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‘Autism’ challenges parental love
THE Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) classified the so-called “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) under neurodevelopmental disorders (disorder 299.00). The diagnosis made— those with ASD lack in social communication and accompanied by “excessively” repetitive behaviors, restricted ...
HFCS: Is this threatening to you?
HAVE you ever read somewhere the ingredient “High Fructose Corn Syrup”?I hope you are familiar with HFCS because it is one of the most common sweeteners today used in commercially prepared food products. More importantly, after two hours of intake, ...
From 15 days ago
The mystery of the broken blood gas analyzer
ON the subject of Advent and Christmas, Health and Medical research literature do not bring good tidings but bad news. This bad news can range from children choking on Christmas tree decorations to major burn injuries, such as the one ...
From 36 days ago
Developing tongue strength by weightlifting?
THE greatest joy in research comes from the exotic novelty in some studies. Have you ever thought of increasing your tongue strength by weightlifting? Well, I am not suggesting that the tongue does the weightlifting. I am simply stating that, ...
From 43 days ago
‘ATM,’ intellectual property and lung disease
INTELLECTUAL property issues continue to come up around the world. Sometimes, the Philippines becomes the target of interest because of the way Filipinos are fascinated with low-cost products even if these are pirated, such as compact discs and similar items, ...
From 50 days ago
South American frog ‘poison’ studied for cancer cure
SOMETIMES, poisons can be great destroyers of infectious microorganisms. The history of pharmaceutical discoveries is replete with poisonous substances that have been transformed into effective medications. Here is a research breakthrough that came out just in the second half of ...
From 57 days ago
When drug abuse becomes an escape
THE third week of November is the Department of Health’s national Drug Abuse Detection and Prevention Week.In this week’s column, we will be exploring social factors that had been observed in research studies as high-risk factors for drug use and ...
From 64 days ago
Self-protection against serious skin diseases
MOST skin diseases are occupational in nature because people today tend to acquire them at work. Of these occupational skin diseases, contact dermatitis (skin inflammation) is the most common. Among several cases of contact dermatitis, the hands are most commonly ...
From 71 days ago
Early skin disease detection through apps
SKIN conditions can sometimes be ignored to our peril. Allergic red rashes on the skin, for instance, may appear subtly. However, its development in the next few minutes can be critical to the person’s life. Once, when I was a ...
From 78 days ago
LITERATUS: A new ‘Pandora’s box’ opens: Antifungal tolerance
THIS is bad news for our healthcare management.After decades of learning about how deadly antibiotic resistance of some bacteria can be to patients, it was just this year that antifungal tolerance was observed.Researchers from Tel Aviv University (Israel), Brown University ...
From 85 days ago