MANILA, Philippines ━ The Department of Health declared a leptospirosis outbreak in Quezon City, Taguig, Pasig, Parañaque, Navotas, Mandaluyong, and Malabon.
GENEVA, (Reuters) ━ The World Health Organization is preparing for the worst-case scenario in an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of Congo, including spread to a major town, WHO Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama said on Friday.
Sexual encounters through social media are becoming more and more prevalent in the Philippines, particularly in Cebu and Iloilo where the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS are now being reported.
NSW’s multicultural communities are being urged to get their flu vaccinations to prevent a repeat of last year’s horror flu season that caused more than 640 deaths.
Mother, 38, is covered in thousands of agonising tumours after the birth of her second child. Strangers ask why she doesn’t commit suicide. A mother-of-two has been left with a ‘bubble-wrap’ face after the birth of her second child triggered the growth of thousands of tumours.
Doctors in France have found the first evidence that a drug normally used to treat lung, kidney or skin cancer may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in people with the AIDS virus.
People living with HIV can avail of government support through Public Hospitals in the Philippines. San Lazaro Hospital provides FREE treatment for HIV patients; however, they list the person being treated as HIV positive. Thus, there is no privacy and your identity is open to public scrutiny.
(Editor’s note: Before I published this article, I had the rare opportunity of actually having lunch with a person in New South Wales believed by many to be carrying the HIV virus. The person will not be named to protect his/her privacy. According to that person, the HIV was diagnosed some 25 years ago. After […]
Yes, but the risk is relatively low. HIV is transmitted through seminal and vaginal fluids, including menstrual fluids. The virus can enter the body through the bloodstream or by passing through delicate mucous membranes, such as inside the vagina, rectum or urethra. If a person gives fellatio and has bleeding gums, a cut, or an […]
A seminar on understanding the End-of-Life Care was held on April 24, 2016 at the Blacktown Library Function Centre, under the auspices of the Timek Iti La Union Association. The speaker was Remedios Alvarez-Solarte, MSN, RN, NP, Professor Emeritus of Nursing from Michigan, USA. She is a multi-awarded Filipino-American, who is a Founding Member of […]
February 10, 2016 — Doña Consuelo Mangona celebrates her 95th Birthday; she looks forward to her 100th. She can walk without help and can recognize people, mentioning accurately their names. It’s a classic case of Mens sana in corpore sano, Latin phrase for “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” At her ripe age, she […]
Warning to those who like to eat raw beef. A man suffering from stomach pain was found have a 20ft tapeworm inside his small intestine.