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Thursday, March 23, 2017
RIO Olympics silver medalist for weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz was recently announced as Under Armour’s latest UA Athlete. Diaz says that she is “proud to be on the same level as other athletes and celebrities who are affiliated with Under Armour” and lauds the brand for supporting the journey of the...
HERNIA surgery currently takes on many forms and premier health institution The Medical City (TMC) has proven that a robotic approach can achieve the same treatment results but with minimal trauma to the abdominal wall leading to quicker recovery. On January 12, 2017, a team of surgeons performed the country’s...
REDUCING the size of a specific body part has always been a desired outcome of an exercise and fitness program. We all have a certain body part that we want to work on. We often hear folks lament a spot they are specifically trying to trim. Be it their legs,...
By Reg Tolentino FOR many, the shift from an active varsity lifestyle into a sedentary corporate one is disastrous - weight gain becomes inevitable, a slow, creeping doom only exacerbated when the middle-ages hit. Often, the 30-40s shift also comes with hypertension, diabetes, and gout. Ian Cang is one such person,...
VITAMINS and minerals are essential for our body to function properly and each of them plays a respective role in maintaining good health. Vitamin C in particular doubles as antioxidants and is a necessary ingredient in several key bodily processes. Bewell Nutraceuticals Corporation believes that “Health is Wealth,” thus, it...
EGYPTIAN writings have documented the existence of rabies as early as 2300 B.C. and this ancient viral disease had claimed so many lives, and until this moment the whole world is still fighting this disease. It was only in 1885 when rabies became a preventable disease after two French scientists...
NEARLY half of Philippine internet users are at risk of falling prey to cybercriminals due to online habits that make them highly-vulnerable to attacks, prompting leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom to launch the #CyberPinoy cyberwellness campaign which promotes safe and inspiring digital nation. “Being in the forefront of digital innovations—from...
Six pack abs are disturbingly unattractive—said no one ever. That being the case, visibly ripped abdominal muscles are often perceived as the embodiment of fitness. Men and women aspire for that midsection definition--an aesthetic treat that represents hard work, discipline, healthy eating and low body fat levels. The lucky few...
True to its commitment to provide the best treatment and care in the country, Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) once again raised the standards of cancer care when it announced recently the newest and most advance technology that will help clinicians assess the biological changes in patients while treating...
Three billion people are at risk for Japanese encephalitis (JE) according to THE World Health Organization (WHO). Most of these people live in JE-prone areas, usually rural and agricultural areas, in 24 countries in the Southeast Asia and Western Pacific region. With an average fatality rate of three out of...

The Horrors of Rabies

Nemesia V. Canoy used to wake up early in the morning to go to the rice field which her family owns.  It was sort of a ritual for her but one morning, her daughter noticed that her mother wasn’t doing what she used to do. Looking for her, she found...
Continued from last issue The substances are released then break down into sulfurophanes, indole-3-carbinol and D-glucarate, which all have a specific effect on detoxification. Add these to your salads and get creative with them in your meals. Researchers have found that an oral preparation made from broccoli sprouts trigger an increase...
SINGER Roel Cortez, who rose to fame with hit songs like “Nakapasakit Kuya, Eddie” and “Baleleng” in the 1980s, died on April 1 two years after suffering from colon cancer. Six seven earlier, President Corazon “Cory” Aquino likewise died of the same cancer. In the Philippines, colon cancer is the fourth...
BY 2022, the Philippine population may explode to 113,798,224 according to the estimate of the Commission on Population (Popcom). From its current count at 104 million today (2017), Popcom stressed, here will be a greater possibility that the population may increase following the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme...
THE proliferation of gyms around the metro is a positive sign that a good part of the population is taking their health and fitness to heart. The tricky part however, is finding a workout place that is easy to warm up to and be in your own element—whether one is...
YEARLY, the Department of Health records at least 200 t0 250 deaths due to bites of rabid animals, and 50 percent of the recorded fatalities were children between five and 14 years old. The DOH says rabies is not among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the country...

A Time for Fitness

IN a faultless existence, we find time and motivation to grind out an exercise and fitness program as part of having a balanced lifestyle where our bodies perform at their optimal state. We all have 24 hours in a day to make things happen. How we fit the bits and pieces...
THE Department of Health is mourning the death of bario doctor Dreyfus Perlas, who Health Secretary Secretary Paulyn Ubial considered as a “son of the DOH.” Perlas was shot dead by unidentified suspects last March 1 in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. “Dr Perlas could be considered a son of the DOH having...
The Department of Health (DOH) together with other government agencies and members of the private sector have been consistently addressing rabies cases in the country. Different campaigns in the national and grassroots levels were rolled out to guarantee the success of the country’s goal to prevent fatality due to...

Rabies a Deadly Bite

“PREVENTION of human rabies must be a community effort involving both veterinary and public health officials.  Rabies elimination programs focused mainly on mass vaccination of dogs are largely justified by the future savings of discontinuing prevention programs.  However, until canine (dog) rabies is eliminated or at least well controlled, safer...