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‘Medical cannabis better than some analgesics’ —former DOH secretary

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Marijuana. AFP FILE PHOTO

Last week, several medical associations expressed their resistance to House Bill No. 4477, or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill authored by Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III. These medical associations declared that the bill ran “contrary to the policy of the state to safeguard the well-being of its citizenry, particularly the youth, from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs,” and that opposing the bill would be part of their “moral and ethical responsibility” to ensure the safety of their patients.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Innovative treatments for diseases that commonly affect older people

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The world’s population is aging. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) attributes this “demographic revolution affecting the entire world” to lower fertility, increased child survival and better health.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Colon cancer screening can save your life

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A GIANT inflatable replica of a human colon in the United States illustrates the development of colorectal cancer and help visitors gain a better understanding of how colorectal cancer is identified and be effectively treated if detected early.

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.

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

Dental amalgams—boon or bane?

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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.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Men, are you in control?

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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).

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

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