In mid-May, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 12 countries had cases of the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox is not new. The virus has been endemic in several African countries for years already. What may be new and alarming is that monkeypox cases are emerging in non-endemic countries such as Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, […]

The COVID-19 pandemic saw a significant rise in pregnancies due to inaccessibility to birth control treatments amid numerous lockdowns. Experts estimate that 214,000 unplanned babies were born during the pandemic, adding to the 1.7 million births a year. Most worrisome is that 40,000 to 60,000 of these births were among minors. We are still not […]

Three weeks ago, the Department of Health (DOH) approved the recommendation of the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) to give a fourth dose or second booster of the COVID-19 vaccines AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Sinopharm to the immunocompromised population for ages 18 years old and above. These include those receiving cancer treatment, immunosuppressants, and those […]