What’s the deal with Diphtheria?

Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mucous membranes of the throat and nose. Although it spreads easily from one person to another, diphtheria can be prevented through the use of vaccines.   Cause Corynebacterium diphtheria A bacterial (toxin-related) disease, it is manifested in acute pharyngitis, acute naso pharyngitis, or acute laryngitis with […]

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The Flood-time Foe

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by many animals, such as rodents and other vermin. Waste products (e.g., urine and feces) of an infected animal, especially rats, contaminate the soil, water, and vegetation.   Cause – Ingesting contaminated food or water or when broken skin or open wounds and mucous membrane (eyes, nose, sinuses, mouth) […]

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What is Skin Allergy?

Skin Allergy – A skin allergy is often a reaction to an allergen or irritant. When a foreign substance touches your skin, your immune system produces antibodies to fight it. This results in an allergic reaction that is often characterized by the onset of rashes.   Most common causes of Skin allergy Nickel, a metal […]

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What is Dengue? FIGHT the BITE!

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection transmitted by female Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Symptoms include: Vomiting Diarrhea Muscle and joint pain Rash Bleeding nose and gums Headache How do you get infected: Dengue is transmitted via a bite from an infected mosquito There are 4 types of dengue. You may get infected 4 times with different […]

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June 2018 – National NO SMOKING Month 🚭

Smoking prevalence in the country is among the highest in the world, one factor is that, cigarette prices here are among the cheapest in the world. On the other hand, second hand smoke kills children. For non-smokers, exposure to second hand smoke is estimated to kill another 600,000 people annually. Almost half of all children […]

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May 2018 – Be Safe on the Road

Summertime always spells more people on the roads going on trips. As we observe May 2018 as the National Road Safety Month here are some tips to make your trips safer and problem-free. Avoid using cell phones while driving. This also applies to pedestrians when crossing the streets. Your full attention is required while you […]

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April 2018 – The Heat is ON!

SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE! Time for the beach, get-togethers, road trips, and especially summer and heat related illnesses. The Department of Health has warned the public to be cautious of the six common summer diseases which include sore eyes, sunburn, colds and cough, diarrhea and vomiting, skin diseases, and Rabies. Your RESPONSIVE family is sharing […]

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March 2018 – National Women’s Month

The National Women’s Month Celebration  every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). The past month may have been National Heart Month, but few people realize that March has been named the National Women’s Heart Health Month too. It became so under the tenure of yet another of the […]

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February 2018 – Love your HEART ❤️

Every February we celebrate Heart Month. It’s almost Valentine’s too and there will be the prerequisite heart-themed songs and decor heard and seen everywhere. Therefore reminding everyone to take care of this very important organ is timely. Heart disease awareness and the adoption of a heart-healthy lifestyle may just save you from dreaded heart illnesses. […]

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January 2018 – Holiday Weight Gain is REAL!

Faced with sweet desserts, rich beverages, the all time favorite “lechon” and plenty of carbohydrates, holiday festivities will never be complete without these sinful foods disrupting your eating routine. Eat, drink, and be merry! This is what most of us do over the holiday season and unfortunately most of us also gain some unwanted holiday […]

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