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Science: Tattoos Are Actually Good for Your Health
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Science: Tattoos Are Actually Good for Your Health

A NEW study has found that having multiple tattoos may actually be good for your immune system and your health. The study, conducted at the University of Alabama, recruited 24 women and five men between the ages of 18-47 who were intending to be tattooed. Researchers measured participant’s immune function, using secretory antibody immunoglobulin A (SIgA), and stress hormone cortisol (sCORT), collecting saliva samples before and […]

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Thousands of Filipinos in danger of contracting cancer due to cadmium laden campaign materials

Thousands of Filipinos in danger of contracting cancer due to cadmium laden campaign materials

THE Ecowaste Coalition, a Philippine based environmental group, warned that thousands of Filipinos working for politicians are in danger of being exposed to toxic levels of cancer causing cadmium after it was found in abundance in plastic tarpaulins used as campaign materials. Aileen Lucero, Ecowaste coordinator, said polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic used in tarpaulins contains cadmium, which is among the […]

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Heart related illness on the rise in Manila

Heart related illness on the rise in Manila

MANILA health officials expressed alarm over the rising cases of heart-related illness among individuals in their 30’s Dr. Leonora Pascual, Ospital ng Sampaloc officer-in-charge, said there is a noticeable increases in cases of heart problems even among those who are young. “On the average, about three to five heart patients come to us every week, some of them on emergency […]

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Not all lucky charms do good things.

Not all lucky charms do good things.

THE Ecowaste Coalition, an environmental group, warned that some monkey figurines sold in Quiapo, Manila as “lucky charms” were found to have high levels of lead, a highly toxic chemical , making it unsafe especially for children. The group came up with the conclusion after subjecting to chemicals screening, using a portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) device, five monkey figurines it […]

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