The SHINGLES: What you need to know about Herpes Zoster

Herpes Zoster or Shingles is a viral illness related to a childhood disease which is the chicken pox. Individuals who recovered from chicken pox may still have the virus dormant in their system. This same virus causes Herpes Zoster once it is triggered or reactivated in later life when the immune system is weakened or…

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These darned mice! – Health Risks from Rats and Mice

Pesky rats and mice are terrible nuisances in our homes. They wreck the garbage, gnaw on our furniture, bore holes into our house and worse bring illnesses to our family. Rodents can bring illnesses to our homes by simply being there. They can cause diseases by contaminating our food, drink and eating utensils with their…

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Down in the Dumps or Clinically Depressed?

Have you been feeling sad, miserable, or down in the dumps? These are normal emotions that everyone encounters at one time or another. After all, no one can be perfectly happy every second of his life. However, when these feelings of sadness or frustration last for a long period of time and start to interfere…

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New Age Bidets for Good Hygiene and Better Health

Long considered as luxury items, bidets are fast becoming common in households and establishments worldwide including the Philippines. This luxury item is actually a practical and economical device that also has health benefits for its users. Bidets are bathroom fixtures used for washing the genital and anal area after waste excretion. Although in some European…

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