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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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On fireflies

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On fireflies

  BY KIM ATIENZA     At the height of this on-going lockdown, in certain towns and cities, people reported witnessing the return of fireflies in their communities. Scientists and environmentalists said that cleaner air lured back fireflies to their old habitats in places close to where humans live. Fireflies are among the most mysterious […]

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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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Mabolo, kamagong

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Mabolo, kamagong

  BY KIM ATIENZA     Afraid you are losing your sense of smell? Known scientifically as anosmia, it is one of the first signs of contracting COVID-19. I tried it out myself recently by sniffing a tray of mabolo fruit. Its strong, pungent (?) smell presents the best challenge to your nose, next only […]

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Storing bananas

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Storing bananas

  BY KIM ATIENZA     Bananas are a-plenty at this time of the year, or it seems, the whole year round. But, what can we do to keep bananas fresh when we have a surplus of this fruit? Saw a helpful video on Yahoo TV recently, whose content I’d like to share with you. […]

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