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Garlic supplements help lower blood pressure

Garlic supplements help lower blood pressure

Tweet   Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia have proven the long speculations about garlic supplements.  The researchers tested the effects of 4 capsules a day  of a supplement known as aged garlic in 12 days. The results showed systolic blood pressure of 10mmHg lower in group given garlic supplements compared [Continue reading]

Bird Flu is back!

Bird Flu is back!

Tweet     A 59 year old woman in Hong Kong caught bird flu upon her return from mainland China. She is the first person diagnosed with H5N1 virus after seven years. The last outbreak of the said virus in 2003 killed 6 people in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Health Chief York Chow said that [Continue reading]

Sally Centrifuge, Health Care Tool

Sally Centrifuge, Health Care Tool

Tweet What would you build if your thesis professor asked you to diagnose anemia with a portable device that do not consume power and should not break the bank of every household? Well, for two girls in Introduction to Bioengineering and World Health class thought of salad! Although, we want to be healthy by eating [Continue reading]

Dengue and sport drinks

Dengue and sport drinks

Tweet Head of the National Epideomiolgy center of Department of Health, Dr. Eric Tayag, said "Sports drinks are not for dengue patient’s rehydration." After receiving several reports that dengue patients are using sports drink for rehydration, Dr. Tayag issued this statement and said that the right combination of electrolytes [Continue reading]

Papaya leaves can help cure dengue

Papaya leaves can help cure dengue

Tweet     A recent study shows that Papaya leaves can help patients with dengue to fully recover from the fever. In a research conducted on 70 dengue patients by Dr. Sanath Hettige, juice extracted from papaya leave shows that the white blood cells and platelets of the patients increased, the blood clotting normalized and [Continue reading]

6 cases of AH1N1 virus in Ilocos Sur

6 cases of AH1N1 virus in Ilocos Sur

Tweet   Six elementary students in Candon City, Ilocus Sur who manifested symptoms of the virus such as high fever, sore throat, fatigue and diarrhea was tested positive for influenza AH1N1 virus. Five of the students have already recovered but one has still coughs. The Department of Health assured the public that the virus has [Continue reading]

DOH: Beware of 'Styrofoam-tainted' chicharon in Cordillera

DOH: Beware of 'Styrofoam-tainted' chicharon in Cordillera

Tweet     A caution was sent out by Health authorities on Saturday warning consumers against buying a brand of chicharon that supposedly contains crushed Styrofoam. Health Department first received reports of such items being sold in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). According to Engineer Gaudencio Tiwing of the Health [Continue reading]

HIV Antibody spurs fresh hopes for AIDS vaccine

HIV Antibody spurs fresh hopes for AIDS vaccine

Tweet Scientists reported that they have discovered a possible new weapon against HIV in the immune system that are supposed to prevent the invading AIDS disease to the human cells. [Continue reading]

DOH has 20,000 dengue cases in 6 months

DOH has 20,000 dengue cases in 6 months

Tweet In spite of the warnings to the public from the Department of Health (DOH) to always keep their surroundings clean to avoid catchingf dengue, the number of dengue cases rises to 20,161 nationwide from January 1 to June 5 this year. [Continue reading]

Sex Education debate heats up in the Philippines

Sex Education debate heats up in the Philippines

Tweet United Nations-backed programme in Philippine schools, a new sex education campaign has created extensive debate in Asia’s foundation of Catholicism [Continue reading]

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