New Treatment for Ebola found!

In May 2010, a group of scientists from the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University announced they had developed a drug containing small interfering RNAs that prevented reproduction of the virus in monkeys.[33][34] The group’s leader Thomas Geisbert claimed the results of the group’s study showed their experimental treatment resulted in “complete protection” of monkeys from the virus. Virologist Heinz Feldmann hailed the findings of the study as a “milestone” that could be used to combat similar viruses.[35] Geisbert claimed a lack of market interest could impair the development of the treatment for humans, given the comparatively low number of Ebola cases worldwide.[36] The trial on monkeys had been funded by the United States Department of Defense.[34]

The preceeding article is from wikipedia. This dreaded disease which kills within 48 hours after exposure may have met its match. Human trials should be undertaken.

Olongapo Hits 40°C, No Alarms raised

Olongapo Hits 40 degrees midday in Olongapo City today. Nobody was alarmed and thank God, so far I heard of nobody hurt. The  election was just over and people flock the streets of Olongapo anyway, thinking this was just another hot day. PAGASA was right a month ago when they forecasted a much hotter May season. I would suggest patients to have sunblock on at least twice a day depnding on the SPF they are using if they plan to be directly under the sun. Also, always bring water and keep cool. 2 more notches in the temp and I’ll be complaining to the city health office why there was no warning. 40C can already excacerbate many fevers and can cause cardiac arrest or stroke in susceptible individuals.

Writer’s Block

Personal events that have transpired within the last 3 weeks have created a concoction of what can only be described as a writer’s block. I stared for hours at my screen looking for something to write. I couldn’t write about things that have happened even if they were big. I couldn’t decide on whether putting up an entry about it would be the logical thing to do. I would be regretting it so much now.

I couldn’t even read so much as a phrase in any type of book or internet entry. It could only be classified as grief or a brief reactive disorder lasting for 3 weeks and not needing any medications. Although a mature defense mechanism, humor got me far enough not to break down.

I did make this blog so that I have an outlet for my emotions or my opinions. But sometimes, some things are better not mentioned. Or maybe someday… there may be a better time not to shut up.

Right now, I’m gonna get back to writing… whatever!