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Unlicensed ‘oncologist’ Park charged

A new Cultured Beef Burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle, is held by the man who developed the burger, Professor Mark Post of Netherland's Maastricht University, during the world's first public tasting event for the food product in London, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. AP

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed charges of illegal practice of medicine against Antonia Carandang-Park, owner of Green and Young Health and Wellness Center, who is neither licensed to practice medicine nor is on the roster of physicians of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

All about anti-aging


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It’s the new age of medicine that has raised the hopes of anyone who wishes to live longer and feel better.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

US study: Friends common source of abused meds

Registered Nurse Babette Richter, background, with the South Jersey AIDS Alliance talks to a gathering about the technique for administering the heroin overdose antidote, naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, in Camden, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. AP

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a US government study found.

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

Distinguishing astral projection from sleep paralysis


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I recently received inquiries about two separate but related subjects. One is from Nicole, a second year Psychology student who has been experiencing “astral projection.” The other is from Rafael, who has been experiencing what he terms “sleep paralysis” and seeing a figure of a woman covered with a white sheet decorated with black roses while in that state of paralysis.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Makati Med heart surgeon is TOYM awardee

It’s the ultimate accolade for a young professional. But for the Makati Medical Center’s Dr. Karl Michael Reyes who was recognized in December 2013 with The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award for his contribution in medicine, particularly congenital heart disease, helping patients in need is reward enough.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Marijuana aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

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The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Back to teaching, Dr. Joven Cuanang says medicine is about understanding humans

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The good doctor (rightmost) with Annie Sarthou and National Artist BenCab at his retirement tribute dinner, “Roast Toast or Boast,” at St. Luke’s last Dec. 12. PHOTO BY ALANAH TORRALBA

Dr. Joven R. Cuanang, newly “liberated” from being medical director of St. Luke’s Medical Center—he retired last December after 10 years on the job—saunters easily through the lobby of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, like a man with time on his hands.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How technology is offering hope to the sick, the needy, the calamity-ravaged

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From November 3 to 6 this year, I savored the pleasure of being a media participant at the FutureMed Conference at the historic Hotel del Coronado by beautiful Coronado Beach in San Diego, California.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

7 reasons not to study medicine

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The National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) was held at the University of Santo Tomas campus on Nov. 24. This is the first step for those who want to pursue a career in medicine. This is the standard entrance examination for medical schools all around the Philippines.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Philippines’ rich fight aging with stem cell therapy

In a picture taken on Oct. 27, 2013, Cynthia Carrion-Norton gestures as she speaks during an interview at her home in Manila. Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around the Philippine capital with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow sixty-somethings. AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Cynthia Carrion-Norton flits high-heeled around Metro Manila with energy levels belying her years, thankful for a controversial treatment she highly recommends to fellow 60-somethings.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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