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Nearly 8000 Workers on layoff in Taiwan



Due to COVID-19 crisis affecting the global economy. The government of Taiwan also experiencing the hit of this unfortunate event. 

The Labor Bureau says that there are 308 business that were very much affected, as of the end of March, 7,976 employees were on unpaid leave.

The hospitality and food and beverage industries saw the highest number of
furloughed staff, at 2-thousand-693.
That's followed by those in the metal and mechanical industries, and workers in wholesale and retail respectively.

Compared with figures from the first half of March, employees on furlough
increased by over 4000, and companies affected increased by just over 200.

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Taiwan will donate 10 million masks to seriously affected countries due to COVID-19 pandemic




TAIPEI - President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday that the government of Taiwan will donate 10 million masks to seriously affected countries due to COVID-19 pandemic.  

Taiwan has increased its production of face masks, the country has the ability to give masks to those countries that experiencing the lack of medical supplies because of coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs announced Taiwan's daily surgical mask output has hit 13 million.

The current daily output is more than four times the amount that Taiwan was capable of producing in early February, when Taiwan produced an average of 3.2 million surgical masks per day.

Source : Taiwan News

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COVID-19 Worldwide death toll climbs to 41,072



Coronavirus confirmed fatalities worldwide climbs to 41,072, this is according to the tally complied by the AFP, as of Tuesday.

Since the pandemic broke out in China last December 2019, 186 countries and territories already been affected and suffering from the effect of the virus. More than 828,240 of confirmed cases recorded and at least 164,900 are now considered recovered from the virus.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP offices from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

The past 24 hours brought 4,396 more deaths -- 849 of them in Spain, 837 in Italy and 612 in the United States -- while 70,404 new cases emerged.

Source: ABS-CBN News
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Loss of taste, smell key COVID-19 symptoms -British scientists' study



LONDON - Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app developed by British scientists to help monitor the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

Almost 60% of patients who were subsequently confirmed as positive for COVID-19 had reported losing their sense of smell and taste, the data analysed by the researchers showed.

That compared with 18% of those who tested negative.

Of 1.5 million app users between March 24 and March 29, 26% reported one or more symptoms through the app. Of these, 1,702 also reported having been tested for COVID-19, with 579 positive results and 1,123 negative results.

Using all the data collected, the research team developed a mathematical model to identify which combination of symptoms - ranging from loss of smell and taste, to fever, persistent cough, fatigue, diarrhea, abdominal pain and loss of appetite -was most accurate in predicting COVID-19 infection.

Spector's team applied their findings to the more than 400,000 people reporting symptoms via the app who had not yet had a COVID-19 test, and found that almost 13% of them are likely to be infected.

This would suggest that some 50,000 people in Britain may have as yet unconfirmed COVID-19 infections, Spector said.

Official figures showed confirmed cases rose 14% in Britain between Monday and Tuesday to 25,150 as of Tuesday at 0800 GMT. The government said 1,789 people have died in hospitals from coronavirus as of 1600 GMT on Monday.

Source: CNN Philippines
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Taipei 101 Shopping Mall will shorten its operation due to COVID-19



TAIPEI - The Taipei 101 Shopping Mall announced that it will its daily operation hours to 12 - 9 p.m, this will effectively start on April 6.

Restaurants in the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall have reportedly encountered hardship as the number of office workers in the building and visitors to the attraction have dropped significantly.

The Liberty Times quoted Taipei 101 as saying that the shopping mall is also cutting back hours for sake of workers’ health.

Source: Taiwan News
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BREAKING: Vice-mayor of Jala-Jala, Rizal dies due to COVID-19



Kapapasok lang na balita, Ngayong Martes ng gabi, Marso 31, 2020, pumanaw na ang vice mayor ng Jala-Jala, Rizal ilang araw matapos makumpirmang positibo siya sa COVID-19. Ito'y kinumpirma mismo ng anak ng vice-mayor.

Si Vice Mayor Jolet Delos Santos ay nagpositibo noong nakaraang Huwebes, Marso 26. Ayon sa kanya ay nagkaroon siya ng mga sintomas ng sakit matapos dumalo sa pagtitipon ng Philippine Councilors League.

"Napakasakit po sa aming buong pamilya ang biglaang pagkawala ng Ama ng ating bayan," base sa post sa Facebook ng anak niyang si Jom.

Sa ngayon ang kabuuang bilang ng COVID-19 sa Pilipinas ay nasa 2,084 at 88 na ang naitatalang namamatay at 49 na ang gumaling.

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BREAKING:DOH reports additional 538 new COVID-19 cases, total of 2,084

MANILA - 


 reports 538 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths, and 7 new recoveries.

This brings the totals to 2,084 confirmed cases, 88 deaths, and 49 recoveries as of March 31, 4pm. | via Shai Lagarde, Stand For Truth

FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/3axVUYT
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Repatriation of at least 4,600 OFWs will begin in the next 2 weeks due to COVID-19 situation



MANILA - Malacañang announced that the government will continue to help thousands of overseas Filipino to be able to come home in the Philippines amid COVID-19 affecting lots of countries globally. The repatriation will begin in the next two weeks.

"Currently, the Department of Foreign Affairs is closely coordinating with various foreign service posts on the repatriation of at least 4,600 Filipinos for the next two weeks," President Rodrigo Duterte's pilot report to Congress, dated March 30, read.

It said a total of 1,806 Filipinos have been repatriated so far.

As of March 30, there are 348 overseas Filipinos who tested positive for COVID-19 in 30 other countries, according to the DFA. Most of them are in the Asia Pacific Region. Of the said cases, nine died while 111 have recovered.

Source: GMA News
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Pediatric transplant surgeon died due to COVID-19





MANILA - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has once again claimed the life of another doctor.

Dr. Leandro Resurreccion III, a pediatric transplant surgeon, passed away on Tuesday morning due to accute respiratory failure brought about by COVID-19. He was 57 years old.

Resurreccion’s daughter, Pia, confirmed the unfortunate news in a Facebook post. He died at the intensive care unit of the Philippine General Hospital after battling the disease for almost three weeks.

Dr. Resurreccion has served at PGH, St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippine Children's Medical Center and the Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Medical Center.

For Leandro IV, he wants to remember his father as a “citizen of the world who cared for it and fought for it.

Dr. Resurreccion now joins the roster of brave Filipino doctors who died in the country’s battle against COVID-19.

In a nationally televised address on Monday night President Rodrigo Duterte again paid tribute to the country’s frontliners against COVID-19, saying the health workers who passed away in the war against the virus were fortunate to die in the line of duty.

“I assure you that your efforts will be rewarded. Your heroism will not be forgotten. Saludo kami sa inyo,” Duterte said.

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Taiwan reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, total of 322



TAIPEI - Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center on Tuesday (March 31) reported 16 additional cases of coronavirus disease, bringing the total of 322 infected individuals. In this new cases, there were 14 imported and 2 domectic cases, according to Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung.

