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Why Skin Hydration Matters: The Importance of Moisture for Healthy Skin

Why Skin Hydration Matters: The Importance of Moisture for Healthy Skin Our skin is the largest organ in our body, serving as a protective barrier against harmful external factors such as pollutants, UV radiation, and pathogens. The skin also serves as a sensory organ that makes us feel sensations, aids in the production of vitamin […]

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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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What are carbohydrates and why are they important for our health?

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients that provide energy to the body, along with protein and fat. Another key point, it should make up 45-65% of daily caloric intake. A healthy diet should include a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, with an emphasis on whole, unprocessed foods. Carbohydrates are made up of 3 […]

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The impact of measles: transmission, symptoms, and treatment

The impact of measles: The transmission of measles occurs through direct contact with infectious droplets or by airborne droplets when an infected patient breathes, coughs, or sneezes. The virus under the family of Paramyxoviridae causes measles, also known as Rubeola, which is a highly contagious viral infection. Humans are the only natural host of the […]

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Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Athlete’s foot, also known as Tinea pedis, is a fungal skin infection that affects the feet.  It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes.  The infection is called athlete’s foot because it affects people whose feet tend to be damp and sweaty, which is often the case with […]

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Understanding the Causes and Triggers of Eczema

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) – Symptoms and causes Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that affects people of all ages. It is a chronic condition that causes itchy, dry, red, scaly patches, blisters, and skin infections.  There are several types of eczema, namely atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.  […]

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Effects of Sugar in the Body

Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy.  It is incorporated in our diet throughout all of time.  The commonly consumed top sources of sugar in the diet are soft drinks, fruit drinks, cakes, candies, and processed foods.  Our sugar intake provides a steady supply of energy […]

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Shingles: What you need to know

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in the nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain. In some people, the virus may reactivate years later and cause shingles. […]

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How to Protect Your Skin From the Sun

UV rays are a major cause of skin damage and premature aging, yet they’re also an essential element in our daily lives. Sunlight helps us produce Vitamin D, which is necessary for our body to function correctly. Studies have shown that sunlight exposure can also improve our moods, stimulate the production of endorphins, and even […]

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What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a medical condition affecting women of reproductive age. It is characterized by an imbalance of hormones, leading to symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, excessive hair growth, acne, darkening of skin and weight gain. Untreated, PCOS can lead to infertility and other long-term health issues. It is estimated that […]

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Asthma: Gasping For The Facts

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition which causes the airways to narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus. Asthmatic attacks if not managed timely and adequately may lead to a life-threatening event.  Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions worldwide. In the Philippines, 12% of the population have asthma according to the Global Asthma […]

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Hair Loss: The Whats and the Causes

Hair loss, also called alopecia, is a common dermatological disorder.  It may be temporary or permanent depending on the cause.  The condition may come either suddenly or gradually and affect the scalp or even the whole body.  Signs of alopecia can appear in different ways.  It can present itself with a gradual thinning of the hair, […]

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Essential Oils: The Murky Truth Made Clear

Essential oils have become a household item for homes everywhere. With two main methods of use, its medical claims have been up in the air. Essential oils are oil-like compounds extracted from plants. These compounds feature the essence of plants in their scents and flavors, hence the name. After, carrier oil is then bonded for […]

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Oily Skin: The Facts Washed and Cleared

Oily skin is one of the most common cosmetic problems people face when it comes to their skin. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin serves a purpose in keeping the skin healthy. Sebaceous glands located under your pores produce the oil called sebum that helps preserve the skin, even the scalp. It keeps the skin […]

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Avoid Heartbreak: Upgrading Your Heart Health

Heart health is an important part of self-care in all aspects. The emotional, social, and physical welfare of your heart is necessary for a person to function correctly with the most important being the latter. Like engines, the heart, along with the brain, makes the entire body function. It is always active, even when we […]

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Antibiotic Resistance: What is it?

Antibiotics are medications used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. They work by either killing the bacteria or slowing and suspending its growth. But in recent times, people have been wary about the effects of its frequent use. Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world.   Does it sound […]

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