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A Silver Bullet Against the Brain-Eating Amoeba?
The New York Times - 2019-01-14
The brain-eating monsters are real enough -- they lurk in freshwater ponds in much of the United States. Now scientists may have discovered a new way to kill them. Minuscule silver particles coated with anti-seizure drugs one day may be adapted to halt ...

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant
NPR - 2019-01-14
When Joshua Mezrich was a medical student on the first day of surgical rotation, he was called into the operating room to witness a kidney transplant. What he saw that day changed him. After the donor kidney came out of ice and the clamps on it were ...

Military spouses have higher risk of perinatal depression, study says
Upi.com - 2019-01-14
Jan. 14 (UPI) --Women with partners deployed on military duty face a higher risk of perinatal mental illness, a study says. Those pregnant women grapple with social isolation, heightened anxiety and stress, according to findings published this month in the ...

5 Ways to Protect Your Prostate -- and Yes, Sex Is One of Them
YAHOO! - 2019-01-14
When it comes to cutting your risk of prostate cancer (PCa), you have more control over your risk than you think. In a study published last May in JAMA Oncology, Harvard researchers analyzed long-term lifestyle data and cancer risk among 89,571 women and ...

We Created This 21-Day Keto Plan For Every Carb Lover Out There
YAHOO! - 2019-01-14
Is everyone you know "on keto"? Yeah, we know the feeling. This trendy, fat-filled diet has exploded on social media-and for good reason: People who followed the keto diet for two years lost more than twice as much weight than people on a standard low ...

Sublingual Sufentanil: A Solution in Search of a Problem?
Medscape - 2019-01-14
For treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain in hospital, sublingual sufentanil (Dsuvia, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals) is well-tolerated, and most side effects are mild to moderate in severity, a new pooled safety analysis of clinical trial data shows.

Physicists find new ways to manipulate light, paving way for quantum tech
Upi.com - 2019-01-14
Jan. 14 (UPI) --Scientists at Britain's National Physical Laboratory in London have developed new techniques for manipulating light. The research, detailed in the journal Physical Review Letters, could pave the way for new quantum technologies and ...

Salaries seen flat this year even as prices rise overall
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-14
as well as confusion caused by Revenue Memorandum Circular 50-2018 which states that health-care premiums paid by companies as benefits for employees and their dependents are now taxable beyond a P90,000 threshold. Asked how these developments will affect ...

Local court puts Hanjin Subic on receivership
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
However, it barred HHIC-Phil from "selling, encumbering, transferring, or disposing in any manner any of its properties except in the ordinary course of its business," as well as from ...

Employees sacked, CEO fined in SingHealth security breach
ZDNet - 2019-01-14
Two employees have been sacked and five senior management executives, including the CEO, fined for their role in Singapore's most serious security breach, which compromised personal data of 1.5 million SingHealth patients. Further enhancements also will be ...

Palace plays down risk from Chinese takeover of Hanjin
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
In his post on Saturday, former Navy chief Pama said that the public should be aware that the "Hanjin shipyard issue is not just about business, financial and other economic issues," as he str ...

More office spaces to be built within transportation hubs
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-14
At the same time, Cushman & Wakefield expects demand for office space this year to be driven by business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. "The information technology and business process management sector, or IT-BPM will continue to take a huge chunk ...

DoT urges Iloilo City accommodation providers to secure accreditation
BusinessWorld - 2019-01-14
"Once the area in city proper is fully booked, tourists and can guests can still look for other hotel rooms located in Jaro (district) and Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao," Mr. Erlano said. Among the major hotels in the city are international chain ...

House leadership vows to honor Batocabe by passing his bills
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
Rodel Batocabe on health and education. In her eulogy at the memorial service for the lawmaker, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo called for the incumbent members of the House of Representatives to ...

World news just for you
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
Except unfortunately, this time, "Clouds loom over global business as Chinese economy falters." "The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136-billion and Amazon in the middle." How many times have you ...

How does corruption flourish?
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
This includes putting government contracts and procurement plans online, create online manuals on what is required to obtain a permit, build a house, start a business and so forth. Finally ...

Green technology helps ex-farmworker succeed
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
He applied his know-how on fish culture he learned from his former company for a fledgling tilapia hatchery business and transformed it into a reputable source of quality fish seed material.

PayPal to open largest PHL operations in 2 years
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
It will also integrate customer service with business, hiring and training support functions. Employees can expect to receive robust product, language and cultural training that will equip them ...

Black Arrow partners with online payment Dragonpay
BusinessMirror - 2019-01-14
"This is a great opportunity for Dragonpay merchants to expand their business and market reach since cash-on-delivery is still the most preferred payment method in the Philippines, accounting ...

Apple buys 50 business-class seats every day on flights to Shanghai, according to a confidential United sign
Business Insider - 2019-01-14
Some frequent-flyer miles are stacking up in Cupertino, California. Apple spends $150 million on a single airline each year, according to a photo of a United promotional sign posted to Twitter by LAflyer. A United representative confirmed the sign's ...

Hefty oil price hike set Tuesday
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Pump prices are set to increase starting Tuesday, January 15, amid the implementation of higher oil excise tax and increasing cost of petroleum in ...

Arroyo calls for full prosecution of Batocabe slay suspects
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday called on the Justice Department to ensure that the suspects in the killing of AKO-Bicol Party-list ...

Lacson, Legarda agree to remove additional ?75-B in DPWH's 2019 budget
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson proposed on Monday the removal of the controversial ?75 billion allocation in the proposed 2019 budget of the ...

