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The densely populated NCR is at high risk of spreading polio faster.
When the Department of Health (DOH) recorded two cases of polio back in September 2019, it immediately declared a national outbreak. That’s how serious polio is. Since then, there have been six more cases in Mindanao, and one in Laguna.Then, on January ...
 
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Smiling can be very stressful.
Flight attendants, nurses, teachers, restaurant workers, customer service officers—people who are required to smile on-the-job—are more likely to drink more alcohol after work, according to a study published in ScienceDaily.According to the study, employees who force themselves to smile and be happy ...
 
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Take that, coffee lovers!
It’s time to make the switch from coffee to tea. Tea drinkers allegedly have healthier brains compared to non-tea drinkers, a new study from the National University of Singapore finds. This discovery is also associated with tea drinkers possessing more organized brain ...
 
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Sleep in while you can!
There aren't enough hours in the night if you're sleeping badly. And a recent study in Neuron reports that aging brains mean people's quality of sleep starts to plummet in their 30s. "The parts of the brain deteriorating earliest are the same regions that ...
 
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Good news for the millions of millennials who have been skipping breakfasts in the name of intermittent fasting.
Have you been skipping breakfast to offset your eating hours while doing intermittent fasting? As it turns out, you might be doing the right thing. A new study suggests that intermittent fasting (IF) may have health benefits in the form of lower cholesterol ...
 
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Puppies have the opposite effect.
Dogs and humans seem to have evolved to live together for each other’s survival, and one study supports it. According to the study, there is a significant decrease in the likelihood that a child will develop schizophrenia if he or she was ...
 
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Time to visit a museum again!
Recently, the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring 80-year-old neurologist and prominent art enthusisast Dr. Joven Cuanang for his contributions not only in the medical science but also for the art world. Cuanang is known for his love of the arts, ...
 
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The crisis has forced Laguna governor to suspend the sale of any lambanog in the province.
Be careful where you get your booze these days. According to a report by ABS-CBN, at least 300 suffered food poisoning after allegedly ingesting lambanog, a traditional Filipino liquor made from coconut sap or tuba that has been aged for at least 48 ...
 
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It's all good to be your own therapist, but never do it for your friends, especially when they're not asking.
Everybody needs therapy, whether you have mental health issues or not. A lot of people have a misconception that therapy is only for people with issues—just like how people who are sick need to see a doctor. Preventive medicine is the least ...
 
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The man now has two sets of DNA in his body.
What if parts of your body lost their DNA and took the DNA of a complete stranger? This is what happened to Chris Long of Reno, Nevada, who learned that his semen’s DNA had changed after he had a bone marrow transplant ...
 
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Self-care starts with rest.
I've recently gotten sick. I was down with an awful case of tonsilitis resulting in me having a fabulous fever of 39.6°C degrees and throwing up almost everything that I ate. That being said, I obviously couldn't work—and it was hard for me because (1) I ...
 
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Filipino teens need more sports and exercise.
In Disney Pixar’s iconic film Wall-E, future humans are depicted as physically immobile and tech-dependent species who grew fat because of their inactivity. That future is at hand if we are going to look at the latest report from the World Health ...
 
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An ice bath allegedly reduces inflammation, increases fat-burning, bolsters immunity, and makes you last longer in bed.
On a dismal Sunday afternoon in November, in a roomful of men, I’m standing—or rather squatting—in 'horse stance': legs wide and slightly bent, arms moving side to side as if kindling a Hadouken, in the manner of Ryu from Street Fighter. This martial ...
 
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Hide your vapes, everybody.
Hide your vapes, everybody. Yesterday, November 19, the President ordered the immediate arrest of anyone seen vaping in public. “I am now ordering the law-enforcement agencies to arrest anybody vaping in public. That is like smoking,” said the President. “Because it is ...
 
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It may be rare, but still possible
The very first case of dengue transmitted through sexual intercourse was reported in Spain.Spanish health authorities confirmed last week that a 41-year-old man contracted dengue after having sex with his partner, another male, who went on a trip to Cuba and may ...
 
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What can we do against the Black Death.
There are many kinds of plague, such as the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, and even the 10 biblical plagues of Egypt, but none so fearsome that it was called "The Plague." Also known as the Black Death, The Plague was responsible for ...
 
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Aside from cigarettes, this city has also banned the use of vaping devices.
The Pasay City government has banned vaping in all enclosed public spaces, private workplaces, and public conveyances. The city council has passed City Ordinance No. 6061, which regulates the use of vaping devices within the city.Section 2 of the ordinance states that the use ...
 
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The actor recently spoke candidly about his struggles with addiction.
Over the last few years, Shia LaBeouf has increasingly been in the press because of his personal issues, rather than the projects he's working on. But with two movies out this year, the embattled actor is keen to change that. During a recent interview ...
 
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If you’re one of them, shame on you.
It’s commonly publicized that airplanes are breeding grounds of bacteria and other microscopic creatures just circulating in a sealed cabin but did you know that you could be adding to the filth with poor hygiene habits? A recent survey conducted by Reservations.com ...
 
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The measles virus can cause immune amnesia.
If you or your child were previously immunized against other diseases but contracted measles recently, you might want to get a vaccine update from your doctor. A new study published in Science and Science Immunology revealed that the measles virus can wipe out your ...
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