All suspected human cases of bird flu tested negative: Ubial

MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Tuesday that 39 patients, who have been exposed to chickens in areas with a bird flu outbreak and have shown flu-like symptoms, have tested negative of avian influenza. “Sa ngayon, ang na-establish natin is lahat ng sakit ay confined sa manok or sa fowls. Wala pong na-transmit sa tao (As of now, we have established that bird flu has been … Read More

FDA warns public vs buying unregistered food supplements online

MANILA — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against buying and consuming several unregistered food supplements being sold online. The agency noted that the food supplements Kos Agaricus Blazei, Pappa Reale Alvear with Ginseng Royal Jelly, AVS Retina, Carnidyn, Clorofilla, Long Life Creatina, Micotwin Zen, Marco Viti Charcoall, Essecore Essebaby, and Sifi … Read More

Aussie research finds artificial sweeteners may increase hunger

SYDNEY — Artificial sweeteners commonly used in diet soft drinks aren’t so sweet after all, new Australian research revealed on Wednesday. The University of Sydney’s findings showed intake of the product actually increases hunger and consumption. Using fruit flies as subjects, researchers gave the flies either low carbohydrate food or low carbohydrate food with the … Read More

Study finds drinking could help improve memory

MOSCOW — While many drink to forget their troubles, new evidence says your afternoon bev is actually helping you to better remember all that stuff that drove you to drink in the first place. Researchers gave study participants, a group of 88 social drinkers, a word-learning task. One group was allowed to imbibe up to … Read More

Drinking coffee could lead to longer life: studies

  WASHINGTON — People who drink coffee appear to live longer, two new studies published in the US journal Annals of Internal Medicine said Monday, providing further confirmation on the health benefits of coffee consumption. The first study, conducted in 10 European countries and the largest ever of its kind, found that compared to non-coffee … Read More