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2-year-old child dies of HIV/AIDS in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- The death of a 2-year-old child here due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) has alarmed local health officials because it meant the disease has already crept into the general population. The toddler, who got the virus from one of the parents, was already categorized as a person living with HIV/AIDS. "It is alarming because it means that HIV/AIDS is no longer in a typical sexual transmission mode but has already affected the general population," Dr. Kibtiya Uddin, assistant city health officer, said. Monitoring "We have pregnant mothers and children below 15 years old now identified as persons living with HIV/AIDS,"...Keep on reading: 2-year-old child dies of HIV/AIDS in Zamboanga City.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 6th, 2018Related News

Home-based cognitive-behavioral therapy aids irritable bowel syndrome

A 10-week program of home-based cognitive-behavioral therapy led to significantly better improvements in irritable bowel syndrome than did a control education program in a prospective, randomized, single-center trial with 436 patients......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2018Related News

The AIDS virus is mutating fast

Amid the advances in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)---with HIV+ (positive) individuals expecting an almost similar long-term outcome as those with hypertension and diabetes---can we rest assured that the battle against this dreaded disease is being finally won? Not quite, according to Dr. Edsel Salvaa, an infectious disease specialist and molecular epidemiologist. He's one of the few scientists in Asia doing advanced biomolecular or genomic studies to determine the mutation of the virus causing AIDS. If we're not vigilant, warned Edsel, we just might be a few mutations away from a resurgence of the AIDS virus. Two wee...Keep on reading: The AIDS virus is mutating fast.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 22nd, 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

WHO urges PH to give more attention to growing number of HIV-AIDS cases

MANILA, Philippines – World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific regional director Dr Shin Young-soo urged the Philippine government to “seriously consider" the growing number of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS). Young-soo said the Philippine numbers are the “ fastest growing ” in the Asia Pacific. “The ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2018Related News

NCAA Season 94: Robinson shows Pirates a different kind of motivation after a stinging loss

Instead of giving his wards a tongue-lashing and a hell day at practice after dropping a winnable game, Lyceum of the Philippines University head coach Topex Robinson found a better way of motivating his team and getting them back on the right track. Two days after their stinging 81-83 loss to University of Perpetual Help that snapped their 30-game elimination round winning streak and 12 straight victories this NCAA Season 94 seniors basketball competition, Robinson took his wards on a team outreach program in Quezon City. Talk about motivating his team. Robinson made his players realize the value of charity by visiting an institution along Road 2 in Mindanao Avenue. “We might have lost that game but after that game we did charity with Little Brave Hearts, it’s an institution that takes care of kids with down syndrome. They need our help,” said Robinson on Thursday after the Pirates’ 113-79 crushing of Arellano University that clinched at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.   The Intramuros-based squad improved to 13-1 win-loss record for the lead. “As much as we have to cry about losing a game these kids are fighting for their lives,” said Robinson. “There’s so much more to winning and losing basketball games.” It was a fun-filled and meaningful day for the Pirates, who were given a chance to take a break in their pressure-packed campaign. “We’re so happy to be part of their day and it just gave us a reason to be grateful for everything that we get, yung mga blessings na nakukuha naming,” the mentor added. “We have to keep on pursuing what we we’re pursuing. Again we’ve talked about the vision of this team. The winning is the by-product of what we’re doing." What Robinson did to motivate his team after a painful loss may not be the usual way other coaches deal with a defeat. But it sure did wonders for the Pirates’ hearts.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 27th, 2018Related News

