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Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists

In this undated photo provided by Prifysgol Aberystwyth University researchers David Whitworth, left, and Sara Mela, pose for photo in the lab at Prifysgol Aberystwyth University in Aberystwyth, Wales. According to results published online Monday, July 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Infection Control the researchers found that the knocking of knuckles, fist bump, spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does. (AP Photo/Prifysgol Aberystwyth University)

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fire therapy: Hottest in Chinese cure

ONFIRE In China, setting a patient alight cures stress, indigestion,
infertility and even cancer, fire therapy proponents claim. AFP

A therapist pours alcohol over a patient and sets him alight—for some in China, playing with fire is a treatment for illness.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Why colon cancer is a ‘silent killer’


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

fight for your man

Women fighting for the early detection of prostate cancer?

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

Noncommunicable diseases kill more people


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 »