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International Day of Yoga: The health benefits of this ancient practice

In 2014 the UN declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga after a call from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to adopt the day as a global celebration of the practice. Often seen as a holistic approach to […]
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DOH expands School-Based Dengue Immunization program to Central Visayas

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday it has expanded its School-Based Dengue Immunization program to more regions in the country. Aside from Central Luzon (Region III), Calabarzon (Region IV-A), and the […]
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Aloe Vera: the star beauty ingredient of 2016

Aloe Vera is becoming increasingly popular in the beauty industry, with overall global consumption on the rise, according to new statistics. A report by Future Market Insights (FMI) has revealed that the plant is becoming an essential ingredient in food, […]
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Lip service: record numbers of lip augmentations were performed in the US last year

In confirmation that pillowy lips are the must-have beauty accessory of the moment, it has been revealed that a record number of lip augmentation procedures were carried out in the US in 2015.  Newly released data from the American Society […]
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Eating fruit during pregnancy linked to higher IQ in children

A Canadian study, published in the journal, EbioMedicine, has found that women who ate more fruit during pregnancy had children with higher IQs at one year old.  In a recent study, Canadian researchers from the University of Alberta found that […]
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Physical activity can lower the risk of 13 different cancers finds new research

A new US study has found a link between higher levels of physical activity and lower risks for 13 different types of cancers, including three of the top four leading cancers among men and women worldwide. The study, by a […]
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DOH strictly monitoring Zika virus infections

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Palace made an assurance on Saturday that it is strictly monitoring Zika virus in the country following reports of recent infections. In a radio interview Saturday, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said the Department of Health […]
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Seniors can stave off cognitive decline with seafood says new study

New research has shown that eating seafood and other omega-3 rich foods at least once a week can help protect against cognitive decline in seniors.    Although previous studies have shown the benefits of eating seafood, including fish, and omega-3 […]
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Americans traveling without fear of the Zika virus

A new study of 3,431 US consumers finds that the vast majority of travelers are well informed about Zika and are not letting the virus change their plans. According to the Travel Leaders Group, 87.1% of those polled have heard […]
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DOH confirms 3rd Zika case documented in PHL

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Monday that the 20-year-old Korean, who was reported to be infected with Zika virus after taking a vacation in a tourist spot in the Philippines, is the […]