Keep your spine in shape

By Editorial Staff Your spine is the backbone of your entire body – literally and figuratively. That means poor spine health can negatively impact you from head to toe. How can you keep your spine in shape? Let’s learn more about this critical anatomical structure and take a look at some of the simple 

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Dengvaxia Mishap: Result of corporate greed and corruption

(Statement of Health Alliance for Democracy) The Aquino government and the Department of Health maneuvered a P3.5 billion budget for a vaccine that now put 700,000 Filipino children at greater health risk. The decision of the authorities to procure , approve its commercial release and implement the mass vaccination using Dengvaxia, all in haste, was 

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James McCormack

Eat up: the diet you’re on is likely a pretty good one

A plethora of ‘experts’ have provided nutritional advice that sounds definitive and evidence-based. Many of us have lived through vast recommendations: low fat, high fat; salt is a problem, salt is no problem; eggs are good, eggs are bad; butter is very bad, margarine is good, then butter is good again; high carbs, no carbs 

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A smart diet starts before pregnancy

By Editorial Staff According to the American Pregnancy Association, an appropriate pregnancy “diet” involves “fine-tuning your eating habits to ensure you a receiving adequate nutrition for the health of you and your baby. … typically, you will need to consume an extra 300 calories a day.” But what’s adequate nutrition? The type and source of 

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A diet to prevent breast Cancer

By Editorial Staff We’ve talked before about the potential benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular , bone and brain health. Now, research points to the diet’s value in reducing the risk of developing estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, a variant of the disease that strikes postmenopausal women and often has a poor prognosis. In the study, 

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A book a day keeps the doctor away?

By Ryan Keel If you read a book today, you may live longer. Scientists have found that by simply reading every day, you can tack on almost a full two years to your life. The good news is, you don’t have to read an entire book every day to reap the health benefits, either. Further 

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Backpack 101

By Dr. George I. Traitses Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know how to choose, load, lift and wear a pack properly – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back. Teaching children the importance of properly using their backpacks is 

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Pack it light, wear it right

By Dr. George I. Traitses Kids and backpacks just seem to go together. Whether you are heading out on holiday with the kids or sending them off to school, chances are they’ll be packing a backpack. You have your own load too, whether it’s a fashionable new purse or a suitcase packed to bursting.  Knowing 

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‘No junk food, only a junk diet’

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman “THERE’S no junk food, only a junk diet,” said Divorah V. Aguila, Food and Nutrition Research Institute specialist and senior science research, at a media round-table discussion on June 28 about the Filipino diet. She said even “junk food” like chips and chocolates have calories, which the body needs. 

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7 Camping tips that will save your back

Summer weather is here! This means there are more opportunities to go outdoors and have fun. One activity that many of us look forward to in the summer months is camping. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing for camping is just as important 

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