Category Archives: Wellness

HIV

[Be aware and take action] HIV cases on the rise

Sunday, 15 June 2014 | Written by
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HIV-AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) cases are on the rise and alarmingly, the new victims are minors, with some as young as 15. Based on the latest HIV/AIDS registry report, the Department of Health recorded 498 new HIV cases for the month of March, raising the number of total reported cases to 1,432 for the first quarter of this…Read More »

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Protect yourself from cervical cancer

Saturday, 31 May 2014 | Written by
A Cervical Cancer Awareness PSA by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)

By Edel Valera-Cayetano According to the World Health Organization, 12 Filipinos – mostly women – die of cervical cancer everyday. That’s more than 4,000 deaths each year. The disease is women’s enemy number two, next to breast cancer. “In the Philippines, cervical cancer is second to breast cancer as the most common malignancy that afflicts and kills women with conservative estimates…Read More »

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Carbs: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Sunday, 25 May 2014 | Written by
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by Joseph Romana  A maligned reputation, assassinated character and guilty conviction in the court of public opinion.  No, I’m not talking about the main characters in the charade that is the pork barrel scam.  But so much like them, the defendant in this case is presumed guilty until proven innocent.  The burden of proof therefore, is on the side of…Read More »

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Achieve that summer ready skin: skin care tips for summer

Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Written by
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by Kristine Jamon Our skin functions as a protective gear against unwanted foreign objects. One of its jobs is to provide the sense of touch. And since it is the shell of our inner being, the gate to our body, taking care and maintaining it is essential. It beautifies our whole being. As we all know, the summer heat is…Read More »

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No Abs? No Problem!: Myths and realities of building abdominal muscles

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Written by
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  by Joseph Romana There’s just something about washboard abs that’s so appealing.  Well-developed or maintained abdominal muscles (abs) seem to put people who have them on a pedestal of idol worship. Just looking at Derek Ramsay, the poster boy of perfect abs, makes the pursuit of having well-defined abs such a life-consuming mission. A good set of abs does…Read More »

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Soak up the sun and don’t get sick this summer!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | Written by
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by Zofia Leal   Summer is almost halfway. People are going to beach trips and outing to relax and have fun under the sun. Keep your family’s health and safety as top priority also signals the start of certain kinds of diseases due to the hot and humid weather. The Department of Health (DOH) announced the six common diseases and…Read More »

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Stay hydrated this summer

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | Written by
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by Zofia Leal   As the temperature rises during summer, people also tend to perspire more, shedding off more water from the body. During hot weather, adults typically lose as much as 2 to 3 liters of water daily. Of all the nutrients in the body, water is the most important. It helps break down and supply essential nutrients in…Read More »

[Relationships] How to survive infidelity

Saturday, 5 April 2014 | Written by

by Ma. Rachel R. Yapchiongco Infidelity has broken countless hearts, destroyed relationships and severed family ties. It violated the promise made by a couple to love only each other. We’ve seen so many ugly faces of infidelity in society. Unfaithfulness is often depicted on the screen. Infidelity is not a fictional concept. Sadly, it’s a part of reality. When infidelity…Read More »

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More young Pinoys HIV-positive

Sunday, 30 March 2014 | Written by
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  More young Filipinos are affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a study by the Department of Health (DOH). Data from the Philippine HIV/AIDS Registry of DOH-National Epidemiology Center (NEC) showed that in January this year alone, 118 new HIV cases had been recorded on the 15- to 24-year-old age bracket.   So far, 4,372 people below 15 years old…Read More »

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