By Jun Ruiz M.D.
This month the world celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This was first launched in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a campaign to promote colon cancer screening. This has been very successful in the United States that colon cancer screening rate among Americans increased from 50 percent in 2002 to 65 percent in 2012.
By Rafael Castillo
A dilemma healthcare professionals like doctors and dentists constantly face is how to balance the beneficial and potentially harmful side effects of all drugs and substances we give our patients. In fact, even placebo or “dummy pills,” which contain no active ingredients, have been shown to have side effects in clinical trials when the patients are “blinded,” or they don’t know whether they’re taking placebo or the active drug.
By Jaime SD. Songco M.D.
Men like to be in control… they were designed that way. In a healthy family structure, men are the head of the household. But the reality is: Many men have lost control—some at home, others in the bedroom. At home, many men have relinquished their servant-leader role. In the process, they have lost their authority and have created many dysfunctional families. In the bedroom, countless men are losing control sexually. It is a dysfunction that is placing a strain in many relationships. It is called Premature Ejaculation (PE).
By Charles E. Buban
Ever wonder why you always feel bloated? Lethargic despite the fact that you just slept for several hours? Or get occasional outbreaks of swollen, pale red bumps on skin? You may be suffering from food intolerance.
The Jade Rabbit did not go quietly into that long lunar night. Instead, China’s troubled robotic moon rover — given voice by a government news agency — melodramatically pondered the meaning of its perhaps-fleeting existence, measured its contribution to humanity and, finally, said goodbye.
By Amy R. Remo
Except in China, stress has been ranked as the No.1 lifestyle risk factor—higher than physical inactivity and obesity—by all employers it surveyed in Asia and the Pacific, the professional services company Towers Watson said Wednesday.
A strange rock that looks like a jelly donut has appeared on Mars, and scientists are closer to figuring out how it got there, a top expert of Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said on Thursday.
French fashion is getting smarter with the help of fabric woven with microsensors that can reveal when someone is weary or unwell.
By Niña P. Calleja
For Joseph Pasana, the offer to have an intestinal transplant performed on his ailing wife was like a ray of sunshine in the dark and dreary charity ward of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).
Deanna Kremis remembers the exhilarating day her young sons first had the energy to race each other up a flight of stairs.
Women at high risk of developing breast cancer because of family history or bad genes have a new option to help prevent the disease.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat an unusual condition that causes painful, curved erections in men.