National News

One-Third of WFH Workers Suffer from Burnout

An article by Esquire Philippines narrates that burnout is currently rising in the work from home (WFH) sector. In Microsoft’s Work Trend Index Report, it revealed that almost one-third of workers around the globe suffer from burnout in the last six months as COVID-19 forced the working sector to a WFH setup. "In the last… Continue reading One-Third of WFH Workers Suffer from Burnout

Local News

WVMC Warns Against Fake RT PCR Results

In a social media post, Western Visayas Medical Center issued an advisory warning the public against fake RT PCR results circulating in the metro. The hospital also revealed the names of signatories found in fake RT PCR results. Here is the official statement: The public is hereby warned of fake RT PCR results which bear… Continue reading WVMC Warns Against Fake RT PCR Results

World News

WHO Updates on Solidarity Trial for COVID-19 Treatment

This article first appeared on the World Health Organization website. In just six months, the world’s largest randomized control trial on COVID-19 therapeutics has generated conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of repurposed drugs for the treatment of COVID-19. Interim results from the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial, coordinated by the World Health Organization, indicate that remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine,… Continue reading WHO Updates on Solidarity Trial for COVID-19 Treatment

National News

Duque: ‘We’re not going for zero COVID’

In an update via GMA News Online, Health Secretary Franscisco Duque III made a statement saying the country is not going for zero cases of COVID-19 but for a lower number of cases. It may be recalled that last Sunday (October 04), the COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country was 322,497 with 3,190 new infections.… Continue reading Duque: ‘We’re not going for zero COVID’

World News

Swab Test Puncturing Brain Not Possible Says Experts

Swab tests do not puncture the brain, as fact-checked by Lead Stories. Lead Stories is a fact-checking website that ‘is always looking for the latest false, deceptive, or inaccurate stories (or media) making rounds on the internet.’ It may be recalled that stories and claims circulated on the internet stating that a swab test pierces… Continue reading Swab Test Puncturing Brain Not Possible Says Experts

World News

‘History Will Judge Us’ says WHO Chief about COVID Response

“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’ says WHO Chief about COVID Response

Local News

TMC Iloilo Celebrates World Patient Safety Day

The Medical City Iloilo celebrates World Patient Safety Day and has made it more meaningful with a Lighting Ceremony last September 23 attended by the representatives of other hospitals here. Bearing the theme “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety”, this year’s World Patient Safety Day celebration is centered on the interrelationship between health… Continue reading TMC Iloilo Celebrates World Patient Safety Day

World News

Tobacco: Cause of 20% Heart Disease Deaths says WHO

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today 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… Continue reading Tobacco: Cause of 20% Heart Disease Deaths says WHO

World News

WHO: ‘Keep Health Workers Safe to Keep Patients Safe’

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and health care leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients. The pandemic has also highlighted the extent to which protecting health workers is key to ensuring a functioning health system and a functioning society. “The COVID-19 pandemic has… Continue reading WHO: ‘Keep Health Workers Safe to Keep Patients Safe’

Local News

Human Breast Milk Bank Proposed in Iloilo City

Just recently, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance establishing the ‘Iloilo City Human Milk Bank’. The proposed milk bank may be set up within the proposed city hospital. The proponent is Councilor Candice Tupas, also a physician. “Mayor Jerry Treñas is planning to have a city hospital. I think… Continue reading Human Breast Milk Bank Proposed in Iloilo City