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Friday, May 26, 2017


HEALTH: Cancer-proof your diet

There’s another reason to eat less fat, at least for men: it might reduce the risk of developing life-threatening prostate cancer, American researchers say. Eating...

Circumcision: “The coming of age”

Circumcision is probably the world’s most widely performed procedure.  According to some studies, approximately one-third of males worldwide are circumcised, most often for reasons...

HEALTH : The rise of sexually-transmitted infections

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the microorganism that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), is deadly. This must be the reason why other sexually...

HEALTH: Foods that make you more beautiful

Ever heard of the “fountain of youth”? It is a legendary spring that reputedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Tales of such a fountain have been recounted across the world for thousands of years

HEALTH: Saving lives of those with dengue

While three journalists from Davao City (ABS-CBN’s Ruben Gonzaga, Department of Agriculture’s Noel Provido, and myself) were receiving awards at the recent Binhi Awards...

HEALTH: The lethal bite of horror

Nemesia V. Canoy used to wake up early in the morning to go to the rice field which her family owns. It was...

Rabies still a health threat

Last summer, eight-year-old Raymond found a sick puppy lying in front of their yard seemingly needing some help. He decided to bring in the...

HEALTH: If bites could kill

“Please, our son needs help!” pleaded Rina as she carried her son Noel to the hospital. The nurses, who were having lunch that hot...
Dr Richard Mata during his lecture at Panabo City

HEALTH: If bites could kill

In 2015, the dengue mortality in the Philippines reached 600 – that’s 0.35% case fatality rate (CFR). “(The figure) is basically very high because...

HEALTH: Hypertension: When blood pressure goes up

“Noncommunicable diseases will be the predominant global public health challenge of the 21st century.” – The New England Journal of Medicine *** “Once considered diseases of...


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