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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 »

Heart disease and stroke continue to threaten health

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Heart attack, stroke and cancer remain three of the top killers of Filipinos and pose a significant threat to millions of others, according to the Department of Health.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Book on medicinal plants guide for ‘doctors to the barrios’

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HOST RIVA Galvez-Tan and Dok Jimmy at the book launch

Philippine herbal medicine turns a new leaf with the launch of the book “The Best 100 Philippine Medicinal Plants.”

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

New drug, program to address ‘diabesity’

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Most Filipino diabetics are struggling in managing their weight, a consequence of either their lifestyle or the antidiabetes medications they are taking.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Another take on medical marijuana

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In the interest of fairness, we’re giving space to some interesting comments of one of our readers, Brian Kelly, about our column last week. He believes the fear of legalizing medical marijuana is unfounded. It’s “not based on any science or fact whatsoever,” adding that prohibitionists are just employing scare tactics.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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