By Philip Chua
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.
By Philip Chua
SINCE man roamed the earth, vegetables have been hailed as a great health food. And even before modern science came out with the medical data proving their value, parents, especially mothers, around the world, from different cultures and traditions, had already been encouraging their children to eat vegetables.
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
THEIR age is not a hindrance to developing new interest in growing vegetables.
By Julie M. Aurelio
A teenager who helped harvest vegetables grown on a vacant lot in Quezon City was found dead on the same lot early Thursday morning, less than eight hours after he was abducted by unidentified armed men the night before.
By Ramon Tulfo
The late Interior Secretary Jessie Robredo is Inquirer’s Filipino of the Year for 2012.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Lawmakers are concerned that Filipinos are eating more meat and chicken and less fruits and vegetables based on a government study covering 30 years.
By Radel Paredes
Since my wife started doing yoga, we’ve been eating more vegetables at home and practically no meat except fish. She’s determined to become a pesco-ovo-lacto-vegetarian (someone who eats only fish, eggs, dairy and veggies), an experiment that I predict will not last four months (I failed in my own experiment with meatlessness once).
PLANTING vegetables, selling the produce to the residents was one way Purok Pinya earned and grew.
By DJ Yap
Thousands of vegetable growers and livestock raisers will soon reach their buyers without going through middlemen, thanks to the newly launched “Agri-Pinoy Trading Centers” of the Department of Agriculture.
Despite living in a region that produces most of the country’s salad vegetables, many Cordillerans lack vegetables in their diet, health officials said.
By the Inquirer Read-Along team
In time for Nutrition Month, nearly a hundred kids were treated to yummy snacks and exciting stories during Saturday afternoon’s Inquirer Read-Along session at the Inquirer main office in Makati, which featured renowned cake decorator Penk Ching and Sophia School storytellers.
THE health department is encouraging people to eat vegetables and fruits grown in their backyards and stay away from chemicals used by farmers in producing these in commercial volumes. Parolita Mission, head of the National Nutrition Council warned of the health hazards, chemicals used as pesticides and fertilizers by farmers in growing vegetables and fruits. [...]
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Want to live longer? Plant vegetables. To mark Nutrition Month this July, the Department of Health is urging all Filipino households and communities to plant vegetable gardens in their backyards and other open spaces not only to curb malnutrition among children but to stop the high incidence of noncommunicable diseases in the country.