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Literatus: COVID-19: Risk indicators to watch out for
LET there be no mistake about this: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has already higher death rates than the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus in 2002, which also broke out in China.The overall death rate for SARS was 10 ...
From 248 days ago
Literatus: Provincial vulnerabilities: 2019 Novel coronavirus
THE new coronavirus strain, classified as “betacoronavirus,” has not been properly named. It still comes by its shorthand, “2019-nCov.” We will simply call it the “Wuhan betacoronavirus.”As of Feb. 11, at least 1,016 already died in China. Confirmed cases ballooned ...
From 255 days ago
Literatus: Known whereabouts of the ‘two cases’
THE last desperate getaway—it turned out— for the two Chinese tourists from Wuhan City, China.The Philippines’ first two cases of people with the Wuhan-originating novel betacoronavirus (Wuhan betacoronavirus)—often referred to with its technical shorthand “2019-nCoV ARD”—arrived in Dumaguete City on ...
From 262 days ago
Literatus: The alternate day fasting method
PHIL McGraw in “The Ultimate Weight Solution” (2003) wrote, “Reality check: You can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight.” Nevertheless, there is a new popular weight loss regimen circulating among nutritionists ...
From 276 days ago
Literatus: Beyond the sleep cycle
MELATONIN is renowned in the biomedical sciences as a neurohormone that plays an important role in regulating our sleep-wake or night-day cycle. It is naturally produced within our body, particularly by the pineal gland. It’s the pine cone-like gland located ...
From 283 days ago
Literatus: Health red flags in sex trafficking victims
WHILE the Philippines keeps its Tier 1 compliance with anti-human trafficking standards, it is still disheartening to read reports that it has not been consistent prosecuting and convicting human traffickers. Human trafficking is a direct affront to our dignity as ...
From 311 days ago
Literatus: Indicators of labor trafficking
ON DEC. 8, the second Sunday of Advent, the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines remembers the Anti-Human Trafficking Sunday.It must be clear, however, that human trafficking is not only about sexual abuse. It is also about forced labor.Because labor ...
From 318 days ago
Literatus: Understanding secular ‘sexuality education’
LAST week, this column introduced the Unesco definition of “sexuality education,” which is “an age-appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching about sex and relationships by providing scientifically accurate, realistic, non-judgmental information.”Now let us explore the phrases we singled out last ...
From 332 days ago
Literatus: ‘Sex education’ and clever narratives
IN THIS age of deceptive but clever social and “scientific” narratives, the subtleness of linguistic subterfuge can deceive more than the blatant ways of fake news. This clever narrative can also be found in the notion of “sex education” and ...
From 339 days ago
Literatus: Teen pregnancy declines 1.4% (2013-2017)
LAST week, Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara sounded the alarm over the increasing teenage pregnancy incidences in the country with greatest surge recorded in three of the six regions in Mindanao: Region X (Northern Mindanao), XI (Southern Mindanao or Davao) and ...
From 346 days ago