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Avoid taking ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms — WHO

The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen, after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 18th, 2020

Alex Gonzaga, her parents, and fiancé Mikee recover from Covid-19

Despite plans that have been cancelled, the actress is still grateful for many things Earlier today, Alex Gonzaga shared an intimate and very personal documentary video of how life was the past three weeks since they found out that she and her parents, fiancé Mikee, and one household help Sophie, were infected with Covid-19.  She was contemplating if she should share how life was when Covid-19 hit them, and decided that she should, “so you can learn from our mistakes and to give you hope so that you know you can get better.” She started off by revealing that the virus infected their family because a member went out to buy food. The first one who got infected was her mom Pinty, and thankfully, both parents were asymptomatic.  It was her and Mikee who had it worse, and Alex was able to document how she felt on a daily basis and put it out in her vlog. She started with day three where one can see her crying, “My plans were ruined. I wanted to get married with my family and a few friends, so I needed to change my plans. I also have a new show, but I couldn’t attend. For the next two weeks, I’ll be staying here at home.” On the fourth day, she admitted that she was emotional because so many of her plans didn’t push through, including attending the birthday of her one and only nephew Seve. “Right now, no one leaves the house,” she added that it’s also important to take lots of rest, drink fluids, and take Vitamin C. She also shared the symptoms she was experiencing that time such as feeling weak, slight fever (37.7C), sore throat, loss of appetite, clogged nose, and loss of taste. They also taped a sheet of plastic over on each of the rooms so that they would not leave their rooms. Both her parents are also staying in different rooms. Thankfully, her sister Toni and family, along with her friends, tested negative.  On the fifth day, she didn’t have the appetite to eat and her mom suggested that she should go to the hospital but Mikee recommended to stay at home since things might worsen if she went to the hospital. She also started taking Melatonin, so that she can sleep better and get her much needed rest. True enough, on the sixth day, she woke up at around 10a.m. For the next few days, she added other ways to boost her immunity by eating more protein, opening the curtains and taking in the sun and savoring its warmth. She also kept an oxygenator by her side so she could check her oxygen level. On the eighth day, she was slightly back to normal except that she got tired more often. On the tenth day, she started getting emotional again, but felt very blessed. “God healed us, and my parents didn’t experience any symptoms, even if they’re senior citizens,” she continues. “And it just dawned on me that we survived Covid-19.” They had everyone, including the whole house staff, tested on the 15th day for Covid-19, with the negative results for everyone, even Mikee. It’s been three weeks and she shares in her vlog that she’s happy to be back and happy that they survived Covid-19 as a family. “You can survive Covid-19. Don’t panic. Consult with your doctor and really take care of your body. Boost your immune system. Drink your vitamins. Gargle with salt and water, and take lots of rest,” she reminds her viewers. “We should stop thinking about ourselves, we should really start thinking about others. It’s not about you, but the people around you. So that we can avoid infecting people during this pandemic.”.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Heroic tales of love and care from mom frontliners

When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the country, my ward was converted to an isolation ward receiving patients with the symptoms. As a nurse, I was assigned to closely administer the patients and was encouraged not to go home to avoid spreading the disease to our family, Albario said. I was very scared and worried, and I was always thinking about my children at home. The post Heroic tales of love and care from mom frontliners appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Lito Adiwang talks training at Team Lakay, dream match with Demetrious Johnson

