All about Christmas

Philip S. Chua 12/19/2016

AS THE happiest season of the year, religious and secular, comes around, we present some interesting facts about Christmas. The Philippines, most likely the country with the greatest Christmas spirit, celebrates Christmas the longest and most festive,…

Calcium, D3, salt, and MV-M

Philip S. Chua 12/04/2016

THERE have been controversies about the safe dose for our intake of calcium, Vitamin D, and sodium (salt). Obviously, the amount we take of any substance or medications, either too high or too low, is important, when…

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia

Philip S. Chua 10/30/2016

What is anorexia nervosa? This is a “psychological” disorder where the person has a disturbed sense of body image. He/she has a morbid fear of obesity, refuses to maintain a minimally normal body weight, and in women,…

Is tap water safe?

Philip S. Chua 10/17/2016

THE HUMAN body is about 50 to 75 percent water. An average adult has about 55 to 60 percent (man, 60 percent, and women, 55 percent) while an infant is typically between 75–78 percent, dropping to 65…

Low-carb diet

Philip S. Chua 09/19/2016

TODAY’S scientific data based on all accumulated information from the time man first roamed the earth to the latest current research studies show that the two main basic factors within our control that determine our health and…

Killer superbugs on the rise

Philip S. Chua 08/08/2016

SINCE Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist (a 1945 Nobel laureate), first discovered penicillin in 1923, hundreds of more potent wider spectrum antibiotics have been added to the medical armamentarium. These lifesaving drugs have…

Our children’s food

Philip S. Chua 07/11/2016

WHAT children eat greatly determines their growth and development, the integrity of their immune system, their body’s ability to ward off infections and diseases, and their morbidity and longevity. The other essential factors are their daily physical…

Coffee and diabetes

Philip S. Chua 07/04/2016

WHAT we eat and drink affects our health. The relevance of the association is even more significant among those who have pre-diabetes and those who actually have diabetes. Soft drinks, diet or decaf, cola or uncola, or…

Artery hardening is a killer

Philip S. Chua 06/27/2016

What is hardening of the artery? Hardening of the artery, medically known as arteriosclerosis, is a condition that starts very early in life, where blood clots and cholesterol deposits adhere to the inner wall of the arteries…

Are e-cigarettes more dangerous?

Philip S. Chua 05/15/2016

Mini robot retriever In the United States alone, more than 3,500 persons accidentally swallow button batteries, which are used in toys, watches, hearing aids, etc. In most cases, they are passed out with stools but in some…

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