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Unilever leads Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day 3

Globally, an estimated 3.5 million children die every year due to diarrhea and respiratory diseases. Millions more suffer from Hepatitis A, influenza and measles. These illnesses and deaths can be prevented through the simple act of proper handwashing which eliminates disease-spreading germs.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

FILE - This handout  file photo taken Sept. 2, 2014, provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows A 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receiving a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors.  The evidence is mixed for using infection-fighting antibodies from survivors’ blood for Ebola, but without any licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease, some say it’s worth a shot.  (AP Photo/NIAID, File)

As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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’

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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 »

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