The CECC pointed out that the 14 new imported cases include seven men and seven women between the ages of 20 and 60.

The countries recently visited by the latest imported cases include the U.S., the UK, Iceland, France, Switzerland, Thailand, and the Philippines. The main purposes of their trips were listed as work or school.

Source: Taiwan News
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A Filipina nurse died due to COVID-19 in Miami,Florida




Arceli Buenda Ilagan, 63-year-old nurse died due to coronavirus disease. She was working at Jackson Memorial Hospital for almost 33 years. While battling the virus as a frontliner, the nurse was assigned in an intensive care unit and unfortunately got the virus and caused her death.

Ilagan's death on Friday was the third case of coronavirus-related fatality in Miami-Dade County.

Florida Health Department, said the state of Florida has reported over 5,000 confirmed cases, including 63 deaths. There are already more than 150,000 confirmed cases in the United States with more than 2,800 deaths.

Source: GMA News
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214 Taiwanese evacuees from Hubei undergo quarantine amid COVID-19 threat



TAIPEI - The national government of Taiwan placed the 214 Taiwanese nationals in quarantine after they returned from Hubei province of China last Monday night. While undergoing quarantine they will be tested for COVID-19 abiding the protocol.

The Central Epidemic Command Center said that all evacuees will be tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours after placed in quarantine.

People arriving from other parts of China or other parts of the world can take regularly scheduled commercial flights to Taiwan and self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

The first was arranged late Sunday, when 153 Taiwanese returned home.

These Taiwanese had been stranded in Hubei since late January but were able to leave the area after restrictions on the movement of people there were lifted on March 25.

Many others are still stuck in Wuhan, but will be able to leave if restrictions there are lifted on April 8 as scheduled.



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COVID-19 Worldwide cases reaches 784,540 fatalities climbs to 37,784



World Health Organization records worldwide number of coronavirus disease cases to 784,540; death toll increased to 37,784.

As of Monday (March 30) Taiwan has recorded 306 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the 77th highest in the world.

Here are the updated figures of novel coronavirus disease (March 31):


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President Duterte promised P200-billion help for COVID-19 crisis



MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on his public address late Monday night, he stated that the national government has alloted a total of P200-billion-worth of aid for low-income households, farmers, and fisherfolk, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have allotted ₱200 billion for low income households who are badly affected by this crisis. Beneficiary households will receive emergency support for their two months based on the regional minimum wage,” he said in his address to the nation Monday midnight.

The president also called the attention of private sector especially those who can provide help for their fellow countrymen to look ways on how they can assist families and individuals who are most affected in this current crisis we're facing globally.

Duterte also said that government is providing assistance to the agricultural sector.

“To our farmers and fisherfolk, we have not forgotten you, and government is now employing quick response measures to help you during the crisis as well as ensure food productivity, sufficiency,” Duterte added.

In line with this, the Department of Social Welfare and Development is set to distribute social amelioration cards for cash assistance amid the pandemic.

Source: CNN Philippines
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CECC: More surgical masks for Taiwan's resident's on mid April



TAIPEI - The Central Epidemic Control Center reported that on mid-April there will be significant changes in the government's rationing system of surgical face masks to Taiwan's residents.

Residents will be able to purchase nine masks for adults and 10 masks for children every two weeks, this will start on April 9, says Health Minister Chen Shih chung.

Rationing of surgical masks will depend upon person's ID number on their national health insurance. This system will help residents not to line up and just wait for their specific day when they can buy face masks.

And officials say the changes have been made possible due to increased
production of surgical face masks, that were in extremely short supply in
late January and much of February.

The masks will still be available at designated drugstores and pharmacies and cost 5 N-T each.
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Lola sa Cainta pinamigay ang panindang pagkain sa mga kapit-bahay sa gitna ng lockdown dahil sa covid-19



Maynila- (March 31, 2020) Dahil sa ipinapatupad na enhanced community quarantine sa buong luzon kung kaya pinapayuhan ang lahat na manatili sa loob ng bahay upang maiwasan ang lalong pagkalat ng covid-19.Pero sabi nga ng mga maralita nating kababayan,ang enhanced community quarantine ay para lamang sa mga mayayaman,may ipon at higit sa lahat kahit nasa bahay lang tuloy parin ang pera.Sa mga mahihirap nating kababayan ang manatili sa loob ng tahanan ay nangangahulugan ng pagkagutom ng kani kanilang pamilya.
Sa bayan ng Cainta Rizal,nakilala si lola Evelina "Belina"Torres ng Brgy.San Isidro,Cainta Rizal 70 anyos.Dahil sa kanyang mabuting puso at pagiging maawain sa mas nangangailangan, kaya naisipan niyang tumulong sa kanyang mga kapitbahay.Dalawang linggo nadaw simula ng ipatupad ang lockdown pero wala padaw dumarating na mga relief goods sa kanilang Barangay, kung kayat naaawa na umano si lola lalo pat mga construction workers at mga pumapasada ng trycicle ang karamihan na nakatira sa kanilang lugar.Sa mga litratong pinost sa facebook ni Maritess Edroso nitong Lunes,kitang nag-aabot ang kanyang lola sa mga kapitbahay ng isang supot na may mga biskwit at sachet ng kape.Pinalaga pa umano ng lola niya ang mga natirang itlog para maibigay din.Ang mga pagkaing binibigay ni lola ay galing mismo sa kanyang mga paninda sa kanyang sari-sari store.
Sabi padaw ng lola niya,marami panaman daw silang stock ng pagkain,eh di tulong nalang.
Kuwento pa ni Maritess na ng hapon ding yon may dumating sa lugar na bigas at mga de lata mula sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Cainta.Ikinuwento din ni Marites sa kanyang lola na ibinahagi niya ang kwento sa social media.
"Sana maka-inspire ito sa iba na kung nakakaluwag ka naman,tulungan muna rin ang iba",ani Marites.

Source: Abs-Cbn News

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Diseases that can be treated of Pandan


Screw-pine (Pandan) is a common scent or spice in bread, food or rice. Its leaf, which is the source of the aromatic odor, comes from a plant of moderate height. The leaves are as long as the grass and may have thorns on the side. Large varieties of pandan are found on the beaches, while small plants are usually found in lowland areas.

Nutrients and chemicals available in pandanas:
*Pandanas contain essential oils, alkoloids, glycosides, isoprene esters, and tannins. * Pandanus oil contains tertpene, d-linalool, phenylethyl acetate, citral, phenylethyl alcohol ester, ester of phthalic acid, fatty acids and steroptene.
*It also contains provitamin A carotenoids.

Diseases that can be treated by pandanus:
1.) Vomiting - continuous vomiting can be treated by drinking the pandanus.
2.) Ear piercing - pandan flower extract stains the sore ear.
3.) Boiling - excellent boil the crushed leaves mixed with lime juice and a little salt.
4.) Rheumatoid arthritis - It helps to relieve joint pain due to rheumatoid arthritis.
5.) Wounds - Helps to speed up wound healing by drying crushed dried pandan leaves.
6.) Urinary incontinence - Drinking with fresh or dried pandanus root is effective in facilitating urination. Drink it like tea.
7.) Gum wounds - chewing the pandanus root can strengthen the gums.
8.) Headache - The person suffering from a headache condition is fed with fragrant pandan leaf. It can also squeeze the leaves mixed with the oil for a headache.



Disclaimer: OFW Buddy and its article may contain general information relating to various medical conditions and their treatment. Such information is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitue for advice provided by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Patients should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. Patienst shoudl always consult with a doctor or other health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment.
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Diseases and conditions that can be treated with pepper

s

 Black pepper is a popular spice not only in the Philippines but worldwide. It is usually seen as small circles and black, sometimes dotted. Black pepper peppers come from creeping plants of moderate height. The leaves are thick, and the flowers cluster on one side of the branch.

Pepper nutrients and chemicals:
* Root - contains trans and ciscaryophyllene, 3-canene, humulene, limonene and pinene.
* Black pepper - contains piperine, alkamides, piptigrine, wisanine, dipiperamide D, and dipiperamide E. It also contains chavicine and oleoresin.

Diseases and conditions that can be treated with pepper:
1.) Peeling - The pepper spray is mixed with oil and then rubbed on the skin of the affected itch.
2.) Fever - recurrent fever can be relieved with the help of drinking pepper spray.
3.) Toothache - pepper spray is used as a mouthwash to relieve toothache.
4) Belly to stomach - Drinking helps in relieving pepper root condition of stomach worms. 6.)Skin Irritation - Irritation to the skin improves pepper spray to improve the mood.
5.) Sore throat - The condition of the sore throat can be helped by the pepper spray.
6.) Hair shedding - pepper spray mixed with water can be rubbed on the head that causes hair loss.



Disclaimer: OFW Buddy and its article may contain general information relating to various medical conditions and their treatment. Such information is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitue for advice provided by a doctor or other qualified health care professional. Patients should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. Patienst shoudl always consult with a doctor or other health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment.
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Philippines COVID-19 total cases has spike to 1,546



Inihayag ng Department of Health ngayong Lunes (March 30) na nadagdagan ng 128 ng bagong kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa, umabot na sa kabuuang 1,546 ang nagpositibo sa sakit.

Sa report ng DOH ay mayroon na naman na pitong namatay ngayong Lunes, 78 na ang kabuuang namatay sa bansa. At ang gumaling naman ay nananatili parin sa 42 katao.

Nitong March 29, sa tally ng World Health Organization ay maroon nang higit 630,000 kaso ng COVID-19 sa buong mundo at halos 30,000 ang namatay.


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5 rapid test kits for Covid-19 was approved by FDA



Manila-Philippines (March 30, 2020) - Inaprobahan nang Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ang limang rapid test kits para sa Covid-19.

Ayon sa pahayag ng DFA ngayong araw ng Lunes, ang nasabing limang rapid test kits ay nakarehistro na sa bansa upang gamitin at reliable din ang mga ito base sa regulatory agencies katulad ng sa China at Singapore.

Dagdag pa nila ito ay apbrobado bilang SARS Cov2 kit PCR based mula sa Gene Xpert ng Abbot Laboratories. Ito ang pinakabago sa 17 PCR-based test kits na inaprobahan bilang commercial use na kayang maglabas ng resulta sa loob lamang ng limang minuto.

Pinayuhan ni FDA Director General and Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo ang mga local government officials, mga agency heads, hospitals at maging ang mga pribadong kompanya na maging maingat sa paggamit ng rapid testing kits. Nakiusap rin siya sa mga doktor na tulungan ang mga pasyente sa pag-interpreta sa mga resulta.



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Taiwan confirms additional 8 COVID-19 cases; total of 306 and 5 deceased




TAIPEI - Central Epidemic Command Center  reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday (March 30) and 2 fatalities. The total infected persons climbs to 306 and 5 fatalities.

Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) eight new cases of COVID-19, and two new deaths. Out of these eight new cases, Chen said that seven were imported, while one person contracted the disease in Taiwan.

Source: Taiwan News


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La Trinidad Benguet is now under extreme community quarantine after 2 confirmed cases of Covid-19



Manila-Philippines (March 30, 2020) - Isinailalim sa Extreme Community Quarantine kahapon ang La Trinidad Benguet matapos makapagtala ng dalawang kompirmadong kaso ng Covid-19 sa lugar. Magtatagal ito ng tatlong araw, mula March 29 hanggang 31. Ito ay upang maiwasan ang possibling pag-kalat ng virus.

Ipinatupad ito matapos maglabas ng pahayag ang Department of Health Cordillera na may dalawang tao ang nagpositibo sa coronavirus ayon sa resulta ng isinagawang test sa kanila.

Ang isang nagpositibo sa Covid-19 ay 6 na taong gulang na babae na may travel history sa Cavite. Siya ay kasalukuyang nasa Benguet General Hospital at stable na ang kanyang kondisyon.

Isa ring babae ang pangalawang kaso sa lugar na may edad na 34 taong gulang na dati ng dinali sa parehong Ospital ngunit siya ay na discharged noong March 26. Subalit siya ay nagpositibo sa Covid-19 test na lumabas lamang noong Biyernes.

Kinansela naman ng mga opisyal ang travel permits at sinuspende rin maging ang operasyon ng La Trinidad Trading post habang nagsasagawa pa sila ng contact tracing sa mga nakasalamuha ng dalawang nagpositibo sa Covid-19.


https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/731739/la-trinidad-benguet-placed-under-extreme-enhanced-quarantine-for-3-days-no-travel-allowed/story/



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Vietnam to prepare for possible lockdown



HANOI - Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan phuc advised major cities to prepare for possible lockdowns due to COVID-19 increasing numbers of infected persons in their country and in the Southeast Asian Nations.

"Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have to review and update plans to battle the virus, and have to stand ready for city lockdown scenarios," Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in a statement.

"Vietnam has entered the pandemic's peak period, major cities have to speed up and take advantage of each hour and minute to carry out defined measures," Phuc said.

The Vietnamese government has ordered a halt on inbound flights, cut domestic flights, stopped public gatherings and temporarily shut down non-essential services until April 15 at the earliest.

The government of Vietnam also already implemented home quarantine protocol and contract tracing program to prevent the spread of the virus brought by the locals and foreign visitors.

Vietnam has confirmed 194 infections but has had no reported deaths, according to the health ministry. More than 75,000 people are in quarantine. The country aims to keep the number of infections under 1,000.

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Labor chief says proof of payroll is needed to get 5,000 cash aid




Manila-Philippines (March 30, 2020) - Ngayong Lunes ay hinikayat ni Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello ang mga employer na mag-avail ng financial assistance para sa kanilang mga empleyado na ibinibigay ng gobyerno para sa mga apektadong manggagawa sa ipinatupad na community quarantine sa boung bansa.

