WHO and UNICEF promote breastfeeding

QUEZON City, Philippines – In commemoration of the Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organization both beefed up their respective campaigns to promote breastfeeding, touting the benefits of the said act. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, Vince Alvin Villarin)

New Ebola vaccine tested in Guinea, proven to be effective — WHO

(Eagle News) — Researchers recently found a promising vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus which was tested in Guinea where it was found to be 100 percent effective, according to the World Health Organization. The vaccine called VSV-EBOV was found to be “highly effective against Ebola” based on the results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase II efficacy vaccine trial. The independent body of international experts – the Data and Safety Monitoring Board […]

A cup of coffee a day…

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 31) – The day never seems to start completely until you drink your first cup of coffee. And with that cup comes the needed jolt that jumpstarts our system, giving us energy to face the day. But coffee is more than just a hot morning brew. It is actually good for your health. Coffee is a good source of antioxidants. Scientists actually identified 1, 000 antioxidants that can […]

Garin insists deworming medicine not expired

MANILA, Philippines, July 30 (Eagle News) — After an incident where several students were rushed to hospitals after receiving deworming medicine from the Department of Health (DOH), Secretary of Health Janet Garin stated that there is no truth about allegations that the DOH gave expired deworming medicine. She added that said medicine passed the qualifications of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being distributed to students. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, […]

Remember tea tree oil?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 29) – It has been called the “jack of all trades” among the herbal oils and this title is well-deserved because tea tree oil is really versatile and have tons of uses and benefits. It is famous as the surefire solution to get clear skin but tea tree oil is not only a weapon for fighting skin blemishes and acne.   First, a bit of history. British explorer Lieutenant […]

South Korea declares country effectively out of MERS danger

JULY 28 (Reuters) — South Korea declared on Tuesday (July 28) it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people. The outbreak grew to become the largest outside Saudi Arabia, infecting 186 people and at its peak putting nearly 17,000 in quarantine. It was traced to a man who returned from a […]

It all boils down to this…

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 27) – Anyone who had it will tell you that it is really painful and really icky. But there’s no need to worry because boils, known in Filipino as “pigsa“, is easy to treat and prevent. Beginning as a red, tender area, a boil is a localized infection of the skin. As time passes, it becomes firm, hard and increasingly tender. Then comes the icky part. White blood […]

Keep your eyes healthy!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 24) – The eyes is our major sensory organ, with most of the information that our brains process coming in visual form. That is why we should keep our eyes healthy and our eyesight in good condition. First step in taking care of our eyes is through diet. Omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and Vitamins C and E are optimal for warding-off eye conditions like macular degeneration and […]

A cup of green tea a day…

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 23) – One may consider green tea as the healthiest beverage in the world. So start reaching for the teabag and hot water because a cup of green tea does a  lot of wonders to your health. Green tea is full of flavonoids and catechins, both of which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent the formation of free radicals which cause aging. These antioxidants also make green tea perfect […]

Active lifestyle prevents obesity, says health office

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 23 (PIA) — Maintaining a physically active lifestyle prevents weight problems and obesity, according to health experts. Dr. Alinader Minalang, chief of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said regular physical activity can help control weight and improve one’s health. He said increased physical activity is also recommended under the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition which aims to address the current prevalence of obesity among children and adult. […]

Cold water: Is it good for you?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 22) – Nothing quenches the thirst like a tall glass of ice-cold water. But before reaching for that glass, have you considered that the temperature of the what you drink actually has an effect to your body. It is important to be stay well-hydrated but you should also consider the temperature of what you are drinking. While some studies say that there is actually no difference between drinking […]

Why go gluten-free?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, July 21) – Many consumers are unaware of what gluten is. Gluten is a kind of protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Generally, eating gluten is not a problem unless you have celiac disease – a type of autoimmune disease of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people. Eating gluten causes sufferers of celiac disease to be affected by symptoms which include digestive discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, […]