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Confirmed cases have already occurred in Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.
In Cebu City, a child from China has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, a family of coronaviruses from which the common cold and SARS originate. Also in the coronavirus family is the mysterious Wuhan coronavirus, which is currently spreading throughout China. Confirmed ...
 
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It's good to be rich.
Having lots of money is great. You can buy anything you want and live comfortably. Now, researchers have also found that it lets you live longer as a new study says being wealthy adds nine years to your life.The study was conducted over ...
 
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Think you're catching up on some zs? Think again.
The weekend is for unwinding. More often than not, we spend the entire weekend in bed. Napping, preferably. If you've been sleeping in, you know, in hopes of catching up to lost sleep, then we hate to break it to you but a ...
 
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Its other name is much shorter and simpler: silicosis.
The longest word in the English dictionary is a medical condition meant to describe a lung disease caused by inhaling fine ash and sand dust. The 45-letter and 19-syllable word is, take a deep breath, Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Its other name is much shorter and simpler: ...
 
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Plus, what to do if you can't buy one.
On January 12 at around 1.p.m., Taal Volcano erupted in a phreatic explosion, AKA a steam-driven explosion. By 7:30 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology released an advisory raised the alarm to Alert Level 4, meaning a "hazardous explosive eruption is possible within ...
 
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Our eyes are also in danger as ashfall particles in our eyes could lead to sight-threatening situations.
Taal Volcano’s ash explosion yesterday sent ash fall throughout Luzon, from Batangas all the way up to parts of Rizal. Face masks have been recommended to avoid breathing in the ashfall, which is dangerous to our health. Our eyes are also in ...
 
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Keep calm and be informed.
The ash fall from Taal Volcano's eruption last night has reached as far as Antipolo, Rizal, bringing with it the hazards that come with inhaling ash fall. Just how dangerous is ash fall really? According to the Department of Health, ash fall can ...
 
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Don't hoard masks in this time of crisis.
After Taal Volcano’s eruption last night, ashfall is being experienced throughout Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, and even parts of Rizal. While the ashfall today is not as extreme as it was yesterday, volcanic ash is still lingering in the air, which ...
 
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It's all because of dopamine.
Fond of snacking? Bad news: you may be overstimulating the part of your brain that produces dopamine. And, researchers now know how that's connected to the cycle of overeating.The University of Virginia found that the center of the brain that produces dopamine is linked to ...
 
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Science says: Give them a break.
Science is confirming something we’ve always known: Weekends are for resting. Results from a U.K. study revealed that working weekends and clocking in long hours is detrimental to your health, especially your mental health.According to a study published in the Journal of ...
 
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Doctors are scrambling for answers.
Just before 2019 ended, a number of people came down with a flu-like illness in Wuhan, China. Before long, those isolated cases became a full on outbreak as more than 300 people have been reported to be experiencing unexplained pneumonia-like symptoms. Six ...
 
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Once you stop, you regain weight in a snap.
The keto diet has squillions of fans across the planet who profess its effectiveness, including high-powered celebrities such as LeBron James. Nutritionists, however, are up in arms about its long-term health effects. Sure, the keto diet is effective as a fast way to ...
 
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Phone staring, mirror glancing and unabashed bicep kissing.
"We need a new photograph of you!” yells the receptionist at the gym. Not because I am slimmer or fitter or stronger in some before-and-after way that might serve the gym’s own push for self-promotion.No. They need a new picture of me ...
 
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Be warned.
You wouldn't think that the saying "too much of something is bad for you" applies to sleep, but apparently, it does as per a study by the American Academy of Neurology. Just how much is too much? Constant long naps and over ...
 
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Caffeine is a great anti-obesity drink.
Are you reeling from overdosing on food over Christmas? If you’re worried about putting on a few pounds after all that lechon and those holiday pastries, scientists suggest a possible solution to stave off weight gain: Drink coffee or tea. According to a study ...
 
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Yep, scientists make mistakes, too.
'Blue light = bad' is what we've been conditioned to believe. But now, a new study says that may not be true. Furthermore, researchers say dim, cooler lights in the evening and bright, warmer lights during the day may be more beneficial. The research says twilight ...
 
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'Tis the season? Maybe not.
The holidays are here. If the overcrowded malls, extra bad traffic, and abundance of fatty food haven't that clear, the Christmas classics playing everywhere around you probably clued you in.Before you turn the volume up, however, a study has shown that Christmas songs are ...
 
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The recent news of the kidnapping incident in Makati has us all on edge. Here are some tips that might keep us safe.
Recent news of a kidnapping incident in Makati City last night sparked panic across all social media sites. As far as we know, the kidnapping took place at around 9 p.m., December 9, on the corner of Perea Street and Paseo de ...
 
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We're in the same league as Japan, South Korea, and more.
It's no secret that Filipinos don't get all the sleep they need. Between working excessive hours and suffering through even more hours of traffic, at this point, it's practically impossible to complete the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep. And now, we can base ...
 
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Yet another keto benefit!
A lot of diets come and go. But, one that's proven its staying power is the ketogenic diet. It's essentially a low-carb and high-fat diet that's really more a lifestyle. (You can read our full guide here.)Keto's weight loss benefits are known far ...
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