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Filipinos set organ donor record but fail to beat India

Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag (center), who danced to the tune of “Brave” while potential donors were enlisting at PUP on Friday, said he hopes the “I’m a Lifeline” campaign would help erase the stigma related to organ donations. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.lifeline.ph

A total of 17,856 Filipinos pledged to donate their organs to the Department of Health’s organ transplantation campaign during a one-day organ donor registration marathon that the DOH conducted last Friday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Back pain top complaint of Filipino workers


Workers suffered from back pains more than any other ailment or disease on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES).

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Doctors to teach medicine to ‘hilot’

Leo Olarte, M.D., PMA president. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.philippinemedicalassociation.org

To address the lack of medical doctors in impoverished and far-flung areas, members of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) are introducing traditional healers (hilot) to the basics of conventional medicine and primary healthcare.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Manila mulls sexually-transmitted-infections screening for spa employees


Masseurs and masseuses in spa and wellness clinics in Manila would be required to undergo regular screening for sexually transmitted infections under a proposed new ordinance to strengthen the city’s program for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Green living, according to Elizabeth Sy

ELIZABETH Sy creates an oasis in Makati with her urban vegetable garden at her high-rise apartment. NELSON MATAWARAN

The balcony on a top floor of a high-rise opens to the sky, welcoming the cool winds and sunlight, often obscured by the clouds.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pamper yourself with face and body treatments the French way

SUN deck and terrace at Jardin d’Eden

Any mention of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila usually includes praise for its all-day dining outlet Spiral. Much has been said and written about its dedicated cheese room and the wide range of cuisines available but there is another establishment on the same floor that is gaining its own set of followers.

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

Why a spa has become a modern-day necessity

THERAPISTS have undergone accreditation and intense training to ensure safe and top-quality service.

Once an indulgence set aside for an occasion or for people with fat wallets, the spa has become a necessity or a means to de-stress. Spas today have evolved from pampering centers to proponents of health and fitness.

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

For a better mood–and better health–you’ve got to feed your brain, too

KLEINER signing copies of her book “Power Eating: Add Muscle, Lose Fat, Improve Energy” PHOTOS: KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

Mood is a very complex matter. It is a change in emotional state that involves a cascade of chemicals triggered by the things that happen in our lives—our relationships, stress from our jobs, state of finances, our activities (or lack thereof), and ultimately, what we eat.

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

The vital role of growth hormones


“Old age, like everything else, to make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” This famous line by Theodore Roosevelt says it all.

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

Girl Scout’s effort to sell cookies goes to ‘pot’

Heidi Carney speaks with her husband, Justin Menees, while their daughter, Lexi, 8, sells Girl Scout Cookies outside a marijuana dispensary in Phoenix on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. AP

Customers of some medical marijuana dispensaries are discovering this week that they don’t have to go far if they have a case of the munchies.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What we don’t know will make us sick


It is alarming to know that health challenges once associated with aging are now affecting the younger generation.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Columns,Mind and Body | Read More »

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  2. Lover’s quarrel linked to hunger – study
  3. Encounter with a ‘Mangkukulam’
  4. ‘Kamias’ for fever, ‘siling labuyo’ for headache–first aid in the kitchen
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  8. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


  • UN warns banana fungus spreading from Southeast Asia
  • Massive infra spending set
  • ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  • Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  • Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • The truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs benedict, chicken leg confit are excellent
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan