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Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Saturday it would within days send government missions to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of jobless Filipinos left stranded across the kingdom after the plunge in oil prices. The first batch of officials would fly to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday “to provide immediate humanitarian, legal, and other consular assistance to the overseas Filipino workers stranded in work camps across Saudi Arabia,” a Foreign Affairs Department statement said. The immediate target is … Read entire article »

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Tobradex and Hearing Loss

Tobradex and Hearing Loss

Tobradex and Hearing Loss by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Jeff wrote: I have permanent, profound unilateral deafness, dizziness and tinnitus caused by an ENT doctor who had me use Tobradex drops in my ear, while assuring me they were safe, despite my questions, and kept me on them even after I developed severe vertigo, until I became deaf. Most ENT doctors keep trying to sweep me under the rug, while denying there’s any risk to using Tobradex in the ear. … Read entire article »

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PH embassy help sought for tetanus-hit Filipino in Saudi

PH embassy help sought for tetanus-hit Filipino in Saudi

RIYADH—The human rights group Migrante-Middle East has called on the Philippine Embassy to help a Filipino overseas worker who has been in hospital with tetanus for more than two months and whose condition is deteriorating. “His employer is willing to cooperate with the Philippine Embassy for his repatriation although this is not possible at present because he’s very weak,” John Lenonard Monterona, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator, told Arab News in … Read entire article »

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“It’s my Body, I can do whatever I want with It”

“It’s my Body, I can do whatever I want with It”

These are patients who are stubborn when it comes to giving up habits that adversely affect their health like cigarette smoking or drinking alcohol. Some would shrug away the statistical facts presented to them. Facts that would scare most people, alluding to an imaginary grandfather who smoked cigarette until he died at the 100 years old because of old age. On the other hand, there are chronically ill patients who treat their conditions as they would … Read entire article »

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Please check me properly.

Please check me properly.

A Pakistani patient came in for urinary frequency for 5 days. I was taken aback when he told me to “please check me properly”. Instead of getting angry I felt pity for this patient. His experience with doctors in the past may not have been satisfactory. … Read entire article »

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