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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

Community-based screening for HIV, AIDS gets boost

THE Department of Health (DOH)-6 is scaling up its community approach to further raise public awareness on HIV-AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and encourage residents in Western Visayas to undergo testing. In a press conference held May 21, 2018 at the Iloilo City Hall, Christine Mosqueda, DOH-6 Regional Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Nurse Coordinator, […] The post Community-based screening for HIV, AIDS gets boost appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Strengthened HIV-AIDS policy nears becoming a law

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is set to have a strengthened policy on preventing and controlling Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) after both chambers of Congress passed the measure. Voting 14-0, the Senate on Monday, May 21, approved Senate Bill No. 1390 authored by Senators ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News

High AIDS cases in Davao

The Davao City Health Office (CHO) reported a total of 2,330 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases, figures that rose since the increase in HIV testing in all business establishments in the city......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2018Related News

Duque tests for HIV to help erase procedure’s stigma

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III had himself tested on Friday for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in a bid to eliminate the stigma associated with testing ahead of next week's celebration of International AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) Candlelight Memorial Day.   Duque said that with the continued rise in the number of HIV cases in the country, testing and early detection were key in helping combat AIDS, which kills an average of 500 Filipinos each year.   "It is important to know one's HIV status to enable people living with HIV to access treatment, which is now given for free by the Department of Health," Duque said on Friday.   Since ...Keep on reading: Duque tests for HIV to help erase procedure’s stigma.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 12th, 2018Related News

Nighty-night Dark Knight: Mets to cut ties with Harvey

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight. Matt Harvey, once regarded as a premier pitcher who could have joined Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden among the Mets’ greats, refused a minor league assignment and will be designated for assignment Saturday. The 29-year-old right-hander lost his spot in the rotation last month after four starts, and he had a 10.50 ERA in four relief appearances. “It’s the end of an era,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said before Friday night’s game against Colorado. “And I used that term in broad senses. Matt has been a cornerstone certainly of my tenure here, a tremendous prospect at the time I arrived, tremendous accomplishments during the course of my tenure here. And it’s a very unfortunate, difficult conclusion.” New York had hoped Harvey would be willing to work at the team’s minor league complex in Florida in an effort to regain form. Harvey refused. “We feel Matt is a starter (and) needs to work on 4 pitches,” his agent, Scott Boras said in a text message. “In the bullpen a pitcher tends to focus on 2 pitches to get back to the rotation.” After Harvey is designated, the Mets have seven days to trade him or release him. Because of Harvey’s $5,625,000 salary, a trade may be difficult to work out unless the Mets agree to send cash as part of a deal. If Harvey is released, a team signing him would owe just a prorated share of the $545,000 minimum. “Very pleased he is healthy and with more than needed MLB (velocity),” Boras wrote. “We have a lot of clay to work with to build the starter sculpture.” Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in four starts and four relief appearances, leaving him with a 34-37 record and 3.66 ERA in six major league seasons. “We’ve tried to find some other solution over a fairly long period of time,” said Alderson, who was hired by the Mets in October 2010. “This was a long time coming. This is not someone who hasn’t pitched well recently. So I mean this is something we’ve tried to address, we’ve struggled with, we’ve wrestled with over two managerial regimes.” Harvey’s Mets finale was in an 11-0 loss to Atlanta on Thursday. He relieved Jason Vargas with New York trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning and gave up Ozzie Albies’ three-run homer in a five-run seventh. Booed as he walked off the mound, Harvey took a seat in the dugout and stared at Citi Field. “The move to the bullpen was dramatic in itself,” Alderson said. “So I think that at this point, pragmatism, realism far outweighed other considerations.” Harvey would have been eligible for free agency after this season. As a player with five years of major league service, he cannot be assigned to the minor leagues without his consent. “We feel like we failed Matt Harvey,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “Our job is to help every player in there, and it’s not a good feeling when you can’t.” Selected by the Mets with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, Harvey made his big league debut in July 2012 and became a major sports figure in New York — both at the ballpark and at Manhattan night spots. He was nicknamed the Dark Knight of Gotham after Sports Illustrated called him that in a cover story in May 2013. He started the All-Star Game at Citi Field that July and was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA when he tore an elbow ligament during a game against Detroit on Aug. 24. That led to Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22. Harvey returned in 2015 and went 13-8 with a 2.27 ERA as the Mets reached the World Series for the first time since 2000. But he slumped to a 4-10 record with a 4.86 ERA the following year and had season-ending surgery on July 18, 2016, to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He was 6-13 with a 6.70 ERA last season, when he was sidelined from mid-June until September because of a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder. He was suspended for three days without pay in May for skipping a game following a late night on the town. The New York Post reported this week that Harvey was out partying in Los Angeles the night before pitching in San Diego last weekend. “Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected,” Alderson said this week. “So I guess the short answer is no.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 5th, 2018Related News

