Herpes 101: Things You Need To Know

💋🏩 Herpes is a common STD caused by two types of Herpes simplex virus (HSV). While oral herpes is usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is the usual cause of genital herpes. However, HSV-1 still can spread to genital areas through oral sex and Type 2 can […]

Understanding STDs: Symptoms And Prevention

💋🏩 Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infectious diseases that passed from person to person by having unprotected sexual activity. STDs can also be spread through skin-to-skin contact, non-sexual means (such as blood, semen, vaginal or other bodily fluids), shared drug needles and even transmitted from mother to infant during pregnancy or delivery. 💣 There are […]

[Medical Corner] Ankle Sprains

By Dr. Andres Sosa – Orthopedics Twisting our ankles is a very common situation, especially when we are doing sports, using high heels, walking on the road or crossing the street. After a twist, our ankle will become painful and swollen and a purple mark or bruise might appear at the same side of the injured […]

Heat Stroke: Symptoms And Emergency First Aid

 Heat stroke, or sunstroke, is a medical emergency occurring when a person’s core body temperature rises to or more than 40°C, caused by prolonged exposure to or intense physical activity in high temperatures. If not promptly or properly treated, then heat stroke not only can damage your brain and other organs but also can lead […]

How To Get Water Out Of Your Ear

 Getting water stuck in your ears after bathing or swimming is very common and can happen to anyone. It can be irritating and might cause ear infections if left untreated.  Luckily, there are some ways that you can do to unclog your ears:  Tilt your head down towards the shoulder and gently jiggle your earlobe […]

[Medical Corner] Helicobacter pylori

By Dr. Mathieu Nalpas – General Practitioner* Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that can infect and live in the stomach. It was identified for the first time in 1982. It’s presence in the stomach has been linked with gastritis, stomach ulcer and stomach cancer. However, most of the people infected with H. Pylori […]

[Medical Corner] HIV testing and treatment for an AIDS-free world

By Dr Mathieu Nalpas – General Practition The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is spread through contaminated blood, unprotected sex, and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. Healthy skin and other bodily fluids like saliva and tears do not transmit HIV. Six to 10 years after contamination and without treatment, HIV infection leads […]

15 Health Tips For Travelers

Traveling internationally is exciting. When going abroad, you get to experience all beautiful cultures that make up our world. You definitely don’t want to miss out on a unique cultural experience while being stuck in bed with a travel-related illness or injury. Here are 15 top health tips for international travelers: BEFORE TRIP ● Visit […]

HPV: Not Just A Woman’s Issue

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection affecting both men and women with more than 100 types of HPV. Most people with HPV, however, don’t experience any symptoms and therefore can spread the virus to others without realizing it. Infection with some types of HPV can cause possible symptoms including warts and […]