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On health and wealth

By Dr. Kaycee Reyes Health is wealth, as the cliché goes. Different regions around the world, however, have different life expectancies and health conditions. For…

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Flu can be deadly

By Eduardo Gonzales, MD Q.How come some people die of flu? Isn’t flu a mild illness? Is this disease preventable? —liamty@gmail.com A.You’re partly correct, flu…

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All you need to know about intermittent fasting

By Cheshire Que, RND, RN, RD Fasting or the intentional abstinence from sustenance has long been practiced in ancient history for spiritual purposes. Fast forward…


Overuse of antibiotics -- especially in poor countries -- is thought to be an important factor in post-operative infections. (AFP/File / BORIS HORVAT / MANILA BULLETIN)

1 in 9 people infected after gut surgery: study

By Agence France-Presse More than 12 percent of people who have gastrointestinal surgery become infected within 30 days of going under the knife, researchers said…

"We typically think about PFASs (which can be found in food wrappers) in terms of rare health problems like cancer, but it appears they are also playing a role in obesity, a major health problem facing millions around the globe," said a study author. (Getty/AFP/File / Jessica Kourkounis / MANILA BULLETIN)

Environmental chemicals may boost body weight: study

By Agence France-Presse Chemicals used in food wrappers, non-stick pan coatings and clothing may boost body weight by interfering with metabolism, especially in women, US…