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How not to get sick during the wet season

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A MAN waded through a flooded section of Osmeña Highway in Makati City, the country’s financial district. AP FILE PHOTO

Despite PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) announcement that it’s not yet rainy season—the rains that dropped the past few days were mere drizzles—we might as well prepare ourselves for its imminent arrival, which means getting ready for the common diseases it brings.

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

Your backyard, neighborhood market as your ‘medicine cabinet’

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NATURE’S natural remedies include lemon, ginger, guyabano leaves, garlic and turmeric (dilaw na luya). Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

LAST WEEK, Inquirer Science & Health featured literally down-to-earth home remedies for the common colds and flu. Experts suggested easing off the animal products and consuming more bioflavonoid-rich foods such as cabbage with hearts, and green peppers, parsley, carrots, broccoli, turnips, garlic, lemon juice, grapefruit and most fruits.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Cough relief sans the risk: Plant-based remedies safe, effective

Who would have thought that unassuming plants and herbs that grew in our backyard would be parlayed into a multi-million-peso industry one day? Clinical studies proving phytomedicines’ (or plant-based drugs) efficacy and growing consumer trust and patronage have created a huge market for such natural-based remedies. As a result, big pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines have begun to aggressively develop new products from indigenous sources.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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