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All about cranberries

All about cranberries

  BY KIM ATIENZA     People talk a lot about foods that are strong in antioxidants these days. Antioxidants are defined scientifically as substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when […]

Get that sun

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Get that sun

  BY KIM ATIENZA     With Covid-19 and your friends getting sick and dying, you realize that human life is frail. That life can be taken away in a snap. Watching Showti, my Aldabra tortoise, makes me realize that worrying does not add another hour of life if it’s our time to go. Showti […]

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Celebrity doctor educates public on dental health via TikTok

BY ROBERT R. REQUINTINA     There are many ways to educate the public on dental health. But for celebrity dentist Dr. Mario Guiang, TikTok is an effective medium to inform people on dental care. So far, Guiang has already earned 4.5 million likes for his TikTok videos where he dances, lip-sync songs, and shows […]

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Eating disorder

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Eating disorder

  BY KIM ATIENZA     You’ve heard of people eating soil, clay, dirt. You didn’t know they have eating disorder. It’s called pica, a compulsive eating disorder characterized by their interest in eating nonfood items. They can be anything, really, such as paint flaking. Other common items eaten are glue, hair, cigarette ashes, and, oh […]

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Death of ‘Black Panther’ star spotlights early-onset colon cancer

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Actor Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer at the age of 43 has highlighted the growing rate of this disease among younger adults, who are often diagnosed at later stages. According to Kimmie Ng, director of Dana-Farber’s Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center in Boston, it shows how important it is for more research […]

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Pukingan tea

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Pukingan tea

  BY KIM ATIENZA     You surely have seen it, but didn’t know its scientific name, or its uses. You are attracted to its flower in a lovely shade of blue, following the shape of the female genitalia. It is called clitoris ternatea, or pukingan, a twining herb or climbing vine with slender stem. […]

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