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Rappler's latest stories on sickness


Heartbroken? Science says you should take a sick leave

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We have to acknowledge that we are not machines – that we break, and when we do, they strike a blow to our organs too, such as our hearts

Warriors lose Klay Thompson to fractured right thumb

Mar 15, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Thompson sustains a fractured right thumb originally diagnosed as a sprain

INJURED. In this file photo, Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles past Tim Frazier #8 of the Washington Wizards. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Kylie Jenner suffers altitude sickness on Peru trip

May 11, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Kylie is in Peru to shoot footage for Keeping Up With the Kardashians

KYLIE JENNER. The reality TV star and entrepreneur suffers altitude sickness in Peru. Screengrab from Instagram/kyliejenner

Facebook extends bereavement, family sick leaves for employees

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The social network adopts family leaves recognizing a need for workers to take a leave to care for a family member

COO. Sheryl Sandberg speaks onstage during The 2017 Makers Conference Day 2 at Terranea Resort on February 7, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Photo by Emma McIntyre/AFP

Why your cough won’t quit

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:52 PM

Educate yourself on the two types of cough and control them the smart way

'Love/Sick': The tragedy and comedy of relationships

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:16 PM

The effective performances and clever storylines draw nervous laughter from the audience in moments of discomfort and conflict and guffaws in exaggerated iterations writes Nicole Reyes

THE CAST OF LOVE/SICK. (L-R) Reyes, Torres, Alejandro, Rayos, Chan, Pineda, Trivino, and Trinidad play individuals in different stages of a relationship'€™s lifespan and its accompanying dilemmas. Photo by Jaypee Maristaza

Sick Calvin Abueva sits out PBA All-Star Game

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Abueva who was named an All Star for the fourth straight year has been confined for two days

SICK. Calvin Abueva sits out the PBA All-Star Game as he is confined in the hospital due to fever. Photo from PBA Images

Rachel Alejandro: My 'addiction' to theater

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:41 AM

Rachel Alejandro talks about her love for theater and the upcoming play Love Sick

Rachel in one of her scenes for 'Ang Larawan.' Photo courtesy of Pong Ignacio

Marcos years marked 'golden age' of PH economy? Look at the data

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The notion of a golden age of the Philippine economy under the Marcos regime especially during its latter years is a big fat lie

Osmeña on 'sick' Miriam: It's just a 4-way presidential race

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The re electionist senator says voting for a sick candidate is very dangerous

Illness not a concern for Federer before Aussie Open

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Roger Federer was sick last week but says he is not concerned about his fitness before the Australian Open and will be fully recovered in a few days

NO CONCERN. Roger Federer, seen here looking dejected after losing a point to Milos Raonic in the men's final of Brisbane International, had flu-like illness but says he will be fit for the upcoming Australian Open. Photo by BRADLEY KANARIS/EPA

Don't scare yourself by checking symptoms online! What to do when you're sick

Dec 12, 2015 - 2:49 PM

Oftentimes we re convinced we have a severe disease when we start looking up our symptoms on the internet Save yourself the stress and the immediate trip to the doctor by following these steps

Aquino: PH is an easy brand to sell

Oct 29, 2015 - 6:05 PM

But corruption and impunity make the task a challenge says the salesman in chief of the Philippines

President Benigno S. Aquino III tours and views the exhibit on the 17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibit (APRCE) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City on Thursday (Oct 29, 2015). This year’s theme: “Asia Fast Forward”. Also in photo is Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo. (Photo by Rolando Mailo / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

'No escape': The desperate state of Indonesians living in haze

Oct 26, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Usually we just endured it even though we had headaches and felt nauseous But it has got so bad lately that I can t take it anymore I can t even breathe fresh air

EPICENTER. In Palangkarya, the smoke from forest fires are a thick, acrid yellow. Photo from EPA

Aquino: The Philippines is now the 'Darling of Asia'

May 07, 2015 - 4:25 PM

President Benigno Aquino III apprises Filipinos in Chicago on his administration s efforts to grow the economy and fight corruption He also tells them why the next Philippine president should continue his reforms

CHICAGO VISIT. The Filipino community in Chicago, USA, welcome President Benigno Aquino III on May 6, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

2016: A vote for the future or a return to the past?

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Actions have consequences History has taught us that Marcos’ election in 1964 had dire consequences that we still wallow in to this day

CROWNED. Former Philippine first lady and current Congress Representative Imelda Marcos (C) is crowned with flowers during her 85th birthday celebration in the town of Batac, Ilocos Norte province, northern Philippines, July 2, 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

On sick leave? 10 ways to feel better – fast

Mar 06, 2015 - 1:00 PM

There are lots of things you can do while on the road to recovery

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The World Health Organization urges countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases which kill 500 000 people globally each year

INFOGRAPHIC: Things you may not know about colds and headaches

Dec 27, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Here are some quick facts for your relief and entertainment

Aquino: Investors' interest in PH up tenfold

Nov 20, 2014 - 1:08 PM

Upon his arrival from a working trip to Singapore President Benigno Aquino III bares further proof that the Philippines has secured its place on investors radar screens

Laughing matter: 'Patch Adams' brings humor therapy

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:48 AM

My job is to love and be affectionate to help those who are suffering Spirituality cures says 69 year old Hunter Adams

HUMOR THERAPY. Wearing a big red clown nose, US Dr Hunter "Patch" Adams practiced his "laughter therapy" with the children of of Garrahan Hospital and promoted humor and love as the best medicine. The doctor became famous after his life was told in a Hollywood movie starring Robin Williams. File photo by EFE/Carlos Duran Araujo/EPA

The girl with a hot neck

Mar 27, 2014 - 8:23 AM

I toured hospitals as a child becoming sick enough for confinement every year or so

Mandela leaves hospital for 'high care' at home

Apr 07, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Nelson Mandela has left hospital after a 10 day stay and will now receive high care at home

Mandela spends fourth day in hospital

Mar 31, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Nelson Mandela remained in hospital for a fourth day Sunday and is treated for pneumonia

Pope's 1st clarion call: Protect creation

Mar 19, 2013 - 5:47 PM

3rd UPDATE In his inaugural homily Pope Francis stays true to his name which comes from a 12th century saint associated with love for the environment

Philippines a 'rising tiger' - World Bank

Feb 05, 2013 - 7:52 PM

The Philippines is no longer the sick man of Asia says World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi

German diver recovering well

Aug 22, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Danny von Brumbach is recovering well and will return to Manila by sea on Thursday

GERMAN VOLUNTEER DIVER Danny von Brumbach with his Filipina girlfriend. Photo from Facebook

Aquino: PH no longer sick man of Asia

Jul 23, 2012 - 6:01 PM

The President says economic gains under his leadership have removed the sick man tag that the Philippines had long carried around its neck

Corona to apologize to impeachment court

May 24, 2012 - 5:27 PM

According to defense counsel Ramon Esguerra Chief Justice Renato Corona is determined to appear on Friday May 25