Lifestyle

Lasik Surgery in Iloilo

Lasik Surgery in Iloilo: Borough Lasik Center (BLC), the country's leader in vision correction procedures, opens its first clinic in the Visayas, specifically at the 2F of Festive Walk Iloilo. Formerly known as Borough Center for Sight, Borough Lasik Center started in 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia. From then on, the center brought… Continue reading Lasik Surgery in Iloilo

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Tuberculosis in the Philippines

Tuberculosis in the Philippines: The World Health Organization (WHO) defines tuberculosis as a disease caused by bacteria, particularly mycobacterium tuberculosis, and most often affects the lungs. It is said to be contagious and affects about a quarter of the global population. WHO also bared that the disease claimed 1.6 million lives in 2021 and is… Continue reading Tuberculosis in the Philippines

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Iloilo City to Contain ASF

Iloilo City Moves to Contain ASF: Iloilo City Government has put in place quarantine measures within the 500-meter radius of its first-recorded African Swine Fever (ASF) case in Zone 5, Brgy. Tacas in Jaro district. Mayor Jerry P. Treňas received the report from the Department of Agriculture that out of 17 samples, one tested positive… Continue reading Iloilo City to Contain ASF

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Medicus Cancer Institute Ambulatory Surgical Clinic

The Medicus Cancer Institute, nestled along Donato Pison Avenue in San Rafael Mandurriao, takes pride in introducing the first and only linear accelerator cancer treatment facility in Western Visayas. In line with this, the institute recently inaugurated its ambulatory surgical clinic last July 31, Sunday. The blessing and inauguration were attended by stakeholders and dignitaries… Continue reading Medicus Cancer Institute Ambulatory Surgical Clinic

World News

What is Monkey Pox?

What is Monkey Pox? The World Health Organization declares ‘monkey pox’ as a global health emergency following an upsurge in cases worldwide. As of date, more than 16,000 cases have been reported from 75 countries according to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General. “Under the International Health Regulations, I am required to consider five elements… Continue reading What is Monkey Pox?

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Berocca Performance

Berocca Performance: Spark the Energy! Let 2022 be the year you bounce back, find your focus and push the pace! As we continue to stay productive and power through the humdrum of our hybrid work schedules, we’re also finding ways to address the inevitable burnouts and daily energy gaps. Sometimes all it takes to relieve… Continue reading Berocca Performance

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PH and China Pandemic Experience

PH and China pandemic experience shared in webinar: The Department of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service Institute along with Philippine Archipelago international Trading Corporation presented a webinar featuring prominent figures in Traditional Chinese Medicine who were instrumental in the pandemic management in China. The webinar, entitled “Learning from the China Experience – Control and Surge Prevention”,… Continue reading PH and China Pandemic Experience

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World Health Organization COVID-19 Vaccine

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine: World Health Organization lists additional COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations. In an article released by the World Health Organization, it revealed that it listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is… Continue reading World Health Organization COVID-19 Vaccine

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Vaccine in Iloilo City (Updates)

Vaccine in Iloilo City. “Kamo lang anay una,” seems to be the unified response of Ilonggos when asked if they would be willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to arrive later this year, but would there be any willing recipient? Here, we list updates about COVID-19 vaccine in Iloilo. Iloilo City… Continue reading Vaccine in Iloilo City (Updates)

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AstraZeneca Vaccine

In a newsletter, the World Health Organization (WHO) releases ‘The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know’ detailing interim recommendations from the WHO Strategic Advisory of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) for the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine (AZD1222). The WHO article answers the following questions. Here are some highlighted questions. Is it safe?… Continue reading AstraZeneca Vaccine

Lifestyle

Al Di Foods

Iloilo-based company Al Di Foods relaunches their Lazada and Shopee stores for a more delightful consumer experience. The Covid-19 pandemic raised awareness among Filipinos on the benefits of boosting the immune system. With its flagship product Al Di Turmeric Tea, Al Di Foods increased sales even with the pandemic. Curcumin, the major component of turmeric,… Continue reading Al Di Foods

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Iloilo City Molecular Lab

Iloilo City has recently launched the USWAG Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory in Barangay San Pedro, Molo. The blessing and inauguration were led by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas and government officials. The laboratory, according to Executive Order 184, is a health facility where COVID-19 testing can be done. The facility aims to augment the testing… Continue reading Iloilo City Molecular Lab

World News

‘History Will Judge Us’

“With over one million lives now lost to COVID-19 globally, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that while the ‘agonizing milestone’ is a ‘mind-numbing figure’, the world must never lose sight of each and every individual life,” is an excerpt from an article published in the United Nations website. UN Secretary General António Guterres said… Continue reading ‘History Will Judge Us’

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Tobacco: Cause Heart Disease

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a brief released by the World Health Organization, World Heart Federation, and the University of Newcastle Australia ahead of World Heart Day, marked on 29 September. This equates to one in five of all deaths from heart disease, warn the report’s authors, who… Continue reading Tobacco: Cause Heart Disease

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Southern Iloilo Health Zone

The brainchild of First District Representative Janette L. Garin and former Congressman Richard S. Garin, the ‘Southern Iloilo Health Zone’ was established to document local efforts of the first congressional district as it continues to battle the global coronavirus disease. In its Facebook page, the Southern Iloilo Health Zone documents the challenges of various industries… Continue reading Southern Iloilo Health Zone

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WVMC Sub National Laboratory

With the global pandemic ravaging the globe, communities continue to strengthen its health care system. In the Philippines, particularly in Region VI, the West Visayas Medical Center Sub-National Laboratory contributes to the nation’s daily testing capacity in detecting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The West Visayas Medical Center Sub-National Laboratory began its construction way back in… Continue reading WVMC Sub National Laboratory