breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, breastcancer, health, male breast cancer awareness


October is marked as a Breast Awareness Month to help increase attention  and support for the awareness, early detection, treatment and palliative care of this condition.  Breast cancer is the malignant proliferation of epithelial cells lining the ducts or lobules of the breast. In the year 2012, breast cancer has the highest incidence rate  and it has overtaken lung cancer …

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#FeelNoShameStopTheBlame, #UnderstandHIV, #YouMeAndHIV, health, hivawareness


The Batch Vertex of Cebu Institute of Medicine joins the fight against the HIV stigma, in hopes of bringing hope, spreading awareness and advocating life with a slogan FEEL NO SHAME, STOP THE BLAME. FEEL NO SHAME. HIV/AIDS goes beyond personal concern; it is a social matter. It is a diagnosis; not a moral judgment.STOP THE BLAME. In this world …

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health, meditrivia

MEDI-TRIVIA Vol. 1: Still sleepy after drinking coffee?

Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive substance which stimulates the central nervous system to keep our body awake. It is present in coffee, tea, chocolate, cola and other carbonated beverages and cocoa. But have you ever thought why do you still sleepy after drinking coffee? Caffeine is a mild diuretic which makes you pee and according to Mayo Clinic, …

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#healtxph, #MentalHealthPH, health, mentalhealthawareness

Eradicating the Stigma and Raising the Awareness

Stigma is a mark of disgrace associated to particular circumstances or persons and it is synonymous to shame, disgraced, dishonor or even humiliation. What’s worst with this is that it brings the feelings of distressed, hopelessness and the feeling of being stereotyped. Some are misinterpreted by the media which make them reluctant to seek and/or accept necessary help. I am …

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