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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 »

Henna tattoos may not be harmless, FDA warns

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FDA Director General Kenneth Hartigan-Go. Photo from http://www.fda.gov.ph/

Don’t let a henna tattoo scar you for life. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday warned the public against henna tattoos that may be harmful to the skin and cause scarring.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Scuba divers name PH, Malaysia best destinations in Pacific, Indian Oceans

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Frolicking among the fishes beneath the waves is one of the many pleasures that await visitors of what has been considered as among the best diving destinations in the world. INQUIRER PHOTO

As summer sizzles, the Philippines has been named the best diving destination in the Pacific and Indian Oceans together with Malaysia, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palm Sunday: Balancing worship with mystery

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MOMENTS WITH CHRIST This painting of Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is part of Manuel Baldemor’s exhibit at the Atrium of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, which runs till March 31. It employs a technique that consists of letting the paint drop from the brush as the artist guides it. “In similar fashion, I can give homage and meditate on the drops of blood Christ shed for our sins,” Baldemor says.

The euphoria won’t last. Like the adulation of the crowds during the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the euphoria over the election of Pope Francis might not last once he poses the “unsettling questions” raised against the Church on sexual morality and other “difficult” issues confronting modern society, a Church historian said yesterday.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Doctors warn public not to touch ‘Soup No. 7’

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 photo provided by the University of Miami, Dr. Joshua M. Hare, director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, performs a heart biopsy, a preliminary step in one of several cardiac stem cell trials at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Researchers are reporting key advances using stem cells to fix weakened, damaged hearts. In one study, bone marrow cells donated by unrelated strangers helped repair hearts, suggesting that cells could be banked for off-the-shelf use in patients after heart attacks the way blood is banked now. AP FILE PHOTO

A new broth called Soup No. 7 promises to improve one’s sexual appetite.

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

Health, Gung-ho style

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“I love rhythm.” (PDI File Photo/Niño Jesus Orbeta)

While others pontificate and drone on about solutions to society’s ills, this government official would rather dance to get the public to march to the beat of his latest health campaign.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Body fat good source of stem cells, say doctors

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona: When losers are winners. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Health buffs may abhor body fat but it is actually a good source for stem cells that can be used to help treat diseases ranging from athritis, diabetes, or even HIV/AIDS in the future, according to a stem cell expert.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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