By Mary Anne Lim-Abrahan MD
Half of the over 37 million people worldwide with type 2 diabetes have no idea they have the disease. That’s because type 2 diabetes often has no noticeable symptoms. Its telltale signs usually appear when the disease is already fairly advanced: frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased hunger, weight loss, tiredness, a tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feet, blurred vision, frequent infections and slow-healing wounds.
By Charles E. Buban
Dr. Vinson Pineda is in the business of making people beautiful. “When people look in the mirror and think they look awesome, I believe I have done my job,” said the 77-year-old expert who is hailed as the father of dermatology practice in the country.
By Rafael Castillo M.D.
It’s noteworthy that the Department of Health (DOH) has trained its eyes on the health issues of call center workers. It is well known that these workers are at risk of developing all sorts of illnesses ranging from ulcers to cardiovascular disease and even HIV/AIDS.
The Department of Health said Tuesday it had dropped a cheeky slogan that recommended “SEX” for call center workers after the industry failed to find it funny.
Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite’s innards exposed by such impacts, a study said Sunday.
By DJ Yap
, Jerome Aning
Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) on Friday welcomed a ruling issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) to permanently put a stop to the field trials of genetically modified eggplant, which the environmentalist group believes is harmful to humans and the environment.
By Charles E. Buban
A cluster of differentiation 4 or CD4 machine is a critical equipment that allows doctors to know when to start their patients who are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on life-saving antiretroviral therapy.
By Susan Yu-Gan MD
Every 10 seconds, one person dies due to diabetes-related complications. Diabetes is now the biggest single cause of amputation, stroke, blindness and end-stage kidney failure. More than half of all deaths from diabetes result from cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke.
By Massie Santos Ballon
One question biologists have been tackling is known as “nature vs nurture,” or figuring out how much of one’s behavior is inherited and how much is learned or influenced by the surrounding environment.
By Rafael Castillo
I have received a couple of queries regarding capsules or drink solutions which are supposed to boost the number of stem cells in the body and these could assist in cellular renewal or rejuvenation. I understand these are being marketed locally by direct sellers who are part of multilevel networking companies.
Cockroaches will eat anything. Except sugar, that is.
Scientists said Tuesday they had managed to kill lab-grown tuberculosis (TB) bacteria with good old Vitamin C — an “unexpected” discovery they hope will lead to better, cheaper drugs.