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An Orange A Day Keeps Blurred Vision Away, Study Finds

A study recently found that regular orange eaters have a significantly decreased chance of developing macular degeneration, a common age-related eye disease among middle-aged Australians. The study interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period, according to the Australia-based Westmead Institute for Medical Research. It's found that people who eat at least one...

What Music Beats Do To Your Sports Performance Rate

There’s no doubt that music is a great companion to working out, whether it’s dancing, exercising, or playing your favorite sport. Research shows that listening to a pumping beat can give you an energy boost and build resistance. Dr. Costas Karageorghisis, author of the book Applying Music in Exercise and Sport, shares that music is a type of legal...

Group Promotes ‘Sneakers Friday’ For Healthier Heart

Stepping forward to healthy lifestyle among cardiologists is being pushed by the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) by encouraging every member to wear "comfy sneakers" to achieve the goal of healthier Filipinos. "Cardiologists all over the Philippines are encouraged to wear sneakers every Friday...The point of wearing sneakers every Friday is to move some more without hurting your feet. If you...

Women Take Home New Learnings From The 16th DZMM Buntis Congress “Hapinay Day”

DZMM brought joy, new knowledge, and public service to almost 700 women in the recently concluded "HaPINAY Day: DZMM Buntis Congress" last May 20 at Robinsons Place Las Piñas Activity Center. Originally focused on expectant mothers, the "Buntis Congress" this year was expanded to serve more women, including elderly and single women. DZMM station manager Marah Faner-Capuyan said it is...

Elevated Standards of Surgical Safety: What Patients Truly Deserve

Testament to their collaborative commitment of providing better safety for patients during surgical procedures, members of multi-stakeholder institutions, medical groups, and advocate organizations gathered in a press conference on Friday to discuss the patients' full surgical journey and to decide on the crucial steps that need to be undertaken to make surgeries safer, with the aim of saving more...

US FDA Approves New Drug For Persistent Headache

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on Thursday a new drug for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. "Aimovig", with generic name "erenumab-aooe", is the first FDA-approved preventive migraine treatment in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule that is involved in migraine attacks. The treatment is given...

Male Depression May Cause Infertility

A study published Thursday in the journal Fertility and Sterility showed that among couples receiving infertility treatment, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances. The study also linked a class of antidepressants known as non-selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) to a higher risk of early pregnancy loss among females being treated for infertility, but SSRIs, another...

New US Regulation Takes On Obesity, Orders Menus To List Calories

A US regulation that went into effect Monday directs chain restaurants to label calories on their menus, in an effort to encourage people to consume in moderation. The rule, rolled out in 2014, applies to restaurant chains with 20 or more establishments that offer similar food items. The targeted chains must disclose the number of calories contained in standard items on...

Fasting Improves Stem Cells’ Regenerative Capacity

American biologists found that a 24-hour fast can reverse the age-related loss of intestinal stem cell function that can regenerate new intestinal cells. The study, published on Thursday in the journal Cell Stem Cell, revealed that fasting dramatically improves stem cells' ability to regenerate, in both aged and young mice. In fasting mice, cells begin breaking down fatty acids instead of...

Study Links Gray Hair With Immune System Activity, Viral Infection

A new study on mice, published on Thursday in the open access journal PLOS Biology, offered insights into why some people's hair may turn gray in response to a serious illness or chronic stress. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) have discovered a connection between the genes that contribute to hair color...

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