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Why light at night is bad for your health

IN the beginning, God created day and night.  Genesis 1:3-5 recorded: “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.  God saw that the...

Kadayawan: ‘Mother’ of all Mindanao festivals

Story & photos by Henrylito D. Tacio DURING the month of August last year, Austrians David Schmidt and Dian Altin came to Davao City after...

Anaphylactic Shock: A life-threatening reaction

‘A dream family vacation in island paradise Caramoan turned into a nightmare for the Trimarchi family after their seven-year-old daughter died from a jellyfish...

Colon Cancer Afflicts Filipinos, Too!

WHAT do these famous people have in common: President Corazon C. Aquino, entertainer Steve Allen, former evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker, poet Donald Hall, American President...

Understanding Colonoscopy

‘COLONOSCOPY saves lives,” declares Dr. James McKinnell, university assistant professor who also works at the Los Angeles BioMedresearch Institute in California. “The benefit is a reduction...

Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone

THE thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland—measuring about 2 inches across—found just below the Adam’s apple. “The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones, which control the speed...

Health benefits of strawberries

I know strawberries are grown in Baguio, but I never had the opportunity of eating some. “How does it taste like?” I asked myself. It wasn’t...

Diseases on the rise

Flooding, volcano eruptions, earthquakes, strong typhoons and water crisis. As if these are not enough, the world has to brace itself as temperature rises...

Leptospirosis: The flood-borne legacy

With antibiotics available all year round, deaths caused by leptospirosis can be avoided. But unfortunately, Filipinos still die of it. In the past years, leptospirosis...

Mushroom: An almost perfect food

NOT really a vegetable, mushroom is among the most nutritious and popular foods. The ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome and China knew of the importance...

Sugar is sweet and deadly

‘MAINLY sugar and a few flavorings.” So said Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez of those sweetened beverages sold to the public. “The sweetened beverage, especially the...

Rx vs. Cancer: Fruits and vegetables  

What is the most dreaded disease of them all?  Cancer, that’s what.  If a doctor tells you that you have a cancer, it’s already like a...

Live longer: Eat fruits and vegetables

In the beginning, people used to eat mostly vegetables and fruits. Perhaps this was the reason why during the time of the Old Testament...

Hypertension: Hidden Epidemic

Every person needs blood pressure. Without it, blood can’t circulate through the body, giving vital organs much-needed oxygen and food. Under normal conditions, your...

Possible solution to forthcoming food crisis

‘THERE is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control,” American politician Jan Schakowsky once said. “We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent...

Why you need to lessen your salt intake

IT is one of the ingredients in oral rehydration therapy, which can save a child from diarrhea. It tastes like your tears.  In search for it,...

Don’t skip that morning meal

WHEN was the last time you had your hearty breakfast? Was it yesterday, last week, two weeks ago or last month? Honestly, when was it?...

Top 10 healthiest fruits

What do banana, apple, citrus, strawberry, papaya, grape, watermelon, coconut, avocado and pineapple have in common? They are the top 10 healthiest fruits, according...

The horror of rabies in humans

Last summer 8-year-old Raymond found a sick puppy lying on their frontyard seemingly needing some help. He decided to bring the puppy inside the house...

The rise of kidney problems

TEN years ago the kidneys of Elisa started to deteriorate as a result of the disease she had since she was still a teenager....
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