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The looming HIV pandemic

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Spread of the human immune deficiency (HIV) virus may not be reaching critical proportions yet, but the rate of spread in the Philippines is such that if the trend continues, there’ll come a time in the foreseeable future when it may have to be declared an epidemic.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Uric acid—our body’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Time and again, we’ve discussed in this column not too well recognized risk factors that can contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and might even lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Our mouth—the window to our body

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Regarding our column last week on the connection between oral hygiene and cardiovascular health, Marita Santos of San Pedro, Laguna, shares that her uncle died from a heart attack at the age of 45. He had bad teeth and gums due to heavy smoking consuming two packs per day; and looking back, she thinks that his dental caries and gum problems might have triggered his heart attack.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

‘Denerving’ new treatment for uncontrolled hypertension

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The practice of Medicine can indeed be very humbling. Being an inexact science with no clear road signs of where to go, it can throw medical scientists into a maze in which they can’t find the way out.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Medical marijuana—boon or bane?

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Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Director Kenneth Hartigan-Go advises the proponents of legalizing medical marijuana to exhaust available legal channels and processes to have it approved for the right indications and the right set of patients.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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