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Donating Blood at Red Cross and Why it’s good for you


...arch showed that blood coming from the younger mice could help reverse aging in their older counterparts. Promising. As for the ethical aspect, it’s as simple and noble as saving another person’s life. As the line from the Bible goes, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you…”- Matthew 7:12 Donating Blood  Guidelines For you to be successful in donating blood, here are the basic must knows taken from the Philippine Red C... Read More »

Natural Remedies for Acid Problems


...cous may seem surprisingly thin with only a single millimetre. But this is enough to shield us from irritation. What we must do is to take steps to back up our body’s natural defences. What are the effective natural remedies for Acid Problems? Chewing gum. Do I sound like I’m kidding? You may not believe but it’s backed up by research that chewing gum after a meal helps dilute the acid in the stomach because it stimulates salivary gland action. A... Read More »

Agranulocytosis – What Happens When The Defense Goes Down


...ulocytosis include fever, chills, easy fatigability, sore throat, mouth sores, yellowish discoloration of the skin and bleeding gums. Children with congenital agranulocytosis may be observed as having poor weight gain. Other symptoms include fast breathing and heart rate, and skin infections. Diagnosis of agranulocytosis involves a thorough assessment of medical history: drugs being taken, recent infections, and history of autoimmune diseases. Wh... Read More »

New Causes of Smoking Deaths Identified


...ums up to around 11 sticks per day for the males while 7 for the females. These figures support why smoking has been one of the top causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. Upon discovery of the association between cigarette smoking and some respiratory disorders in the 1940s and 50s, multitude health implications of smoking have been recognized. Traditionally, smoking has been the primary cause of several major disorders and disease... Read More »

Adoptive T-cell therapy – Hope for Advanced Cancers


...uch as cancers. Types of immunotherapy Monoclonal antibodies: These are man-made versions of immune system proteins. Antibodies can be very useful in treating cancer because they can be designed to attack a very specific part of a cancer cell. Cancer vaccines: Vaccines are substances put into the body to start an immune response against certain diseases. We usually think of them as being given to healthy people to help prevent infections. But som... Read More »

Antibiotic Resistance in Southeast Asia and the Philippines


...istance to be arguably as serious as climate change and a ticking time bomb. The call for change however cannot be addressed by a handful of leaders alone. The cause of the problem is at the grassroots. People should be made aware of how drug resistance develops, how it impacts globally, how it can be prevented and what they can do to prevent it from worsening. It’s only a matter of time before even the simplest diseases will render the once life... Read More »

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