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Maine Mendoza tells all in interview with Boy Abunda

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Watch Maine and Boy team up to fight world germination

Busting myths about hair loss

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Going bald is tough, but some forms of hair loss are preventable through proper care

Salads, smoothies, and more: Juicery at BGC makes healthy eating easier

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:11 PM

For your daily dose of fresh fruits and veggies, juice check out Juicery by Chateau 1771, a new hub for the health-conscious

Why isn't my skincare routine working? Here are probable explanations

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:14 AM

It could be because of many reasons – and one of them is stress

Signs of hair loss you might not know about

Sep 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Nothing to lose – time to restore your crowning glory!

DOH, UNICEF launch animation contest for 'Goodbye, Dumi! Hello, Healthy!' campaign

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The campaign is composed of various communication tools and strategies focusing on the core messages of always using the toilet and washing hands with soap during critical times

Why you should add this veggie to your kids’ breakfast ASAP

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Beans are the new superfood

INFOGRAPHIC: A secret to productivity? Clean air

Sep 06, 2019 - 3:53 PM

An increasing number of studies are linking air pollution to lower cognition and poor concentration

No rice? No problem: 10 healthy alternatives to white rice

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:00 PM

For those quitting rice or simply looking for a healthier alternative, here are 10 options you can check out!

Building, burning, and storing: The truth about your body fat

Aug 23, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Body fat is not the enemy – unless you let it

Q and A: What are supplements and why do you need them?

Aug 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Here are the basics on supplements and why they matter

Paint relief: Singaporeans make messy art to de-stress

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Singapore's Splat Paint House lets guests paint onto walls and canvases using brushes, water guns, and syringes – no rules and no time limits

You can get dehydrated no matter the weather. Here’s what to do about it

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Many of your daily activities can cause your body to lose water

Meal prep your day in 60 minutes

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:39 PM

These recipes are so quick and easy to do, you’ll be done in 60 minutes!

Visit these cool spots to switch up your workout

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Because lifting weights and treadmills are not the only path to fitness

Oil is well: The beginner's guide to essential oils

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:30 PM

On the way to becoming a self-confessed oilbularyo? Here all the essentials you need!

Why driving can help clear and reenergize the mind

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Studies show that driving can actually be good for mental health

Here's how your fave Pinoy stars keep fit

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Want to be fit as your favorite star? Here's how.

[OPINION] Detox retreats: The icing on your wellness cake

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:13 AM

'My taste buds felt brand new. Food was more delicious than I had ever sensed in my life, and for a few months, I lost my interest in junk food,' says Leticia Labre

Have you tried this new skin care secret?

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Several influencers are apparently vouching for this new product

16-year-old girl from Iloilo discovers a potential cure for diabetes

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Mindanao’s indigenous clothing goes international and free plants - here are some good things that happened this week

Iza Calzado pens powerful piece on body image, struggle towards body love

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'Perhaps the journey is far from over, and I have so many things I still need to address within myself to help me become a better version of myself,' says the actress

7 life-improving benefits of running

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:29 PM

If these reasons don't get you to start, nothing will

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Obamacare led to better cancer outcomes – studies

Jun 02, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The findings come as the administration of President Donald Trump is renewing its efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor Barack Obama

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

5 reasons why you should never skip breakfast

May 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Alex Gonzaga also shares an easy way to eat breakfast on the go

Vinegar made from synthetic acetic acid has no adverse health effects – toxicologist

May 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Department of Health, however, prohibits the use of synthetic acetic acid in vinegar which it deems 'adulterated'

NOT HARMFUL. As long as the synthetic acetic acid used for making vinegar is food-grade, consumers don't have to worry about contaminants harming their health, PNRI says. Photo from Shutterstock.

LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns

May 15, 2019 - 9:03 PM

New findings by ANSES confirm earlier concerns that 'exposure to an intense and powerful [LED] light is 'photo-toxic' and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision'

Anger, worry, sadness increased worldwide in 2018, says Gallup report

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:28 PM

While overall stress levels have slightly dropped, other negative emotions have increased

GoodWork app aims to make you the master of your own home

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:20 AM

This app lets you book home and wellness service providers whenever you need it

Why you need to add seafood to your diet, asap

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Here’s how seafood contributes to a well-rounded diet!

Human Genome Project: New alcohol abuse study could help us unlock secrets to beating genetic diseases

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It's been almost 20 years since Bill Clinton joined Tony Blair to announce the first rough sequencing of the human genome to tremendous fanfare. What have we achieved, so far?

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WATCH: The dangerous pollutants lurking in your home

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:22 PM

You might not see them, but you can get rid of them!

Home cleaning myths busted

Mar 05, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Does your house never seem to get clean? Your routine might be doing more harm than good!

Stand at your desk for a healthier, happier lifestyle

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation's standing desk is designed to promote physical activity with its own exercise manual illustrating various poses and stretches that you can do while standing

Liven up your days with #WhatGetsYouUp

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Here are three tips to keep you in good spirits and ready for the everyday grind

Don't have time to exercise? Here's a regime everyone can squeeze in

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – whether that’s by vacuuming the carpet with vigor or walking uphill to buy your lunch – could be the key to helping all of us get some high quality exercise each day

NO EXCUSES. For those of us who are time-poor, high-intensity exercise can be incorporated into our daily routines. Image from Shutterstock

Downsides of beauty: The risks of cosmetic surgery

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Sometimes there's a costly price to pay in efforts to be beautiful and to remain young-looking

In fitness and in love: Couples who work out together

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:46 PM

These couples stay in love (and in shape) by sweating it out together

Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Why you should never skip moisturizers, whatever your skin type

Feb 13, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Dry, oily, or combination skin? Here are the ingredients your facial moisturizer should contain

Let them eat more fat? Researcher argues that a balance of types of fat is the key

Jan 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

As a research professor in the field of nutrition and dietetics, I am convinced that findings from our work, along with other published current evidence, show that the concept that dietary fat is 'toxic' is very much outdated and misguided

BALANCED MIX. A mix of fats, such as those found in nuts, avocados, salmon and olives, could be healthy and more satisfying. Craevschii Family/Shutterstock.com

When is it more than just a tummy ache?

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Sometimes home remedies just ain't enough

Gym membership: How to get the most out of it, according to a sports scientist

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Here are few tried and tested (yet easy) exercises which, when combined with a broadly healthy lifestyle, are likely to improve fitness levels, maybe shed a little excess weight – and will make you feel at home in the gym

WORKOUT. Are you getting your money's worth? Image from Shutterstock

'Women are beautiful whatever size': Moira Dela Torre calls out heckler

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The singer has some words for an audience member who her called her fat while performing

MOIRA DELA TORRE. The singer responds to being body-shamed at one of her concerts. Instagram.com/moirarachelle

Worry over kids' excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New research found brain changes among kids using screens more than 7 hours a day and lower cognitive skills among those using screens more than two hours a day

SMARTPHONE WOES. Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common. GCapture/Shutterstock.com

QUIZ: Laging nahihilo? Take this quiz to find out if you’re at risk for Iron Deficiency Anemia

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Your frequent dizziness might not be as simple as you think

INFOGRAPHIC: Keeping 20/20 vision for today’s digital natives

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Constantly on your gadgets? You need to take extra care of your eyes!

On your phone right now? Here's why you need to give your eyes a break

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Learn the negative effects of constant gadget use — and how you can prevent them

The practice of kamayan and how it fosters Pinoy pride

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:36 AM

It’s a special tradition — but are you one of the 10% of Filipinos don't wash their hands before eating?

Safeguard #GoKamayanTayo

Dec 08, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Doesn't food just taste better when it's shared? Make this year's Christmas all about sharing your blessings and join Safeguard's #GoKamayanTayo challenge!