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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our work, along with other published current evidence, show that the concept that dietary fat is 'toxic' is very much outdated and misguided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!

How to detoxify your life

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Is life being too hard on you? Maybe it’s time to detoxify

Weight stigma: 5 unspoken truths

Oct 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The stigma is often perpetrated by friends and family, not strangers. The results of stigma can be catastrophic.

DANGERS OF STIGMA. It can cause an awful lot of damage. Shutterstock

Just because you're thin, doesn't mean you're healthy

Oct 06, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Body weight is not the best indicator of internal well-being. A much better indicator is your diet.

HEALTH ISSUE. Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it. from shutterstock.com

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in

Oct 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

As a practicing physician and professor of medicine, people ask me about the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar all the time

POPULAR CONDIMENT. Vinegar has become as popular for some as nectar of the gods. It has a long history of high hopes for healing. Koy_Hipster/Shutterstock.com

Other ASEAN citizens live longer than Filipinos

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Despite investments in health care, Filipinos’ health is below average in terms of average life expectancy, maternal mortality ratio, mortality rate for children under 5 years old, and tuberculosis

BELOW AVERAGE. Filipinos lag behind their peers in Southeast Asia when it comes to health.

Delay breakfast, eat dinner early if you want to lose body fat – new study

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

There is, indeed, increasing evidence supporting the idea that our metabolic health is not just regulated by what we eat, but also when we eat

TIMING. A new study suggests timing meals to lose weight. Image from junpinzon/Shutterstock.com

More problems found in Chinese-made heart medications

Aug 06, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Tianyu Pharm and Rundu Pharma say batches of valsartan, an active ingredient widely used in medications for high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, contained N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), believed to potentially cause cancer through long-term use

Omega 3 supplements don't protect against heart disease – new review

Jul 28, 2018 - 7:30 AM

It looks as though our belief in omega 3 supplements over all these years may have been driven by a few flawed studies and our own bias

OMEGA 3 capsules. R_Szatkowski/Shutterstock.com

Fast Facts: What has the government done to alleviate malnutrition?

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Philippine government has shown a history of focused policy, but scattershot implementation

Here’s how you can avoid getting sick this rainy season

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Avoid sick leaves!

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes - study

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis said pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 – or around 14 percent of all new diabetes cases globally that year.

HAZE. An Indian commuter crosses railway tracks as dust covers sky in Jalandhar on June 15, 2018. Air pollution soared in New Delhi on June 14 to hazardous levels rarely seen outside winter months as sand blown from deserts enveloped the Indian capital in a once-in-a-decade phenomenon. Photo by Shammi Mehra / AFP

People who walk faster could live longer – study

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis of the University of Sydney says a fast pace would be around 5 to 7 kilometers per hour, depending on a person's fitness level

BENEFITS OF WALKING. A study published by the British Journal of Medicine emphasizes walking as an easy way to improve overall health. Photo from Shutterstock

Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes – WHO

May 31, 2018 - 9:15 AM

On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization hails that smoking has declined significantly since year 2000, but warns that there are still far too many people indulging in the dangerous habit

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin – study

May 28, 2018 - 6:16 PM

'Combining exercise and gum chewing may be an effective way to manage weight,' says a study by Japanese researchers published in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science

You can now customize your diet according to your DNA

May 04, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Pru Life UK offers a new service: DNA testing for a healthier lifestyle

What it's like to eat only 1,200 calories for 5 days

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Spoiler alert: it's not as scary as you think

DELICIOUS DIET. Eating just 1,200 calories a day is made easier by a diet delivery service that does all the counting and cooking for you. Screengrab from Instagram.com/deliciousdietph

The ups and downs of playtime

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Playtime and socialization is very important to a child’s development – it’s also a very crucial stage in a parent’s journey

5 most common health concerns for esport athletes

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:33 PM

As esports’ popularity rises it s important to know the health risks involved in logging long hours in front of a screen and on a keyboard or controller

GROWING SCENE. An esport athlete competes at Thailand's Intel Game Time event in June 2017. Photo from Shutterstock


WATCH: The best investment you can make

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Staying healthy doesn t just save you from expensive medical bills Now it can even help you earn for the future

COA to Napocor: Return P29.7M in health allowances

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The Commission on Audit junks the appeal of the National Power Corporation and reiterates that the unauthorized perks for employees must be returned

Quiz: Are you letting dry cough get in your way?

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:44 PM

How well do you know your dos and don’ts when dealing with dry cough?

Cutting down the cost of heart disease

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Modest ways to cope with heart disease without breaking the bank

Surprising facts about the human body

Jul 23, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Learn more about the spectacle that is the human body here

Start your health and wellness journey today

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Ian Veneracion Kiefer Ravena and Michele Gumabao want to inspire you to start living well with GNC

Fiber calculator: Compute your daily fiber intake

Apr 11, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Does your diet include enough fiber? Use our simple tool to find out

Our Awesome Food Trip: 4 new must-try spots

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:59 AM

Rappler goes to town with Our Awesome Planet’s Anton Diaz We had superfood bibingka wagyu kebab ‘faux’ gras and more

We took Metamucil's Fiber Challenge

Dec 12, 2015 - 10:35 AM

What can a fiber supplement do for the body? 4 people try the challenge

#LessGuiltFoodTrip

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:45 AM

Check out yummy food posts from our community and learn how you too can go on a food trip with less of the guilt trip

We need to talk about ‘food-shaming’

Jul 31, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Repeat after us: I will eat for myself

QUIZ: What do your food cravings mean?

Jul 27, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Take this quiz to find out which “foodie tribe” you belong to

All work, no play: How your lifestyle may affect your kid’s health

Mar 28, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Should you start being a better example for your kids?