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Friday, January 20, 2017
A new study reports that REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and skills in young brains. This post from Science Daily highlights the importance of REM sleep in the development of young brains and cautions against the increased use of medications that interfere with it. Rapid eye...
When it comes to our kids, we need to be just as meticulous about guarding and protecting their mental health as physical. Violence, bullying, being disruptive or destructive; these are traits plainly seen on kids who have a penchant for them. The impact they have on their parents, siblings, classmates,...
Getting kids to eat healthier is a challenge with all those TV ads promoting junk food for kids. As they grow old enough to mingle with their peers, they’re exposed to other kids who eat junk food in daycare, kindergarten, or first and second grades. Setting a strong example is...

Tuberculosis: Deadly as ever

Second of two parts “A vaccine that prevented tuberculosis would merit a Nobel Prize, but it’s just very difficult to develop.” – Tom Frieden  Since time immemorial, tuberculosis (TB) has been a public health threat.  As early as 460 BC, Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician, identified TB as a widespread and...
His name may not ring a bell to many of us but in the medical and pharmaceutical fields, Dr. David Sidransky is one of the most respected doctors especially in the early detection of cancer. He once graced the pages of Time Magazine acknowledging him as one of the...
Good news for drug dependents who desire to get rid of their addiction. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Monday announced it would have medical detoxification package as part of the support for the National Government’s campaign to stop drug addiction in the country. “PhilHealth is mandated to provide health...
IN 2016 there was a big cultural shift toward our overall focus on health and wellness. Kombucha busted into the mainstream, juice bars opened up in every corner, and yoga practices were decidedly more focused on meditation. Pursuing activities that nourish our minds and bodies will definitely be continuing in...
IN the ever-evolving world of fitness trends, 2017 is going to be all about powerful and intense workouts, which can be incorporated into an already busy lifestyle. Nobody has the time or patience to deal with expensive and cumbersome exercise equipment, which is while this year will also be...
FOR its excellent implementation of its nutrition programs for three consecutive years, Taguig City received the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) award during the 2016 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center last December 13. Taguig City was awarded by the National Nutrition Council...
MAKATI Mayor Abby Binay today called on city residents to enroll or renew their membership with the PhilHealth ng Masa sponsored program at the Makati City Hall in order to avail themselves of subsidized medical care and other benefits it offers. “I call on Makatizens to prioritize their registration with...
WHEN we have eye troubles, we are usually asked to get our eyes checked. But how do we really know, which eye care professional to consult? If you need primary eye care like prescription of eyeglass lenses and contact lenses, glass fittings, refractions and postsurgical care, you should first consult...

Tuberculosis: Deadly as ever

 “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”—Charles Darwin Three years ago, Marianne received an e-mail from her mother.  She was petitioned to go to the United States.  The 32-year-old single teacher from Davao City was...
HIT the ground running with these proactive tips by preparing ahead for new year. This post from Inc.com presents ten steps to get a head start and ensure a promising new beginning. I love this time of the year. Sure, the festivities are great and people are extra social. But for...
WELCOME in a new year with these small lifestyle adjustments that show you how to be happy even while dealing with so many external pressures. This post from The Guardian has put together a list of little changes that have a huge impact on your state of mind. Small...
By Jek Llanos FITNESS buffs and hipsters - unite! If you happen to be on a look for a new fitness regimen this 2017, check these top trends in fitness you’d definitely won’t like to miss! 1 HIIT HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) would still dominate the fitness trends this 2017. With...

Keeping It Handsome

WHEN it comes to grooming, not all barbershops are created equal. Pulling away from the bandwagon is Burnside Barbershop. The place is considered as the speak easy of barbershops by its discerning clients- thus it brings the haircutting ritual from a basic service to whole new level of grooming experience. The...
MOST people believe that exercise is the best weight-loss weapon.  Of those surveyed in a study, it was found that 71 percent of adults agree that the best way to lose weight permanently is through exercise.  Only 41 percent believe restricting calories is the best way. The truth is: “Exercise...

7 Savory Low-Fat Recipes

Asian Chicken Salad Crunchy vegetables and tender chicken breasts tossed in a tangy vinaigrette make a refreshing main-dish salad. If you poach the chicken yourself, reserve 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid to make the dressing. Chile-garlic sauce is a spicy blend of chilis, garlic and other seasonings; it’s found...
GET more nutrients into your day with these deliciously healthy spinach recipes. This post from One Green Planet has compiled together spinach recipes so good, no one will have to tell you to eat your spinach. What do Popeye and the Catherine de Medici, the queen of France have in...
Christmas is the season of giving, yet, it’s a little difficult to get into the holiday spirit when there isn’t much left for you to give. To avoid this problem, follow these simple tips on saving and planning for the upcoming holidays and you’ll be sure to have a...