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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Health

Health

HEALTH: The lethal bite of horror

Nemesia V. Canoy used to wake up early in the morning to go to the rice field which her family owns. It was...

Rabies still a health threat

Last summer, eight-year-old Raymond found a sick puppy lying in front of their yard seemingly needing some help. He decided to bring in the...

HEALTH: If bites could kill

“Please, our son needs help!” pleaded Rina as she carried her son Noel to the hospital. The nurses, who were having lunch that hot...
Dr Richard Mata during his lecture at Panabo City

HEALTH: If bites could kill

In 2015, the dengue mortality in the Philippines reached 600 – that’s 0.35% case fatality rate (CFR). “(The figure) is basically very high because...

HEALTH: Hypertension: When blood pressure goes up

“Noncommunicable diseases will be the predominant global public health challenge of the 21st century.” – The New England Journal of Medicine *** “Once considered diseases of...

Leptospirosis: The flood-borne legacy

With antibiotics available all year round, deaths caused by leptospirosis can be avoided.  But unfortunately, Filipinos still die of it. Forewarned is forearmed, so goes a...

Every woman’s worst nightmare

“Anyone who notices anything unusual about their breasts, whether male or female, should contact their physician immediately… Early detection of breast cancer increases treatment...

HEALTH: Every woman’s worst nightmare

“Despite the high incidence rate, the number of breast cancer survivors is also steadily increasing worldwide because of better disease awareness and the practice...

Tuberculosis: Deadly as ever

“A vaccine that prevented tuberculosis would merit a Nobel Prize, but it's just very difficult to develop.” – Tom Frieden  *** Since time immemorial, tuberculosis (TB)...

Tuberculosis: Deadly as ever

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” –...

WEATHER UPDATE

Davao City
broken clouds
26 ° C
26 °
26 °
83%
2.1kmh
75%
Wed
27 °
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