American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

LOS ANGELES — It was the summer of 2009 and Dana Rivera was having a typical day. She started her morning with a workout then dropped off her son at summer school. Before picking him up in the afternoon, Dana made a quick stop at the store where she suddenly felt the left side of...

Filipino nurses at risk of getting infected by Ebola virus

Nurses in a Dallas hospital in Texas where a Liberian Ebola patient died recently, expressed resentment that they were given few rules and limited guidance on how to treat patients who have contracted the deadly virus. The nurses, some of them Filipinos, expressed their...

Jackie Forster’s daughter ‘cured’ of leukemia

Former actress Jackie Forster believes that her daughter, who is battling leukemia, is already cured. Forster said three-year-old Caleigh is already in remission but still needs to undergo two years of chemotherapy. “We believe she’s cured already. Medically speaking, she is in...

OFW from UAE quarantined over MERS fears

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine health authorities said Wednesday they have quarantined a Filipino who arrived from the Middle East because he tested positive for the deadly MERS virus. The man, who arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, is not yet showing symptoms but has been...

Electronic skin patch joins health tracking market

(Relaxnews) – Just as bracelets such as Fitbit are beginning to catch on, researchers have developed an even more discreet wearable health monitoring device. A new skin patch is able to track various health indicators and send data wirelessly to a PC or smartphone. This...

Teens who eat healthy breakfast dodge metabolic illness as adults

(Relaxnews) – Here’s another reason to make breakfast the most important meal of the day, and start young: a recent study out of Sweden has found that teens who ate poor breakfasts were more likely to develop symptoms of metabolic syndromes like gut fat, high blood pressure...

Hundreds monitored in Taiwan after bird flu case

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwanese authorities are monitoring hundreds of people who may have had contact with a mainland Chinese tourist infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, officials said Wednesday. The 86-year-old man from the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu is in stable...

Pacquiao-Marquez 4th fight sends shock waves to Fil-Am Community

by: Rey Andres After eight years, 42 rounds and hours and hours of trainings for the two great ring gladiators, finally the score was settled on the sixth round of their fourth encounter on who between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez would be the last man standing on the...