Passport printing contractor insists no data breach, only a misunderstanding
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- An official of the government's passport printing contractor is saying an alleged breach concerning the data of passport applicants may just be a ...

Filipino newlyweds drown in Maldives
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- A Filipino couple drowned to death in the Maldives on Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Leomer Lagradilla, 30, and his wife ...

Comelec introduces changes to ballot for upcoming Bangsamoro plebiscite
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Changes to the ballot for the Bangsamoro plebiscite have been introduced - days before the plebiscite takes place. The Commission on Elections ...

PSEi reaches 9-month high
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines ... All indices ended in the green, with industrial, holding firms and property leading with 245.99 points (2.14 percent), 127.90 points (1.62 percent), and 50.65 ...

Pagasa: LPA unlikely to intensify into tropical depression
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The low-pressure area (LPA) tracked by the state weather bureau is continuing to grow closer to the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but is unlikely to intensify ...

Legarda: Senate will prioritize passage of 2019 Budget
Philippine Information Agency - 2019-01-14
Upon resumption of session, the budget of the following agencies will be subject to plenary debates: Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Health (DOH), Bureau of ...

Senate urged to probe DFA passport data mess
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is seeking a Senate investigation on the reported data breach at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) involving a passport contractor.

Iran Is Preparing A Launch. But Is It For A Space Rocket Or A Missile?
NPR - 2019-01-14
About once a day, little satellites zip over northern Iran and snap a few pictures of the Imam Khomeini Space Center. The satellites, operated by a company in San Francisco called Planet, haven't recorded much -- until recently. "We're seeing all kinds of ...

Panelo: No problem if China fishes in Spratlys
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- A Palace official on Monday downplayed the reportedly massive presence of Chinese fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea. According to a report ...

Digital Marketing Master Class PH set for Feb at SMX AURA
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
An affordable intensive workshop on various aspects of digital marketing is now offered in the Philippines. The 4th DIGITAL MARKETING MASTER CLASS PHILIPPINES 2019, a two-day, 18-hour master class ...

Why hotel and property owners should partner with RedDoorz Philippines
Rappler - 2019-01-14
The Singapore-based company has been growing in leaps and bounds, increasing its business through its presence in more than 30 cities and 500+ properties across four countries in Southeast Asia, namely Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Filipino couple drowns while on honeymoon in the Maldives
Global Nation - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- A Filipino couple drowned while they were on their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. In a statement, the DFA said local ...

Top 10 easiest places in the world to do business
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
BEIJING -- New Zealand has been named the easiest place in the world to do business, followed by Singapore and Denmark, according to Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, a report released ...

Senate: No need for bicam meet on Road Board abolition
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- The Senate has agreed Monday in an all-members caucus that it is standing pat on its assertion that there is no need for a bicameral conference ...

Palace on Duterte's tirades vs. Catholic Church: It's self-defense
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Malacañang on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte was acting in self-defense in his tirades against the Catholic Church. "'Di ba ang sabi niya ...

LIST: Oil firms to hike pump prices starting Jan. 15
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
Another round of fuel price increase will be implemented on Tuesday, January 15. Among the oil firms that will be increasing the pump price of gasoline, diesel, and oil products are: Jetti ...

BI: Chinese nationals top list of barred aliens
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines - Chinese nationals led the list of foreigners who were denied entry to the Philippines last year for disrespectful behavior toward immigration officers, the Bureau of ...

Hontiveros seeks probe on passport data mess
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Risa Hontiveros has called for an inquiry into the alleged data breach caused by a previous outsourced contractor, producing passports for the Department of Foreign ...

Andaya asks SC to force Diokno to release gov't workers' pay hike
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya is asking the Supreme Court (SC) to compel Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to release the fourth tranche of the ...

Andaya sees plunder in flood control 'scam' linked to Budget chief
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said the flood control project "scam," which supposedly saw millions of government funds funneled into the ...

PNP: Passport data breach a threat to identity, national security
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- The heads of police and defense department have expressed security concerns over the massive passport data breach at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

First potential tropical cyclone in 2019 spotted in Mindanao
philstar.com - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The low pressure off Mindanao is likely to become a tropical cyclone--the first this year--state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday. The new weather disturbance was spotted 3,240 kilometers east of Mindanao at 3 a.m. Jomaila ...

Defense chief thumbs down Duterte idea of arming civilians vs. NPA
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana opposes President Rodrigo Duterte's idea of arming civilians to fight communist rebels. In a statement on Sunday ...

25 people arrested in day 1 of election gun ban
CNN Philippines - 2019-01-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 14 ... In the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) where the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebisicite will be held this month, the PNP conducted ...

No Filipinos hurt in bakery explosion in Paris -- DFA
Global Nation - 2019-01-14
MANILA, Philippines -- No Filipinos have been reported hurt in the bakery explosion incident in Paris, France, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. "The Philippine Embassy in Paris ...

The outlook of the Philippine real estate industry in 2019
Inquirer - 2019-01-14
The Philippine real estate industry is forecast to maintain its growth and remain resilient in 2019. This is based on research and data gathered by industry leader JLL which reported an upward ...

Philippines' shoe industry has a new spring in its step
Nikkei Asian Review - 2019-01-14
By the 1950s, the city had earned the nickname "shoe capital of the Philippines" and attracted many buyers, some of whom were exporters. At one time, there were 513 shoemaking workshops registered ...

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