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Tempering the Ebola phobia

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Health Secretary Ike Ona has declared recently that the country is still free from Ebola viral disease (EVD), the dreaded disease which has breached the borders of West Africa and is now threatening the whole world.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Men now at higher risk for suicide

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It can be quite a challenge understanding the various risk factors triggering suicide in men. The risk factors are complex, but what’s important to realize is that they can be effectively addressed or treated, which can go a long way in preventing suicide among men.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Men now at higher risk for suicide

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Two weeks ago, just when I was about to go to the airport for a meeting abroad, a 48-year-old patient, whose heart problem I’ve been attending to for more than 10 years now, called me up on my mobile phone.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

The looming HIV pandemic

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Spread of the human immune deficiency (HIV) virus may not be reaching critical proportions yet, but the rate of spread in the Philippines is such that if the trend continues, there’ll come a time in the foreseeable future when it may have to be declared an epidemic.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Another way to visualize a stormy day

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We were once again battered by a strong storm this week. A long-time patient of ours accompanied her brother who developed chest pains at the height of the storm and was worried that he might be developing a heart attack.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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