A new COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant named XBB1.5 or “Kraken” has rapidly spread worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that it is the most transmissible variant of Omicron so far. It is a descendant of the subvariant XBB which has recently swept Singapore. Fortunately, there is no evidence that it causes more severe illnesses. However, […]
Experts have noticed an increasing number of individuals with asymptomatic liver disease and abnormal liver profile tests. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can remain benign but also progress to severe conditions like cirrhosis and liver failure. Some of the risk factors and co-morbidities of COVID-19 include the linkage of NAFLD with obesity, diabetes, and dyslipidemia-metabolic […]
With the Philippines a hotspot for disasters and the worsening effects of climate change, how can the country’s health sector protect its facilities and frontline workers, especially during a global pandemic? Find out in this week’s episode of UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series, Friday, July 29, 12:00 noon.
Given the ever-pressing demand for skilled healthcare professionals, how does UP tackle the challenge of teaching medicine, nursing, and dentistry students in the “new normal”? Find out in this week’s UP “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar on Friday, July 22, 12:00 noon.
COVID-19 cases are again rising, and senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and children under six are still the most vulnerable. What is the course of COVID in children below age six? Find out this Friday, July 15, 12:00 noon, in this week’s episode of UP’s “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series.
Almost 70% of Filipinos have gotten their primary COVID vaccines, but not even half have gotten their first and second booster shots. How do we encourage more people to get booster shots? Do we need boosters in the first place? Find out this Friday, at 12:00 noon, in this week’s UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar.
UP President Concepcion and other UP officials attended the IABC awards ceremony in New York to accept the 2022 Gold Quill Award of Merit for UP’s “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series.
COVID-19 has put an additional strain on patients with kidney disease. Earlier in the pandemic, there was limited access to dialysis centers, which led to many patients missing their crucial dialysis schedules. Also, as immunocompromised patients, the risks of COVID complications are far higher for them. With the introduction of the vaccination program, a new […]
There are an estimated 10 million senior citizens in the Philippines, which may double by 2040. Within this sizable population, a growing number suffer from dementia. Worsening the situation is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to impact older people both physically and mentally. Seniors are at the highest risk for infection, complications, and even […]
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, […]