Public told: Keep watch on filariasis

Intern 11/14/2017

HEALTH officials called on the public yesterday to remain vigilant against the possible resurgence of the filariasis disease in Cebu and Central Visayas. In yesterday’s Kapihan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA) forum, Dr. Ronald Jarvik Buscato said…

Fibromyalgia: An enigma

Philip Chua 09/25/2017

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes achy muscle aches and pain, tenderness, spasm, and stiffness of the muscle, areas of the tendons and ligaments, chronic fatigue. These tender points are common around the neck…

HOOKED ON DRUGS

Nestle L. Semilla 04/04/2017

Cebu City officials are now tracing what caused the alarming number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases inside the Cebu City Jail, even as they are inclined to believe that needle-sharing among users of nubain, a restricted…

Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager loses to cancer, wins hearts

12/16/2016

HOUSTON— Craig Sager never once thought about giving up as he battled cancer for more than two years. “Man, life is too beautiful, too wonderful, there’s just too many things,” he said in late August. “It’s not…

Calcium, D3, salt, and MV-M

Philip S. Chua 12/04/2016

THERE have been controversies about the safe dose for our intake of calcium, Vitamin D, and sodium (salt). Obviously, the amount we take of any substance or medications, either too high or too low, is important, when…

‘GIVE ME FIVE!’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/14/2016

Cebu City Police Chief Joel Doria wants all 11 stations to arrest 5 drug suspects daily The growing number of drug suspects arrested every day in Cebu City has filled all of the city’s 11 police station…

Parents told to submit babies for screening

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/09/2016

PARENTS were urged to have their babies one year old and below undergo newborn screening to determine if they suffer congenital metabolic disorder. Ruff Vincent Valdevieso, newborn screening nurse coordinator of the Department of Health (DOH), said…

Coronary heart disease

08/01/2016

BLOCKAGE of the arteries supplying the heart with blood is termed “coronary heart disease” or simply CAD. The problem develops because the coronary arteries become narrowed or completely blocked by plaque. When this occurs, blood, with its…

Barrett’s and GERD

Dr. Philip S. Chua 06/20/2016

What is Barrett’s esophagus? Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where the normal cell lining (stratified squamous epithelium) of the food pipe (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), or a segment of it, is replaced…

CV dengue cases up by 159 percent

Carmel Loise Matus 06/08/2016

Mosquitoes ‘mutated’ can now breed in dark, murky water With dengue cases in the first six months in Central Visayas being 159 percent higher when compared to the same period last year, the Department of Health in…

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