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The Philippines is starting to look like a sanctuary for nearly extinct diseases.
While much of the world has successfully eradicated polio, the Philippines has resurrected it. This year, the government slashed the country’s health budget by P14 billion. It initially planned to cut it by P36 billion. The damning effects of the budget cut were ...
 
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This plant-based meat is made for Filipinos by Filipinos.
Becoming environmentally conscious has everyone taking little steps to save the Earth, from using metal straws to submitting ecobricks to wearing sustainable style. There's another relatively simpler measure, too: eating smarter.The production of meat is a major driver of global warming. Animal farming, beef in ...
 
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Children will die.
Hundreds more children will die. Their parents don't know it yet, but they will all be dead within a year. The day the appeal for Dengvaxia was denied, our hopes for the reinstatement of a controversial dengue vaccine were dashed. The world’s first ...
 
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And over 100 other observations from a massive new weed report.
Marijuana, being the illegal, Schedule 1, oft-demonized substance that it is, is hard for researchers to study. That's unfortunate, because there are many promising health benefits, and medical marijuana is legal in 28 states. Still, studies come through, one by one.But even ...
 
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Fighting dengue could also entail changing your lifestyle.
The Department of Health has declared a national dengue epidemic, especially after the July figures of dengue cases have come in: 146,000 cases were recorded in seven regions throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The number has crossed the epidemic threshold. The last ...
 
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Because the discomfort can limit your productivity.
Back aches may seem like a minor, "normal" problem anyone who has to sit in a desk all day experiences at some point, but ignoring it can take a toll on one's health and overall productivity at work.Aside from strengthening your core or stretching every now and then, here are ...
 
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It IS the most important meal of the day.
Pizza for breakfast is a classic. Whether it's cold and taken straight from the box or served after an early morning reheat, it's basically a delicacy all on its own. However, I've never characterized the tradition in any way, shape, or form as ...
 
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Yum.
It's no secret that high blood pressure can lead to serious health complications, especially if it’s left untreated. At its worst, it can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries, which can lead to either a heart attack or a stroke, or even both.While some people (it ...
 
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Don't get duped.
There's plenty of health advice on the Internet about how to achieve your best body, but it’s pretty easy to get lost in an ocean of fake advice.If you’re going through a bumpy road in your weight loss journey, and you just can’t ...
 
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More and more dogs are experiencing heat stroke this summer.
With Manila's heat index rising to 40.4 degrees Celsius this week, everyone is trying their best to avoid the scorching sun and the humid air at all costs. While many people have been retreating to the comforts of air-conditioned homes and offices, ...
 
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The app is available for both Apple and Android users.
Weekend athletes know training for any long-distance race, be it a marathon or a triathlon, while fun, can be excruciatingly exhausting. Some couple their training with physical therapy sessions to help them squeeze the most out of their bodies. After all, rest ...
 
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These science-backed hacks will boost your metabolism quickly.
Metabolism refers to the millions of chemical reactions in the body. It is commonly interchanged with metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of calories that the body burns at a given time. As men hit their 30s, their metabolic rate slows ...
 
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Good news.
In a monumental move, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that seeks to grant every Filipino access to health care services on Wednesday, February 20.The President had a special signing ceremony in Malacañang to formally affix his signature to the “Universal ...
 
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Persida Acosta's antics may have been entertaining at one point, but spreading that foolishness among those who need vaccines is just immoral.
Recently, I laugh-cried at a meme that pointed out that “Persida Acosta” is an anagram of “Paid OA Actress.” It was painfully hilarious because the antics of that woman are just stupid to the point of almost entertaining. But it is these same ...
 
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The 21-day diet is all about seeds, spirituality, and prayer.
Chris Pratt has had such a big week! Last Friday, photos surfaced of a shirtless Chris Pratt and the chorus proclaimed: Chris Pratt's dad body is back. Praise be. Granted, Chris Pratt's dad bod is also what I would call aspirational, but you ...
 
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Maybe not.
The most important and, dare we say, most valued scientific fact about food is that it’s at its peak level of deliciousness when consumed late at night (between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m.). That’s just how it is. Proof? Late night microwaved pizza. ...
 
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The UC Berkeley alum left Silicon Valley for the new world that is the Manila startup scene.
There are many ways for startup founders to raise funding, gain exposure and expand their networks in markets where they are operating.Most of these didn’t come easy for Vincent Lau. The 36-year-old Chinese-American was born and raised in Oakland City, California but ...
 
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New research says fast food is the "good guy" when compared to sit-down chains.
Welcome to your favorite Sunday family restaurant, where you'll enjoy an bottomless baskets of breadsticks and fill your body with 140 calories per stick. You eat five breadsticks, that's 700 calories. You have yet to dig into your fettuccine alfredo (1,010 calories). This ...
 
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Science says vaccines work.
Only 32% of Filipinos have confidence in vaccines following the recent Dengvaxia controversy—a dramatic drop in confidence rates that may spell disaster when it comes to fighting a pandemic, says a new international study.This alarming drop in public confidence when it comes to vaccines ...
 
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How to be a better friend to yourself, and feel happier for it
We now spend almost eight hours a day consuming media. That's eight hours every day scrolling through Instagram posts, WhatsApping our excuses to cancel on plans and reading terrifying news reports about Donald Trump's latest tantrum.It's a stressful time to be alive. Which ...
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