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HEALTH: A slow-motion death called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

If you smoke heavily and for a long time, don’t just expect to suffer from lung cancer. You are also most likely to...

HEALTH | Diabetes: When insulin goes haywire

Considered one of the infamous silent killers, diabetes ranks fourth among the chronic diseases in the country. It has no cure and symptoms in...

HEALTH | Stroke: When your brain is attack

If you smoke, drink alcohol excessively, use illegal drugs, and don’t exercise, then you are most likely to have a stroke. The following are...

HEALTH: Does eating durian really cause hypertension?

In the past, people ate durian less because the fruit was less available aside from the fact that it was expensive. These days,...

HEALTH | The perils of teenage drinking

Eighteen-year-old Marc (not his real name) recalled gulping “way too many” alcoholic drinks after a Friday afternoon class with two of his friends in...

HEALTH: Cardiac arrest is not heart attack

If a doctor tells you about CV, he isn’t asking for your curriculum vitae but rather he is referring to cardiovascular or relating to...

HEALTH | Mosquitoes: Public enemy number one

Contrary to common notion, crocodiles and sharks are not the deadliest living creatures. Public enemy number one is that tiny speck of a living...

HEALTH: Watch out young men, it may be testicular cancer!

If you are 40 years old or even younger, you are most likely a candidate for testicular cancer. Although it is almost always fatal,...

HEALTH | Rabies: Deadly but preventable

The lively eight-year-old Justin was bitten by a puppy dog on his hand while playing with the three-month pet. The parents did not give...
Vaping: Instead of smoke, the user inhalves vapor; thus it is called vaping. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

HEALTH: Smoking is suicide in slow motion

Filipinos who smoke may not be aware of it but they are actually killing themselves softly. Every time they smoke cigarettes, they are putting...