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The Naming of Swine Flu, a Curious Matter

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By KEITH BRADSHER HONG KONG — What to call the new strain of flu raising alarms around the world has taken on political, economic and diplomatic overtones.

‘Munting Bayani Olympiks’: Bringing back old Pinoy games and values

By Ching M. Alano Did you grow up playing one — or all — of these games: tumbang preso, piko, patintero, luksong-tinik, sipa, taguan? Remember playing patintero in the streets, which became your instant playground?

Pinoys heaviest beer drinkers in SE Asia–DOH study

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Filipinos are the heaviest drinkers of alcoholic beverages in Southeast Asia, according to study by the Department of Health (DOH) released Thursday.

Unhealthy food blamed for rising kidney ailments in RP

By Sara Fabunan – THE Philippines may be far from the current health nightmare in China, where melamine-tainted milk food is being blamed for the alarming rash of kidney problems in infants and children.

Better in the Philippines

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Hilot attracts a global following By Lea Manto-Beltran – TODAY, the Philippines marks its claim to be the next center for health and wellness in Asia and the world as the region’s biggest medical tourism and wellness summit starts at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

My take on the reproductive health bill

By Ruffy Biazon – For the first time in so many years and congresses, the debate on the Reproductive Health Bill has finally reached the Plenary. The debates are now raging, not just in the session hall but even in the media, with particular emphasis in print through the Read more »