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Living in Noisy Areas Increases the Risk of Ischemic Stroke

Every year the number of people moving to live in urban areas increases as more and more are drawn to the opportunities they have to offer. But, here is another reason to consider settling in rural areas instead. According to a research recently done by scientists from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute...

Mekeni Recalls Meat Products Amidst Reports of African Swine Fever

Meat products company Mekeni recently announced the recall of its pork products after a report showing some processed foods were positive for the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus. According to the company, the said move was a ‘voluntary recall’ to ensure that they alleviate the possibility that their products may be carriers of ASF....

HIV Prevention Pill Now Available in the Philippines

The Philippines is among one of the countries with the fastest growing HIV cases in the world. Thus, it is a relief that a pill that prevents the spread of human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is now accessible in the country. The HIV Prevention Pill is medically called the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill...

FREE Dialysis treatment for Filipinos: Bill No. 1329 FILED

Senator Sonny Angara calls for a wider access to free dialysis treatment for Filipinos living in the provinces. Amid the rising number of Filipinos diagnosed with renal failure, many are unable to undergo dialysis due to its inaccessibility and high cost in the rural areas. Angara urges his colleagues to support his bill and create a Constitutional mandate to make...

Child got HFMD possibly from Mall playhouse

A Facebook post from a Filipina mother has gone viral after she warns the other parents about letting their kids play in playhouses. Madelyn Bercasio Gurango claimed that her son contracted Hand Foot and Mouth Disease after he played in a playhouse. Gurango shared that she took her son in a mall’s playhouse as her reward for his recovering health...

How Registered Nurses Can Apply For PhilHealth Accreditation

To recognize the huge contributions of Filipino nurses in public health services, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has announced that registered nurses in the country may now apply for accreditation as providers of maternity care, newborn care and normal spontaneous delivery packages in accredited birthing homes. PhilHealth has called on registered nurses to become professional health care providers for...

Must Know Free Medicines for Hypertensive and Diabetic Filipinos

The holiday season has long been over. Wasn’t it nice to relax away from your workplace and escape the stress of traffic jams?You were able to sleep longer, binge watch K-dramas and eat all you can. Paella, lechon and hams have been heartily consumed as you spent another Christmas and New Year with family and friends. Yes! Food will...

Do Not Let Sadness Swallow You For It Can Kill; Stay Happy

Feeling anxious and sad is a normal part of life. However, if the anxiety and sadness lasts for more than two weeks or so, it may be a symptom of depression. Depression is linked to lots of health issues such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and panic disorders. John E Mayer, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and the author of Family...

How Illegal Drugs Can Ruin Your Life; Don’t Let It Drag You Down

In any way, there is not a single benefit that you can get from illegal drugs! This is the reason why it has been banned in some countries, like in the Philippines. It does not only ruin you but it also ruins the people around you. But how does it affect our health? Illegal drugs can cause hallucinations which makes...

Ginger; The Miraculous Crop to Add in Your Diet

Have you ever wondered why your parents always have ginger in their baskets? Why do they always put ginger in their meals or even their beverages? Ginger is one of the healthiest spices that you could ever plant or buy the market. It can help your body and even your brain! This crop originated from China and this is...