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Ciara Sotto and Suzy Abrera find their balance

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When you’re sitting all day, slumped in front of a computer, chances are, you’ve got balance issues.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

And now, ‘Tickle Lipo’

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PLASTIC surgeons Dr. Evangeline Sison and Dr. Lito Alava by the Tickle Lipo machine that is attached to the compressor. NELSON MATAWARAN

In the reality TV show “The Doctors,” a woman under local anesthesia giggles on the operating table while fat from her saddlebags is being removed. A photograph taken the day after the procedure shows the patient with shapelier legs.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

All you need to be sexy for the summer


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There is time to achieve that summer-ready body. But inside it must be a summer-ready heart. The two make up the dynamic duo.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

‘Ronaldo of knees’: Surgeon saves football careers

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY LEVI FERNANDES - Doctor Jose Carlos Noronha smiles as he leaves the operating room after performing a surgery at the Trindade hospital in Porto on March 24, 2014. Renowned as the "Ronaldo of knees", pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.  AFP

Renowned as the “Ronaldo of knees”, pioneering Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha is saving the careers of top world football players who feel the dreaded, career-threatening crack of a torn ligament.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Experts decode germs’ DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Dr. Molly Freeman pulling Listeria bacteria from a tube to be tested for its DNA fingerprinting in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target: Listeria, a kind of bacteria that's the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning, and one that's especially dangerous to pregnant women. Already, the technology has helped to solve a small listeria outbreak that killed one person in California and sickened seven others in Maryland. AP

Chances are you have heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Delivering on their Promise


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Photo by Margaux Salcedo

With summer just around the corner and after the excesses of Christmas and Valentine’s, it is time for Lenten penance. Time to start counting calories to resurrect our bikini-worthy bodies or, in most cases like this columnist’s, get rid of that built-in salbabida (floater) in our middle!

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

FDA keeps eye on spas, wellness centers

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering regulating spas and wellness clinics after finding that some of these establishments were using unlicensed or unregistered cosmetic products or were engaging in nonapproved treatments.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spike in US poison calls from e-cigarettes

The joy of puffing: An electronic cigarette pack comes with a charger, flavor cartridges and other accessories. photo: diytrade.com

Accidents involving kids and bottles of flavored liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes have led to a spike in calls to US poison control centers in recent years, health authorities said Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer

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Graphic fact file on cervical cancer. FILE PHOTO

A simple vinegar test is all it takes to diagnose and help cut down cervical cancer rates among Filipino women, according to an expert from the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Spring in Japan: Beautiful blossoms and hayfever misery

A group of people have a picnic under cherry blossom trees at Ueno Park in Tokyo, Sunday, March 30, 2014. AP

Spring in Japan brings explosions of pink and white cherry blossoms that provide a beautiful backdrop for picnics across this nature-loving country.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aljur does more with a healthy lifestyle

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Wearing boxer shorts and hand wraps, actor Aljur Abrenica is about to strike, moving toward his opponent, athlete Mark Tura. The leading man of GMA 7’s “Kambal Sirena” then lets loose explosive kicks. Tura tries to hit back, but Abrenica seizes his leg and holds him, before he dispenses a nasty bout of blows and elbows.

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

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