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HEALTH: So, you want to go swimming this summer?

It was a warm Sunday morning last summer and most of the families were out in one of the beaches in Davao City. Five-year-old...

Hepatitis B: Deadlier than ever

“The hepatitis virus is very durable,” points out Dr. Berkman. “It can remain infectious on environmental surfaces for at least a month if left...

HEALTH: The ancient scourge returns

Meet Manang Rosa, whose family lives in a small bamboo house north of the town of Bansalan, Davao del Sur, about five kilometers away...
A barangay health worker administers anti-measles vaccine to a child at Barangay 23-C, particularly in Isla Verde, Davao City on Tuesday, January 23. The City Health Office launched vaccination drive following the outbreak of measles in the city recently. Mindanews Photo

HEALTH: Measles on the rise again

Dengue out; measles in! While the Senate was doing a hearing on the Dengvaxia brouhaha and Filipinos were glued on their television watching the eruption...

HEALTH: Organ donation: A second chance at life

“Organ donation is a unique opportunity to help save lives by giving a part of yourself so that others may live.” – National Kidney...

HEALTH: Unremembered but not forgotten

FOUR months after my grandmother, Modesta Tacio, turned 66, she started acting strange. She kept forgetting simple things: where she put her keys, if...

Beating dengue without a vaccine

In lieu of the controversial vaccine, there is a better way to beat dengue among those who are already infected with the virus. The...

Beating dengue without a vaccine

Six-year-old Lenny was struck with fever one night after two days of rain.  But there was something different; she appeared flushed.  She was irritable...

HEALTH: The dengue vaccine imbroglio

“Please, our son needs help!” pleaded Rina as she carried her son Noel to the hospital.  The nurses, who were having lunch that hot...

HEALTH: Carrots as life insurance policy

“You ask, ‘What is life?” asked Russian author and playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov in a letter to his wife, Olga Knipper.  “That is the...

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