Ten threats to global health in 2019 according to the World Health Organization

Marc Cosep 01/29/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) puts out a list of the most pressing issues that face global health. It changes every year as WHO tries to zero in on what needs…

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

AP 10/21/2018

SEATTLE—Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss. The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type…

Life is wonderful

Dr. Philip S. Chua 10/07/2018

IN THIS era of health consciousness, people, in general, are seeking ways to live healthier and maximize longevity through prevention. This was one of the reasons why I wrote the book, Let’s Stop “Killing” Our Children, a…

Diabetes: Time’s running out

Life 08/26/2018

Proper education and awareness is key to stem rising numbers of Filipinos with diabetes IN THE FACE of advancements in medical treatments and technology, diabetes remains a prevalent chronic disease that afflicts a huge number of Filipinos.…

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes

Agence France Presse 07/08/2018

DIABETES has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said pollution also plays a major role. The study estimated that…

Bad diet linked to one in five deaths, study says

AFP 09/25/2017

France — Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer than ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked to poor diet. According to researchers, more than 1.6 million…

Integrated and holistic healthcare solutions at Maayo Medical

Samantha Judaya 07/04/2017

    As the first modern and world-class outpatient care facility in Cebu, Maayo Medical aims to provide comprehensive, integrated and holistic healthcare solutions with their state-of-the-art medical procedures that are set to change the medical field…

Magpale: ‘Unli-rice’ ban anti-poor

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/15/2017

  THE banning of unlimited rice serving in restaurants is anti-poor, according to Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale. Magpale’s comment was sought by the Cebu media yesterday morning following the call of Senator Cynthia Villar to ban…

Post holiday ‘damage control’

Dr. Philip S. Chua 01/09/2017

THE HOLIDAYS may be behind us but their physical effects, among others, will linger a while. Medically speaking, it is actually a time for “damage control” for those of us who have over-indulged during the festivities. The…

Our weight and premature death

Dr. Philip S. Chua 07/25/2016

A CLINICAL study of 3.9 million adults in 189 countries, published in the medical journal, Lancet, revealed that our risk for illness (like hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s and cancer) and premature death are impacted by…

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…

Diabetes and sex

Philip S. Chua 01/31/2016

Is sex affected by diabetes? Yes. In men, diabetes mellitus can cause a varying degree of erectile dysfunction (inability to attain or sustain erection satisfactory for intercourse) as the diabetes progresses. Most of the time, however, the…

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