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HEALTH: Portrait of a Covid-19 survivor

Dr. Teofredo “Doc Ted” Esguerra, an advisory council member at the International Disaster Response Network, and I have four things in common.   We were both...

HEALTH: Science department in the forefront of medical studies

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has some good news to offer in the field of medicine. Anti-dengue herbal capsule For one, it is now...

HEALTH | Dementia: No total recall

Josephine knew something was happening to her husband’s one night when Fernando returned home from his office complaining that during their business meeting he...

HEALTH: Men should not die of prostate cancer

Filipinos these days are more concerned with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-10). So much so that they have neglected other diseases like prostate cancer. Like...

HEALTH: Herbal capsules vs dengue may soon be available

If there’s a disease these days that needs no introduction, it’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In the past, it was dengue fever and...

HEALTH: Are GM foods really safe to eat?

“There is much euphoria about developments in biotechnology and about the benefits they promise to bring to society,” warned Reuben Olembo of the United...

HEALTH: Deadly lung cancer can be beaten

  Many Filipinos thought only ordinary people die of lung cancer. But what they don’t know is that many famous men and women in history...

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: Delta variant on the loose

Just when Filipinos thought the pandemic would soon end, a new variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged. Delta, a highly contagious...

HEALTH | Diabetes: So sweet yet deadly

Diabetes is now an enormous health problem in the Philippines. From January to December last year, diabetes ranked fourth as the leading cause of death...