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Smoking linked to growing number of COPD in PH

Smoking linked to growing number of COPD in PH

By ANALOU DE VERA   Smoking is the major risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which is currently the seventh leading cause of mortality in the Philippines, a pulmonary specialist said. Dr. Lenora Fernandez, past president of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP), sounded the alarm over the prevalence of COPD in […]

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  APPROXIMATELY 750 million dogs are living on their own, according to a 2016 report in The New York Times. The number could be higher today. According to the same report, there are about a billion dogs living on earth at that time. There could be so many more at present. * * * Dogs […]

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New motorcycle models launched to address needs of Filipino riders

    A leading motorcycle manufacturer in the country has emphasized the need for safe, innovative and environment-friendly bikes that will solve the mobility concerns of the rising number of Filipino riders, including female commuters. Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) president Susumu Mitsuishi said their two latest motorcycle models —  the All-New GENIO for female riders […]

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There is hope in liver transplant – expert

  A gastroenterology expert from India has called for more awareness campaign about liver diseases in babies in the Philippines as he met with the families of Filipino children who got a new lease of life after undergoing liver transplants in a medical facility in New Delhi. Dr. Anupam Sibal, group director of Indraprastha Apollo […]

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WHO: Baby foods contain too much sugar

  COPENHAGEN — Baby foods on market generally contain too much sugar, posing a source of health concern, a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The United Nations specialized agency on public health based the conclusion on an examination by its European office of about 8,000 baby food products on shelf between […]

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Breakup may lead to suicide, mental health problem – expert

    Love problems are the leading cause of mental health problems and suicide, a mental health expert said. In an interview at the Philippine News Agency’s “Pros and Cons” forum, Dr. Bernard Argamosa, a psychiatrist at the Department of Health-National Center for Mental Health (DoH-NCMH), said many of their patients have psychotic breakdowns due […]

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