Dogs’ incredible sense of smell is indisputable.  These tail-waggers are not only adorable pets, they have also been used for centuries for hunting because their noses are much better at finding prey or food than ours.  Today, specially-trained dogs help us find everything from bombs to illegal drugs, and even diseases such as diabetes and certain cancers, by simply using their sniffers!

Dogs’ abilities to sniff out cancers has been reported over the years.  There was case involving a Border Collie/Doberman Pinscher mix that relentlessly sniffed and nipped at a single mole on her owner’s leg which turned out to be malignant.  Another case was that of Nancy Best and her dog Mia which kept on sniffing and pouncing on her right breast.  When Nancy examined the spot, she noticed a lump.  Her doctor recommended a biopsy which came back positive of Stage II breast cancer. Continue reading


Prostate cancer is a serious disease that affects the prostate, that walnut-sized gland responsible for producing semen.  It is the most common non-skin cancer among men and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.  The cause of this malignant menace remains unknown but experts suggest it is likely to be a complex mix of multiple factors including age, genetics, race, diet and lifestyle.

If the prospect of incontinence, erectile dysfunction and testicular pain (the common symptoms of prostate cancer) scare you, start taking care of your jizz-maker while you still can.  While we cannot stop the aging process or alter our genetic makeup, we can very much change some aspects of our lifestyle to lower our risk to prostate cancer.  We list down some preventative measures that will help keep your precious gland in tip top shape and lethal cancer at bay. Continue reading


Did you know that a large number of men and women think they suffer from dandruff when in fact they have dry scalp?  And we bet most of them don’t even know the difference!  Blame it on irresponsible advertising which brainwashed us to grab a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo the instance white flakes start falling off our heads.  Unfortunately, using the wrong treatment can make either of the conditions worse.

While dandruff and dry scalp may both exhibit flaking accompanied by itching scalp, there is a huge difference between them.  Read on and help identify what condition you are suffering from and how to best deal with it. Continue reading