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Bewell-C: The perfect wellness gift to give this Christmas

In our haste to come up with the best Christmas gift this year, we tend to forget that ev­ery person’s well-being will al­ways be on top of the list, thus, a gift of wellness is something that will be well-received.

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Heavy Facebook use can lead to depression—researchers

Moscow—After examining existing research on the links between depression and active use of social networks, experts have concluded that Facebook has a negative impact on psychological health.

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New ‘designer’ rice could prevent diabetes, cancer, obesity—study

Melbourne—Aus­tralian research­ers have discov­ered a way to genetically engineer rice that would give significant health benefits to more than half the world’s population.

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PhilHealth increases Z benefits package rates for young leukemia patients

Nearly four years after intro­ducing the Z benefits for stan­dard-risk acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in children, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is increasing their package rates to ensure that the mandatory services covering the entire treatment phases for three years are pro­vided to the patient.

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Healthway Medical launches executive checkup package for elderly citizens

Healthway Medical, the Philippines’s most trusted and preferred network of mall-based clinics, recently introduced Pri­meCheQ, an executive checkup package tailored for senior citizens.

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Novuhair head bags Agora Award

Nutramedica Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla earned the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship–Medium Scale prize at the 37th Agora Awards, held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on October 26.

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DOH: Mega rehab center all set to start operations in November

By Leilani S. Junio  / Philippines News Agency  The construction of a Chinese-funded, 10,000-bed mega drug treatment and rehabilitation center for drug dependents in Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ejica province is almost done and will become fully operational by early November, the Department of Health (DOH) said last week.

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Unilab Foundation calls on young people to join Ideas Positive program

Non-governmental organization Unilab Foundation, through its youth-engagement program Ideas Positive, is again inviting young people between 18 and 30 years old to form a team of five members and a mentor, and submit innovative ideas in solving health issues in their communities. 

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10 minutes of strong daily exercise help prevent obesity among children

Helsinki—A recent Finnish study showed that 10 minutes of vigorous exercise daily is enough to prevent a child from becoming overweight, Finnish national broadcaster Yle reported last Wednesday. 

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Unilab Foundation encourages innovative health interventions

By Riza Lozada For a long time now, the Unilab Foundation, a non-governmental organization that acts independently from United Laboratories, has made the implementation innovative health-intervention projects in poor communities its main advocacy.

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