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Circumcision of Filipino males linked to low HIV prevalence in RP

By David Dizon – An official of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) praised the Philippines for having one of the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the Asia-Pacific, which she attributed to the country’s practice of almost universal male circumcision.

More young Pinoys getting 'high blood'

By Sol Aragones – Before you pop those salty chips or crispy pork rinds in your mouth, consider this: more and more Filipinos are falling sick from hypertension or high blood pressure.

Solons protest plan to quarantine them

House Speaker Prospero Nograles and Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella on Friday protested reports that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will have them quarantined when they return from Las Vegas.

The Naming of Swine Flu, a Curious Matter

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

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