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Filipinos urged to exercise at least 2.5 hours a week

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With six out of 10 adults in the country considered physically inactive, a global non-profit organization urged Filipinos on Saturday to exercise at least two-and-a-half hours a week to improve their physical fitness.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

FDA warns consumers of lipsticks with heavy metals

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The Food and Drug Administration warned the public on Saturday about 13 lipsticks which may contain high levels of lead and other heavy metals.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Pregnant smokers can afflict future generations

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Women who smoke during pregnancy endanger the health not just of the child they are bearing but also that of their future great-grandchildren, an antismoking group said Tuesday.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Docs seek stop to expensive, experimental stem cell therapy

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Researcher Shruti Dave (right) and assistant Chetan Patel work on stem cell cultures at the Transplantation Biology Research Centre at The Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre (IKDRC), Civil Hospital campus in Ahmedabad on February 6, 2013. The Philippine College of Physicians wants the Food and Drug Administration to more strictly regulate the use of stem cell therapy, which was being “wrongfully projected as a cure-all.”  AFP FILE PHOTO

Saying that doctors were exacting “exorbitant fees” for what is still experimental medicine, the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) launched Tuesday an online petition urging the Department of Health (DOH) to put a stop to “experimental” stem cell therapies in the country.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bishop urges faithful to use stem cell therapy for medical purposes only

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Researcher Shruti Dave (right) and assistant Chetan Patel work on stem cell cultures at the Transplantation Biology Research Centre at The Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre (IKDRC), Civil Hospital campus in Ahmedabad on February 6, 2013. The Philippine College of Physicians wants the Food and Drug Administration to more strictly regulate the use of stem cell therapy, which was being “wrongfully projected as a cure-all.”  AFP FILE PHOTO

Don’t focus too much on youthful looks. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo gave this advice on Tuesday as he urged the faithful to use stem cell therapy only for medical purposes.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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