sets first international course on MIRS

St Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) has just finished its offering for the first International Course on Minimally Invasive Surgery which was held for two sessions this month that featured hands-on dissection of fresh frozen human cadavers that were sourced as part of a body donation program from the United States. 

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