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The amount of sleep you get could affect your marriage, suggests new research

A new US study suggests yet another reason to get some shut-eye, finding that husbands and wives who get a good night’s sleep are more satisfied with their marriage the next day. Conducted by researchers from Florida State University, the […]
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Dengue cases rose by 19% to 70,697 from January to July – DOH

MANILA, Aug 10 (Mabuhay) — A total of 70,697 dengue cases were reported during the first seven months of the year, an increase of 19 percent from the number of cases recorded in the same period in 2015, the Department […]
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DOH tells Metro Manilans to brace themselves for dengue

MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday urged Metro Manila to begin boosting its efforts to combat dengue fever. In a press briefing held at the DOH media relations unit in Tayuman, Sta. Cruz, Manila, […]
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Hontiveros to gov’t: Stop calling drug dependents ‘surrenderers’

‘Other countries treat drug problem as a health issue’ Amid the growing number of drug users who have reportedly voluntarily submitted to the authorities, Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros urged the government to stop calling drug dependents “surrenderers”, saying it criminalizes...
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Local health groups launch ‘Rethink Your Asian Drink’ campaign

A coalition of health and community organizations recently launched the “Rethink Your Asian Drink” campaign, in an effort to bring awareness to various Asian drinks such as Boba and milk tea, that are sugary and have literally little or no value. The […]
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Could reducing meat intake also reduce global obesity levels?

New Australian research suggests that over-consumption of meat could be one of the significant factors contributing to the worldwide obesity epidemic. Presented at the 18th International Conference on Nutrition and Food Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland, the research was carried...
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Scientist-developed compound brings hope of new epilepsy treatment

Researchers based in the USA have developed a compound that may prevent the development of epilepsy. After being tested on mice, the compound could soon be brought to human trials. Scientists from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center have developed […]
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Mother’s DNA may affect ageing: study

A tiny repository of DNA inherited only from one’s mother may be key for healthy ageing, according to researchers who swapped out mouse genes to prove the point. For a study published Wednesday, the team created two sets of lab […]
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New DOH Chief vows fight vs. drug addiction and corruption to ensure better health service delivery

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA (PNA) — New Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial said on Monday that aside from fighting drug addiction problem and preventing any form of corruption in the department, they will also be focusing […]
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Drug-resistant malaria strain contained in Asia: scientists

A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday. Scientists confirmed the containment by conducting the first global study that maps resistance to […]