PHO strengthens campaign for LGBT support groups

THE Iloilo Provincial Health Office (PHO) is helping organize support groups that will help educate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LBGT) on the prevention of HIV and AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome). In a media release, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ma. Socorro Quiñon said LBGT support groups can help control cases […] The post PHO strengthens campaign for LGBT support groups appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsApr 27th, 2018Related News

Does alcohol cause PMS?

PARIS — Researchers reported a link Monday between PMS and drinking alcohol, but could not conclude whether premenstrual suffering causes women to hit the bottle, or the other way round. A trawl of data from 19 studies in eight countries found a “moderate association” between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness, fatigue, […] The post Does alcohol cause PMS? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceApr 26th, 2018Related News

Does alcohol cause PMS?

A trawl of data from 19 studies in eight countries found a "moderate association" between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness, fatigue, moodiness, and depression on the one hand, and a tipple on (in) the other.   The link was "more pronounced" with heavy drinking -- equivalent to one average-sized drink per day or more -- the researchers said on Monday.   This suggested drinking may be the cause, rather than the consequence, of some PMS cases, they also said.   But the data "cannot strictly rule out that PMS causes women to drink in order to mitigate their symptoms," study co-author Bahi Takkouche of the University of Sa...Keep on reading: Does alcohol cause PMS?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 24th, 2018Related News

Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock — study

Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Friday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing toxic shock syndrome. Menstrual cups can also raise the risk of toxic shock, and should be boiled in between uses, said the report in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Women have long been advised to change tampons regularly to avoid the risk of toxic shock syndrome, a rare but life-threatening condition that arises from a bacterial infection. Symptoms may include fever, vomiting, rash, muscle aches and organ failure. In recent years, a number of new female hygi...Keep on reading: Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock — study.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 21st, 2018Related News

429 HIV-AIDS cases in Iloilo province

ILOILO province has the second highest number of confirmed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in Western Visayas. Dr. Maria Socorro C. Quiñon of the Provincial Health Office said Iloilo has 429 confirmed HIV-AIDS cases as of 2017. Iloilo City tops the list with 531 cases. “This is very alarming but the […] The post 429 HIV-AIDS cases in Iloilo province appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsApr 20th, 2018Related News

OFWs with HIV/AIDS now over 5K

A TOTAL of 5,537 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have either tested positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or have full-blown Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and they now comprise 11 percent of the 52,280 cases listed in the Department of Health’s National HIV/AIDS Registry as of February 28, 2018, a….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 8th, 2018Related News

Cot death risk may be heightened by genetic mutation — study

The risk of cot death may be increased by the presence of a rare genetic mutation which affects breathing muscles, researchers said on Thursday. The study, published in The Lancet, raises for the first time the possibility of a genetic link to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), one of the leading causes of infant mortality. Carried out by experts in Britain and the United States, the research focused on the SCN4A gene which affects the breathing muscles, thought to play an important role in explaining cot deaths. Mutations of this gene are typically found in fewer than five people in every 100,000. In a study of 278 children who died of cot death, researchers found fo...Keep on reading: Cot death risk may be heightened by genetic mutation — study.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 30th, 2018Related News

‘It’s not a curse,’ declare Filipino parents of progeria siblings

  NEW YORK -- Siblings Jeshaiah and Nezha Agbayani are like any other children. They love music and play with other kids their age. Unlike most kids, however, they get stared at and attract unwelcome attention because of a genetic disorder called progeria. Jeshaiah, who is 10, looks like a 70-year-old. He is an honor student and plays the ukulele. His sister Nezha, who is 4, lost her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Her fingers started to become deformed like she has arthritis, the nails not growing at all. The Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome makes them look seven times older. The condition called progeria is a Greek word that means "prematurely old." "They are happy ...Keep on reading: ‘It’s not a curse,’ declare Filipino parents of progeria siblings.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 23rd, 2018Related News

