DOH to Public: Understand People with Psoriasis

A member of the Philippine Dermatological Society- Cebu Chapter has appealed to the public to be more understanding of people suffering from psoriasis as they are going through silent battles caused by the disease. “We would like the public to be aware that psoriasis is not contagious. However, it has no cure, so we ask […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents

A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms has health officials across the country scrambling to understand the illness. Yet, more than four years after health officials first recorded the most recent uptick in cases, much about the national outbreak remains a mystery. Acute flaccid myelitis(AFM) affects the gray matterin the spinal cord, causing sudden muscle weakness and a loss of reflexes. The illness can lead to serious complications--- including paralysis or respiratory failure --- and requires immediate medical attention. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 127 cases of possi...Keep on reading: Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

DA temporarily bans PH importation of birds from California

      The Department of Agriculture (DA) has temporarily banned the importation of domestic and wild birds including game fowls from California in the United States following incidences of virulent newcastle disease (VND). In a memorandum circular, the agency cited data from the country's agriculture department confirming a number of VND cases in Southern California affecting backyard chickens. Cities that were affected include Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol has also suspended the processing and evaluation of import permits from the mentioned state, including the transfer or shipment of any product from all...Keep on reading: DA temporarily bans PH importation of birds from California.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Dept. of Agriculture issues temporary ban on US poultry

The Department of Agriculture has temporarily banned the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products from the US following an outbreak of the Newcastle disease......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 17th, 2018Related News

Araneta Center turns pink for breast cancer awareness

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Araneta Center paints its pedestrian lanes pink to encourage the millions of visitors and shoppers to learn more about the disease, its prevention and treatment.   In the Philippines, breast cancer is considered the No. 1 type of cancer among women, and 20 women die of breast cancer every day, according to the Philippine Cancer Society. The Global Cancer Observatory recorded a total of 24,798 of new cases afflicted with breast cancer just this year. This accounts for 17.6 percent of all new cases for all ages in both sexes and 31.4 percent of new cases among women this year.   Araneta Center holds its "Beauty and Bravery: Empow...Keep on reading: Araneta Center turns pink for breast cancer awareness.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Rheumatoid arthritis increased risk of COPD

Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis had an increased risk of hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared with the general population, in a Canadian retrospective, population-based cohort study......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

How astrophysics could transform treatment of cystic fibrosis, other rare diseases

It's a cruel disease which dramatically shortens life expectancy . One in 25 Europeans carry the cystic fibrosis gene and, in the UK, about 10,400 people currently have the condition. But people are living longer and longer thanks to improvements in screening at birth, early treatment, and medication. One of the most important ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

PH urged to have ‘open discussion’ on sexuality to fight HIV spread

    The World Health Organization (WHO) urged the Philippines to have an "open discussion" about sexuality and on the solutions to combat the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to help bring down its rate of new infections, which is currently the highest in the Asia-Pacific region. While the Philippines has several health interventions to help address HIV, awareness on the proper behavior to prevent the transmission of the disease as well as on its risks especially to vulnerable sectors remain wanting, according to WHO representative to the Philippines Gundo Weiler. "There's not enough awareness of the seriousness of the situation and we do see that to...Keep on reading: PH urged to have ‘open discussion’ on sexuality to fight HIV spread.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 13th, 2018Related News

Beauty and bravery: Women against breast cancer

Araneta Center goes pink this October to raise awareness about breast cancer and show support to patients and survivors. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the famous shopping center paints its pedestrian lanes pink to encourage the millions of visitors and shoppers to learn more about the disease, its prevention and treatment. In the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Kris Aquino on autoimmune disease diagnosis: Being brave is part of my DNA

MANILA, Philippines – Television and online personality and host Kris Aquno said early Thursday, October 11, that she has been diagnosed with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, an autoimmune disease.  Kris underwent tests in Singapore to evaluate her condition.  "To be specific I now know I have Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, and yes, mine is an ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Duterte announces he is free of cancer

IT’S GOOD news for the anxious nation! Imagine the confusion and distress if President Duterte announced that he had cancer – a dreaded disease that most Filipinos equate with imminent death......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Duterte says tissue samples ‘not yet cancerous’

“HINDI pa ako cancerous.” With those words, President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday evening sought to lay to rest speculations he was stricken with the disease. The post Duterte says tissue samples ‘not yet cancerous’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Duterte negative for cancer, has ‘battery syndrome’

President Duterte has admitted he has polyps and joked that he has “battery syndrome,” as he assured the nation that he is healthy and cancer-free after tests on his Barrett’s disease came out negative......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Healthy teeth and gums for a healthier heart

You want to know one good reason daily brushing and flossing are necessary? Bad oral hygiene and gum disease like gingivitis double or triple the risk of heart attack and stroke. This is one of the simple but neglected measures to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), which professor John Deanfield of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences in London reminded his audience in his talk on CVD prevention. The conference was held in Berlin last week. The data he presented showed that maintaining one's dental hygiene also helps control diabetes, an established risk factor for CVD. He stressed that exposure to several potentially modifiable risk factors begins at an early age, usuall...Keep on reading: Healthy teeth and gums for a healthier heart.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 8th, 2018Related News

Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney for transplant

LONDON (AP) --- Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered from kidney disease, and by 2016 her kidneys were at "20 percent and plunging rapidly." She says her husband, Erwin Bach, "shocked me by saying that he wanted to give me one of his kidneys." Turner says she was "overwhelmed by the enormity of his offer." Turner writes that afterward she felt "happy, overwhelmed and relieved that we'd come through this alive." Turner, whose hits include "Proud Mary" and "What's Love Got to do With It?," married German music executive Bach in 2013...Keep on reading: Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney for transplant.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 7th, 2018Related News

Cancer risk in Barrett& rsquo;s disease

Cancer risk in Barrett& rsquo;s disease.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2018Related News

Pres. Duterte Attends 3rd IBD Clinical Forum in Cebu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expressed his support to the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) in their call to raise awareness on the prevention of a major disease called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). President Duterte was the guest of honor and speaker during APAGE’s 3rd IBD Clinical Forum held in this city on September 21. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 3rd, 2018Related News

DOH warns of rainy season disease

LF, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is one of the world’s leading causes of disability......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2018Related News

Nobel-winning therapy weaponizes immune system against cancer

PARIS, France – A revolutionary cancer treatment pioneered by the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been hailed as the future of fighting the disease – and it has fewer devastating side effects than chemotherapy. While chemotherapy destroys cancerous cells along with normal cells – often with toxic and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2018Related News

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What recent research says about prevention

Monday, Oct. 1, marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout October to raise awareness of the disease, the most common form of cancer in women worldwide. Here we round up some research from the past year which has found that making certain lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Avoid using your phone at night European research published earlier this year found that night-time exposure to blue light, a range of the visible light spectrum emitted from smartphones and tablets, is linked with an increased risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. After looking at data from more than 4,000 people between 20 and 85 yea...Keep on reading: Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What recent research says about prevention.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 1st, 2018Related News