The world's future: A question of art and health
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Abstract Art has shown its resilient nature throughout prehistoric and modern human history, from extreme climate challenges to worsening microbial threats against species’ health. From the cave paintings scattered across three continents, Europe, Latin America and Asia, to the digitization of culture that characterizes the modern creative industry, art has continued to remind us that existential risks are better addressed through co-habitational thinking/caring. This short essay makes a case for art resilience amid the pandemic that has shown no sign of surrendering to human intervention as p ..read more
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The benefits of data sharing and ensuring open sources of systematic review data
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Abstract Aims The benefits of increasing public access to data from clinical trials are widely accepted. Such benefits extend to the sharing of data from high-quality systematic reviews, given the time and cost involved with undertaking reviews. We describe the application of open sources of review data, outline potential challenges and highlight efforts made to address these challenges, with the intent of encouraging publishers, funders and authors to consider sharing review data more broadly. Results We describe the application of systematic review data in: (i) advancing understanding of cli ..read more
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Spirituality of hopeful risk-taking (Bahala na) among Filipino healthcare workers
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Abstract Background Mental health problems are prevalent among medical frontliners, as demonstrated in the study by Ghaleb et al. in the case of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. As mental health can be strengthened by spirituality, this study probed into the spirituality of bahala na of overseas Filipino health care workers. Methodology A phenomenological research was conducted that includes an interview of 17 Filipino Catholic migrant nurses in five countries, on the situations when they find themselves exclaiming “bahala na” in their work as frontliners, and what this means for them. Result ..read more
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Key characteristics including sex, sexual orientation and internet use associated with worse mental health among university students in Brazil and implications
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Abstract Background The symptoms of anxiety and depression disorders are multifactorial and can trigger a series of problems especially among university students. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors with anxiety and depression symptoms among first-semester university students at a Federal University in Brazil given the paucity of such data and the first semester is the most stressfultime. Methods Cross-sectional study with first-semester university students. The questionnaire included socio-demographic variables, lifestyles, health conditions and the Depre ..read more
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The repercussions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the medical community
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‘Leaving’ resilience for the future? Exploring the difficulty of achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 in the Philippines
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Harnessing the power of the pandemic
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It is undeniable that the coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually all aspects of daily living, ranging from loss of employment, to lack of social interaction, to widespread illness and significant mortality ..read more
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A strategy for school reopening in the Philippines: Lessons from other countries
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Abstract The Philippine government has not announced a strategy for a safe return to in-person instruction. A gradual approach, beginning in low-risk areas, at 50% capacity for every classroom, with students divided into two groups and alternating between in-person and online instruction every 2 weeks, is proposed. A safe return to in-person instruction in schools for millions of students in the Philippines is consistent with the concept of equity in education ..read more
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The relationship between deprivation and frailty trajectories over 1 year and at the end of life: a case–control study
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Abstract Background We investigated the association between area-level, multi-domain deprivation and frailty trajectories in the last year of life and over 1 year in a matched non-end-of-life sample. Methods A 1-year longitudinal case–control study using primary care electronic health records from 20 460 people age ≥ 75. Cases (died 1 January 2015 to 1 January 2016) were 1:1 matched to controls by age, sex and practice location. Monthly interval frailty measured using a 36-item electronic frailty index (eFI: range 0–1, lower scores mean less frailty). Deprivation measured u ..read more
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The two faces of collateral damage in the Philippines amid COVID-19
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To the EditorIn recent publications reacting to Neal’s collateral damage of COVID-19,1 thoughts on the importance of spirituality were highlighted as one of the salvific factors of men and women of faith. Macaraan’s2 observation on the development of spiritual practices at home gave rise to the strengthening of the house churches or Domus Ecclesiae of every family. It becomes the safest refuge from the threat of SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern (VOC) and Variant Under Investigation (VUC) when a healthy and just relationship reigns. Whereas members of the family enduring domestic violence, which i ..read more
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