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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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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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Kicking off the Optimal A1c Level Goal with Pioplus

February 1, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Go for the Optimal A1c Level! Or simply, Go for the G.O.A.L.! The catchphrase for the recent launch of the newest aid in winning against diabetes says it all about Pioplus, a combination of two potent antidiabetes drugs: pioglitazone and metformin.

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How safe is your Arthritic Pain Reliever?

January 12, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

The side effects of pain killers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has made people suffering from arthritis hesitant to take medications.

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New Genes tied to Puberty and Body Fat in Females

January 3, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Recent studies showed the discovery of 30 genes that control the timing of puberty and body weight regulation in females.

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City Living Impairs Memory

January 1, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

The brain health of city dwellers must be paying the price of convenience of the urban landscape. With so many distractions – neon signs, numerous cellphone conversations, and other sights and sounds not available to rural areas, city dwellers begin to practice “controlled perception”.

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Coffee and Tea may lower Brain Cancer Risk

December 31, 2019 Category :Healthy News 0

More than the caffeine fix, coffee and tea may reduce one’s risk of suffering from brain cancer. According to a research by Dominique Michaud, DSc, of Brown University, consuming coffee or tea (100 mL. or more) in a day is linked to the decrease in risk for glioma, one type of brain tumor, by 34 percent.

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Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

June 29, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes?

Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have more fat in their hips and thighs. Apple-shaped women have more fat in the abdomen or what has been termed as central obesity.

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Artificial Sweeteners: Are they Safe?

February 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

It has been 15 years since Jingky, a mother of one, was diagnosed to have diabetes. One day, she stood in front of a store, indulging her eyes on the mouth-watering cakes, buttery pastries, luscious ice cream, and creamy puddings, feeling sorry she couldn’t consume such foods.

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Benefits of Candesartan

January 30, 2019 Category :Healthy News 0

A treasure in the management of cardiometabolic diseases. In the last ten years, the prevalence of diabetes worldwide has increased at such an alarming rate, and the number of diabetics is expected to reach 350 million by 2025, which is barely 15 years from now. The Philippines is projected to be among the top ten countries showing a rapid increase in the prevalence of the disease. Diabetes has been known to cluster with other risk factors particularly hypertension—another killer—and local health experts are alarmed that diabetes and hypertension form a metabolic ‘time bomb’ waiting to explode, as it continues to maim or kill countless victims in the country and worldwide.

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