Sa pahayag ni Bello sa DZMM, sinabi niya lahat ng formal sector ay pwedeng mag-avail ng cash assistance malaki man o maliit na kompanya. Ang kailangan lang ay proof of payroll upang makatanggap ng Php 5,000 ang kanilang mga empleyado.

Dagdag pa niya ang employer mismo ang magpapadala ng payroll at ipapadala naman nila ang pera sa mga employer upang sila ang mamahagi sa kanilang mga empleyado sa nasabing tulong doon sa mga apektado ng lockdown.

Sa ngayon ay nag-aalok ng trabaho ang gobyerno bilang pamalit sa nawalang kabuhayan nila. Ito ay ang pagiging isang disinfectant sa kanilang baranggay at sariling bahay kasama ang mga health workers. Sila ay papasahurin ng pamahalaan ng minimum wage.

Samantala, para naman sa ating mga kababayan na OFWs na nawalan ng hanapbuhay makakatanggap ng $200 cash assistance ito ay ayon sa pahayag ni Bello.



https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/03/30/20/p5000-cash-aid-labor-chief-says-proof-of-payroll-needed
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Philippines to perform 1,000 tests a day with the new testing kits



MANILA - Health Secretary Francisco Duque reported on Monday, that DOH can now run 1,000 tests a day with the recent arrival of additional screening kits for COVID-19.

"Dahil nga tumaas ang capacity, iyong testing kits dumami at nakakapag-1,000 [tests a day na], asahan natin tataas pa ang bilang ng ating COVID-positive cases," he told DZMM.

"Huwag po natin asahan na dahil nag-lockdown tayo ante mano, kaagad-agad e babagsak na ang kaso ng COVID," he added.

The Philippines as of Sunday confirmed 71 deaths or about a 5-percent fatality rate out of its total 1,418 cases of the disease.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/27254475167/posts/10158155918590168/
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Taiwan's one confirmed case of COVID-19 contacted over 400 people



TAIPEI - The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)  on Sunday that one of Taiwan's recently confirmed domestic  cases of COVID-19 had unfortunately contacted with over 400 people and visited several tourist areas in  Northern Taiwan in the past month.

The Taiwanese man, in his 50s and Taiwan's 268th confirmed case, had contact with at least 449 people and he visited New Taipei's Jinshan Old Street in the afternoon of Feb. 29 and Wulai Old Street in the afternoon of March 15, said CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) when releasing information on his history of travel as it was unable to know of all the people with whom he had contacted.

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC, said that the patient's history of travel was revealed because they have not yet been able to find out all the people with whom he had contact.

As of Sunday, Taiwan had recorded 15 new infections, bringing the total to 298 since the coronavirus emerged in China at the end of last year, according to CECC statistics.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected 645,244 patients in 177 countries and regions, including 119,748 in the U.S., 92,472 in Italy, 81,439 in China, 72,248 in Spain and 48,582 in Germany, with 29,854 fatalities to date, according to the CECC

Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202003290013

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335 Overseas Filipino positive for COVID-19; fatalities to 4



The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday that there are total of 335 overseas Filipino confirmed to have COVID-19 with 4 deaths.

Two of the fatalities were in Europe, while the other two in Asia Pacific and Middle East/Africa regions.

According to DFA the total recoveries and discharged patients were 111 already while there are still 220 undegoing treatment.
At least 30 countries and regions reported Filipinos with COVID-19 infection.

Most of the reported cases came from the Asia Pacific with 173. Europe reported 86 cases and Middle East/Africa region reported 47 cases, while Americas have 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

In the Philippines, the death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 71 on Sunday after the Department of Health reported three new fatalities. With 343 new confirmed cases, the total reached 1,418. 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/116724526976/posts/10158580763686977/

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Mainland China confirms 31 new COVID-19 cases; total of 81,470



BEIJING - National Health Commission confirmed 31 new COVID-19 cases in Mainland China on Sunday, including one locally transmitted infection.

The commission said in a statement on Monday that 4 new deaths were reported, putting the cumulative death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the mainland at 3,304 at the end on March 29.

Total number of infections to date rose to 81,470.

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Young doctor died due to aircraft fire at NAIA


MANILA - Dr. Cenover Nicando is among the eight people who died after a medical evacuation flight caught fire on Sunday while taking off at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

This was confirmed by her sister in a Facebook post.

"I lost my brother on that flight. No words can describe how devastating it is to lose a family member in such a horrific way. How do you process something like this. How. All I know is that he fought like a hero and I can only hope that his fight would not be in vain," the former Paramita lead vocalist wrote.

Eight people on a medical evacuation mission to Tokyo, Japan died after the Agusta WW24 aircraft they were on caught fire Sunday, 8 p.m. Those who perished were an American national, a Canadian national, a flight medic, a nurse, a doctor and three flight crew.

Investigation on the incident is still ongoing, but an initial statement from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said the aircraft reportedly encountered a technical problem while rolling for takeoff on Runway 06/24. The MIAA said the accident happened at the end of the runway as the aircraft was taking off.

The MIAA said its fire and rescue team was immediately dispatched to extinguish the flames that engulfed the plane.

CAAP Deputy Director General Don Mendoza said the aircraft, operated by Lionair Inc., is air-worthy and that its pilot’s licenses are current.

NAIA Runway 06/24 was opened early Monday morning. 

Source: CNN
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South Africa COVID-19 cases increased to 1,280, fatalities to 2


The Health Ministry announced the total confirmed cases in South Africa on its third day national lockdown. COVID-19 positive cases increased by 93 to 1,280 as of Sunday and the death toll is 2.

South Africa declared a three-week lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus. People are advised to stay at home, businesses also had been temporarily stopped due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially declared 112 people who were under quarantine in a remote resort for two weeks after being repatriated from Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus began, as all testing negative and free to return home.

Treasury officials said on Sunday they were considering approaching the International Monetary Fund for emergency funds to fight the outbreak, the largest so far on the continent and which some experts fear may overwhelm the already stretched health system.


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74-year-old woman provide tricycle drivers with relief goods



Tita Carol is a 74-year-old woman with a kind heart to her neighborhood tricycle drivers, she is giving relief goods to help the drivers who's been affected with the quarantine. 

Lily Castro Mayo, Coronado family, and tita Carol say that they are all to aware of the struggle of the drivers these days, so they are giving relief goods because tricycle drivers temporarily lost their jobs since the Luzon-wide quarantine.

President Rodrigo Duterte placed the whole Luzon on enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It started last March 17 and is expected to end on April 13.

According to the quarantine guidelines released by the Palace, "all public transportation are not allowed to operate, such as tricycles, pedicabs, taxis/Grab, jeepneys, buses , including MRT/LRT."

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Laguna implemented lockdown, 180 commuters trapped



The Province of Laguna declared lockdown on Saturday amid COVID-19 increasing figures of cases and fatalities in their area. After the said lockdown there were 180 commuters stranded from passing through the boundary of Laguna, they are not allowed to enter and leave the province.

