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PAGSPHIL 5th Biennial Convention

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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Society of the Philippines (PAGSPHIL) 5th Biennial Convention Reproductive Concerns of Girls Mar 15 – 16, 2015 Quezon City Sports Club featuring Nam D. Tran, MD, PhD from University of California San Francisco and esteemed local speakers FEATURED TOPICS: Multidisciplinary Management of Ambiguous Genitalia The Dangers of Sex: STIs in the Young Drug Addition in the Young Controversies in Aesthetic Surgery in the Young How to Talk to Teens About Sexual Health Healthy Relationship Choices: The Adolescent Empowered Adolescent Contraception, a Proactive Approach Examination of the Girl Child, What’s the Minimum? Putting to Good Use the » » » [Read more]

Deciding on Joint Replacement Surgery

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Joint replacement surgery is a decision that is to be taken after a careful consideration of several factors. Joint pain can be difficult to handle but how much it is affecting your daily life and whether it is responding to alternative treatments are just some of the key areas that need to be analyzed before going for the surgery.

Cosmetic surgery: what you need to know

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Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more in demand as time goes by, showed by statistics taken from previous year’s data. Despite it becoming more common, and more in demand it is important to know the basics of a procedure that you might be interested in. Or, what you are entitled too if you endure some unsatisfactory results with cosmetic surgery. Some of the unsatisfactory risk factors of cosmetic surgery can be off-putting, this is why it’s important to understand them – this way you won’t get them unexpectedly. Some of these include bleeding, infection, pain and discomfort, skin graft » » » [Read more]

Understanding Sugar Substitutes And Their Role

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Sugar substitutes are food additives that take the place of your regular table sugar, and are generally much sweeter. Usually helpful in weight management and diabetes, these substitutes also help fight tooth decay, and are effective in reactive hypoglycemia (drop in blood sugar level). Despite these advantages, sugar substitutes have many controversial questions that beg answers like whether their long term use affects health badly, how much of consumption is safe, and whether they really can function as real sugar replacements. A better understanding of sugar substitutes may help answer these questions. Common approved substitutes/sweeteners Aspartame – is 200 times » » » [Read more]

Signs and Symptoms of Asthma

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The number of cases of asthma in the world is rising at an alarming pace. Heavy urbanization and deteriorating weather conditions play a huge role in this. According to the report of the World Health Organization in the year 2013, it is estimated that 235 million people worldwide have asthma and about 250,000 deaths are due to asthma. Asthma also affects many children and is considered one of the leading causes of chronic illnesses in this population. It can develop at any age from infancy to childhood but many children have symptoms by the age of 5. Thus, it is » » » [Read more]

Medical Philippines Expo 2014

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Philippines would be hosting a mega medical exhibition featuring 3 events namely: Medical Philippines 2014, Pharma Philippines 2014 and Hospital Construction Philippines 2014 from (26 – 28 November 2014) in SMX Convention Centre, Manila, Philippines. This 3-Day mega medical event is set to be the only medical technology and pharmaceutical event in Philippines showcasing more than 3000sqm of medical equipment technology and pharmaceutical related exhibits from international exhibitors! MEDICAL PHILIPPINES 2014, PHARMA PHILIPPINES 2014 And HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION PHILIPPINES 2014 are the only specialized medical, hospital and pharmaceutical events in Philippines that brings together an international congregation of Medical & Healthcare » » » [Read more]

Ebola Virus Transmission And Treatment

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Ebola virus is the only virus in the Zaire Ebola virus species. It is considered to be the most dangerous of the five known viruses within the genus Ebola virus. Among these five known Ebola viruses, four are known to cause severe and fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans and other mammals. These viruses are known as Ebola virus disease. Both the virus and its species were earlier named on Zaire, a country where it was first described. Initially, it was suspected to be a new “strain”, which is closely related to Marburg virus. This virus is a part of virological » » » [Read more]

Stomach Exercises To Decrease Belly Fat In A Week

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People have got addicted into the habit of taking junk foods. This junk food is heavily poised with complex food molecules and indigestible fat which occurs as stray storage in the body. The fat in junk foods we normally take either in the form of burgers, pizzas and ally tasty baked foods provide a stiff resistance to the actions of digestion enzymes and the acids in the body. These fat deposits are then sent to adipose layer of skin tissues around the body mostly in the belly region. There are few exercises which one can do on a regular basis » » » [Read more]

Which Health Problems Can Cause Blindness?

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Some people are born blind or partially-sighted, but often, loss of sight is linked to other health problems. Here are some health conditions which may result in partial or complete loss of sight: Cataracts Cataracts are one of the most common causes of lost sight. They form over the lens and cause the vision to become very cloudy and blurred. Cataracts can often be treated very effectively with surgery, but in severe cases, it may not be possible to save the sight. Cataracts tend to develop slowly and at first, the changes may be very gradual and hard to spot; » » » [Read more]