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Mobile phones boost mother, child health care in 8 PH areas–UNICEF

Globe Rewards Program Ambassador TV personality Bianca Gonzalez, Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, UNICEF Philippines Chief of Health and Nutrition Willibald Zeck, and Globe Head of Customer Lifecycle Management Jay Beltran.

Mobile phones will scale up the initiatives to monitor maternal and child health care in eight poor municipalities in the Philippines, an official from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Could prenatal DNA testing open Pandora’s box?

Erin Witkowski and her 16-month-old son Grady underwent a test to see if the baby she was carrying had Down syndrome. When the test came back positive, her doctor started talking immediately about abortion, a step Witkowski rejected. She changed doctors and gave birth to Grady in February, 2010. In 2012, there may be an alternative - a simple blood test that offers accurate results weeks before a pregnancy is obvious to others. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK — Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions such as Down syndrome, but also things like eye color and height. And the risk for developing depression or Alzheimer’s disease. And the chances of [...]

Posted: June 13th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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