This is just a preventive measure done by the local authorities due to COVID-19 threat.

Alaminos Mayor Eladio Magampon asked for cooperation and understanding from the public and said the lockdown is part of the province’s precautionary measures against COVID-19.

The province of Laguna has been on total lockdown since 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 due to the rising cases of COVID-19, according to Laguna governor Ramil Hernandez.

A total of 33 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and three deaths have been recorded in Laguna as of Sunday. Also, the province has 770 persons under investigation (PUIs) and more than 5,000 persons under monitoring (PUMs).

The Philippines has recorded 1,418 COVID-19 cases, 71 deaths, and 42 recoveries.

Source:  https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/731803/laguna-covid-19-lockdown-leaves-nearly-200-commuters-stranded/story/

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Pregnant nurse continues to be a frontliner despite of COVID-19 danger



In a private hospital in Parañaque, there is a pregnant nurse who still serving in the intensive care unit despite of the danger and her situation as a pregnant woman. 

Khristine Caryl Decipulo, a nurse stationed in a ICU is currently 4 months pregnan, but she still chooses to help and do her duties as a medical worker to fight COVID-19.

Although she is not assigned to accommodate patients who are suspected with COVID-19, she is aware that serving in the hospital poses quite the risk— not just for herself but also for the child she is carrying.

Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/metro/731796/a-pregnant-nurse-continues-to-serve-in-the-icu-of-a-private-paranaque-hospital/story/

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A civilian aircraft crashed and caught fire at NAIA



Isang aircraft ang bumagsak at nasunog sa Runaway 24 ng Ninoy International Airport ngayong Linggo ng gabi (March 29). Walong katao ang namatay.

Ayon sa report ng Super Radio DZBB, ang eroplano ay RP-C5880 light aircraft. Ang civilian aircraft ay nasusunog habang nagtetake-off sa runaway 24 ng NAIA.

Dineklara naman ng authorities na naapula na ang apoy. Sinabi naman ni Senator Richard Gordon, chairman ng Philippine Red Cross, na mayroon itong walong pasahero: flight medic, nurse, doctor, 3 flight crew, isang pasyente at kasama nito.

Samantala sinabi naman ng MIAA na mayroon itong 2 pasahero at 6 na crew members.


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A nurse eyes were injured after he was attacked with bleach at Sultan Kudarat




Isang nurse sa hospital ng Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat ay naghahanap ng hustisya matapos syang sabuyan ng bleach habang papunta sa kanyang trabaho.

Ayon sa report ng 24 Oras Weekend nitong Linggo, ang health frontliner na nagtatrabaho sa St. Louis Hospital ay inatake ng limang katao dahil sa pag-aakalang siya ay may sakit na COVID-19.

Ang mata ng health worker ay nasugatan. Agad naman siyang dinala sa hospital. Ang hospital naman ay himihingi ng tulong sa pamahalaan upang imbestigahan ang pangyayari.

Samantala, ang COVID-19 sa bansa ay patuloy na tumataas, ngayong Linggo ay mayroon nang 1,418 nagpositibo, 71 ang namatay, 42 naman ang gumaling na sa sakit.

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The essential chemicals and nutrients in Cocoa that can cure diseases


Cacao trees are known worldwide as the favorite ingredient of chocolate. Chocolate comes from the fruit of the cocoa fruit that is gathered from the tree of medium height. It originated in South America but is also grown in many tropical regions like the Philippines.

Chemicals and nutrients available in cocoa:
*Fruit flesh - are available in arabinose and galactose. It also has high levels of the enzymes protease, invertase, raffinase, cesease and oxydase. It also contains magnesium minerals.
*Branches - contains fixed oil, theobromine, glucose, saccharose, vitamin A, cellulose, water ash, starch, and cacarine. It also contains theobromine and caffeine.

Diseases and conditions that can be cured of cocoa:
1.) Childbirth - consumption of caffeine-based beverages is used more easily. It helps stimulate the uterine muscles during childbirth.
2.) Menstruation - helps to shed blood faster during monthly visits to women. Drink only the roasted cocoa root.
3.) Eczema - A sore skin caused by certain ailments can be cured by staining the crushed bone of cocoa which has been stained and mixed with warm water.
4.) Skin drying - Coconut oil is an effective oil for the skin. It can also push the bone and apply it to the skin that is drying and cracking.
5.) Colon Cancer - eating cocoa has a good effect on the person with bowel cancer.
6.) Liver disease - Cocoa chemicals result in improved liver condition which is weakened by taking too much medicine.
7.) High blood pressure - flavonoids derived from cocoa are good lowers of blood pressure. 8.) Poor immunity - some studies claim that flavonoids derived from cocoa seeds can cause weak immunity.



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How to nourish and keep the eyes clear


  Most of us will experience blindness when we are 40 years old and older. This is called presbyopia, or the loss of our focusing ability due to the hardening of the lens inside the eye. It is a natural part of one development. Poor eye care can also cause a variety of eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and even blindness. No matter the age of these eye diseases. Don't spend too much time on computers and televisions as they cause blurred vision.

To nourish and keep our eyes or eyes clear we eat vitamin a rich foods such as spinach, horseradish, spinach, salmon, pechay, squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and seafood such as fish, clams, and mussels. . Eat foods rich in Vitamin C, such as orange, calamansi, and other citrus fruits and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel.

So for parents, let's not  your kids soak in the computer or gadgets all day. Because it does not improve the health of children. Give them a limit on the time they can use the phone and play games. Most of our children will break down when it comes to using gadgets, as parents let us understand or explain to them that overuse of gadgets is not a good thing because they are limited in their use.



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Natural remedies for hemorrhoids


Having Hemorrhoids and not jokes. It is very painful to experience such a disease. It needs to be stained to stain. Often, blood clots are mixed with dirt due to over-tightening and rubbing of the nostrils.

Here are the natural remedies for hemorrhoids:
*Lime. It has antioxidant properties that help to quickly cure hemorrhoids. Apply the lime juice to the affected area or part of the gum. It can also be mixed with honey.
*Sabila (aloevera). It has anti-inflammatory properties that really help to speed the healing of the hemorrhoids.
*Guava leaves. Like saffron, it has anti-inflammatory properties that accelerate healing of the wound. Boil guava leaves. Cool it down a bit until it becomes warm. Put the boiled ginger in the tub and sit down and drain the hem. Do this daily until the hemorrhoids disappear.

Allergic herbs are guaranteed and safe to use, as they contain no chemical ingredients. Mainly save when natural remedies and choose from the treatment of hemorrhoids. Some of the allergens they use to treat are horse chestnut. It helps the patient reduce inflammation and also promotes blood flow to the body. This is not a common remedy but it can help with treatment.



