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Be Responsible Pet Owners

In celebration of Rabies Awareness Month, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Agriculture (DA), renew their commitment to end the rabies disease through a campaign to increase awareness about rabies prevention. The theme this year is “Makiisa sa barangayan kontra rabies, maging responsableng pet owner.”

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Rabies is a vaccine preventable viral disease, yet more than 59,000 people die from this disease annually. In the Philippines, it is considered a public health problem as it is one of the most acutely fatal infection, responsible for the deaths of at least 200 Filipinos each year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 99% of all rabies transmissions are from dogs.

“Prevention is key in eliminating the Rabies disease. 99% of all rabies transmissions to humans are from dogs. Be a responsible pet owner and vaccinate your pets. This is the most cost-effective strategy to prevent rabies,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III stated.

The partnership with DA, Department of Interior Local Government (DILG), Local Government Units (LGUs) and the private sector, aims to strengthen the prevention campaign to avoid unnecessary deaths due to rabies. The campaign focuses on responsible pet ownership and vaccine availability at established Animal Bite Treatment Centers.

“We have made great strides in eliminating rabies particularly in the Visayas region where a number of provinces were declared rabies-free. Let us continue this positive trend and work together towards completely eradicating this deadly disease. It is my hope to declare Philippines a rabies-free country by 2030,” the health chief concluded.

Rabies is acquired from virus in saliva entering a bite wound caused by an infected animal, usually a rabid dog. The severity of the bite determines the risk of infection. The disease does not usually spread from man to man. (Source)

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The Best Herbs That You Can Vape for Health

Many people are now adopting the habit of vaping. With extensive research showing how healthy it is to vape compared to smoking, people now feel safe to make this move. But there is more to the habit; aromatherapy is also adopting the use of vapes to heal various ailments like the flu, colds and many others. You can even vape to relieve pain in various parts of the body. That said, it is good to mention that there are numerous herbs that people can vape for various health reasons. If you have not used one before, then going through this list will be helpful for you.

Medical Marijuana

People are always skeptical about the use of marijuana because it has been abused all over the world. In fact, it is illegal in many countries. But marijuana has medicinal purposes when it is prescribed by a doctor. It provides relaxation and can relieve nerve pain when used carefully. It can be vaped as a dried herb or oil depending on the user.

Lemon Balm

Its use dates back to the ancient Greeks, who used it for various medicinal purposes. Today, it is known to cool and relax the nervous system. Also, it is a cure for coughs and mild headaches. People can easily vape it as an herb or an ingredient of common e-juices sold by reputable sellers. So, be sure to look for a flavor that contains lemon balm because it is an enjoyable flavor.

Eucalyptus

We all know that many treatments for colds and other related illnesses use this herb. Today, it can be vaped for the same reasons. Researchers argue that vaping offers the best medicinal value for the herb although it should not be abused. Typically, it is not used entirely alone but is added as a flavor in e-juices. If you visit the epuffer.com website, you will find this ingredient in popular e-juices.

Thyme

The mention of this herb makes some salivate because it is commonly used in kitchens. The ancient Egyptians used this herb to cure gastric problems. It also cools the nerves and freshens the mouth, which makes it a useful ingredient for toothpaste. When vaped, it will have similar health benefits. The lungs will also receive a variety of positive effects, causing it to be a good transitional ingredient when moving from ordinary smoking to vaping.

Lavender

This is a common herb that many people use even in other forms. It creates relaxation for the entire body whether you vape it or use it in any other way. People with depression can start to improve if they get into the habit of vaping this herb in regulated amount. One can either use it as an herb or an ingredient in e-juice.

Passion Flower

Our last herb to discuss is the passion flower. It has a calming effect, and you can vape it when you are tired to cool down. This also gives a sedative quality, which according to researchers, can aid in managing pain at different levels.

Although these are not the only herbs you can vape for health reasons, you now have a list of the common ones to consider.

Stretch it out

There’s no better way to start your day than to have a nice and uninterrupted stretching. I used to do stretching when I was actively involved in losing weight. I warm up by stretching. Stretching helps a lot in preventing injuries due to strenuous exercises. I lay flat on my yoga mat to stretch both my feet and arms. I felt so relax after doing that. There are times I just want to sleep on the mat than continue my exercise routine. I bet you felt that bliss too while stretching, don’t you?

Aside from stretching, yoga mat is really helpful when you are into yoga. I only wish that yoga mats are wider than their usual size. I’m not sure if yoga mat at this popular online store provides the same support and comfort like my old reliable yoga mat here.