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Diabetes: What You need to Know

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing […]

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

Research on Diabetes-Cancer link

Diabetics, be wary of the “Big C”. A recent study in Japan, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that the growth of cancer cells in liver or pancreas may be triggered by the excess insulin of patients with adult-onset diabetes.

Media Workshop on Diabetes Pandemic

Medical experts predict that seven out of ten Asians will be diabetic by 2030, raising the diabetes prevalence to pandemic levels. This continent houses India, China, Indonesia, and Japan – top countries with the most number of diabetics in the world. Related terms:diabetes workshop sponsored by glaxosmithkline

Mushroom – Almost Perfect Food

Considered a ‘divine fruit of immortality’ during ancient times, the mushroom is served on the modern dining table for its nutritional and medicinal values. From a source of vitality to a cancer-fighting fungus, it confers health benefits that earned it the description of ‘an almost perfect food’. Related terms:abalone mushroom benefitsmushroom consumption philippinesjapanese mushroom frame […]

Lose Weight by Sleeping Well

If you want to lose weight, then you better have a good sleep every night. Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are very important, evidence is growing that sleep is a powerful regulator of appetite, energy use and weight control. Related terms:university of santo tomaswill pocari sweat make you fatdoes pocari sweat make you […]

Coral Reefs: Medicine Cabinets of the 21st Century

Coral reefs could be the source of many new medicines in the 21st century. “Marine sources could be the major source of drugs in the coming years,” said Dr. William Fenical, director for marine biotechnology and biomedicine at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Related terms:coral reefs medicine cabinets for the 21st […]

Type 2 diabetics studied in low-dose Aspirin Trial

Type 2 diabetics treated with low-dose aspirin did not have significantly lower incidence of atherosclerotic events than those who received placebo in this primary prevention trial of low-dose aspirin, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. However, subgroup and analyses showed a significant reduction with aspirin in both atherosclerotic events in […]

Retirement Paradise

Today, most people view retirement as a new beginning, a new phase of life, an opportunity to reinvent one’s self. It’s a time to explore things in new heights. “After getting what you want, you must enjoy what you got,” shares Mr. Reynaldo Lingat, OIC-General Manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA). Retirement is your […]

Children of Diabetics More Aware of Risk

A Japanese study reveals that adult offspring of type 2 diabetics are more aware that they are at increased risk of developing the disease than their parents. According to Dr. Keiko Kazuma and colleagues at the University of Tokyo, genetics and lifestyle could more likely contribute to the development of the disease among persons with […]