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Leptospirosis risk increases after heavy rain, flooding

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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

In humans, leptospirosis—bacterial infection acquired mainly by wading in water contaminated by infected rats’ urine—can cause a wide range of symptoms that include high fever, headache, muscle aches, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), reddening of the eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea and even rash.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

The path to a healthy heart

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Of course you know what a heart attack looks like: the person stops whatever he’s doing, clutches his chest and with eyes wide open, collapses to the floor. Right? Well, this is what TV programs and movies often picture and which majority of us unfortunately believe. In reality, one expert warns that having a heart attack is less dramatic and in fact, is often much tougher to spot from a distance.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

This season of merriment hazardous to our heart

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THE FILIPINOS celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world, beginning as early as September and extending until January of the following year. Because of this interesting fact, we are also looking at the longest period when the country may experience the most number of heart attack cases.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Hepatitis C no longer a ‘death sentence’

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LIM (third from left) and Yu (far right) served as resource speakers during the recent MSD Asia Pacific Media held in Taiwan. The two were joined by (from left) Dr. Fernando Bognar, MSD Asia-Pacific regional director for medical affairs, and Pedicone. Photo by Charles E. Buban

Because Hepatitis C symptoms often do not manifest themselves until the later stages of the illness, afflicted individuals are not likely to know that they have one, much more see a doctor to check for its presence.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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