Category Archives: Wellness

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HIV is a public crisis the Philippines has yet to escape

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by
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The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in the country is increasing daily. This is alarming especially while the world’s HIV cases are on a dramatically downward trend. Health organizations have even named the Philippines as one of the countries with fastest growing HIV epidemic around the world. In 2008, there was one case of HIV per day. In 2010,…Read More »

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Beer Belly linked to Prostate Cancer

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | Written by
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Do you have a beer belly? If so, you should be worried not just of possible high cholesterol or obesity, but having a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a disease that afflicts men wherein cancer cells crowd normal cells in the prostate gland, producing a milky fluid that becomes part of the semen. A new research…Read More »

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Surviving Breast Cancer and Other Little Things

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Written by
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by April Porteria I was in second year college when my mom was diagnosed of second stage breast cancer in 2008. I could not express how devastating I was when I received that call, surely I was sad and afraid of what will happen to our future. And of course, of the finances required in order to respond to such…Read More »

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Simple Steps to Breast Cancer Awareness

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Written by
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The rise of breast cancer in the Philippines has been alarming. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the Philippines. It is estimated that 3 out of 100 Filipino women will get the disease before age 75. These scary statistics should serve as a wake-up call for us to acknowledge how serious this disease is, and that we should…Read More »

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Dealing with varicose veins

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 | Written by
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Rina feels self-conscious about the enlarged purple veins on her legs. Shopping for clothes is always a challenge. She couldn’t wear shorts or short skirts because of the prominent varicose veins on both her legs. She can live with the mild discomfort but she’s more bothered by the unsightly and angry-looking veins. Cosmetic concern is often a big issue when…Read More »

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Free anti-pneumonia vaccines for senior citizens

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | Written by
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The Department of Health (DOH) will launch the Expanded Pneumococcal Immunization Program for Senior Citizens. This year, all senior citizens aged 60 and 65 years old can avail of free pneumococcal vaccination in their respective health centers. The vaccine will comprise of two doses: senior citizens aged 60 years old will be given the first dose and will receive the…Read More »

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3 natural beauty products in your kitchen

Monday, 30 May 2016 | Written by
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Walk down the personal care aisle in supermarkets and you’re faced with a wider variety of choices – from shower gels to shampoos, bar soaps to face masks. According to Euromonitor’s report on Beauty and Personal Care in the Philippines, the number of beauty and personal care brands in the Philippines has been growing since 2014. Our awareness and familiarity…Read More »

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The importance of sunscreen

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Written by
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Having fun in the sun doesn’t have to mean getting your skin in trouble. After all, nobody wants to soak in the summer sun at the expense of good health, right? Every time we go outdoors, we always hear that faint voice of our loving mothers reminding us to wear sunscreen to keep ourselves protected. More than to keep our…Read More »

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Heat safety: How to beat Manila heat

Sunday, 22 May 2016 | Written by
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Summer is unusually unbearable this year, and with the heat index soaring every single day, it gets more and more difficult to stay cool in the summer heat. Keep yourself safe from heat strokes without overloading your AC with these simple tips on heat safety—because beating the heat is always cool! Keep hydrated. Always a healthy habit, drinking water regularly…Read More »

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