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Leading a healthy lifestyle has become less challenging for Filipino diabetics. 
Regular exercise is a no-brainer for a healthy life, but for the almost four million adult Filipinos with diabetes in the Philippines, demolishing the squat or completing a jog is more challenging as they need to manage blood sugar levels constantly.READ MORE ABOUT ...
 
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There are three body types commonly used to categorize people. Which are you? And does it even matter?
In the 1940s, a professor at the University of Houston named William Sheldon proposed that there are three kinds of people (or more specifically, body types) in the world. Ectomorphs are lean, lanky, and have difficulty gaining weight (think: Bruce Lee and Michael Phelps). ...
 
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The #MoveforMentalHealth challenge calls for greater investment in mental well-being.
In the Worst Year Ever, World Mental Health Day, which happens tomorrow, October 10, is more important than ever. Around the world, the ill effects of the global pandemic on mental well-being are being felt more keenly by more people. Depression, anxiety, ...
 
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It is common among the elderly but can strike at any age.
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's passing from colon cancer highlights how the disease can strike a wide range of people at any age.In the Philippines, cancer is the third leading cause of death. Colon cancer is the third most common among Filipino ...
 
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We will get through this.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is closely watching the Philippines as cases of COVID-19 soared to 178,022 on August 20, putting it in the lead in Southeast Asia with the most number of cases. “Don’t be discouraged by the fact that you have ...
 
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New priorities.
It would take an unquenchable global pandemic to make Filipinos reconsider how they treat their bodies and minds.According to a new survey by Manulife, 64 percent of 300 respondents—all policy-holders in the Philippines—have found ways to become “more physically healthy,” while 27 ...
 
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Cases with mild symptoms are tagged as recovered if the onset of their illness is more than 14 days ago.
The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Sunday, August 16, that 40,937 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. The DOH arrived at the figures because of the time-based tagging methodology, which resulted in the 38,000 recoveries on July 30. Under this ...
 
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You can now find covid testing sites more easily.
As the Department of Health (DOH) grows the list of certified COVID-19 laboratories in the country, Google adds new testing centers on Google Maps so Filipinos can find more sites near them as they search on the platform.“As we continue to navigate ...
 
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But what about the 38,000 recoveries with asymptomatic or mild symtpoms?
Act like you have the virus. This is what medical experts have been suggesting since March. Now, a new study seems to support that advice. New research from South Korea, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, confirmed that people with asymptomatic and mild cases ...
 
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The move comes after physicians called on the government to give them a timeout.
Former government health adviser Tony Leachon has called on Filipinos around the country to heed the plea of our healthcare workers. His call comes a day after doctors and other frontliners implored the government to call for a timeout to recalibrate and redirect ...
 
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You can get tested even if you're not a resident of Manila.
As COVID-19 proves hard to contain and spreads fast throughout the country, the city of Manila takes containment efforts a step further by launching the drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites. The drive-thru COVID-19 testing center in front of the Andres Bonifacio Monument. The Manila Health Department is ...
 
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People who refuse to cooperate will face imprisonment.
Instead of contact tracing for COVID-19, the Philippine government will deploy its police force to conduct house-to-house searches for COVID-19 cases. The move has been dubbed by some Filipinos as “COVID Tokhang,” which is derived from the government’s Oplan Tokhang. It is a ...
 
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Tests cost P2,200.
While the Philippine national government is still following “expanded targeted testing” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it's up to us to get ourselves tested. The Medical City - Ortigas in Pasig City launched their drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on Tuesday afternoon, July 7. ...
 
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A herder in China has been diagnosed with the disease.
Bubonic plague has been diagnosed in a herder in China—specifically, Inner Mongolia, the BBC has reported. The patient is reportedly in stable condition and receiving treatment. Chinese officials have stepped up precautions.While the disease is now treatable, the bubonic plague was one of ...
 
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As the new swine flu rages in China, the Philippines prepares for the worst.
The COVID-19 pandemic persists and with no vaccine in sight, it could be a while before we can all go out and live our lives like we used to. There’s no doubt it has changed the world drastically, and while it continues ...
 
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He and his mom got the Disney ending they deserved.
A baby pangolin and its mother were rescued in Palawan by a corn farmer Antonio Cuino, a decent guy who decided to turn over the rare and endangered mother-and-son duo to authorities. Had it been anyone else, these poor little guys might ...
 
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LISA can limit the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals.
An engineer at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has invented a robot that helps limit the exposure of health care workers to COVID-19 patients. Engineer Anthony James Bautista created the telepresence robot, Logistic Indoor Service Assistant or LISA, which can be controlled remotely to go ...
 
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They have positive effects in the body’s response against sickness and injury.
Quarantine life has derailed the fitness routines of gym bunnies, health nuts, and fitfluencers around the world, and for some, it became the perfect excuse to ditch their fitness journey, a.k.a Road to Bikini Body 2020.Top Story: Who Are The Descendants of Our ...
 
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Not all masks are effective against the virus.
Face masks are hard to come by during these times and you could be pushed to look for an online seller that can ship face masks straight to your doorstep. While it’s convenient to add to cart, you should still check if ...
 
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Which ones do you have in your medicine cabinet?
How many times has your mom or a concerned tita handed you some kind of ointment or herb supplement every time you complain about a stomach ache, a lingering headache, or muscle pain? While some people would prefer an immediate consultation with ...
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