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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 »

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