What is Hybrid Coronavirus?

Introduction Combined variants of SARS-CoV2, the culprit virus for COVID-19 illness, are now increasing in numbers in terms of their infection rates from person to person, and are rapidly circulating in different countries such as United Kingdom, US – California, India and Vietnam. These new variants arising can cause possible inflation of detrimental health risks … Read more

If You Fear Injections, You Might Have Trypanophobia

Introduction Fear of needles seem to be innate in childhood but as we age, conquering most of our fears particularly in needles are usually settled and eventually subside. However, the blood tests and injections are methods to obtain hematologic data, vaccinations and medication administrations respectively. The only way to properly execute it in a sterile … Read more

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco, Cigarette or Marijuana?

Introduction Smoking cessation is a demanding task particularly for the habitual smokers. It requires consistent motivation, self-discipline and health awareness as a gentle reminder to keep back on track. According to the World Health Organization, around 780 million of worldwide population shared sentiments that they want to quit, but only 30% have accessible tools and … Read more

Facts about Seasonal Depression

Introduction Does rainy season make you sad? It might be seasonal depression. Seasonal depression is a type of depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which usually occurs in the winter and at times, during summer. Based on the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), this condition falls under classification of Major Depressive Disorder … Read more

Birth Control and Pandemic Babies

Introduction Do you still remember watching the babies doing the close-open or singing Twinkle Twinkle? Now that the world has locked down, making the babies learn and develop can be simple. We can make low cost activities to follow the baby’s lead in naming objects, reading, eating and health habits. Speaking of health habits… Babies’ … Read more

Do You Have Suicidal Thoughts this Pandemic?

IntroductionSuicidal thoughts are one of the mental health challenges that have been endured by some people. This is to be expected from what is happening worldwide due to COVID-19 pandemic. Occurrences of this self-annihilation ideation may be accountable as a result of psychological disorders or in some instances, a low self-coping mechanism. Cause, Symptoms and … Read more

What else do we need to know about Hypertension?

Introduction High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the top 10 “Silent Killer” diseases not only here in the Philippines but around the globe. Its pseudo-name is derived from the fact that majority of people having hypertension are unaware that they have it due to its hidden symptoms. What do we need to know … Read more

Would you choose a nurse career?

INTRODUCTION Nurses have been one of our medical front liners in the COVID-19. Nursing profession is very in demand most especially in these challenging times. Due to an outpouring number of COVID-19 cases in our country, nurses can literally be seen as overworked yet underpaid professionals. So, while nurses are common to see, there is … Read more

How Effective is Handwashing against COVID-19?

IntroductionHandwashing plays a critical role in preventing any forms of illnesses, more predominantly on the communicable diseases such as COVID-19. As we face the economic and health threats brought about by the pandemic, hand hygiene must not only be taken as a precautionary measure but more so as a part of our personal health care … Read more

Combatting COVID-19 with Strong Immune System

IntroductionDid you know that there is World Immunization Week? Not day, but week. It is celebrated on the last week of April. This shows that our immunization plays a big role, especially this pandemic. When the immunity gives up, one person can die of COVID-19 virus. Strengthening our body immunity can be affected by the … Read more