Team Lakay strawweight Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang has been on fire since coming up to the main roster of ONE Championship.  Adiwang, who earned a ONE contract after three wins on Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, scored back-to-back submission wins on the big show, first against Japanese contender Senzo Ikeda and then against Thai star Pongsiri Mitsatit.  Adiwang’s immediate success however, should not come as a surprise, considering that he’s got some really good teammates around him over at the La Trinidad-based gym.  On a daily basis (at least before the COVID-19 pandemic), Adiwang sharpened his tools alongside world champions like Eduard Folayang, Geje Eustaquio, Kevin Belingon, Honorio Banario, Stephen Loman, and of course, reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio.  Being around all those winners, Adiwang admits that training can sometimes get a bit intense, which is expected since everyone is working towards a common goal and everyone is looking to push each other.  “Training at Team Lakay is intense. I’m very fortunate to be working with a great group of guys who are not just talented and highly-skilled, but also close like family,” Adiwang shared in an interview with ONE Championship. “There are instances when we are really deep in training, and we let loose and forget to hold back. There’s the occasional heavy shot we land here and there, or sometimes we put each other in some painful submissions.” “But we’re all professionals, and we know it’s part of the game. We just say sorry and continue with no hard feelings. After all, we’re like brothers here,” he continued.  Adiwang is just two fights into his ONE Championship career, but by the looks of it, he’s primed for an upward trajectory.  In the same light, his teammate Pacio, who has handily defeated some of the division’s top contenders and former champions, also appears to be at the top of the heap for a while.  It appears as though their paths could inevitably cross.  “My personal goal is to be known as one of the best fighters in the division. Of course, I want to eventually compete for a World Title. It’s every athlete’s dream to become a World Champion,” Adiwang stated.  As has been the case with former Team Lakay champions and their teammates in the same division however, Adiwang would rather not fight his family. “While it will ultimately depend on ONE Championship, I still prefer not to face Joshua Pacio as much as possible. I want to avoid that. Instead, I want the top guys in the division,” Adiwang expressed.  Fortunately for the 27-year old, the strawweight division presents a number of possibilities for him to raise his stock.  “Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Yoshitaka Naito, Alex Silva, Yosuke Saruta -- these are all great matchups for me and challenges I’m willing to face. I just want to face the best and prove myself. My plan is to keep taking on anyone they put in front of me and beat them. I’ll take any fight, no matter how short the notice. I’m always ready, always training, and always ready for action,” he continued.  If Pacio’s reign at the top of the strawweight division continues, Adiwang says he’s open to jumping up to the flyweight division to test himself there.  “If Joshua still has the belt in the next couple of years, I have no issues moving up to flyweight to take on challenges there. There’s a lot of great talent in that division that I wouldn’t mind testing myself against. But we’ll cross the bridge when we get there.”  A move to flyweight will move Adiwang a step closer to a potential matchup with ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix champion and MMA legend Demetrious Johnson, a bout that he’s longed for.  “That would be a dream come true for me,” Adiwang said. “Demetrious Johnson is the best in the world right now, in my opinion. And I’ve dreamed of facing him since I started my career. Before, that was just an impossible dream. But now that he’s with ONE Championship, it’s closer to reality.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Trump taking HCQ pills to block COVID

We were watching President Trump on TV last Monday when he jolted us with a revelation that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, a controversial drug that a New York doctor uses successfully to treat patients with symptoms of the coronavirus disease.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Ninoy Aquino Stadium ready to accept COVID-19 patients

The converted Ninoy Aquino Stadium inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex will be ready to accept coronavirus (COVID-19)-positive patients this week. Just five days after transforming the sports arena into a quarantine center, the 112-bed NAS facility will open its doors to patients with mild symptoms and those who are asymptomatic starting Wednesday, April 8, as announced by the Department of Health.  Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and CEO and Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects Vince Dizon said that patients in NAS, and other converted quarantine facilities, the Philippine International Convention Center and the World Trade, Center will all have air-conditioned cubicles with plug-in outlets, free food for patients and the medical staff, free internet connection, and round-the-clock medical assistance.   “In these facilities, there will be 24/7 medical care given by the medical professionals…For the Ninoy Aquino [stadium], the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps will be taking care of our patients. There’s going to be free food for all our patients and our staff—the nurses and the doctors,” Dizon said.   The PICC will have 294 beds, and the World Trade Center will have 502 beds. The Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan may also be transformed into a quarantine facility as well. “The idea is really twofold: we need these quarantine centers because we want to be able to move Covid-positive patients from their communities into facilities such as this. This was also done in other countries as well, but even equally important is we have to help our hospitals decongest, and allow more hospital beds to be used by more severe patients with Covid-19,” Dizon added. Meanwhile, the Philippine Sports Commission in a memo released on Monday urged all national sports associations to closely monitor the activities of their athletes and coaches to ensure their welfare and well-being. The government’s sports body also reminded all athletes and coaches to follow the enhanced community quarantine guidelines of social distancing, staying at home and proper hygiene......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

Privileged or foolhardy?

