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Why colon cancer is a ‘silent killer’

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Colon cancer is scary. It’s the third most common kind of cancer worldwide and the fourth deadliest, up there with the Big C’s of lung, breast and prostate. In 2012 alone, over 8,500 Pinoys were diagnosed with colon cancer; almost 5,000 died of the disease in the same year.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Women urged: Fight for your man’s prostate

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Women fighting for the early detection of prostate cancer?

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Noncommunicable diseases kill more people

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Almost two-thirds of all deaths globally in 2011 were due to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung and heart ailments.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Sugar is the main fuel source of cancer


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CANCER-FIGHTING vegetables

When I got a text message from Angelo Songco of Sugarleaf about a talk to be given by Dr. Miguel Flores titled “Are You a Cancer Killer?”, I was intrigued.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Columns,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Get a skin, blood test to rule out TB

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TUBERCULOSIS expert Dr. Masae Kawamura.  ROMY HOMILLADA

Every 25 seconds, somebody somewhere dies of tuberculosis (TB). It’s a disease affecting an estimated two billion people in the world, with two-thirds of them living in Asia.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More fresh fruit deters diabetes; juice boosts risk

JUICING is the new way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Eating more whole fresh fruit, especially blueberries, grapes, apples and pears, is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, but drinking more fruit juice has the opposite effect, says a study.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Copper link to Alzheimer’s? New research fuels debate

Scientists on Monday reported new evidence that copper can lead to the plaque buildup in the brain that causes Alzheimer’s disease, fueling fresh debate over the mineral’s role in dementia.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mushroom dishes for breast cancer awareness


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When I first saw the sign for Ministry of Mushrooms at Salcedo Market a few months back, I couldn’t help but giggle.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Columns,Food | Read More »

With cold weather comes dry, terribly itchy skin


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Whenever the last quarter of the year hits, the skin on my body starts acting up. My arms and legs start getting itchy with scaly skin and my back, chest and shoulders start breeding acne.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Job strain boosts risk of heart disease by 23 percent: study

Workers who suffer job strain are 23-percent more likely to have a heart attack than stress-free counterparts, but the risk is far smaller than smoking or a sedentary lifestyle, a large study published in The Lancet on Friday says.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3B for health fraud

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GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disclose important safety information on a third in the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history, the Justice Department said Monday, July 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion in fines — the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history — for criminal and civil violations involving 10 drugs that are taken by millions of people.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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