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Is your immune system healthy enough amid the pandemic?

The current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, highlighted the importance of how our immune system, the body’s ability to fight viruses, bacteria and other pathogens can help us fight diseases. But what does it really do? And why is it important to keep your immune system functioning optimally amid the health crisis? An army against pathogens Our immune system is made up of a very complex network of cells and protein that defends our body against infections. Among its main components include the white blood cells, antibodies, complement cascade, lymphatic system, spleen, thymus, and the bone marrow—all serving as our body’s guardians against pathogens. According to a study by Clark WR, entitled “In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works in Managing Health and Disease,” our immune system has three types of responses—innate and adaptive. Innate response refers to the natural barriers we have against disease-causing pathogens. For instance, our skin acts as a ba

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JobStreet empowers displaced workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses in many aspects, including their workforce. Unemployment is expected to increase as local companies lay off their employees, not to mention the repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and job-hunting fresh graduates. To provide valuable support and opportunities among jobseekers and hirers amid the challenging situation, online job portal leader JobStreet.com launched its #TogetherAhead initiative with its commitment to be at the forefront in rebuilding businesses and careers. Through the #TogetherAhead initiative, JobStreet’s COVID-19 Jobs and Resources Hub provides job opportunities fit for the condition nowadays such as home-based or freelance. The microsite presents information on financial assistance available from the government to guide employees and companies in their applications. It also publishes critical information resources from JobStreet’s extensive network to motivate jobseekers for their next career path and to guide

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Have fun labeling with Brother’s Labeler Bundles!

Level up your home and office organization skills by getting a handy new Brother P-Touch Labeler—bundled with two rolls of 12mm TZe tape to get you started! Make your own exquisitely-crafted labels for both your home or office with the enhanced and easy-to-use design and printing capabilities of Brother’s P-Touch label printer line. The budget-friendly Brother PT-D210 standalone label maker (P3,840), which can print on up to 12mm TZe tape, is a great place to start making your own labels. It comes with a wide variety of symbols and frames to decorate your labels with, and makes high-quality labels with auto-lamination for an affordable price. The high-quality Brother PT-D400 label printer (P4,740) gets you more memory, with up to 50 slots for your most used labels, and more flexibility by being able to print up to three lines. When you want the best performance, you can go for the Brother PT-D600 label printer (P7,240) with a full-color LCD screen, printing on up to 24mm TZe tape,

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WEBTVASIA AND YOUTUBE ANNOUNCED “ONE LOVE ASIA” A LIVE CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF UNICEF EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUTUBE ON MAY 27

WebTVAsia and YouTube announced “ONE LOVE ASIA”, a star-studded concert in support of UNICEF, featuring a stellar lineup of celebrities, artists, public figures and YouTube creators across Asia, to be live streamed exclusively on One Love Asia's official YouTube channel on May 27, 2020. Starting at 8:00pm HKT, this four-hour live stream feature biggest stars from Asia including UNICEF Regional Ambassador for East Asia and Pacific, Choi Siwon, Exile Akira, Karen Mok, Apink Jung Eun-Ji, Namewee, G.E.M., Chi Pu, Sam Tsui, Ranz & Niana, Davika Hoorne, Jack Neo, Morissette, Boy William, Ice Paris, Pearwah, Christian Bautista, Baim Wong, Raditya Dika, Ismail Izzani, Quang Dang, DatG & DuUyen, Erik, Inul Daratista, Celine Tam, Priscilla Abby and HaoRen along with over 50 leading artists, public figures, celebrities and YouTube creators. All donations from the live stream on One Love Asia will go to UNICEF Asia in an effort to prevent the pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for vulnerable

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Bedtime Hacks to Sleep Better At Night

Getting quality sleep is easier said than done especially for people who are often exposed to stressful environments. According to Huffpost, stress is one of the major causes of brain hyperactivity which keeps us wide awake until the wee hours of the morning. Sleep deprivation affects the body much more than people may think. Harvard Health says that aside from being cranky all day, not getting enough sleep also causes people memory loss, weight loss, slow learning, or worse—cardiovascular diseases. With a few tricks that can be included in a daily night ritual, this stress can be managed in order for people to get that better sleep. Here are a few things to consider doing before hopping on the bed at night. 1. Put down the phone In this day and age, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are on their phones almost 24/7. Whether it’s current news, gossip, or communication with friends, almost everything can be done with just a few taps on the screen. However, one does not realize th

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Pru Life UK encourages Filipinos to take charge of their health with Symptom Checker in Pulse during COVID-19

In effort to help Filipinos proactively manage their health and wellbeing during the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown period, Pru Life UK’s free health management app, Pulse, offers cutting edge AI-powered health technologies that provide users with access to real-time health information wherever they are, round the clock. One of Pulse’s main features, Symptom Checker, is an AI-driven tool powered by UK-based healthcare technology and services company Babylon. Made accessible to Pulse users through the partnership between Pru Life UK’s parent company Prudential and Babylon, the Symptom Checker acts as a gateway for users when seeking care. It is designed to help users better understand their worrying symptoms and direct them to seek advice from healthcare professionals. To ensure the Symptom Checker is a useful tool for people to explore their health, local doctors and translators work together with a team of epidemiologists, engineers and data scientists to build a version that is clini

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SAMSUNG shares tips to help Gen Z Discover their “Awesome”

A person’s individuality is reflected in their different interests and passions. For Liza Soberano, her goal is to encourage the young generation to discover their “awesome." This means figuring out what makes them who they are through their passions, skills, and talents. Through the Galaxy A71, these digital natives are able to create awesome content that will reveal their personalities and confidently share them with everyone. However, there are still those who are in search of what they are passionate about. If you find yourself part of those who are still on the verge of discovering new things about yourself, here are some tips to help you discover your awesome: 1. Ask yourself: What piques your interest? Finding what you love sometimes starts with the things you’re curious about. Oftentimes, these could also be talents you're born with or hobbies learned along the way. Starting from what you already know can help in how you want to reveal your true self to everyone. 2. Do your

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Holcim further strengthens protections against Covid-19 ahead of ECQ lift

Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. continues to improve health and safety controls against Covid-19 at its sites to protect the well-being of people, partners, and the community as the company prepares to resume operations following the government’s easing of enhanced community quarantines. The company closed sites and facilities in Luzon in compliance with the national government directive of an enhanced community quarantine on 16 March 2020. The company also shut down its plant in Davao City following a similar action by the local government on 2 April 2020. Holcim Philippines President and CEO John Stull expressed confidence that the company’s strong health and safety culture and well-thought-out plans enable it to protect people from Covid-19 when operations resume. Initiatives will draw from best practices across the LafargeHolcim Group and focus on social distancing, personal hygiene and health checks. “In Lugait, Misamis Oriental our plant continues to run without a

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Globe partners with DOST to improve COVID-19 reporting and tracing via TanodCOVID

As the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, Globe continues to do its part in keeping families connected during these challenging times, while assisting organizations and government agencies in flattening the curve. Through its innovative developer group Globe Labs, the telco giant is once again taking new steps by partnering with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) for the implementation of a new online platform called TanodCOVID. An SMS-based self-reporting platform, TanodCOVID aims to improve the country’s capacity to trace suspected COVID-19 cases. A program funded by DOST-PCHRD, TanodCOVID was developed by Ateneo Center for Computing Competency and Research (ACCCRe) of Ateneo de Manila University, in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Manila – National Telehealth Center (UP-NTHC) and the DOH-Epidemiology Bureau. It is linked to the Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using

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Maxi-Peel Encourages the Community to ‘Keep Fighting’ As a Beautiful Tomorrow Awaits

Everyday, we battle with different challenges that life throws at us. This time, the battle is not one of those daily stumbling blocks, rather, a global health crisis that has altered life’s normalcy. During these challenging times, a call for encouragement and a message of gratitude may come a long way, especially to those who work in health care, food, freight, and finance services among many other industries. These frontline workers risk their lives to keep the community going and functional amid the pandemic. This time, the fight they’re trying to overcome is for the common and greater good, in order to wake up to a beautiful tomorrow, not only for themselves and their families but for the whole country. With a mission to boost the morale of our frontline workers, Maxi-Peel took on the initiative to become the bridge between our modern heroes and their loved ones who they might not have seen over the past weeks or maybe even months. With an online video with a title that sheds ho

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