    SINCE last week, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has been drawing flak from all sides for repeatedly breaking self-isolation despite exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and taking the test. To this day, in spite of his public apology, after being tested COVID-positive, health care workers (HCWs), the public in general, and the netizens, in particular, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 1st, 2020

Keep Safe from Covid-19 With These Tips

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is advising people to stay at home and avoid crowded places. The virus is very contagious and has an incubation period of about 7-14 days. COVID-19 is hard to detect because an infected person can be asymptomatic, which means that he or she may not show any symptoms while […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

VCO eases symptoms in suspected COVID cases

VCO eases symptoms in suspected COVID cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated News18 hr. 13 min. ago

DOH-7 discourages kissing the hand of elders during Christmas

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is discouraging the public from kissing the hand of elders and hugging their relatives during the celebration of Christmas on December 25. This is to avoid further spreading the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of DOH-7, also told CDN […] The post DOH-7 discourages kissing the hand of elders during Christmas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Germany to store medical supplies for future crises

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed Monday to create 19 storage sites for medical equipment across Germany to avoid the shortages of masks and other protective gear seen at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Meeting family or friends for Christmas? Make it quick, and avoid gathering indoors, experts say

MANILA, Philippines — Health professionals are advocating precautionary measures to ensure a coronavirus-free Christmas season, such as limiting encounters with other people, and if it can’t be avoided, to hold gatherings outdoors for a short time only. These measures were among four precautionary steps proposed by the Health Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC). The two […] The post Meeting family or friends for Christmas? Make it quick, and avoid gathering indoors, experts say appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Mayor Sara warns Christmas merrymaking to cause faster spread of virus

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 November) – Merrymaking during the upcoming Christmas holidays will likely speed up the surge in COVID-19 cases in Davao City early next year, Mayor Sara Duterte said. Duterte raised the alarm during her live interview over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) on Friday, as she reminded residents to avoid […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Bong Go reminds public: Safety first

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has urged the public to avoid holding mass gatherings and parties this coming holiday season as the country continues to fight the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Ako, dine-discourage ko po ang any party, any celebration. Maaaring magkahawaan ng sakit,” he said. “Kasama natin ang ating pamilya, pero wala munang parties […] The post Bong Go reminds public: Safety first appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses - KITV Honolulu

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses KITV Honolulu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Chinese herbal medicine launched in Philippines

A Chinese herbal medicine designed to relieve influenza symptoms such as those of COVID-19 was officially launched in the Philippines on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

DOH fears post-holiday COVID-19 surge

The Department of Health is bracing for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases after the Christmas season, prompting DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III to issue a circular discouraging traditional holiday festivities to avoid the transmission of the virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Philippines logs 1,799 new COVID-19 cases, public urged to avoid crowds

MANILA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines on Monday reported 1,799 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total tally to 420,614. The DOH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

COVID vaccine trials in PH: What to expect

MANILA, Philippines — In about a month’s time, Filipinos may start taking part in the biggest global effort to find a vaccine to end “one of the most devastating epidemics” humanity has had to face. The clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines are going to be different from those it had hosted […] The post COVID vaccine trials in PH: What to expect appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Requirement to set up isolation areas for domestic flights lifted

(File photo) MANILA – The government has removed the requirement for air carriers providing domestic flights to reserve a portion of the aircraft cabin as an isolation area for passengers or crew who display symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang announced on Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

‘PhilHealth’s finances not affected by COVID-19’

Concerns that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. may be taking a financial hit due to the coronavirus pandemic have no basis, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020