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Disaster survivors’ mental health must not be ignored

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DESTROYED houses brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tolosa, Leyte  FILE PHOTO

It is all well and good to look after the survivors’ physical health, but their mental health must not be ignored.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Preparing for storm surges

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It is appalling to see the death and devastation which the Supertyphoon “Yolanda” brought to Tacloban, Ormoc and several other areas in the country.

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

Monitoring treatment response is crucial in leukemia management

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MY 8-YEAR-OLD son was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in 2006. CML is a rare form of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too much abnormal white blood cells or leukemia cells. Eager to know more about the disease afflicting my son, I joined Touched By Max (TBM) Philippines. Established in 2006, TBM is a nonprofit support group for Filipino patients with CML and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), another rare type of cancer that usually develops in the stomach. To date TBM has 2,000 members, many are children with CML or GIST and their families.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

St. Luke’s Run for Wellness for Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ victims

In light of the tragedy caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” St. Luke’s Medical Center calls on everyone to put on their running shoes to run and have charitable hearts to rebuild lives.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

International kids’ robotics tilt set Nov. 23

The robots of the future might as well be created by today’s kids.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Gravely-ill patients choose to reverse their deadly destinies

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Here’s a story that almost ended with the subject joining the ranks of the dearly departed. Garments businessman and choreographer Ronald Allan Jumamil suddenly suffered a heart attack in September 2010 at the age of 40.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Science and Health | Read More »

Empowering women against breast cancer

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It is easy to look at Filipino women with breast cancer and see them merely as patients suffering from a serious disease. Spend time with them, get to know them and you begin to see that they are also mothers, wives, sisters—human beings hoping for a cure.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Science and Health | Read More »

Call to vaccinate travelers vs deadly bacteria

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The annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world, only highlight the importance of getting immunized. Expected to be the largest mass gathering in the world, it provides the ideal condition for the transmission of infectious diseases including meningococcal disease.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Killing yourself softly with toxic food dyes

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Artificial coloring makes any food product more appealing. Sweets like ice candy and gulaman are made more delectable and mouth-watering when they come in bright colors—red, orange and green. Even dried shrimp is made more appetizing with a reddish food coloring.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Science and Health | Read More »

From know thyself to track thyself

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“Everything you feel is physiologically expressed in the proteome and metabolome.” —Dr. Heather Heine, 2013

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

World’s first cure for dengue fever developed by Aussie scientists

A team of Queensland scientists led by renowned microbiologist Prof. Max Reynolds have developed the world’s first cure for dengue fever by distilling Melaleuca alternifolia leaves from Australia’s native tea tree plant.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Experts list their five breast cancer ‘dodgers’

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October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But it’s hardly any reason to celebrate. The fact that this cancer has earned its own “awareness month” worldwide is reason enough for everyone, including the healthy ones, to pay closer attention to a disease that, according to the World Health Organization, killed 458,503 people worldwide in 2008 alone.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Science and Health | Read More »

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