Injured Warriors play short, don t have enough against Kings

By Janie McCauley, Associated PRess OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield made three free throws over the final 27.5 seconds, Willie Cauley-Stein had a late dunk and the Sacramento Kings won for the second time this season on Golden State's home floor, beating a Warriors team missing its top three scorers 98-93 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Hield finished with 22 points off the bench. He also had seven assists and seven rebounds. Quinn Cook scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting for Golden State, making his initial seven shots and also hitting a career-best five three-pointers after Kevin Durant was lost to a broken rib in a discouraging pregame announcement for the defending champions. Draymond Green returned from a one-game injury absence to produce 14 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Hield made one free throw with 27.5 seconds left and then two more with 13.2 seconds remaining as the Kings withstood a frantic final minute after the teams entered the final quarter tied at 75. Sacramento also won at Oracle Arena on Nov. 27 (Nov. 28, PHL time). Before the game, NBA Finals MVP Durant became the latest Warriors star to go down. Then Golden State lost reserve Omri Casspi to an ankle injury early in the game. Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on the right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list for the Warriors. An MRI exam Friday (Saturday, PHL time) revealed Durant's injury and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Durant said there's still time for the team to heal and get ready for the playoffs. He missed 18 games in 2017 before returning for the final two contests of the regular season. "No concern. I've got a couple weeks and I'm just trying to get healthy, and I'm just trying to make sure I'm out there being able to be me on the court," Durant said. "That's the most important thing. It's not great timing-wise, obviously. It's all about just feeling better when I'm out there playing." Cook scored 13 in the first quarter as the Warriors jumped out to a nice lead, but they held just a 59-57 edge at halftime. Both teams played the first of back-to-back games. TIP-INS Kings: The Kings shot 14-for-31 from three-point range and held a 47-40 rebounding advantage. ... Kosta Koufos, who had 12 rebounds, was hit with a technical early in the second. Warriors: Casspi limped off at the nine-minute mark of the second with a sprained right ankle. ... Curry missed his fourth straight game after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), while Thompson has a fractured right thumb and will be examined again next Thursday (Friday, PHL time). ... Green became the eighth player in franchise history with 500 or more blocked shots. A CHAMP'S NIGHT In a sweet pregame moment, Steve Kerr brought up Champ Pederson on Warriors special needs night to help with the pregame media session before Pederson announced the starting lineups. Champ is 30 and has Down syndrome. He has worked part-time as a finance assistant for the Warriors since last fall and is the big brother of Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. "He could be in the lineup," Kerr joked. "I could be," Pederson said, grinning, "for Steph Curry." UP NEXT Kings: At Utah on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Warriors: At Phoenix on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 17th, 2018Related News

First films set the pace for new movie directors

  Ongoing tributes to the recently departed filmmaker, Maryo J. delos Reyes, have reminded viewers of his early movies---and the reminder, in turn, has made film buffs realize the importance and significance of cinematic artists' first films as key indicators of their cumulative career arc. Maryo's case is a great example of this predicative and "predictive" thrust, because he began his full-length filmmaking career with a bang, by way of the "syndrome" movie, "High School Circa '65" (1979). The seminal and "inseminating" film was a particularly strong and telling debut, because it was so difficult to make. Unlike many movies that involve mainly just a couple of prot...Keep on reading: First films set the pace for new movie directors.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 16th, 2018Related News

DOH6 Enjoins Lgus to Create Local Aids Councils

The Department of Health (DOH)-6 called on local government units in Western Visayas to establish or reactivate local AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) councils to strengthen local responses against HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS. Dr. Elvie Villalobos, DOH-6 Infectious Disease Cluster Head, said there is a need to have functional local AIDS councils in […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2018Related News

For a Better and Healthier Place

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JASPER Ruby Vijar, 21, of Zarraga, Iloilo, is one of the founders of Team Dugong Bughaw, an organization that promotes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) awareness, aims to make the Philippines a healthier place. Dreaming of becoming a doctor, he earned his degree in Bachelor of Science […] The post For a Better and Healthier Place appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2018Related News

PROMOTING DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS

Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag takes a photo of Councilor April Dayap with a person with down syndrome during the regular session of the Davao City Council on Tuesday, February 13. February has been declared as National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month in 2012. (Robby Joy D. Salveron / davaotoday.com).....»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2018Related News