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3 Square meals better than 6 Mini-meals for Weight Loss

February 25, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Struggling to control one’s appetite with “mini-meals” may not be that effective after all for weight reducers. Eating a real meal three times a day may be a better strategy for weight loss, according to a recent research. However, the caloric intake must be significantly less than what one would need to maintain current weight. In this study, it was less than 750 calories per day.

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Screening Mammography helps reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

February 24, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Screening for breast lumps by doing a mammography can help reduce the death rate from breast cancer, based on a study from Norway reported recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to lead author Mette Kalager, MD, from Oslo University Hospital in Norway, participation in the Norwegian breast cancer screening program was associated with a 10 percent reduction in the rate of death from breast cancer among women 50 to 69 years of age. However, during the period that the study was conducted, Norway built multidisciplinary teams to treat breast cancer, which could also have had an impact on the favorable outcome.

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HPV Vaccine not Optimized in Girls aged 11-12

February 23, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Young adolescents aged 11 to 12 years are particularly being targeted by national treatment guidelines for vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, based on a recently published study, the majority of pediatricians and family physicians in the United States are offering the HPV vaccine to their older adolescent patients, but not as much to younger adolescents. The same situation is likely in other countries including the Philippines.

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Chronic Social Stress linked to Obesity

February 22, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

DIETARY MEDICINES might do wonders for the waistline but in reality, all you ever really need is a “chill pill” to stay slim. That’s because chronic stress was found to be linked to obesity in an individual, according to a recently published study.

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High Heels may lead to Knee Osteoarthritis

February 21, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

THE PRICE for being fashionable may cost you a whole lot more than you think: a new study from the Iowa State University revealed that prolonged wearing of high heeled-shoes may cause joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis.

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Earth-friendly Tech

February 20, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Gadgets have become this generation’s ubiquitous figure. Much like a famous mouse in four-fingered gloves created by Walt Disney, gadgets can now be seen everywhere, in all shapes and sizes. There are the bulky DSLRs, hanging down people’s necks like a morbid accessory; the laptops, slowly invading coffee shop tables and mall benches; the iPhones, iPods, MP3 players and the countless touch-screen devices that, when combined, could light up a whole theater and ruin everyone’s viewing experience. Yes, gadgets have also made their way into the office setting, on the screen of a bored employee’s iPad, waiting for rush hour to end by flicking a birdendlessly through the air with a virtual slingshot.

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Statins may increase risk for Diabetes & Memory Loss

February 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Early last week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their addition of warning labels on statins, a group of cholesterol lowering drugs. The action comes on the heels of the agency’s review of medical literature, clinical trial data, and reports of adverse events leading to increased levels of blood sugar and potential memory loss.

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The Science of Siesta

February 18, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Temptation is at hand as one thinks about curling up on the desk, escaping from the noise, and refreshing both mind and body by catching a few Z’s in the afternoon. This is Siesta, a part of Filipino culture seen in many Latin American countries and Spain.

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New Exercise Guidelines for Diabetics

February 17, 2020 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

Having type 2 diabetes is no joke. It requires proper maintenance with your medicine, thorough care, and examination of one’s eating habits and daily activities.

People with diabetes should not forget to keep fit, too. We compiled some of the new exercise guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Below is a list of exercise tips for people with diabetes:

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Bread Time Story Minus the Sugar

February 16, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Some time ago back to the Neolithic era, the first slice of bread, probably made from roasted, ground cereal grains and water, was produced. Historians noted that accidental cooking or deliberate experimentation with water and grain flour led to this evolution of bread. Through the practical means of producing it—with just flour, yeast, salt, and water—bread is one of the oldest prepared foods that exists until this day.

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