Living with Herpes: What You Need to Know

Herpes is a common infection caused by Herpes simplex virus (HSV) that usually presents with painful blisters or sores. There are two types of HSV: HSV-1 which mostly spreads by oral contact and causes oral and mouth sores. It may also cause genital herpes; and HSV-2 spreads by sexual contact and causes genital herpes. According […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Good and Bad Fats

Fats are an essential part of our diets, but not all are created equal. Some types can be beneficial to our health, while others can be harmful. Here’s everything you need to know about good and bad fats: There are four main types of dietary fat: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and trans. Saturated: Foods such as […]

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Hepatitis: Transmission and Prevention

Inflammation of the liver can affect its functions, potentially leading to a range of health problems. Accordingly, the liver is an important organ that performs vital functions such as filtering toxins from the blood, metabolizing fats, proteins and carbohydrates, protein synthesis, bile production, digestion, and storage of vitamins & minerals. Hepatitis is a medical condition […]

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Understanding Comedonal Acne and How to Treat It

Comedonal acne is a pattern of acne, a non-inflammatory type, in which lesions present as comedones. When oil or dead skin cells clog a hair follicle, it causes the development of small bumps, which characterizes it. It typically occurs on the face (forehead, chin, and jawline). But they can also form on the neck, shoulders, […]

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Diabetes Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition that occurs when the body cannot properly regulateblood sugar levels, leading to high levels of glucose in the blood. It affects millions of peopleworldwide. In the Philippines, the prevalence of Diabetes in 2021 was at 7.1%. It is the 4thleading cause of death in the country as reported by […]

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