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Our self-healing power

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IN SPITE of all the powerful inventions of man, including the super computers and other state-of-the-art electronic devices, they have not come close to matching the amazing super human body. Even the production of these man-made machines cannot compare with the wonderful miracle of creation itself, from fertilization in the womb to the actual birth [...]

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Health

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CHRISTMAS may be behind us and the new year celebration yet to follow, but their combined physical effects, among others, will linger a while. Medically speaking, it is actually a time for “damage control” for those of us who have overindulged during the festivities.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Does hair coloring cause cancer?

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What causes pain and tenderness in the testicles? One of the commonest causes of pain in the testes is epididymitis, an inflammation and swelling caused by infection. Trauma can cause the same type of pain. If the pains persist for more than three days, with or without a lump, medical consultation should be sought to [...]

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Bar code for humans?

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BAR codes for commercial products and services are today a standard armamentarium of the business world. Its use has transformed daily transactions, inventory, record-keeping, accounting, auditing, budgeting, projections, etc. into simpler, more accurate, faster, more efficient, and timesaving endeavors. And even our smart cell phones can now read bar codes, to compare prices of various [...]

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Practical health tips

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Yes, parents who smoke negatively impact the immune system of their children, making them more susceptible to allergies, respiratory tract illnesses and infections in general, from infancy to adulthood. Constant exposure to secondhand smoke damages the DNA.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Hydrophobia: Rabies

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Hydrophobia is the medical term for rabies, an acute infectious disease of mammals, especially the carnivorous ones, characterized by pathology in the central nervous system, leading to paralysis and death. The most common source is the bite of a rabid dog.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Can one get AIDS from toilet seats?

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HERE are questions from our readers: How long can one survive without food? This question reminds me of the thousands of victims of the monster typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) who were without food and water for days. One of the most popular accounts of voluntary starvation is that of the great Mahatma Gandhi, who survived after [...]

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

How much sex is safe?

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Red meat is not an essential food item.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Exercise, vegetables: Anti-cancer

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Antibiotics must be used properly where indicated. To use them for viral infections (like common colds or influenza), or for other conditions which they are not effective for anyway, or for illnesses where the bacteria are not sensitive to them, is not only a waste of money but outright dangerous. Microorganisms develop resistance to the antibiotics when exposed to them frequently. Eventually, the antibiotics will no longer be effective in fighting future infections in this particular person, thus dramatically increasing the risk to life at that point.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Water versus soft drinks

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WATER is life. Without it, there would be no life on Planet Earth. Without soft drinks, which is toxic to our organs, life would go on, and more people, especially children, would even be healthier. The normal lean adult body is made up of about 70 percent water (50 percent intracellular; 15 percent interstitial; and [...]

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Reduce your wrinkles

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Also known as rhytides, wrinkles are folds or creases in the skin, resulting from loss of elasticity and skin turgor associated with aging and with years of daily exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Other factors are lack of skin care and insufficient moisture for the skin, especially of the face and neck. Fine wrinkles are those that are 1 mm in width and depth, and coarse wrinkles are those that are greater.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 diabetes?

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ALMOST everyone has heard of Type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disease that is linked to increased risk of multi-organ damage, involving the arteries, eyes, kidneys, heart, liver and brain. The US National Diabetes Fact Sheet released January 26, 2011 showed 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 8.3 percent of the population, [...]

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Global Filipinos: A sleeping giant

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FILIPINOS, in general, have always excelled wherever they are. One such Filipino was our national hero, Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal, who obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in Madrid, Spain, in 1885. He was a European-trained ophthalmologist, one of very few specialists at the time, when specialization was not even popular. Rizal, believing in the [...]

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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