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Pharma group urges adoption of Code of Ethics for industry

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Advocates of ethical conduct in the medicine business get another strong backer, this time among the pharmaceutical industry.

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

S. Korea sex-change doc–’I correct God’s mistakes’

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As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the “father of South Korean transgender people” once wrestled with similar feelings.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol

This 2011 photo provided by Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. shows bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor which is sold under a deal with Pfizer. Half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under heart disease prevention guidelines issued in November 2013, a new analysis concludes. It was published online Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by the New England Journal of Medicine. AP

A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can’t tolerate or don’t get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger

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MEATLESS BUT MORE NUTRITIOUS Malunggay soup (with tomatoes, onions, organic vegan bouillon cubes and Himalayan salt), string beans (with shiitake mushrooms, okra, eggplant, Braggs tomato sauce) and oil-less fried, non-GMO soy wheat stick (with seaweeds). Safe proteins were found to be from plants. Photo by Tessa Salazar

You may have often heard that fatalistic remark of some people lamenting that they are “doomed” to suffer this or that debilitating disease because their parents, grandparents or kin suffered the same disease. “It runs in our family,” they say in surrender, “so why fight it?”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Colon screening can save your life

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Afflicted persons can be asymptomatic, but often have occult blood loss. Later, they can present with rectal bleeding, anemia, fatigue, abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, constipation and weight loss. Colorecral cancer (CRC) screening invades the bowel wall and lymph nodes, and can metastasize to the distant organs.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Dental amalgams—boon or bane?

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The weight of available scientific evidence favors the safety of dental amalgams as a filling material. Locally known as “silver pasta,” it is actually a mixed alloy of mercury (50 percent), silver (22-32 percent), tin (14 percent), copper (8 percent) and a small amount of other metals.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Diagnosing premature ejaculation

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If you often ejaculate sooner during sexual intercourse than you or your partner would like, you may be suffering from premature ejaculation (PE). It is perfectly understandable if you’re embarrassed or ashamed, but you do not have to be. One in three men has PE. PE is the most common male sexual disorder, even more common than erectile dysfunction (ED), and it affects men of all ages. You and your partner can decide to seek medical help. This is the first step to beating PE and enjoying a more fulfilling sex life and relationship.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Warming warning: The polar bear is us

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If you think climate change is only faced by some far-off polar bear decades from now, well, you’re mistaken.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Colon cancer screening can save your life

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A GIANT inflatable replica of a human colon in the United States illustrates the development of colorectal cancer and help visitors gain a better understanding of how colorectal cancer is identified and be effectively treated if detected early.

This month the world celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This was first launched in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a campaign to promote colon cancer screening. This has been very successful in the United States that colon cancer screening rate among Americans increased from 50 percent in 2002 to 65 percent in 2012.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Dental amalgams—boon or bane?

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A dilemma healthcare professionals like doctors and dentists constantly face is how to balance the beneficial and potentially harmful side effects of all drugs and substances we give our patients. In fact, even placebo or “dummy pills,” which contain no active ingredients, have been shown to have side effects in clinical trials when the patients are “blinded,” or they don’t know whether they’re taking placebo or the active drug.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Men, are you in control?

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Men like to be in control… they were designed that way. In a healthy family structure, men are the head of the household. But the reality is: Many men have lost control—some at home, others in the bedroom. At home, many men have relinquished their servant-leader role. In the process, they have lost their authority and have created many dysfunctional families. In the bedroom, countless men are losing control sexually. It is a dysfunction that is placing a strain in many relationships. It is called Premature Ejaculation (PE).

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Subtle yet alarming effect of food intolerance

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Ever wonder why you always feel bloated? Lethargic despite the fact that you just slept for several hours? Or get occasional outbreaks of swollen, pale red bumps on skin? You may be suffering from food intolerance.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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