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Fruits and vegetables intake fail to meet WHO recommendations

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Three in four adults worldwide do not meet the World Health Organization recommended minimum of five servings (or 400 grams) of fruits and vegetables per day.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Innovative treatments for diseases that commonly affect older people

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The world’s population is aging. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) attributes this “demographic revolution affecting the entire world” to lower fertility, increased child survival and better health.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Snoring, heart disease and sudden death

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So now we know better. Snoring, as a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is definitely not a benign disorder which carries no serious implications. It is linked with the development of difficult-to-treat high blood pressure, heart enlargement, heart failure, diabetes, accidents due to daytime sleepiness, memory lapses, irregular heartbeat and even sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Ebola Scare: Stay informed but don’t panic

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This undated photo made available by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, shows the Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. AP

Rapid air travel and the fact that the development of observable symptoms appear days or even weeks after exposure have increased the potential for international transmission of contagious and often deadly diseases like the Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

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

Healthy schools prevent lifestyle diseases

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The World Health Organization estimates that NCDs (noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and those affecting the cardiovascular system) account for up to 35 million deaths worldwide every year, or up to 60 percent of all deaths annually.

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

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