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Effective medicine for bad breath



 Are you ashamed to talk in front of your neighbor because of bad breath? There are many causes for shortness of breath, but it is also the type of lifesaver we have. Eating spicy foods, onions, and garlic is also a cause of bad breath. And the most common cause is the laziness of brushing our teeth. The ingestion of tooth impurities from foods eaten by bacteria becomes bacteria when not removed from the mouth. It can lead to tooth decay and can cause bad breath.

The causes of bad breath are diabetes, constipation or not stool, mouth cancer, pneumonia, kidney or liver disease, bowel disease and dirty dentures and braces. Effective medicine of baking soda is also an effective medicine for bad breath. Just take a teaspoon of baking soda and melt it in a glass of water. Then make it crumbly.

Use guava leaves. Pick up some healthy and fresh leaves. Then chew until the leaf in your mouth is crushed. Do this every morning and before bed. Mouthwash before bedtime is also effective in reducing bad breath. But it is best to consult an expert before using mouthwash to avoid possible side effects.

Chewing gum can also reduce bacteria caused by bad breath through saliva in the mouth as it helps cleanse the mouth and reduce bacteria. When all of the above is still in effect, when you properly clean your teeth and mouth with a proper brush, but there is still a bad breath, you will need




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Do you know that Kalachuchi is best cure for people with cyst and tumors


Kalachuchi is usually trees that are seen as ornamental plants in parks and plazas.  It is a tree with medium height and blooms in white, yellow or light colors and has a pleasant fragrance.  It has leaves that are thick and rich in resin.  It grows in any country or place but the most important country that Kalachuchi comes from is in Mexico.

The nutrients that can get in kalachuchi are:
 * Whole plant - is available in steroids, tannins, alkoloids, flavanoids and glycosides.
 * Resin - contains resins, caoutchouc and calcium salts of plumieric acid, lupeol and cerotinic acid.
 * Dried leaves - contains alkoloids, cyanogenic, glycosides, phenolic compounds, flavanoids, tannins and saponins.
 * Wood skin- contains plumierid, a type of glucoside with a bitter taste.


Parts of the plant that can be used as medicine:
 * Resin.  The sticky sap obtained on the branches, leaves and other parts of the plant is used as an anointing with certain body conditions.
 * Leaves.  The leaves can be boiled and drank as tea or as dictated and used as a covering on the affected body.
 * Flowers.  The kalachuchi flower is cultivated for medicinal purposes.
 * Wood skin.  The bark of the kalachuchi is cultivated and dranking with the sick.  It can be stained and covered to certain skin conditions.


Diseases and conditions that can be treated by kalachuchi:

1. Itching.  Washing the affected body part of the boiled kalachuchi's wood skin is an effective treatment for itching.

2. Arthritis. It is applied to the infected body with kalachuchi resin mixed with coconut oil to reduce pain.

3. Cyst and tumors.  Kalachuchi wood-stained skin is implanted in the body with cease and tumors.

4. Worms in the stomach.  The kalachuchi's wood skin can be used in the root of the tree to eliminate worms in the stomach.  It is boiled and treated like tea.

5. Menstrual problems. Boiled Kalachuchi's wood skin or resin is used if the blood flow has a problems in every menstration period.



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What is Dysmenorrhea and how to cure it


 Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps is a disease that women experience during menstruation. This pain starts from the lower abdomen, up to the upper thighs. Dysmenorrhea occurs a day 2 before and after menstruation. During a woman's delivery, the uterus releases the chemical, called prostaglandin, which causes arthritis.

There are two types of Dysmenorrhea:
1.)Primary Dysmenorrhea. It has no physical cause other than hormones. A woman is just beginning to have menstruation, feeling sick.
2.)Secondary Dysmenorrhea. There is no dysmenorrhea in the first menstrual cycle but develops over time. It may be the cause of another woman's illness or condition such as infection, ovarian, cyst, or endometriosis.

For those with Dysmenorrhea, here are some things you can do to relieve the pain:
* Push the nipple
* Lie on the knee-supported pillow
* Use warm water to wash
* Heat therapy or hot compress Boil 2 glasses of water and translate in bottle Cover thoroughly and wrap with foam Layer on sore pains Replace the water when cool. Repeat this until the pain subsides
* Herba Buena Tea is an analgesic or pain reliever. Put in 1 cup of water a handful of herbal Buena leaves Boil for 3 minutes Translate to a cup and cool slightly with lukewarm drinks

How to prevent Dysmenorrhea:
* Avoid sugary and salty foods
* Reduce coffee consumption and soft drinks
* Practice before your monthly visit. It helps to get the endorphins or natural painkillers out of our body.




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Benefits of eating banana in our health


Banana is a sweet plant that is common in tropical countries, such as the Philippines. The benefits of bananas being given to the body are many. In addition to the vitamins and minerals, it contains, it also treats illnesses well.

Different parts of a banana plant can be found in many kinds of chemicals and nutrients that may have health benefits;
*Banana flower branch - has potash, soda, lime, magnesia, alumina, chlorine, sulfuric anhydride, silica, and carbon anhydride. It also contains vitamin B, oxalic acid, sulfate, vitamin C, starch, tannin, glycosides, phenolic compounds, and mucilage.
*Fruit - has high levels of potassium and iron minerals. And ripe fruits contain vitamins A, B, and C. Some parts of the plant can be used as medicine. * Root - the soft root of the banana can be pounded and treated.
*Flowers - can use flower juice or banana heart in medicine. Eating bananas itself is also effective in treatment.
*Leaves - banana leaves can be used for medicinal purposes that are usually treated with body conditions.
*Juice - the extract in various parts of the body of the banana plant is therapeutic. The fruit can be taken from the body of the plant, or So the branch is full of flowers and fruits. * Fruit - Banana fruit is only commonly eaten.

Diseases that can be treated by bananas are:
1.)Diabetes. Dietary banana flower is effective for diabetes.
2.) Diarrhea. Bananas should be taken from the body of the banana plant to reduce diarrhea. Eating ripe fruit bananas can also help with this condition.
3.)Wound. The banana leaf can be wound or made into a wound dressing.
4.)Gastric acidity. Raw bananas can be eaten to relieve stomach acidity.
5.)illness. Banana flower extract can be injected into the ear with pain.
6.)Hair loss. Applying the juice of the plant body helps restore the growth of the hair on the head. It should only be applied to the scalp with thinning hair.
7.)Anemia. Patients suffering from anemia may need to drink the banana root plan.



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Halamang Gamot: Luyang dilaw o Turmeric

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Ang  luyang dilaw ay kahalintulad ng pangkaraniwang luya ngunit nag iiba sa kulay at laman. Ang loob ng luya ay madilaw o kulay kahel. Ito ay maliit lamang na halaman at may patulis na mga dahon. May bulaklak din na bahagyang madilaw o maputi.

