Gym Germs: Guide To Stay Fit & Clean

For those of us who lives, breathes, and talks about staying fit by pumping irons, doing intense cardio, and using body machines, health is our utmost priority. Although to some of us, the gym is considered to be our Health Temple, we may be getting more than what we bargain for. One study reveals that 63…

Jakarta Flooding, 2017 – Are You Prepared?

During the rainy season, many regions of the country were hit by rounds of typhoon and heavy rain fall. Consequently, ordeals such as the most recent Jakarta Flooding occurs (February, 2017). This results in not only housing and material damages but also health casualties and even death. Flooding is also a consequence that follows heavy…

Typhoid Fever: Indonesia’s Favorite Disease

Typhoid Fever remains one of the most common infections affecting Indonesian population. In Jakarta alone, clinics and hospitals alike encounter Typhoid Fever cases almost every day. Accordingly, Typhoid fever is a global health problem in tropical regions, especially in developing countries. The disease and economical burden of Typhoid Fever continues to be highest seen in…

6 Must-Knows: Human PapillomaVirus & Cancers

Human PapillomaVirus is Not Love! HPV is Not Life! It’s pretty surprising how so little Indonesian people that I have met knows so little about HPV, since it is considered to be the Second Female Killer in the world, responsible for around 300.000 deaths a year in Cervical Cancer alone, and climbing it’s rank to number…

Crash Course on Adult Vaccination

After reaching adolescent and adulthood, most of us probably thought that vaccinations are a thing of the past. The shots we had when we were babies and kids. Well, this is certainly not true, according to CDC (Center for Disease Control; USA) and PAPDI (Perhimpunan Ahli Penyakit Dalam Indonesia), vaccination for adults are highly recommended…