MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang assured anew that the public has nothing to worry about President Rodrigo Duterte’s health.
The statement was issued after the result of a Social Weather Station survey showed that 66 percent of Filipinos are worried over Duterte’s health.
Based on the December 2018 Social Weather report, the number of Filipinos who are worried over the chief executive’s health has increased by 11 percent from the last survey in September 2018. Meanwhile, 34 percent are not worried about the Chief Executive’s health.
The report also shows that 49 percent of Filipinos believe that the president has health problems, 24 percent do not believe the president has health problems while 27 percent remain undecided.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo is optimistic about the report as it shows, he said, that many Filipinos are concerned about the president and are praying for his health. — UNTV News & Rescue
The Davao City Health Office has prohibited the public from swimming in Davao River after it tested positive of poliovirus.
Davao City Health Office Chief Josephine Villafuerte said they took a water sample from the river.
They sent it to the Department of Health (DOH) and the Environmental Management of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for testing.
“As of August 22, iyong specimen na nakuha nila sa may Bolton, positive siya for strain 2 (As of August 22, the specimen they extracted from the Bolton area is positive of strain 2),” Villafuerte said.
Villafuerte also advised the public not to swim in pools near Davao River.
“We can never tell if the virus came from inland papunta sa tabi or sa sewerage (towards the shore or in the sewerage) or maybe could have come from upstream going down kung pwede huwag lang muna (if possible, don’t [swim] for now),” she said.
The Davao City Health is also monitoring the residents near the river to ensure that they have not contracted the virus.
So far, there are no reports of a polio outbreak in Davao City.
The city will also have a week-long polio vaccine campaign starting October 14.—AAC (with reports from Janice Ingente)
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The FDA has warned establishments against selling these products.
“All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute violative food products until they have been issued the appropriate authorization, a License to Operate (LTO) for the establishment, and a CPR for the food products,” according to the FDA.
They also advised the public to always check if a food product or food supplement is registered with the FDA through their website (www.fda.gov.ph).—AAC
London-based Filipino radiographer has created an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner replica out of Lego blocks for patients experiencing ‘scanxiety’.
Apollo Exconde, who works as a radiographer at Croydon University Hospital, said that ‘scanxiety’ is a kind of anxiety experienced when undergoing a medical scanner.
“I came up with the idea because most of our patients here are claustrophobic and plus-size of all ages. They don’t only come from kids but some of our patients are elderly who are suffering from claustrophobia,” he said.
The MRI Lego replica is designed with a wide unobstructed view to better explain patients the MRI process. Patients will also be able to see what they will look like when they undergo an MRI scan.
Apollo hopes this replica can provide assurance to patients who are having “scanxiety”.
“A solution to help my patients conquer it one Lego brick at a time,” he said.
The said replica has gone viral on social media. It has also been featured in different radiology websites across Europe.
Apollo’s Lego idea already has 3,681 supporters. He would need 10,000 supporters for the Lego company to adopt and reproduce the open MRI.
“Hello mga kababayan! I’m Apollo. Please support my Lego Open MRI idea by typing in any search engine “Lego Open MRI”, register, and click support. Thank you!” announced Apollo.—AAC (with reports from Jovic Bermas)
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