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Survivor of 4 brods determined to fight liver cancer

BALTAZAR “Vhal” Lucas

He lost all of his siblings to liver cancer caused by hepatitis B in a five-year period, from 2008 to 2013. Today, he is in danger of losing his own life, having been diagnosed late last year with the same dreaded disease which decimated his family.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

PH peacekeeper with malaria to remain in quarantine despite Ebola negative test

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The Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia. INQUIRER.net PHOTO

The Filipino peacekeeper who fell ill with fever will remain in quarantine despite testing negative for the Ebola virus, according to Malacañang.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

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US philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Nurse Kaci Hickox leaves her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The couple went on an hour-long ride followed by a Maine State Trooper. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge. AP

In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation’s most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama on Ebola fight: US can’t seal itself off

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Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. “We can’t hermetically seal ourselves off,” he declared.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »