Health News

Food for good: Making sure kids get the nutrition they need all year long

August 20, 2014 4:38 pm

HERE’S food for thought: Of the 55 million kids enrolled in U.S. schools, 21 million get free or reduced-cost lunch, yet 85 percent of the schoolchildren eligible for these U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—sponsored lunches don’t get such meals when … Read more »

Keep your child healthy from head to toe

August 20, 2014 4:35 pm

PARENTS need no longer fear the dreaded note home from school announcing an outbreak of head lice, if they heed these hints: • A weekly head check can help you stay ahead of an outbreak. According to a recent survey, … Read more »

A new dimension in care can save lives

August 18, 2014 10:17 pm

New groundbreaking technology beyond the reach of many women (NAPSI)—There’s good news for women over 40: As of 2014, insurance companies are required by law to cover annual mammograms in full, with no co-pay. Unfortunately, 3D mammograms—an advanced technology that … Read more »

Work outside? Beat the heat!

August 18, 2014 10:01 pm

THOUSANDS of people become sick each year and some even die from working in the heat. Heat illness most affects those who have not built up a physical tolerance to heat, and is especially dangerous for workers in agriculture, construction … Read more »

Dietary supplements may help reduce health care costs

August 18, 2014 6:11 pm

HERE’S food for thought about finances: Use of specific dietary supplements in U.S. adults over the age of 55 not only helps improve their health but, according to a new economic report, can also mean significant savings in health care … Read more »

Is fracking dangerous for our health?

August 18, 2014 6:07 pm

CONCERNS surrounding the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) on public health and our environment have policymakers, industrialists and scientists looking to address critical questions about safety. Toxicologists—scientists who study the adverse effects of chemicals on human, … Read more »

PH may miss goal to cut baby deaths

August 17, 2014 11:12 pm

WITH barely 500 days left until the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their conclusion, the Philippines looks set to miss on one of its most significant objectives—reducing preventable child deaths. The 2015 MDG 4 target for the Philippines is 20 … Read more »

Pinoys love calorie-laden food

August 17, 2014 11:12 pm

When it comes to food, Filipinos love the “worst”: French fries, ice cream, junk foods, instant noodles. Dr. Anthony Leachon, internist and cardiologist, said Filipinos are fond of these foods which have been labeled the “worst” by the World Health … Read more »

Pandemic could stall Asia growth – ADB

August 17, 2014 11:11 pm

A pandemic, such as avian flu, could bring Asia’s economic growth rate to zero or even push it into recession, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Also, a lingering outbreak could reduce the global trade of … Read more »

50 Cent, Intel team up on biometric headphones

August 17, 2014 11:11 pm

SAN FRANCISCO: Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors. With the company SMS Audio backed by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Intel will produce … Read more »