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The Filipino’s inborn courage
LUCIUS Annaeus Seneca wrote: “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”The World Health Organization reported in 2017 that for every 100,000 Filipinos, six male Filipinos and two Filipinas die of suicide. Early this year, the Union of Catholic ...
From 666 days ago
Predicting COPD risk
WHAT if we can predict a person’s risk for future development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?That is exactly the question that 15 researchers from different healthcare institutions in Australia sought to answer. The researchers in this study came mostly ...
From 673 days ago
Fart and gastrointestinal diseases
“FART” is a common term for a recognized presence of gas in the digestive system called “flatulence.” The buildup of gases results from swallowing of air with food (water, saliva etc.) and food digestion. The smell in flatulence comes from ...
From 680 days ago
The state of PH TB
TUBERCULOSIS (TB) is a more notorious global infectious disease than the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (Aids). According to the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report, it is the number one disease that causes death due to a single infectious agent. It ...
From 687 days ago
‘Dots’ success rate and the emergent multi drug-resistant tuberculosis
LAUREN Alimondo reported in October last year the 89 percent success rate of the tuberculosis treatment in the Cordillera region under the Department of Health’s (DOH) flagship program, the Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (Dots). That is, for those who completed ...
From 694 days ago
Risk factors of lower back pain
ADMITTEDLY, the term “cause” is more definite than “risk factor.”However, in the case of lower back pain (LBP), there are relatively few, clear and direct causes of LBP. In fact, according to Tiaw-Kee Lim and colleagues at the Medical University ...
From 701 days ago
Factors in measles outbreaks in the country (Part 2)
SINCE 2014, there have been outbreaks involving four regions in the country: National Capital Region, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula and Davao Region. Thus, the outbreaks occurred predominantly in Mindanao.Last week, we mentioned one significant factor in measles outbreaks in the ...
From 708 days ago
Literatus: Factors in measles outbreaks in the country (Part 1)
THE recent outbreaks of measles in different regions in the country tell us two realities in the long-running war against this viral infection.First, the Philippines is far from being measles-free since 1998 or earlier. Second, the Department of Health (DOH) ...
From 715 days ago
Hearing aid implants and ‘bungog’
IN the early months of 2015, the first micro-electronic cochlear implant was made in the first surgical operation on young Filipino children. The device was then estimated to cost between at least P660,000 and P880,000. Meanwhile, the surgical procedure cost ...
From 722 days ago
A not-so-funny ‘laughing gas’
WHEN I think of “laughing gas,” I always picture in my mind the popular weapon of The Joker that causes its victims to laugh to their death. What a way to die in the DC comics universe.However, while laughing gas ...
From 736 days ago