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The man now has two sets of DNA in his body.
What if parts of your body lost their DNA and took the DNA of a complete stranger? This is what happened to Chris Long of Reno, Nevada, who learned that his semen’s DNA had changed after he had a bone marrow transplant ...
 
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Self-care starts with rest.
I've recently gotten sick. I was down with an awful case of tonsilitis resulting in me having a fabulous fever of 39.6°C degrees and throwing up almost everything that I ate. That being said, I obviously couldn't work—and it was hard for me because (1) I ...
 
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Filipino teens need more sports and exercise.
In Disney Pixar’s iconic film Wall-E, future humans are depicted as physically immobile and tech-dependent species who grew fat because of their inactivity. That future is at hand if we are going to look at the latest report from the World Health ...
 
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An ice bath allegedly reduces inflammation, increases fat-burning, bolsters immunity, and makes you last longer in bed.
On a dismal Sunday afternoon in November, in a roomful of men, I’m standing—or rather squatting—in 'horse stance': legs wide and slightly bent, arms moving side to side as if kindling a Hadouken, in the manner of Ryu from Street Fighter. This martial ...
 
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Hide your vapes, everybody.
Hide your vapes, everybody. Yesterday, November 19, the President ordered the immediate arrest of anyone seen vaping in public. “I am now ordering the law-enforcement agencies to arrest anybody vaping in public. That is like smoking,” said the President. “Because it is ...
 
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It may be rare, but still possible
The very first case of dengue transmitted through sexual intercourse was reported in Spain.Spanish health authorities confirmed last week that a 41-year-old man contracted dengue after having sex with his partner, another male, who went on a trip to Cuba and may ...
 
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What can we do against the Black Death.
There are many kinds of plague, such as the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, and even the 10 biblical plagues of Egypt, but none so fearsome that it was called "The Plague." Also known as the Black Death, The Plague was responsible for ...
 
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Aside from cigarettes, this city has also banned the use of vaping devices.
The Pasay City government has banned vaping in all enclosed public spaces, private workplaces, and public conveyances. The city council has passed City Ordinance No. 6061, which regulates the use of vaping devices within the city.Section 2 of the ordinance states that the use ...
 
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The actor recently spoke candidly about his struggles with addiction.
Over the last few years, Shia LaBeouf has increasingly been in the press because of his personal issues, rather than the projects he's working on. But with two movies out this year, the embattled actor is keen to change that. During a recent interview ...
 
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If you’re one of them, shame on you.
It’s commonly publicized that airplanes are breeding grounds of bacteria and other microscopic creatures just circulating in a sealed cabin but did you know that you could be adding to the filth with poor hygiene habits? A recent survey conducted by Reservations.com ...
 
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The measles virus can cause immune amnesia.
If you or your child were previously immunized against other diseases but contracted measles recently, you might want to get a vaccine update from your doctor. A new study published in Science and Science Immunology revealed that the measles virus can wipe out your ...
 
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The DOH is studying whether to increase tax on salted food.
The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday expressed its interest in pushing for increasing taxes on salted food. In a statement released during a press briefing in Malacañang, Health undersecretary Eric Domingo said, “We’re studying increasing taxes on salted food. This may ...
 
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Since July, more than 30,000 pigs have been slaughtered in a nationwide effort to contain the virus.
In another blow to local pork products, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed that samples of hotdogs, tocino, and longganisa tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF). Names of the affected brands were not disclosed.The products which tested positive for ASF ...
 
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You’re not the only one who got curious.
Last week, pictures of President Duterte wearing what looks like a white gadget hanging around his neck appeared on the Internet. People guessed what the device could be, with some speculating that it was a Wi-Fi device and others saying that it’s some ...
 
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Don't know where to start when shopping at Real Food? Bea Lhuillier, Katrina Mañosa, Honey Almedral, and Nicole Fandiño make your decisions easier with their list of top picks.
Real Food has become the city’s premier health food emporium for fresh produce and grocery items. This modern-day green-grocer is the brainchild of Nicole Fandiño, whose constant search for an easier way to shop for healthier food options for her family led ...
 
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The Department of Health released recommendations for travelers in light of the polio outbreak.
Less than a month after the Department of Health declared a polio oubreak last September 19, it has released an advisory recommending travelers of ALL ages who are planning a trip to the Philippines to get a single dose of the inactivated poliovirus ...
 
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The first breast cancer awareness ribbons were peach, not pink.
Every 15 seconds, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.It is the most common form of cancer among women and the second most common cancer in general. Decades ago, breast cancer was not really spoken or written about. Only a handful of ...
 
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We lay down the facts.
In the past months, the vaping industry has taken a critical hit from the press for allegedly causing a mysterious lung illness. So far, there have been 23 deaths in the U.S. linked to the use of vapes. The scare has prompted ...
 
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The healthy neighborhood grocery was born out of its founders' desire to feed their families better and smarter.
A deeply personal venture that extends beyond ambition and business models, Real Food, the healthy neighborhood grocer founded by Nicole Fandiño, Honey Almendral, Bea Lhuillier, and Katrina Mañosa, is the realized vision of four mothers and their desire to thoughtfully nourish and ...
 
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He emphasized the importance of vaccination and why we have no room for anti-vaxxers.
This year, the Philippines saw one of its worst years in terms of disease control, further highlighting the importance of vaccination, especially for children. Dr. Ruben Macapinlac, pediatrics specialist, explains why.“Children are most vulnerable to diseases, especially the most serious ones, because ...
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