PVL Finals: Domingo doubtful in Game 2

Far Eastern University could be looking at a bigger problem as the Lady Tamaraws look to survive in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference Finals. Ace middle Celine Domingo is doubtful to see action in the pivotal Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series after going down with a right knee injury. Domingo suffered her injury early in the fifth set of FEU’s 25-14, 25-22, 24-26, 18-25, 5-15, series opening loss Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.        Game 2 of the series is on Wednesday. “Wala namang major (injury) si Celine sa knee. Kaya lang, may tinatawag Plica Syndrome na meron siya which is caused by overuse,” said Lady Tams physical therapist Marilou Regidor. “Kailangan siyang i-rest and mag-heal.” Domingo was in pain when she was pulled out of the game and FEU lost a vital cog at the net as the Lady Maroons capitalized to complete a come-from-behind win. “Napaluhod kasi siya kanina kaya doon nag-trigger 'yung pain. With due rest, makaka-recover naman siya,” said Regidor. Domingo, who scored 16 points, will undergo further tests Monday.    “Depende tomorrow after ko siya i-test. Depende sa functionality niya sa training,” said Regidor. “Pero, magfo-follow up pa rin kami sa doctor. Napa-MRI na namin siya. Wala namang major tear. Meron siyang patellar tendonitis, pero na-ma-manange naman naming,” she added. “This time kasi hindi na siya pamamaga. May something inside her knee na nagko-cause ng pain.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 9th, 2018Related News

South Korea reports first MERS case in 3 years

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea reported its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 3 years, health officials said on Saturday, September 8. A 61-year-old businessman was diagnosed with the highly contagious viral respiratory illness, according to officials at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 8th, 2018Related News

In Focus: We Already Stalked The Actor Who Plays John Ambrose In The 'To All The Boys' Sequel

We're already feeling the symptoms of the Second Lead Syndrome......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleAug 30th, 2018Related News

Cowboys move on at center with ill Frederick on their mind

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A year ago, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Joe Looney grabbed the spotlight during training camp as the prankster who took the field in star running back Ezekiel Elliott's jersey, his cover blown by the gut sticking out under No. 21. Now that Looney has become the starting center under the serious circumstances of Travis Frederick's battle against a rare neurological disorder, the career backup plans to keep his sense of humor. "Things are still the same," Looney said Thursday, almost exactly a year after a similar throng of reporters surrounded his locker to discuss his antics in practice at team headquarters. "Football is a game. And I'm going to come out here and have fun every day doing it. Sometimes it's not going to be perfect. But at the end of the day, this is a game and I've got to enjoy it." Looney and the rest of the Cowboys will have Frederick on their mind as they prepare to start the regular season. The 27-year-old Frederick will likely miss the visit to Carolina on Sept. 9 and any number of games after that. The Cowboys simply don't know how long Frederick will be out as he undergoes treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an auto-immune condition that causes the body to attack a network of nerves around the brain and spinal cord. Weakness is one of the primary symptoms, in some cases signaled by burning sensations similar to what football players call "stingers," usually injuries around the neck. That's what Frederick was describing to the team when the Cowboys were still in California for training camp. Frederick was cleared by a specialist in the Los Angeles area over concerns about his neck. But symptoms persisted after the Cowboys returned to Texas. He got the diagnosis this week and was in his third day of treatment Thursday. The 2016 All-Pro said in a statement issued by the team that treatment will continue for several days. And while Frederick and his teammates are optimistic he will return soon, nobody can say when. Most people recover from even the most severe cases of the disease, but some will continue to have some degree of weakness, according to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Former NFL lineman Mark Schlereth missed the second half of the 1993 season with Washington because of Guillain-Barre and wrote on Twitter that he didn't fully regain his strength for a year. But Schlereth played until 2000 and won two Super Bowls with Denver after the diagnosis. "It's tough," said 2014 All-Pro guard Zack Martin, one of Frederick's best friends on the team. "During training camp, he really didn't know what was going on. He was kind of telling us how he was feeling. It's tough that he didn't know until a couple of days ago." Owner Jerry Jones said he was relieved to get the diagnosis but deflected several questions about the severity of the illness, which likely will determine how long Frederick is out. Frederick said he was encouraged by doctors telling him they thought they caught the disease early. In retrospect, there was a telling moment early in camp in California when Frederick was uncharacteristically pushed back several feet right after the snap by defensive tackle Antwaun Woods in one-on-one drills. A frustrated Frederick shoved Woods, causing a brief scuffle. "It's amazing to me that he's been out here going through two-a-days and creating half the fights because he probably wasn't satisfied within himself how he was responding (as) I look back on it," Jones said. "But that's Frederick." Jones didn't want to discuss the idea of adding another center, although the Cowboys did sign undrafted rookie Jacob Ohnesorge this week. "I haven't and I don't have a plan as to how we'll work through this relative to the position on the team," Jones said. Martin, the right guard, has taken snaps at center occasionally since joining Dallas but is still viewed as an emergency option. He will miss the rest of the preseason but expects to be ready for the opener after hyperextending his left knee in the exhibition loss to Cincinnati last weekend. Looney, who turns 28 next week, has started 13 of 59 games in six years. He has played all 32 games in two seasons with the Cowboys, with three starts. Looney started a career-best six games in his only season with Tennessee in 2015. "Joe's played more football with the ones this year than he ever has," coach Jason Garrett said. "I think we're playing better in combination because of the reps he's gotten. He's a veteran. He's poised. He's composed. He's smart. I think he's fit in really well." The 315-pound Looney didn't fit into Elliott's jersey very well. The increased importance of his role — replacing a four-time Pro Bowl player who hasn't missed a game in five seasons — doesn't mean Looney has stopped thinking about his next gag. "You've got to be the same person every day," he said. "It's unfortunate what's going on right now. We're praying for Travis and wish nothing but the best for him. I'm definitely going to crack some jokes when I see him." The Cowboys can use the humor right now......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 24th, 2018Related News

