Quantcast
Home » byline

Snoring, heart disease and sudden death

By

We saw two patients recently in our clinic, both with problematic cardiovascular ailments. The first one was a 48-year-old overweight mechanic whose blood pressure remained high despite four antihypertensive medicines he was taking at supposedly optimal doses. His family physician was already at his wit’s end and ran out of options to control his blood pressure

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Another take on medical marijuana

By

In the interest of fairness, we’re giving space to some interesting comments of one of our readers, Brian Kelly, about our column last week. He believes the fear of legalizing medical marijuana is unfounded. It’s “not based on any science or fact whatsoever,” adding that prohibitionists are just employing scare tactics.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Are we ready for medical marijuana?

By

There is a pending bill in Congress, House Bill No. 4477 or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill, which seeks to legalize and regulate the medical use of cannabis, more popularly known as marijuana. In his explanatory note, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III, the primary author, said the bill intends “to provide accessible, affordable, safe medical cannabis to qualifying patients,” specifically for the following conditions:

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Another way to visualize a stormy day

By ,

We were once again battered by a strong storm this week. A long-time patient of ours accompanied her brother who developed chest pains at the height of the storm and was worried that he might be developing a heart attack.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Senator Miriam and lung cancer

By

It’s never an easy question for a doctor to answer when his/her cancer patient asks: “How long more do I expect to live?”

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • CA confirms promotion of Army general blamed for Maguindanao massacre, 88 others
  • Raps filed vs 6 ex-solons over ‘pork’ scam; Napoles faces fresh charges
  • 4.2 quake hits off Davao Occidental
  • 1.2 million Mindanao households still without electricity, says lawmaker
  • Military cites ‘significant gains’ in anti-insurgency drive at AFP meeting
  • Sports

  • Sharapova blows chance at year-end number one
  • PBA’s Danny Ildefonso drops charges vs ‘peeping tom’
  • Schumacher’s doctor sees progress after injury
  • Lions complete ‘5-peat’
  • Bolts need 2 OTs to thwart Energy
  • Lifestyle

  • No sex please, you’re students—Zimbabwe university
  • A week on the road in North Korea
  • Mama Sita’s brings PH flavors to the world’s most prestigious food expo – The 2014 SIAL Paris
  • Living Life ‘Til The Very End
  • Toys ‘R’ Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ drug dolls
  • Entertainment

  • Cherie Gil says sorry to Vice Ganda over ‘scum’ tweet
  • Italy’s singing nun covers Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’
  • ‘Grimm’ Season 4 debuts Sunday
  • Doors that ‘Saigon’ opened for Rachelle
  • A thoroughly Asian fest for the region and beyond
  • Business

  • EU, PCCI ask PH gov’t for trade facilitation measures
  • EU not keen on Customs pre-shipment inspection amid port congestion
  • URC, Danone sign joint venture to manufacture beverages in PH
  • SSI Group prices IPO at ‘upper end’ P7.50 per share
  • Nokia in $950 million Q3 profit on growing sales
  • Technology

  • Google offers peek into Bhutan with Street View launch
  • Driver of private car using Uber app nabbed in LTFRB sting
  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer
  • Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY–Bonhams
  • Samsung debuts new Nook tablet with larger screen
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, October 23, 2014
  • Truck ban
  • To have peace, there must be justice
  • Double entendre
  • Binay’s politics
  • Global Nation

  • De Lima notes some ambiguous provisions in VFA
  • Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE—Human Rights Watch
  • Widodo kicks off Asean introduction with PH visit
  • DOJ to Interpol: Don’t remove ‘red notice’ tag on Aman Futures boss
  • Laude’s German boyfriend, sister regret confronting soldiers
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement