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The secret drink helps him stay in shape. 
To many of Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso’s followers and observers, it is easy to guess his favorite drink: Coffee. He is regularly seen holding a Starbucks cup with the usual greetings from the baristas. But there is one strange drink he regularly chugs, ...
 
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Saliva RT-PCR testing is an accurate and painless way of detecting COVID-19 infections. 
The Philippine National Red Cross has launched the saliva RT-PCR testing for COVID-19. Compared to nasal swabbing, it is a painless and non-invasive way of collecting samples. I have had people telling me how the nasal swabs left them in tears because of its ...
 
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Awareness and information help people take charge of Type 2 diabetes
Statistics released by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) show that 463 million people worldwide have diabetes and that the disease has caused 4.2 million deaths in 2019. As alarming as those numbers may be, the figures have been on the rise for decades, ...
 
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The country with the worst quality? Bangladesh.
“Quality air” is not really the word we’d use to describe Metro Manila’s streets. But it pays to remember that outside the capital, there are plenty of beaches, mountains, and open areas in the Philippines to make up for all the smoke-belching ...
 
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See what diseases outranked COVID-19.
Heart disease killed the most number of Filipinos even in the pandemic year 2020 when the whole nation was focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19, government data showed.There were 99,680 deaths due to heart diseases last year, higher by 2.3% from ...
 
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Oprah wears the Airinum face mask, so maybe you should wear it, too.  
We may have to upgrade to this cool-looking Airinum face mask. With recent reports indicating a resurgence in COVID-19 cases—perhaps, people, thinking that, hey, the vaccines are here, are not wearing masks or practicing social distancing as strictly as before—it’s not the ...
 
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It's at the forefront of the Philippine rollout.
Sinovac was the top trending topic on Twitter Monday as soon as the Philippines delivered the first jab, setting into motion a long-delayed vaccination program against COVID-19.The posts questioned Sinovac's 50% efficacy rate, which pales compared rival vaccines from Pfizer (94%) and AstraZeneca (70%). All three have been certified ...
 
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The math depends on your mask's material.
Did you know homemade face masks made of cotton are about 20 percent more effective at filtering out small particles like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, than silk or flannel? And have you heard that after two weeks of wearing any of these three ...
 
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It's a lesson in vaccine science.
Two Filipinos who returned to Cebu from abroad tested positive for COVID-19 despite getting vaccinated in their countries of origin, authorities said Thursday.The first case, a 43-year-old OFW from Dubai, got two full doses from China's Sinopharm. The second case, a 25-year-old woman, got just one of two doses ...
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