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Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Edsel Salvaña is stopping you from falling into a more contagious trap: fake news.
COVID-19 is dominating the headlines. The world is on edge as this new virus works its way across different countries. As the death toll rises, anxiety increases. Parallel to the actual body count is a rising fear, fueled by misinformation and fake ...
 
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It's alarming, to say the least.
The airport and, by extension, airplanes have always been a cause for concern when it comes to hygiene. We're not kidding when we say there's a coughing epidemic in both areas. A face mask can only do so much, however, as a new study ...
 
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Health professionals say masks and sanitizing wipes might not be necessary.
Ever since the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV, people have been taking measures to protect themselves from getting infected, like wearing face masks when going outdoors or in transit. Furthermore, some governments and airlines have been imposing travel restrictions or canceling flights to impede ...
 
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Stick with the 70-percent volume of isopropyl alcohol.
In the wake of the coronavirus scare, people have been hoarding rubbing alcohol from groceries, convenience stores, and online stores. Nowadays, you would be lucky to find a tiny bottle of hand sanitizer. But in their rush to purchase the remaining stocks ...
 
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The PNP is racing to trace who have come in contact with nCoV.
Six passengers who took the same Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific flights as the Chinese couple infected with the novel corona virus are now showing flu-like symptoms, according the Philippine National Police (PNP). In all, there had been 331 passengers who came ...
 
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Silicon Valley’s tech giants are not going to take nCoV threat sitting down.
Amid the spread of misleading and false news stories about the coronavirus, tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter have come together to stop the surge of online misinformation.Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to promote verified news sources and information regarding the novel ...
 
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And even premature death.
If you have a lot of red and processed meat in your weekly diet, then you may need to worry about heart disease and premature death. According to a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Cornell University, meat consumption has links to both.How much meat per ...
 
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Here’s everything you need to know about the deadliest strain of avian flu.
On the heels of containing the novel coronavirus, a new outbreak is once again spreading, this time in the Chinese province of Hunan, which is just south of Wuhan City. The H5N1 bird flu is a highly pathogenic strain of the avian ...
 
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A new study shows how body temperature standards have been changing over time
Researchers at Stanford University made some important discoveries recently about human body temperatures and how the standards have changed over time since the 1800s.The study entitled “Decreasing human body temperature in the United States since the Industrial Revolution” suggests several factors that ...
 
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Out of Office with Dr. Joven Cuanang.
Out of Office explores the lives of businessmen, CEOs, and industry movers when they are not at work. We ask their hobbies, interests, and things they secretly indulge in. For this edition, we talk to Dr. Joven Cuanang, one of the country’s leading neurologists ...
 
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In a distant scenario, the end of world is caused by these people.
In thousands of reportage about coronavirus, there is bad news, there is good news, and then there is this news.Ever since the novel coronavirus made headlines in December 2019, a number of people have been confused, thinking the disease is somehow related ...
 
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Coronavirus infects Chinese woman in the Philippines.
A female Chinese national is the first person in the Philippines who is confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the Department of Health. Earlier this week, the health department had put 23 individuals under observation after they exhibited symtpoms of ...
 
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A similar claim circulated during the global SARS outbreak in 2002 to 2003.
I received a message from a friend asking me about an article that is currently circulating about oregano essential oil being effective in combating coronavirus. During a press conference on novel coronavirus by the Department of Health (DOH), we saw someone comment that oregano essential ...
 
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It's better to be genuine.
Forcing a smile at work when you're really upset or frustrated affects you in ways you don't know, according to a study. It's called deep acting, and it's pretty harmful."Surface acting is faking what you're displaying to other people. Inside, you may ...
 
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More than 700 tourists from China roamed Manila.
Two cruise ships from Hong Kong and mainland China were allowed to dock in Manila amid the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV around the world, according to a report by CNN.According to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the Bureau ...
 
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Most of the items sold online come from China.
Amid the coronavirus panic and the depleted supply of masks in the city after Taal’s eruption, a friend decided to outsmart everybody by ordering a box of surgical and n95 masks online.“It’s only P95!” he said proudly.Unwittingly, he didn’t realize the masks all ...
 
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None of the patients being investigated are Filipino.
Two patients in Metro Manila are being observed by the Department of Health for possible novel coronavirus or nCov infection. The patients are located at separate hospitals, one in Muntinlupa and another in Pasay. Other patients under investigation for nCov are in ...
 
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The densely populated NCR is at high risk of spreading polio faster.
When the Department of Health (DOH) recorded two cases of polio back in September 2019, it immediately declared a national outbreak. That’s how serious polio is. Since then, there have been six more cases in Mindanao, and one in Laguna.Then, on January ...
 
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Smiling can be very stressful.
Flight attendants, nurses, teachers, restaurant workers, customer service officers—people who are required to smile on-the-job—are more likely to drink more alcohol after work, according to a study published in ScienceDaily.According to the study, employees who force themselves to smile and be happy ...
 
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Take that, coffee lovers!
It’s time to make the switch from coffee to tea. Tea drinkers allegedly have healthier brains compared to non-tea drinkers, a new study from the National University of Singapore finds. This discovery is also associated with tea drinkers possessing more organized brain ...
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