Marami ang makukuhang benepisyo sa luyang dilaw ang ugat nito ay mayroong curcumin ito ay nagbibigay ng madilaw na kulay sa ugat. May langis atlantone at zingiberone. Mayroon pa itong mineral, phosphorus, iron at kaunting calcium

Maaaring gamitin bilang gamot ang mga bahagi ng luyang dilaw tulad ng:
Bulaklak - dikdikin ang bulaklak hanggang maging pino at magamit na pampahid sa balat.
Ugat - pakuluan at inumin na parang tsaa, ihalo sa langis at inumin o kaya ay katasan. Maari din ipampahid sa bahagi ng katawan ang hiniwa na luyang dilaw.

Maraming sakit sa katawan ang napapagaling ng luyang dilaw tulad ng lagnat, pananakit ng sikmura, bulate sa tiyan, sugat, kagat ng insekto, bulutong, buni at pagtatae. Gawin lang tsaa ang Luyang Dilaw at inumin o kaya'y ipahid sa parte ng  mga sugat o nakagat ng insekto.

Ang halamang gamot ay maaaring makatulong sa ibat ibang mga karamdaman...Mabisa ang mga ito lalo na wala itong masamang epekto dahil ito ay natural na gamot para sa ating katawan.


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Method of narrowing the belly fat to the stomach


 Most of us suffer from large bowel movements because our clothes will never fit. Belly fat in the stomach refers to excess fat under the skin that accumulates above the waist of our body. It is usually on the abdominal side.
There are many reasons why a person may have a belly fat. It mainly causes a lack of exercise and body movement, eating unhealthy foods that are super sweet, fatty and over-cooked.

Over stress, when a person is stressed, the adrenal glands release a stress hormone called cortisol, which increases and is not good because it affects other hormonal signaling of the body. When cortisol is high, the desire to eat also increases, because of the stimulation of appetite and sometimes high calorie junk food.

Lack of sleep is also a reason for having a stomach ache. One of the adverse effects of sleep deprivation is the presence of imbalance in hormones. The affected hormones are the hunger hormones ghrelin and leptin. The two main drawbacks of weightlifting are having a proper diet and exercise.

 These two must always help each other to be more effective. One type of exercise that physical experts recommend is aerobics this will take you two minutes of activity at the most intense level and then two minutes, doing it over and over again for faster results. Eating fiber-rich vegetables and fruits is also a great appetizer. Also supplement with protein rich foods. Also avoid unhealthy diets such as drinking and smoking as it destroys the diet that results from obesity.



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Effective asthma medicine



 Asthma is also known as asthma. Common symptoms of a person with asthma include shortness of breath, frequent coughing, shortness of breath, and frequent coughing. Asthma has many possible causes. One is the sensitivity and inflammation of small airways to the lungs. So every time you have asthma, there is buildup of sputum in the lungs.

 People with this type of asthma are banned from softdrinks or cola, veggie foods, aspirin and pain relievers, foods that are obstructive, prevent pollution and should know where to find allergies to prevent them. People with asthma and feel worse than just people with fever.

 The most common causes of asthma attacks are allergies, sinus infections, colds, and stomach acid. It is usually felt while lying down or sleeping at night and the acid is flowing into the esophagus and stomach. Another cause of asthma is cigarette smoke when the child's parent smokes a higher risk of developing asthma. So herbal medicine is recommended for asthma.

 Oregano is an effective asthma drug because it is chemical-free and guaranteed to be safe. The substance of the oregano also clears the lungs, thus reducing the difficulty of breathing in the person with asthma. Make oregano tea by placing 3 pieces of leaves in warm water. Leave it on for 10 minutes before drinking. It can be mixed with honey to make it taste better. Another herbal medicine is ginger. It is available




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Tatlong prutas na dapat iwasan sa first trimester ng pagbubuntis


Ang pagbubuntis ay madaming dala na pagbabago tulad ng morning sickness at mabilis na pagbabago ng katawan. Bukod dito, malaki din ang nagiging pagbabago sa diet. Ang pagbubuntis ay nahahati sa tatlong parte ng trimester. Ang first trimester ang unang tatlong buwan sa pagbubuntis. Importante ang panahon na ito dahil sa pagtatapos ng first trimester, na develop na ang mga organ ng sanggol sa sinapupunan. Dahil ang fetus ay nagdedevelop pa lamang. Ang mga organ ay maaaring mapinsala kya dapat iwasan ang mga gamot, caffeine at mga toxic chemicals. Mag-ehersisyo ng regular, uminom ng maraming tubig at kumain ng tama.

Tatlong bawan na prutas sa buntis ay:
1.)Hilaw na papaya. Kilala ang papaya bilang natural na lunas sa indigestion. Subalit ang hilaw na papaya na prutas sa mga buntis dahil una sagana ito sa latex na nagpromote ng early uterine contraction na maaaring maging sanhi ng miscarriage. Pangalawa ang latex ay isang common allergen na maaaring maging dahilan ng hirap sa paghinga at anaphylaxis at nagpapalakas triger ng early labor.
*Ang hinog na pinya ay ligtas kainin ng buntis dahil nagtataglay ito ng potassium, fiber, cholene, folate, beta carotin at vitamin A,B,C.

2.)Grapes o ubas. Ito ay nagtataglay ng vitamin A&C na mainam sa buntis pero may dahilan kung bakit dapat itong iwasan sa first trimester ng pagbubuntis. Dahil ito ay nagtataglay ng:
*Resveratrol Toxicity. Ang balat ng ubas ay mayaman sa resveratrol na toxic sa mga buntis.
*Pesticides sa balat ng ubas. Ang ubas ay madalas ini-sprihan ng pesticides, hindi ito madaling matanggal Kaya maaaring magdulot ng komplikasyon sa fetus.
*Maaaring maging sanhi ng constipation ang ubas dahil hindi madaling matunaw o madigest ang balat nito.

3.)Pinya. Ang pinya ay nagtataglay ng bromelaine, isang enzyme na nagbebreak down ng protein. Isa sa mga side effects ng bromelaine ay ang paglambot ng cervix na maaaring maging dahilan ng early labor. Ayon sa pag-aaral ang bromelaine tablet ay maaaring mgdulot ng irregular bleeding. Subalit ang mga epektong ito ay mangyayari lamang kung ikaw ay kumain ng napakaraming pinya.

Ang mga prutas na ligtas kainin ng mga buntis:
*Abokado
*Saging
*Berries
*Mansanas
*Orange




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Gumamela gamot sa pigsa at iba pang mga sakit


Ang halamang gumamela ay karaniwang nakikita sa maraming lugar sa Pilipinas. Kilala ang bulaklak nito na matingkad na kulay. Kahit saang lugar pwede itong tumubo at itanim bilang halamang oriental. Ang dahon ay paboritong laruin ng mga bata at ginagamit sa paggawa ng bola. Ang bulaklak ng gumamela ay may mga sustansiya na taglay tulad ng ascorbic acid, calcium, riboflavin, niacin, flavanoids, polyphenols, cyanidin, quercetin at hentriacontane.