Kit detects shrimp early mortality

A technology that detects early mortality syndrome (EMS) in shrimp can help farmers raise production of the high-value commodity. The loop mediated as a thermal amplification (LAMP) branded as JAMP Alert kit works under one temperature condition and generates results in only an hour. It is affordable, easy to use and reliable in detecting EMS. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

The Carabuena Syndrome

CALL it the Carabuena Syndrome: The belief that if you bully an unarmed, low-paid enforcer who accosts you on the road, you’ll probably... The post The Carabuena Syndrome appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Sue Ramirez, Jameson Blake to guest on Inquirer ShowbizLive Aug. 8

  Sue Ramirez and Jameson Blake, the stars of "Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi," are set to chat with their fans online as they guest on Inquirer ShowbizLive on Wednesday, August 8. "Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi" is an official entry into this year's Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. The film revolves around the story of Norma, a girl with suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome which prevents her from being near a cellphone, tablet, laptop or even wi-fi connection. Norma had to live in far-flung place where there is no internet or phone signal, making it impossible for her and her love interest Leo, played by Marcus Paterson, to communicate regularly. Cat...Keep on reading: Sue Ramirez, Jameson Blake to guest on Inquirer ShowbizLive Aug. 8.....»»

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

Swedish police probed for killing man with Down Syndrome holding toy gun

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish police were under investigation on Friday for shooting dead a 20-year-old autistic man with Down Syndrome holding a toy gun in central Stockholm, the special prosecutor's office said. "This is a very tragic incident and I understand that many people want quick answers," chief prosecutor Martin Tiden, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2018Related News

Midterm crisis

Call it the end-of-term syndrome, which afflicts many elective officials in this country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

Philippines anti-HIV app spreading worldwide

“Battle in the Blood (#BitB),” a Filipino mobile app that raises awareness about the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), is spreading worldwide......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2018Related News

Kira Muratova, award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker, passes away at 83

Ukrainian director Kira Muratova, one of the Russian-speaking world's most respected filmmakers, has died at the age of 83, Ukraine's state film agency announced on Thursday. The award-winning director and screenwriter, who received a special jury prize at Berlin Film Festival in 1990 for her film "The Asthenic Syndrome", died late on Wednesday in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, where she had lived and worked for many years. "She was a very talented film director, she personified an era, her views on the world were applauded by critics," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook, adding that Muratova "will remain in our hearts." Muratova was born on Nove...Keep on reading: Kira Muratova, award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker, passes away at 83.....»»

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

Standhardinger unfit to play in FIBA 3x3?

Christian Standhardinger is still in pain from a knee injury (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) three days before the start of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 5th, 2018Related News

HRW hits silence of proposed HIV/AIDS measure on condom use

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday criticized the lack of specific provisions on the promotion of condom use in the proposed measure to strengthen the country’s policy on preventing the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Source link link: HRW hits silence of proposed HIV/AIDS measure on condom use.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: May 23rd, 2018Related News

HRW hits silence of proposed HIV/AIDS measure on condom use

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday criticized the lack of specific provisions on the promotion of condom use in the proposed measure to strengthen the country’s policy on preventing the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News