Amazon could be next virus hot zone, says scientist

Agence France Presse 05/15/2020

The next pandemic could come from the Amazon rainforest, warns Brazilian ecologist David Lapola, who says human encroachment on animals’ habitats — a likely culprit in the coronavirus outbreak — is soaring there because of rampant deforestation.…

Capitol warns public to be wary against rainy season-related diseases

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the nationwide dengue alert declaration of the health department, the Cebu provincial government has called on the public to raise their awareness against diseases common during the rainy season. The Provincial Board…

DOH: Prepare for common rainy season diseases

06/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — This early, the public should prepare for the onset of illnesses that are common during the rainy season, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. Common diseases during the rainy season, according to DOH, include…

1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise

AFP 09/16/2018

PARIS, France – More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades. With richer…

State of calamity declared in 2 barangays in Asturias due to rice diseases

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/25/2018

Local officials in Asturias town have declared a state of calamity in two barangays due to rice-infected diseases. Asturias Mayor Jose Antonio Pintor said that rice producing barangays in Barangays Bago and Lunas have experienced Rice Tungro…

Public warned about sun exposure and dry season diseases

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/11/2018

Avoid too much sun exposure to prevent getting diseases commonly acquired during the onset of the dry hot season or summer. Dr. Sheila Faciol, Provincial Health Office Public Health Division head, advised the public about this as…

Summer heat brings summer diseases

Futch Anthony Inso 04/04/2018

SUMMER has not ‘officially’ started but the temperature has gone as high as 38 degrees Celsius yesterday, the highest recorded by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)-Mactan. And with the high temperatures come summer…

Cleanup is ‘best defense’ against diseases, gov says

Nestle L. Semilla 10/19/2016

CLEAN surroundings remain the best defense against mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said yesterday. “Even before (our cleanup drive), communities should play safe and they should clean their area,” Davide said two days…

Our weight and premature death

Dr. Philip S. Chua 07/25/2016

A CLINICAL study of 3.9 million adults in 189 countries, published in the medical journal, Lancet, revealed that our risk for illness (like hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s and cancer) and premature death are impacted by…

Mandaue now accommodates HIV cases

Norman V. Mendoza 08/18/2014

The Mandaue City government can now accommodate HIV/STD cases with the establishment of a new drop-in center at the Social Hygiene Center of City Health department. The drop-in center for HIV/STD cases is one of Cebu’s two…

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