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Melatonin, aging and cancer

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Most people must have heard of or might actually have taken melatonin as a natural sleep aid, especially when experiencing jet lag. It’s a hormone being secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, and it regulates one’s sleeping and waking cycle.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Veggies, fruits that delay aging, make skin glow

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While scientific studies have shown how animal-based foods such as beef, pork, chicken, eggs and dairy products increase the risk of contracting cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and certain cancers, studies on fruits and vegetables have shown their beneficial effects on skin, aging and general health and wellbeing—lending credence to the phrase “beautiful inside and out.”

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Aging delayed, diseases prevented at cellular level

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IN 2010, 93 percent of Filipinos were buying health foods, a 10-percent increase from 2005 figures. This was revealed by research firm Kantar World Panel, in a survey on shoppers’ purchase and usage behavior.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

A healthier mom in 5..4..3..2..1

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There’s no other like the greatest woman in the world. Every family has one, yet she is irreplaceable. So, if you plan to have her around for much, much longer, here are five tips to keep her healthy and happy—certainly the best things you can do for her this Mother’s Day.

Posted: May 11th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Fine lines

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Early on in the TV show “American Idol,” contestants are required to form teams and arrange and choreograph in the course of a single night. Immediately after performing the next day, the group hears the judges’ decisions on whether any of them will individually move on to the next round. The stress levels during this 24-hour period are understandably high, and contestants have collapsed as a result.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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