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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 »

Subtle yet alarming effect of food intolerance

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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.

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

Chinese fans of ‘Jade Rabbit’ rover await news

In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo taken by the on-board camera of the lunar probe Chang'e-3 and made off the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, China's first moon rover "Jade Rabbit" touches the lunar surface. Fans of China's Jade Rabbit moon rover sent Lunar New Year greetings to the robot Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, wishing it a speedy recovery from a malfunction it reported in a melodramatic dispatch by an official news agency before going into hibernation. AP

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.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Few employers in Asia take measures to lessen stress—survey

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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.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Donut-like rock found on Mars puzzles scientists

This composite image released by NASA shows a self-portrait that was taken by the NASA rover Opportunity weeks before its tenth landing anniversary on Mars. AP

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.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Smart shirt can tell if you’re having a heart attack

Cartoon, January 12, 2014

French fashion is getting smarter with the help of fabric woven with microsensors that can reveal when someone is weary or unwell.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

First in PH: Woman gets new intestines with transplant

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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).

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Science and Health | Read More »

California family celebrates 3 heart transplants

In this Dec. 17, 2013 photo, Dr. Jason Cabler and his wife, Angie, get ready for a holiday party at their home in Hendersonville, Tenn. Dr. Cabler, 46, suffered a heart attack on Christmas Day in 2012 while lifting weights in the exercise room in their home. Studies indicate heart troubles, including fatal heart attacks, spike this time of year, especially on Christmas and New Year's. AP

Deanna Kremis remembers the exhilarating day her young sons first had the energy to race each other up a flight of stairs.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

China successfully soft-lands probe on the moon

This Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows a picture of the moon surface taken by the on-board camera of the lunar probe Chang'e-3 on the screen of the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China. AP

China on Saturday successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, state media said, the next stage in an ambitious space program that aims to eventually put a Chinese astronaut on the moon.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

New HIV cases highest recorded in one month

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A volunteer of the Manila Red Cross Youth hold candles as they observe World AIDS Day in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. AP

Almost 500 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which could lead to the fatal acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), were reported in October, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

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