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How not to get sick during the wet season

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A MAN waded through a flooded section of Osmeña Highway in Makati City, the country’s financial district. AP FILE PHOTO

Despite PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) announcement that it’s not yet rainy season—the rains that dropped the past few days were mere drizzles—we might as well prepare ourselves for its imminent arrival, which means getting ready for the common diseases it brings.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Flu sufferers can spread virus up to nearly 2 meters

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If you know someone who is suffering from the flu, you might want to keep your distance—by at least 6 feet—as potentially infectious flu virus particles sneezed or coughed up by the sick person can travel that distance, according to one recent study done in the United States.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

DOH: Never underestimate the seemingly mild flu

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FLU could hit quickly and unexpectedly.

People tend to think of common diseases such as flu in nonthreatening terms, more often believing that when they catch a fever—which often comes with sore throat and cough—they’ll be all right in just a few days.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Your backyard, neighborhood market as your ‘medicine cabinet’

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NATURE’S natural remedies include lemon, ginger, guyabano leaves, garlic and turmeric (dilaw na luya). Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

LAST WEEK, Inquirer Science & Health featured literally down-to-earth home remedies for the common colds and flu. Experts suggested easing off the animal products and consuming more bioflavonoid-rich foods such as cabbage with hearts, and green peppers, parsley, carrots, broccoli, turnips, garlic, lemon juice, grapefruit and most fruits.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Experts warn public of complacency vs flu

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With the Department of Health reporting rising cases of dengue—at least 20,000 are already infected with more than a hundred dead from its complications—the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) is warning of another similar health threat that could affect even more individuals, particularly schoolchildren coming into classes next week.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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