Ang mga sakit na maaaring magamot ng gumamela ay:
*Pigsa. Kailangan dikdikin ang buko ng bulaklak na hinaluan ng kaunting asin at ihilot o itapal sa namamagang pigsa. Palitan ang tapal araw-araw hanggang sa mahinog ang pigsa.
*Sore eyes. Ang pinaglagaan ng ugat ng gumamela ay mabisang gamot para sa iritasyon sa mata.
*Bukol sa katawan. Ang dinikdik na dahon at bulakabu ng gumamela ay mabisang gamot para sa mga bukol o tumor na tumutubo sa katawan natin.
*Beke. Ipahid ang dinidikdik na bulaklak na gumamela sa parte ng may beke.
*Lagnat. Nakapagpababa ng lagnat ang pag-inom sa pinaglagaan ng dahon ng gumamela. Mabisa ang pinaglagaan ng ugat ng gumamela bilang gamot.
*Hirap sa pagdumi. Makakatulong sa pagdudumi ang pag-inom sa pinaglagaan ng dahon ng gumamela.
*Pananakit ng ulo. Maaaring gamitin ang dinikdik na dahon ng gumamela bilang pantapal sa sentido ng ulo upang mawala ang pananakit nito.
*UtiAng pinaglagaan ng bulaklak at ugat ng gumamela ay mabisang gamot para sa hirap sa pag-ihi.




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Heto ang mga prutas at gulay na mabuti sa ating kalusugan


Ang mga prutas at gulay na orange at dilaw ang kulay ay kadalasang mabuti sa ating mata, balat, Baga at immune system. Ang mga pagkaing ito ay may taglay na beta-carotene, lycopene, flavonoids, potassium, at vitamin C. Makakatulong ang mga sangkap na ito para maiwasan ang sakit sa mata, nagpapababa ng kolesterol at maiwasan ang kanser.

Heto ang mga prutas at gulay na mabuti sa ating kalusugan:

*Papaya
Katulad ng ibang pagkaing kulay orange, ang papaya ay may sangkap na beta-carotene at vitamin C, dahil dito may benepisyo ito sa ating balat immune system. Ang papaya ay may taglay na papain, isang enzyme na tumutulong sa pagtunaw ng ating kinain. Para sa mga taong nagtitibi, ang papaya ay nagpapalambot ng dumi. Maganda din ito sa may edad para maging normal ang kanilang pagdumi.

*Carrots
Ang karots ay makakatulong sa ating paningin, balat at panlaban din sa kanser dahil sa taglay nitong vitamin A,C at E.  Ang karots ay nakakabawas sa tsansang magkaroon ng kanser. Nagpapasigla din ito ng balat at nababawasan ang ating wrinkles. Nakakapayat din ito dahil 35 calories lang ang kalahating tasa ng karots.

*Pinya
Ang pinya ay may sangkap na bromelaine, na makakatulong sa pagtunaw ng ating pagkain at makababawas sa pamamaga sa ugat. Ang pinya ay mayaman sa manganese at vitamin B, na nagbibigay sa atin ng lakas. Mataas din ito sa vitamin C, ang isang tasa ng pinya ay nagtataglay ng 75 calories.

*Kamote
Ang kamote o sweet potatoes ay mayaman sa strach, fiber, beta-carotene, folate, potassium at vitamin B6, C at E. Napakasustansiya nito at mabilis pang makabusog. Ang kamote ay posibleng makapigil sa pagkakaroon ng lung cancer sa mga taong naninigarilyo.

*Orange, lemon, dalandan at kalamansi
Ang mga prutas na ito ay tawagin ay citrus fruits, ito ay punong-puno ng citrus. Makakatulong ang Vitamin C sa mga may sipon, hika, osteoarthritis at rheumatoid arthritis. Pinapalakas nito ang immune system ng katawan. May taglay din itong folate at potassium. Ang folate ay nagpapababa ng isang masamang kemikal sa katawan at makakatulong sa may sakit sa puso.





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Mga uri ng sakit sa tainga


Karamihan sa mga tao ay nakakaranas ng sakit sa tenga. Maaaring nanigas ng tutuli, pananakit o umuugong na tenga. Kahit anu pa man ang iba't ibang uri ng sakit sa tenga ang dumapo sayo kailangan hindi ito ipagsawalang bahala, dapat mong malaman kung ano ang dapat gawin para malunasan ito, kaya mainam na ipangkonsulta sa doktor.

Tatlong pangkaraniwang sakit sa tainga ay:
1.)Swimmer's Ears.
 Ang swimmer's ears ay isang mga uri ng sakit sa tenga na sanhi ng impeksyon sa labas na bahagi ng tenga dahil sa bacteria o fungi. Ito at nakukuha sa pamamagitan ng paglangoy sa maruming tubig. Ang swimmer's ears ay nagsisimula sa pangangati ng panglabas na bahagi at susundan ng pananakit ng tenga. Habang tumatagal, magkakaroon ito ng amoy na likido na lalabas sa tenga, ito ay palatandaan ng matinding impeksyon.

Para maiwasan ang swimmer's ear dapat pumili ng malinis na paliguan. Gumamit ng ear plug o pantakip sa tenga para hindi mapasok ng tubig ang tenga mo kung ikaw ay lumalangoy at bago lumangoy, patakan ng kaunting baby oil ang magkabilang tenga.

2.)Earwax o Tutuli.
Isa sa pangkaraniwang mga uri ng sakit sa tenga ay ang nanigas na tutuli. Ang tutuli ay maraming uri may tuyo maputing tutuli, malapot, basa at yellow orange na tutuli. Ang tutuli ay dinisenyo para protektahan ang mga eardrum laban sa alikabok at dumi. Nagagawa ng tutuli ang gawain na salain ang anumang dumi at kusa na lamang ito lumalabas kung ito ay tuyo na.

Mga paraan para matanggal ang nanigas na tutuli:
*Patakan ng kaunting mineral o baby oil ang loob ng tenga. Huwag gagawin ito kung sa tingin mo ay may butas ang iyong eardrum.
*Mahiga ng nakatagilid sa loob ng 20 minuto para lumambot ang tutuli. Gawin ito ng dalawang beses kada araw sa loob ng 3 araw. Kadalasan ang tutuli ay lalambot na Lang kusa.
*Kung hindi matanggal ang tutuli, kumunsulta sa doktor sa ENT para siya ang mag-alis ng tutuli.

3.)Otitis Media o Luga
Ang otitis media o luga ay isang pangkaraniwang sakit ng mga Bata, lalo na kung sila ay may sipon, problema sa sinus o allergy. Ang tubo na kumokonekta sa tenga at ilong ay mas maiksi ngunit mas malapad sa mga Bata, kaya ang sipon na nasa ilong ay madaling mapunta sa tenga ng mga bata na pinagmumulan ng impeksyon.
Ang batang may luga ay nakakaranas ng pananakit ng tenga, lagnat o mahinang pandinig. Sa may seryosong kondisyon, ang eardrum ay pwedeng mabutas kaya lalabas ang madilaw na fluid na nagmumula sa loob ng tenga.




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