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Expand  Universal Health Coverage: Sen. Santiago

Expand  Universal Health Coverage: Sen. Santiago

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A feisty leady senator has called for a broader, deeper coverage of the government’s universal health care program called “Health for All”. In pursuit of a ...

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Protect Your Sanity and Health Against Traffic

Protect Your Sanity and Health Against Traffic

  What’s worse than the abysmal gridlocks in Metro Manila and other rapidly urbanizing areas of the Philippines? Their deleterious effects on mental and physical health. [pq]Studies have linked prolonged ...

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Factfile: Things to Know About Tetanus

Factfile: Things to Know About Tetanus

  Tetanus is caused by the poison tetanospasmin which is stored in the Clostiridium tetani bacterium. This bacterium cannot live in the presence of oxygen. Its poison is released after ...

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Your Friends may be your Fourth Cousins: US Study

Your Friends may be your Fourth Cousins: US Study

  WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 (AFP) – People tend to choose friends that are genetically similar to themselves, so much so that a person’s social circle could be made up ...

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Delirium Tremens: How Alcohol Abuse Can Kill You

Delirium Tremens: How Alcohol Abuse Can Kill You

  Jose, or Joe as friends call him, was supposed to bring adobo. The 52-year-old electrician never turns down invitations to weekend get-togethers hosted by fellow Filipinos living in a ...

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Infection Control: a Top Priority for St. Luke’s QC

Infection Control: a Top Priority for St. Luke’s QC

  QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections acquired in healthcare settings. Of every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time in developing countries such as the Philippines, ...

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PH Red Cross: From Blood to Body-Part Provider

PH Red Cross: From Blood to Body-Part Provider

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – If a humanitarian organization has for the longest time been into the pro bono provision of a vital bodily fluid to those who badly need them, ...

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