MONSOON PROOF YOUR HOME

Monsoon is one of the most exciting seasons of the year, when you feel maximum attachment to Nature, witnessing the raindrops kissing the surface of the mother earth. However, this happiness comes at a cost, the rainy season may cause damages to your building. Walls and the roof are the most affected areas, but along […]

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STAY HEALTHY DURING THE RAINY SEASON

The rainy season may have its charms: the cool weather, the reason to wear jackets and the magnified pleasure of a cup of hot coffee or a bowl of hot soup. But it has dangers as well, primarily in the form of diseases like dengue and in infectious bacteria and viruses that become active due […]

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MOST COMMON RAINY DAY ILLNESSES

Rain brings temporary mayhem, especially in the streets of Metro Manila: floods, traffic, and a slew of diseases, which, if left untreated, can causeyou a lot of grief, pain, and money. Familiarize yourself with the most common rainy-day illnesses, so you can better prepare your body for them. It’s practically typhoon season in the Philippines […]

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RABIES

DIAGNOSIS At the time a rabid animal bites you, there’s no way to know whether the animal has transmitted the rabies virus to you. For this reason, treatment to prevent the rabies virus from infecting your body is recommended if the doctor thinks there’s a chance you have been exposed to the virus. Once a […]

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ARTHRITIS

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS VS. OSTEOARTHRITIS: Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones […]

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MANAGE YOUR STRESS

Not all stress is bad. But chronic (ongoing) stress can lead to health problems. Preventing and managing chronic stress can lower your risk for serious conditions like heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and depression. You can prevent or reduce stress by: Planning ahead Deciding which tasks need to be done first Preparing for stressful events   […]

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DRINKING ALCOHOL IN MODERATION

If you don’t drink alcohol, there’s no reason to start. If you choose to drink, it’s important to have only a moderate (limited) amount. And some people should not drink at all, like women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and people with certain health conditions. What is the “moderate” Amount of Alcohol? […]

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CARE FOR MINOR TO MAJOR BURN INJURIES

Burns cause to one or multiple layers of skin and flesh by external sources such as heat or chemicals, and range in severity from minor to major. The level of severity is denoted by the “degree,” with each degree noting a higher level of damage starting at first degree and moving as far as the […]

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SUMMER HEALTH RISKS TO AVOID

Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the weather. But summer activities bring additional risks to your health. Be sure to be safe this summer by knowing these top 7 summer health risks. A little bit of prevention can keep your summer safe. SKIN CANCER If caught early, skin cancer is usually […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEASLES

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Cause A virus in the paramyxovirus family, which normally grows in the cells that line the back of the throat and lungs Mode of Transmission Easily spreads from person-to-person by sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact   Signs and Symptoms Cough Runny nose Red […]

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