Lalanhan  Among the Ati in Guimaras, the bottles containing woods, seeds, and medicinal plant parts infused in coconut oil are decorated with mineral stones and crucifixes to symbolize well-being. These are used as multi-purpose healing oil. You may want to read: The Healing Festival Agdao

A Vaccine for Manila

A Vaccine for Manila Smallpox is one of the most deadly diseases in history, and most people who got sick with it usually die. A vaccine was finally invented in 1796 by Edward Jenner, and in 1803, the King Charles IV of Spain sent an expedition to Manila with the project of vaccinating as many … Read more

Diseases in Manila

Diseases in Manila An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. In the history of Manila, one of the most deadly was the diseases known as Smallpox and Cholera. Smallpox is caused by viruses, while cholera is caused by bacteria from dirty water. Sanitation and vaccination … Read more

Diabetes Awareness Week

This Diabetes Awareness Week let us take a look at the food that does not taste like diabetes: VEGETABLES -nonstarchy: includes broccoli, carrots, greens, peppers, and tomatoes -starchy: includes potatoes, corn, green peas FRUITS -includes oranges, melon, berries, apples, bananas, and grapes GRAINS -includes wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, quinoa -should compose half of your … Read more

Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month

Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month Although relatively rare, Sarcomas are deadly, especially soft tissue sarcomas. The primary reason for this is the delayed diagnosis and advanced disease, or metastasis, at presentation. Early-stage sarcomas lack distinct symptoms that would potentially allow for early diagnosis. In addition to being a deadly disease, sarcomas also occur more frequently in … Read more