COVID-19 compared with other deadly viruses

11/01/2021

PARIS — The global death toll from Covid-19, which is set to pass five million, is already far worse than most other viral epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries. But there have been notable exceptions. The…

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

Associated Press 09/24/2020

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? It’s impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what’s making you miserable.…

Councilor: Provide free vitamins, flu shots to residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents should have free access to vitamin supplements and influenza or flu vaccinations. This was the statement of Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon amid the rising cases of the coronavirus disease…

Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes vitamins, flu shots for residents

Immae Lachica 06/28/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Aside from their information drive, Lapu-Lapu City is considering providing free vitamins and flu vaccination shots for the Oponganons as the city’s new way of fighting the virus. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said…

What you need to know about vaccines

Marc Cosep 04/23/2020

Our immune system helps to protect our body against pathogens that may cause infection. Most of the time, it is very efficient and either keep microbes out or tracks them down and gets rid of them. However,…

PresyoMerkado: Treating menstrual pain with a cup of ginger tea

Gresheen Gift Libby 10/13/2019

Start your Sunday morning with a hot cup of ginger tea. Did you know that ginger locally known as “luy-a” is considered a superfood because of its many health benefits? It is loaded with several nutrients and…

DA-7: Central Visayas still safe from African swine fever

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Department of Agriculture (DA-7) Regional Executive Director Salvador Diputado assured hog raisers that various agencies continue to be vigilant to prevent the entry of African swine flu or fever (ASF) in Central Visayas.…

Flu season still getting worse

AP 02/11/2018

Government reports that flu in the US is now as bad as 2009 swine flu NEW YORK, United States — The flu has further tightened its grip in the US. This season is now as bad as…

DA LIFTS CHICKEN BAN

Inquirer.net, Rosalie Abatayo, Winston P. Ensomo 08/22/2017

Starting today, the ban to ship dressed chicken and other poultry products from Luzon to Visayas and Mindanao has been lifted. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, speaking to reporters in Manila on Tuesday, said he will issue today…

MAO BA?

MAO BA? 08/14/2017

BIRD FLU OUTBREAK The Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas has already confirmed that there is no bird flu threat in Cebu. It has already issued an order to temporarily ban the movement of chicken meat and…

More on healing

Sofia Aliño Logarta 10/19/2016

Ever since my childhood massage has provided me with healing. When I had flu at five; I had fever, joint pains, and I couldn’t even stand and walk. My aunt and godmother thought we had to go…

Ghost Busters: A remake that doesn’t work

Jeff Ruffolo 07/15/2016

REMEMBER the SARS virus back in 2003 that killed several thousand before it burnt itself out? What about the flu that rampaged through Europe and killed more people in the 1920s than World War I? That is…

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