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Spain’s Naturhouse opens PH branch

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Risotto with mushroom, a recipe by Naturhouse. PHOTO FROM NATURHOUSE.AE

Spanish dietetics specialist Naturhouse is scheduled to open its first shop in the Philippines on April 6, as part of plans to expand and strengthen its presence in Asia.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

A symptom of the greater problem in health system

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NURSES tend to more than a hundred dengue-stricken patients at the Quirino Memorial Hospital in Quezon City during an outbreak in August 2011. FILE PHOTO

Florizel Tambio was a volunteer at a government hospital when she applied in the Nurse Deployment Program of the Department of Health last year.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Medical marijuana—boon or bane?

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Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) Director Kenneth Hartigan-Go advises the proponents of legalizing medical marijuana to exhaust available legal channels and processes to have it approved for the right indications and the right set of patients.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Premature ejaculation is more common than ED

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) may be the more talked about sexual problem in men, but premature ejaculation (PE) is the more prevalent sexual disorder: One in three men in the Asia-Pacific region has PE. This was the key finding of the “Asia-Pacific Premature Ejaculation Prevalence and Attitudes (Pepa) Study,” the largest study of its kind in the region to date.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Emerging heart disease risk

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Among cardiologists, there has been a lot of talk lately about a substance produced in the body called homocysteine and its relationship to the development of deadly heart diseases.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Rice color does matter, say experts

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White rice may look more pleasing at the dining table, but brown rice actually does the job insofar as providing more nourishment goes.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

The story of an orgasm: The physiology of ejaculation

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Ejaculation in men is a story of sweat and cheers. Nerves, blood vessels, tissues and friction play important roles. Before we get into the story of the orgasm, let’s quickly review the basic anatomy of the penis.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Medical marijuana–boon or bane?

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Is marijuana nature’s medicinal leaf, or is it a gateway to perdition? This is a question I’ve been struggling to answer for quite some time now.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

BodyTalk in Tacloban

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ACCESS participants at the Redemptorist Church compound: priests, volunteers and healthworkers of Tacloban. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

I could not move my feet when I came, and now I can dance.” “My back was so painful, but now it feels so much lighter.” “I had a severe headache, but now it’s gone. I feel so sleepy instead. I love it.”

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Coming too soon: Lifting the lid on premature ejaculation

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More prevalent than impotence, which has increasingly become a hot topic in recent years, erectile dysfunction or ED is the most common male sexual dysfunction. Yet very few couples and even fewer men dare speak about it. The Asia-Pacific Premature Ejaculation Prevalence and Attitudes Study, the largest study of its kind to date, found that more than half (57 percent) of Filipino men aged 18 to 35 and over one in five (22 percent) of Filipinos aged 36 to 45 suffer from premature ejaculation (PE).

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Salty reactions

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After our last week’s column on how excessive salt intake could harm our health, I received a number of negative reactions, with most saying that making everyone adhere to a low-salt diet is easier said than done. I can see where most people are coming from thinking that cutting down on salt means putting up with bland and tasteless food.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Alarm sounded about lack of healthcare providers

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A medical assistant administers an insulin shot to a diabetes patient. AFP FILE PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN

For Dr. Bien Nillos, being healthcare provider in an environment with limited resources is a challenge.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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