The colon, or the large intestine, is an important part of our digestive system. Just like with other body parts, exercising regularly and having a healthy diet — particularly a low-calorie and high-fiber one — goes a long way in protecting this important organ. Unfortunately, many people are at risk of contracting diseases with their colons, such as colon cancer. Colon cancer results from unchecked growths in the large intestine. These growths, also known as polyps, are capable of becoming malignant tumors that obstruct the pathway of the colon, preventing them from functioning properly. “The colon is like a tube, so if there’s growth in the tube, it will create an obstruction. So that means your waste will not be able to pass through,” Dr. John Arnel Pangilinan, head of the Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases of St. Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City. said. Not only is this disease deadly, but it is one of the most common forms of cancer in the Philippines. It is behind ... » Learn More about Doing your part in defeating colon cancer
Liver metastases prostate cancer
MANILA, Philippines — Beware of testimonials and anecdotes on herbal cures claiming that herbal supplements can cure cancer, the Department of Health (DOH) warned patients and their families last week amid reports that some cancer patients had stopped taking their medication in favor of supplements whose efficacy had yet to be proven. “Testimonials are weak evidence [and are] not acceptable,” said Clarito Cairo, DOH cancer program manager, in an interview with reporters on Friday. “There are anecdotes saying that [herbal supplements] are proven safe and effective, [though] there’s not enough evidence [to support the claim]. And then some patients would go back to their oncologists since they have developed complications,” Cairo said. Complications One of the complications often linked to the use of herbal supplements is kidney damage, with further complications leading to death, he added. Data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer showed that more than ... » Learn More about DOH: Beware of testimonials on herbal cure for cancer
GEORGE TOWN: The Finance Ministry will be approving the reinstatement of the tax-exempt status for Penang's Lam Wah Ee Hospital and Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital, says Datuk Tan Teik Cheng. The MCA vice president said following the revocation of the tax-exempt status of both hospitals last June, donors were no longer able to apply for tax relief when filing up their income tax returns, and this had seriously affected donations to the hospitals. He said the matter has finally been resolved following mediation by MCA for both these hospitals, which included active participation by party president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. “The Finance Ministry has formally written to both hospitals to reinstate their tax-exempt status. MCA is committed towards safeguarding the well-being and welfare of the rakyat in a pragmatic manner, ” said Tan. “This news is indeed most welcome for the Lam Wah Ee Hospital and the Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital, their patients and the public at large as it ... » Learn More about Two Penang hospitals back to having tax-exempt status
(FILES) This file photo taken on April 26, 2012 shows a scientist looking at a blood sample in a laboratory at the Center for Scientific Research Caucaseco in the outskirts of Cali, Colombia. MANILA, Philippines — Through Proclamation No. 1478 signed by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2008, April was declared National Hemophilia Awareness Month, and April 17 as National Hemophilia Day. World Hemophilia Day, April 2021 In celebration of National Hemophilia Day , here are some things you need to know about this rare type of bleeding disorder. What is hemophilia? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hemophilia is a bleeding disorder in which the blood can not clot properly. This can cause spontaneous and prolonged bleeding following an injury or surgery. Hemophilia is a rare genetic disorder. However, CDC noted that it can also be developed later in life. “The majority of cases involve middle-aged or elderly people or young ... » Learn More about EXPLAINER: Five things you need to know about hemophilia
Biden says US, Japan to take on 'challenges' of China US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday jointly warned against China's increasingly assertive moves in the region.. "We agreed to oppose any attempts to change the status quo by force or coercion in the East and South China seas and intimidation of others in the region," Suga, Biden's first foreign visitor, told a joint news conference with the US president. He said Biden also reaffirmed that the US-Japan security treaty covered the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands where Beijing, which calls them the Diaoyu, has been increasingly active. Biden voiced support for a strong alliance with Japan. "We committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea, the South China Sea as well as North Korea," Biden said. READ MORE HERE Police search for motive after gunman kills eight at FedEx site Authorities said on Friday that ... » Learn More about While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 17
Cannabis can be taken in a variety of ways, each one giving the user unique benefits. Some people stick to one method their whole lives, while others enjoy mixing it up every once in a while, depending on how they are feeling. If you are an active cannabis user, or you are thinking about trying it out, here are the different methods of taking cannabis and why they might be right (or wrong) for you. Joints Smoking a joint is a popular method among cannabis users. It involves combining marijuana with tobacco inside a roll-up and smoking it. One of the benefits of smoking a joint is you can control how much weed you are inhaling – if you don’t feel like having too much weed, you can increase the tobacco, and vice versa. The cannabis travels straight to the lungs, and from there quickly enters the bloodstream, meaning the high is felt quickly. So, if you want to control the amount of cannabis you are inhaling and receive a fast high, a joint might be for you. There are some ... » Learn More about What is the Best Way to Take Cannabis for its Unique Benefits?