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Gov’t expected to earn more from ‘sin taxes’

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Government ‘sin tax’ collections from the tobacco industry may rise nearly twofold this year from tobacco sales alone as rates increase and the market expands in terms of number of players.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

There’s more to lung cancer than smoking, say experts

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The lady senator who could unleash a lungful of puns and exposés and breathe life to countless social media memes shocked the nation once more last week when she dropped the bombshell about the true state of her health.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

These 2 culprits will make your heart go ‘achy-breaky’

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HEART disease can occur even at an early age. A meat-based diet (beef, pork, chicken, egg, dairy), smoking and a sedentary lifestyle can hasten the process.

Yes, that famous song that has the singer wishing he had “two hearts” is all just wishful singing. The harsh reality is that we only have one heart, and the more frightening reality is that a lot of things out there would want to break it one way or another.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Non-communicable diseases pose graver threats to Filipinos

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From left to right: Dr. Renzo Guinto, DOH Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa, AXA Philippines President Rien Hermans and Chief Marketing Officer Amor Balagtas at the AXA Health Solutions Launch Thursday in Ascott Makati. Celest R. Flores/INQUIRER.net

While measles are more talked about at the moment, non-communicable diseases remain graver threats for Filipinos.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Laser therapy: The new method to quit smoking in the Philippines

Mack Macasaet-Benauro is a woman on a mission—to help people quit smoking, change their lifestyle and, above all, become healthy.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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