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Deadliest day for China as virus threatens the world


AFP / Hector RETAMAL Medical staff in protective clothing carry a suspected virus patient from an apartment in Wuhan


China reported its biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as global fears deepened with more infections confirmed overseas including three Japanese evacuated from the outbreak’s epicentre.

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Source of novel coronavirus in China not yet known

WHO, China discuss the serious matter. Photo:

The source of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China and the extent to which it has spread in China are not yet known, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading “Source of novel coronavirus in China not yet known”


It’s about sickle cell disease

Check your genotype before getting married.

Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People who have sickle cell disease have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. Early signs and symptoms of sickle cell disease include swelling of the hands and feet; symptoms of anemia, including fatigue, or extreme tiredness; and jaundice.
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New resource to improve medication adherence for cardiovascular disease patients

The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Division of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new resource to help cardiovascular disease patients.  With the new resource now in place, healthcare providers can carry out the recommendations of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). Continue reading “New resource to improve medication adherence for cardiovascular disease patients”

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Treating hypertension with natural medicine

One major cause of high blood pressure (hypertension) is the narrowing of the blood vessels to the extent that blood cannot flow easily through the vessels.  The vessels can be narrowed by the accumulation of cholesterol along the walls of the vessels. Continue reading “Treating hypertension with natural medicine”

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Hot peppers can relieve arthritis pain and improve heart health


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Infectious Diseases: Teach the kids cough etiquette

Please watch as Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse explains cough etiquette.


Dr. Rajapakse said the best way often is coughing into the elbow or sneezing into the elbow, especially if you don’t have a tissue. This decreases the number of germs that get onto the hands and decreases the risk of spreading infectious diseases to other people. Continue reading “Infectious Diseases: Teach the kids cough etiquette”