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  THESE days, all talk leads to improving our immune system in the light of the coronavirus or COVID-19. There are many ways to increase our immune system, the human body’s natural ability to ward off disease or any kind of infection. I am reminded of a friend who drinks a lot, daily in fact, […]

Banana frenzy

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Banana frenzy

      JUST recently, netizens came upon a post claiming scientists in a New Zealand laboratory are using extracts from the com­mon banana as possible cure to COVID-19. Upon closer scrutiny, the video doesn’t really reveal the per­ceived claim. It merely cites the health benefits of eating bananas. Nevertheless, word got around so that […]

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WHO issues guidelines to prevent, control nCoV ARD

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has released three guidelines on the prevention and control of the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (nCoV ARD) amid the spread of the virus in China and 24 other countries. Based on the WHO 19th Situation Report released on Sunday, there are 34,886 confirmed cases across the world, […]

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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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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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