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It may be rare, but still possible
The very first case of dengue transmitted through sexual intercourse was reported in Spain.Spanish health authorities confirmed last week that a 41-year-old man contracted dengue after having sex with his partner, another male, who went on a trip to Cuba and may ...
 
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What can we do against the Black Death.
There are many kinds of plague, such as the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, and even the 10 biblical plagues of Egypt, but none so fearsome that it was called "The Plague." Also known as the Black Death, The Plague was responsible for ...
 
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Aside from cigarettes, this city has also banned the use of vaping devices.
The Pasay City government has banned vaping in all enclosed public spaces, private workplaces, and public conveyances. The city council has passed City Ordinance No. 6061, which regulates the use of vaping devices within the city.Section 2 of the ordinance states that the use ...
 
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The actor recently spoke candidly about his struggles with addiction.
Over the last few years, Shia LaBeouf has increasingly been in the press because of his personal issues, rather than the projects he's working on. But with two movies out this year, the embattled actor is keen to change that. During a recent interview ...
 
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If you’re one of them, shame on you.
It’s commonly publicized that airplanes are breeding grounds of bacteria and other microscopic creatures just circulating in a sealed cabin but did you know that you could be adding to the filth with poor hygiene habits? A recent survey conducted by Reservations.com ...
 
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The measles virus can cause immune amnesia.
If you or your child were previously immunized against other diseases but contracted measles recently, you might want to get a vaccine update from your doctor. A new study published in Science and Science Immunology revealed that the measles virus can wipe out your ...
 
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The DOH is studying whether to increase tax on salted food.
The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday expressed its interest in pushing for increasing taxes on salted food. In a statement released during a press briefing in Malacañang, Health undersecretary Eric Domingo said, “We’re studying increasing taxes on salted food. This may ...
 
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Since July, more than 30,000 pigs have been slaughtered in a nationwide effort to contain the virus.
In another blow to local pork products, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has confirmed that samples of hotdogs, tocino, and longganisa tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF). Names of the affected brands were not disclosed.The products which tested positive for ASF ...
 
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You’re not the only one who got curious.
Last week, pictures of President Duterte wearing what looks like a white gadget hanging around his neck appeared on the Internet. People guessed what the device could be, with some speculating that it was a Wi-Fi device and others saying that it’s some ...
 
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The Department of Health released recommendations for travelers in light of the polio outbreak.
Less than a month after the Department of Health declared a polio oubreak last September 19, it has released an advisory recommending travelers of ALL ages who are planning a trip to the Philippines to get a single dose of the inactivated poliovirus ...
 
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The first breast cancer awareness ribbons were peach, not pink.
Every 15 seconds, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.It is the most common form of cancer among women and the second most common cancer in general. Decades ago, breast cancer was not really spoken or written about. Only a handful of ...
 
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We lay down the facts.
In the past months, the vaping industry has taken a critical hit from the press for allegedly causing a mysterious lung illness. So far, there have been 23 deaths in the U.S. linked to the use of vapes. The scare has prompted ...
 
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He emphasized the importance of vaccination and why we have no room for anti-vaxxers.
This year, the Philippines saw one of its worst years in terms of disease control, further highlighting the importance of vaccination, especially for children. Dr. Ruben Macapinlac, pediatrics specialist, explains why.“Children are most vulnerable to diseases, especially the most serious ones, because ...
 
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Diphtheria is a serious infection that affects the nose and the throat.
This year, a slew of deadly diseases have resurfaced in the Philippines. As of May 2019, there were 34,950 cases of measles in the country. In August, there were 167,607 cases of dengue nationwide. In September, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a polio ...
 
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The Philippines is starting to look like a sanctuary for nearly extinct diseases.
While much of the world has successfully eradicated polio, the Philippines has resurrected it. This year, the government slashed the country’s health budget by P14 billion. It initially planned to cut it by P36 billion. The damning effects of the budget cut were ...
 
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This plant-based meat is made for Filipinos by Filipinos.
Becoming environmentally conscious has everyone taking little steps to save the Earth, from using metal straws to submitting ecobricks to wearing sustainable style. There's another relatively simpler measure, too: eating smarter.The production of meat is a major driver of global warming. Animal farming, beef in ...
 
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Children will die.
Hundreds more children will die. Their parents don't know it yet, but they will all be dead within a year. The day the appeal for Dengvaxia was denied, our hopes for the reinstatement of a controversial dengue vaccine were dashed. The world’s first ...
 
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And over 100 other observations from a massive new weed report.
Marijuana, being the illegal, Schedule 1, oft-demonized substance that it is, is hard for researchers to study. That's unfortunate, because there are many promising health benefits, and medical marijuana is legal in 28 states. Still, studies come through, one by one.But even ...
 
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Fighting dengue could also entail changing your lifestyle.
The Department of Health has declared a national dengue epidemic, especially after the July figures of dengue cases have come in: 146,000 cases were recorded in seven regions throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The number has crossed the epidemic threshold. The last ...
 
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Because the discomfort can limit your productivity.
Back aches may seem like a minor, "normal" problem anyone who has to sit in a desk all day experiences at some point, but ignoring it can take a toll on one's health and overall productivity at work.Aside from strengthening your core or stretching every now and then, here are ...
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