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Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Edge Davao

So, you want to get tested for HIV?

If there is no drastic intervention done now, the number of people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) will rise from an estimated 67,000...

Japanese Encephalitis: A bite that kills

First, there was malaria.  Then dengue fever came.  Zika virus also caused some panics among Filipinos.  And now, there’s Japanese encephalitis.  All four diseases...
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This golden spice called Turmeric

Geena, only 35 years old, is not your typical lady executive.  She’s athletic.  In fact, when she was still in college, she used to...

HIV: from death sentence to lifetime treatment

“Raising awareness is a key part of tackling the Philippines HIV epidemic, now the fastest-growing in the world.”— Carlos H. Conde, of the Human...

HEALTH: Yes, hepatitis b can be treated!

Infection of hepatitis B affects one-third of the world’s population. In the Philippines, one out of ten harbors the disease. This makes...

HEALTH: Be responsible, eat brown rice

People thought Senator Cynthia Villar would be banning the serving of unlimited rice in restaurants. But that’s not what she said during the...

HEALTH: Invasion of sleep snatchers

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the...

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Lest you forget

“Most people with Alzheimer’s live for seven to 10 years after diagnosis, spending five years under vigilant care.” – Dr. Socorro Martinez, an internal...

Alzheimer’s disease: Lest you forget

“Although Alzheimer’s disease is so common, it’s quite hard to make a diagnose.” – Dr. Willie T. Ong in his national column, “Mind Your...

Alzheimer’s disease: Lest you forget

FOUR months after my grandmother, Modesta Tacio, turned 66, she started acting strange. She kept forgetting simple things: where she put her keys, if she had eaten lunch already, or if she had paid the electric and water bills. “Don’t worry.


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