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HEALTH | Mercury: A major public health concern

From Baguio to Davao, skin whitening cosmetics that contain the toxic chemical mercury are still proliferating. Most of these beauty products are entered into...

HEALTH: Watch out for measles outbreak!

The risk for large outbreaks has increased as communities relax social distancing practices and other preventive measures for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) implemented during the height of the pandemic.

HEALTH | Mental Health: Neglected public health concern

Michael was one of the most gregarious persons you’ll ever meet, his friends could attest that. But it all changed when his beloved...
Vaping: Instead of smoke, the user inhalves vapor; thus it is called vaping. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

HEALTH: Why you should quit smoking

Nearly a third of the adult population in the country smoke, according to the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance in its 2014 report. This...

HEALTH | Tubercolosis: Stealthy predator

What do Manuel L. Quezon and Rene Reqeiustas have in common? Both died of tuberculosis (TB). Quezon, the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth...

HEALTH | Alternative tobacco products: to be or not to be

Veto Vape Bill urged Parents Against Vape (PAV), an alliance of parents, teachers, public health experts, and community groups. In a recent media briefing...

HEALTH: Alternative tobacco products may help smokers kick the habit?

A former official of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that smokers who cannot stop smoking should be allowed to use alternative tobacco products...

HEALTH: The health benefits of eating sea grapes

A lot of Filipinos love seaweed. There are several species but the most favored is the edible Caulerpa lentillifera due to its soft...

HEALTH: Yes, you can prevent Type 2 diabete

Unlike in the past, the country is now living at the time where diabetes seems to be the norm. Ask someone you know and...

HEALTH: What you need to know about rabies

While Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan are considered rabies-free, the disease continues to be a serious threat elsewhere in Asia. In the Philippines,...