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Vaping less harmful than smoking, say public health experts across the globe

A growing number of international public health authorities and regulators, including those from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine,...

Nicotine, not a killer

There is mounting consensus among medical and scientific communities that nicotine is part of the solution to end the global smoking epidemic and the...

Do not delay screening for breast cancer

Photos by Bernard Testa When the entire island of Luzon was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) back in mid-March, a number of women failed...

Measles rising

Measles has staged a comeback as a major public health threat.  As early as 2014, the country was already battling against the disease, with the final tally...

PCSO now has 62 ASAP desks

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) through the Charity Sector announced on Thursday that the agency has 62 At-Source-Ang-Processing (ASAP) Desks located in hospitals in...

Varicose veins: More than just a cosmetic problem

Usually, blood flows from the legs to the heart against gravity.  This is helped by the muscle pump and by valves found along the length...

Life enhancers: carrots, coconuts and sweet potatoes

Choose your food wisely and add years to your life,” authors Charlotte Hilton Andersen and Jenn Sinrich wrote in Reader’s Digest. And among the list of...

Note to summer swimmers

by Henrylito D. Tacio It was a warm Sunday morning in Davao City. Five-year-old Jane was swimming with other kids near the seashore. No adults...

HIV, AIDs, & the workplace

Two years ago, in 2015, while undergoing treatment for tuberculosis (TB), 36-year-old “Kevin” was diagnosed as positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  A call center...

The war against colorectal cancer

In this month of March, the world celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This campaign was first launched in 1999 in the United States to...

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