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Here's why it could be instrumental to finding a cure.
COVID-19 hits a number of people harder. What we know is that this includes older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems. But, a new study says that even bald men may have to be added to the list.Top Story: We Finally ...
 
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Not all masks are effective against the virus.
Face masks are hard to come by during these times and you could be pushed to look for an online seller that can ship face masks straight to your doorstep. While it’s convenient to add to cart, you should still check if ...
 
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Better medicine and testing are also coming to the country.
Over the past few months, our knowledge of COVID-19 has been growing. It's a good time to focus on positive developments in COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.Top Story: Manny Pacquiao to Run for President, Reveals Bob ArumPhysical distancing of at least one meter or more ...
 
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When the government is giving them for free.
A COVID-19 rapid test provided by your local government is usually free. But in some private hospitals, tests could fetch for P1,500 to as high as P6,500, which leads many people to ask why.Before you jump to assumptions, you must know that ...
 
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Even with considerable distance.
Now that the government has allowed outdoor exercise with the condition that people observe physical distancing and wear face masks, it is worth noting that those who run without facemasks could be spreading aerosols farther than the two-meter physical distance recommended by authorities.The following ...
 
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Thanks to RITM, we're beginning to understand the virus even more.
The Philippines has reported its first set of SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes the COVID-19 disease) genome sequences, which have been added to the global, open-source project tracking the trail of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nextstrain. On April 28, Nextstrain grouped the Philippines' first reported ...
 
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Put down the scotch, stat.
Sorry to ruin a part of your quarantine routine, but science says drinking alcohol can actually make coronavirus worse. So, you better save your stash for later when this pandemic is over.According to the World Health Organization (WHO)—contrary to "news" spreading online—alcohol doesn't protect ...
 
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Apart from the risk of suffocation, it can also discourage breastfeeding.
Some parents will do anything to ensure their baby’s safety, even crafting face shields that will fit their newborn’s face. But according to a group of pediatricians, the use of any form of facial protective covering for newborns is not recommended.In a ...
 
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Besides cough, fever, and shortness of breath, this could indicate a coronavirus infection
It seems like every day, just when we think we're getting closer to finding a vaccine or a cure to COVID-19, doctors are discovering something new about the disease caused by the coronavirus, raising more questions than answers. What we know so far ...
 
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You can never be too careful.
If you're not a frontliner, your biggest contribution to solving the COVID-19 pandemic is to stay home. That could not be stressed enough. If you're a parent, we bet you don't need much convincing to stay home, knowing how fatal this disease is. ...
 
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Experts say wearing face masks is essential.
Measures like social distancing and the enhanced community quarantine are put in place because of how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads. Based on what medical and health experts tell us, we know we can get it through respiratory droplets produced by the ...
 
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A rhinologist explains why anosmia could be a crucial symptom of COVID-19.
Quarantine life is already enough fun when you still have a sense of smell. I realized mine was gone about a week and a half ago. I’d already had two solid days of what I assumed to be (mild) symptoms of COVID-19, ...
 
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Studies show promising results for the therapy.
The blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 may help treat those who are currently suffering from it, findings suggest. Thus, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is appealing to COVID-19 survivors to donate blood.“Ang mga pasyente pong ito [na] napatunayan na ...
 
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A single microdroplet can harbor tens of thousands of copies of viruses.
The novel coronavirus has made us wary of all kinds of surfaces, including tabletops, doorknobs, smartphones, coins, and grocery carts. We cannot be entirely sure whether a surface has viruses or bacteria, so we disinfect anyway, even if we’ve already done that ...
 
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Imagine what a sneeze could produce.
Here's another good reason to cover your mouth and always have a disinfectant sprayer: Invisible microdroplets could be hanging around in the air or on surfaces.According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information or NCBI, a droplet larger than five micrometers will simply ...
 
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Be wary of claims recommending vinegar as a 'good disinfectant.'
As the nation’s supply of disinfectants has dwindled over the past months, people have resorted to using various kinds of alternative disinfectants. Vinegar is not one of these.Many households use vinegar as a surface cleaner because of its acidic composition. Although it ...
 
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Japan recently reported a case of reinfection, but does that mean we should be worried about the virus coming back?
When it comes to the novel coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19), it often feels like there are more questions than answers out there.One question, in particular, that seems to be on everyone's mind as guidelines about social distancing and other safety precautions grow more ...
 
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Most of the items sold online come from China.
Amid the coronavirus panic and the depleted supply of masks in the city after Taal’s eruption, a friend decided to outsmart everybody by ordering a box of surgical and n95 masks online.“It’s only P95!” he said proudly.Unwittingly, he didn’t realize the masks all ...
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