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Distress calls reflect the five-month quarantine's mental toll.
Anxiety is the top concern of Filipinos who call the government's mental health hotline as the COVID-19 quarantine passed the five-month mark. It's confidential and free so give it a try if you are down with
It allows for easier transmission of the virus.
Masks, face shields, alcohol, disinfectant wipes, and UV sterilizers-these are just some of the items we've included in our essentials ever since the COVID-19 pandemic affected our country. Perhaps the most important is the mask, as it can
And all your other questions about whether safe sex is possible answered.
ICYMI, wearing a mask is not only recommended, it's the responsible thing to do for the sake of other people. Unfortunately, some people are venturing out of their households for sex with partners they haven't been quarantining with (
Pinays share tips on how they deal when it all becomes too much.
No matter how organized you are or how put together your life is, stress (and the things that cause it) still finds a way to creep in. Everybody experiences some level of stress; while this is normal, it's also completely possible
According to dentists.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), most dental clinics are temporarily closed to reduce the spread of the disease. "Dentists work with equipment and tools (like handpieces) that produce high pressured compressed air," explains dentist Dr. Joyce I. Angeles in an email
Put down the beer, stat.
Sorry to ruin a part of your quarantine routine, but science says drinking alcohol can actually make coronavirus worse. So, you better save your stash for later when this pandemic is over.According to the World Health Organization (WHO)-contrary to "news"
Here's a step-by-step guide.
As positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the Philippines ever since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on our shores (aka the arrival of an infected Chinese national in the Metro in January), there was public clamor for mass testing. It
You're not alone if you've been having more dreams lately.
If you have been experiencing strange and vivid dreams during quarantine, you may be experiencing what is called pandemic dreams.Psychologists at the Dream Research Institute in London and Harvard University in Massachusetts are studying a phenomenon called pandemic dreams or dreams
A lot of people are experiencing the same thing.
For two weeks after the enhanced community quarantine was implemented, I wasn't sleeping properly. I tried to stick to my usual routine so my body clock wouldn't get messed up, but even that couldn't keep me
A patient's billing statement says it's more than one million pesos.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a grave threat to one's health-and also to one's bank account.Receipts will show that it can cost you as much as P1,112,327.59 to get treated in a private
It's the hospital's experimental treatment.
The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is requesting COVID-19 survivors to donate their blood to help find a cure for the disease. PGH spokesperson Dr. Jonas Del Rosario said that the hospital is exploring convalescent plasma therapy as a form of treatment
Forced to be innovative, hospitals in Europe have already resorted to using the sports gear as an alternative.
Italy is the European country worst hit by COVID-19. It is also the second most affected nation in the world, with a current tally of 92,472 total cases, with 10,023 deaths and 12,384 recoveries. With hospitals overwhelmed and
Why are women faring better than men against COVID-19?
Around the world, doctors and scientists are seeing something peculiar: a higher number of male COVID-19 patients than women.In China, where the outbreak began, men accounted for around 60 percent of confirmed cases, and in South Korea, men account for
He's encouraging other people with 3D printers to take the initiative.
Marcus Chu is making the most out of the lockdown. The Grade 10 student, who just turned 16 a week ago, has been printing 3D filaments to use for frontliner's face shields.It started with a Facebook post. His dad
The service is currently being offered to designated hospitals for free.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has taken the whole world by storm. As of writing, cases have surpassed 200,000 with over 8,000 deaths. But, things may be looking up soon. Japanese scientists are closing in on a flu drug, and