Category Archives: Wellness Features

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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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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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Facts and controversies behind the dengue vaccine

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 | Written by
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Dengue, a mosquito-borne disease is dangerous and debilitating. More than 200,000 dengue cases in the country were recorded last year. It is endemic in Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Western Pacific. Dengue affects 390 million people annually according to  World Health Organization (WHO). Severe dengue symptoms include headaches, rashes, severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, vomiting blood, rapid…Read More »

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Best Sports and Activities to Do This Summer

Saturday, 7 May 2016 | Written by
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While the scorching summer heat may leave you lazily lounging by your couch all day, that doesn’t mean you should resign to the fact that you’re going to be unproductive. Summer, despite the rising and unbearable temperatures, is the perfect time to get fit and healthy, and with all the sports clinics available in the metro, enrolling in a class…Read More »

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Health Benefits of Matcha and Where to Find the Best in Manila

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 | Written by
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It’s that green powdery goodness taking over coffee shops today—and no, it’s not a veggie smoothie for all you meatlovers out there. Matcha gets its brilliantly emerald color because it’s actually green tea powder, ground finely in its natural state. Though originally from China, matcha has been used in the Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years. Just what is…Read More »

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Healthy Food Alternatives for Lent

Saturday, 19 March 2016 | Written by
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Lent is a period of abstinence that most of us observe, and for Filipinos, it may be quite a challenge to keep ourselves meat-free (especially with so many sinfully delicious treats out there). Can you imagine going 40 days without the juicy goodness of a quarter pounder burger? Still, Lenten diet restrictions don’t have to be bland and tasteless, and…Read More »

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