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Steadily expanding over time

The Philippine insurance industry remains upbeat in recent years, going hand in hand with the country’s evolving economy. While all sectors of the industry...

Road to fitness: is running actually good for you?

PARIS -- As New York limbers up to host the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday, runners around the world will be picturing its storied...

Omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of heart disease

OMEGA-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because...

Heavy drinking tied to higher risk of heart attacks

ALCOHOL ABUSE may increase the risk of heart attacks and other cardiac problems even in people who don’t have a family history of heart...

Under-50 smokers face eightfold higher heart attack risk: study

PARIS, FRANCE — Smokers under 50 are eight times more likely than non-smokers of the same age to have a major heart attack, scientists...

Sex healthy for aging women, risky for older men

WASHINGTON — Frequent, satisfying sexual activity poses cardiovascular risks for older men — but regular orgasmic sex could actually protect aging women from certain...

How much exercise will lower chronic disease risk?

PARIS -- The daily dose of activity needed to lower the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease by at least 20% is several...

Good news: Testosterone may lower heart attack risk in older men

MIAMI — Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did...

Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

WASHINGTON — Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV,...

Health risk of loneliness has physiological basis: study

WASHINGTON — Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death by 14% in older adults, according to a study published on Monday that posits...