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Scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants saves money and lives
Reuters - 2018-12-28
(Reuters Health) - Providing scheduled dialysis for undocumented immigrants with kidney failure, rather than offering them only emergency dialysis, dramatically reduces deaths, healthcare use and costs, a study in Texas suggests. The difference was so ...

Researchers model glaciation on Mercury's poles - 2018-12-28
Dec. 28 (UPI) --Mercury's poles are marked by large craters. Icy deposits hide inside. Now, scientists think they know how the ice got there. Researchers at the University of Maine modeled the glaciation process on the planet closest to the sun. Most of ...

Study: Skipping cancer screenings linked to higher mortality - 2018-12-28
Dec. 28 (UPI) --Researchers have found a link between people who don't get cancer screenings and higher mortality rates. The study, published Friday in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that participants who didn't get prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian ...

Subic International Golf Club Our next world-class golf destination?
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-28
Fortunately, a new company, Subic Smart Community Corp. (SSCC), has come ... population and it is their vision to build a similar development in Subic. The golf course was a nice bonus.

Moderate Drinking May Benefit Heart Failure Patients
The New York Times - 2018-12-28
Patients with heart failure may live longer if they have a few alcoholic drinks a week, a new study suggests. Studies on the effect of alcohol on the risk of heart failure have had mixed results, with some suggesting an increased risk with more than about ...

Canadian business experts to mentor in DTI Negosyo Centers
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-28
ASPIRING and existing Filipino entrepreneurs can soon avail themselves of free business mentorship from Canadian business experts, as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) partners with a ...

Exporters urged to innovate
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-28
He said the DTI has identified priority areas for both the domestic and export markets, including electronics, information technology-business process management, innovation, and research and ...

Norway has high demand for PHL grocery, organic products
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-28
It is also important for Norwegian companies that their trade partners observe responsible business conduct as espoused in international standards such as the OECD Guidelines for Multinational ...

Amazon Alexa hardware dominated the holiday season -- and its growing popularity is solidifying the voice assistant as a household staple
Business Insider - 2018-12-28
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Both Amazon's Alexa-infused Echo lineup of smart speakers, and its ...

To understand life expectancy fall in US, start in West Virginia
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-28
The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. "It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first," said Dr. Michael Brumage ...

Was the surprise speed boost a tease of things to come?
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-28
(Seated, from left) SVP and Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Jovy Hernandez, PLDT and Smart Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto, Google Chief Business ...

Apple pulls iPhone 7, 8 from German stores in patent spat
BusinessMirror - 2018-12-28
"Their tactics, in the courts and in their everyday business, are harming innovation and harming consumers," it said. "Qualcomm insists on charging exorbitant fees based on work they didn ...

The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing
The New York Times - 2018-12-28
Personal technology was so awful this year that nobody would think you were paranoid if you dug a hole and buried your computer, phone and smart speaker under six feet of earth. Facebook made headlines week after week for failing to protect our privacy and ...

Smartphone Post-op Photos: Proceed With Caution
Medscape - 2018-12-28
Does remote wound assessment, which includes photography, improve accuracy of diagnosing postoperative surgical-site infection (SSI)? In a paper published in JAMA Surgery, the authors reported their results from a study carried out in the United States and ...

Barbershop Blood Pressure Model Too Costly for Wide-Scale Use?
Medscape - 2018-12-28
A Los Angeles study in which pharmacists treated black male patients in their local barbershop yielded impressive reductions in blood pressure. Nevertheless, a leading expert in the field says he does not believe this is the best way forward to treat ...

Study links sugary beverages to kidney disease - 2018-12-28
People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests. The study of more than 3,000 black men and women in Mississippi found that those who consumed the most soda, sweetened ...

Why is Kelsey Merritt back in the Philippines?
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
"I found out she finished college all the way ... You mentioned in an interview that you love a restaurant in Pampanga called Iguanas. What are your other favorite spots? I love Locavore.

Malungon receives P25.2-M Pamana projects
Philippine Information Agency - 2018-12-28
Her administration pursues more on the enhancement of health, improvement of infrastructure, and enrichment of education for her constituents. (Isagani Palma/Malungon Information Office)

Youth group slams Arroyo acquittal from electoral sabotage case
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Kabataan party-list denounced on Friday the dismissal of the electoral sabotage case against House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, saying it is another case of ...

Scrapping Mutual Defense Treaty with U.S. an option - Lorenzana
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday he had asked government lawyers to study the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the United States ...

Garins surrender guns to police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Guimbal town Mayor Oscar Garin and his son Iloilo 1st District Rep. Richard Garin surrendered their firearms to the police on Friday, a day after Philippine National Police ...

BSP expects lower inflation for December
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
On the other hand, high electricity rates from Meralco-serviced areas may push inflation higher, it added. The Philippine Statistics Authority is expected to announce the December inflation figure ...

Victor Consunji of Semirara, DMCI dies at 68 - 2018-12-28
1995 as a holding company to consolidate all construction business and related interests of the Consunji family.

LOOK: Bong Go is guest of honor at 1st National Drug Abuse Council Awarding
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go on Friday was the guest of honor at the first National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) awarding at the Manila Hotel.

Escapee from burning Antipolo City Jail surrenders
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
SAN PEDRO CITY - An inmate who escaped during a fire that struck Antipolo City Jail on Thursday night, surrendered to authorities Friday, police said. Michael Zymon Dig, who was jailed for two ...

Initial rollout of National Cyber Intelligence Platform seen next month
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-28
Ms. Cruz cited the Bangladesh bank cyber heist as an example, which affected the banking industry and the country as well. "How they entered, how they attacked, was cyber, but the basic infrastructure of the country was affected, so when you look at that ...

LT Group to restart Asian Alcohol operations
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-28
I believe this is incumbent upon us as a responsible corporate entity, where we can invest in technologies that will unravel economic opportunities for the group and our employees," he said. LTG delivered an attributable profit of P12.57 billion in the ...

MPIC unit obtains P19-B loan for Cebu-Cordova bridge
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-28
The six banks are BDO Unibank, Inc.; UnionBank of the Philippines, Inc.; Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC); Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI); Security Bank Corp., and Land Bank of the Philippines. MPIC is one of the three key Philippine units of ...

Maynilad gets ISO certification for business continuity
BusinessWorld - 2018-12-28
Metro Pacific Investments Corp., which has majority stake in Maynilad, is one of three Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc. Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust ...

Bicol police releases sketches of 2 suspects in Batocabe slay
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bicol Region police released on Friday artist sketches of two suspects in the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe. Batocabe was shot dead by gunmen on Saturday in ...

Satisfaction with Duterte up in Q4 -- SWS
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction ratings are up by six points to 74 percent in the fourth quarter, pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.

What went right in the Philippines in 2018
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Terry Osborne, a professor at Dartmouth College ... up to 100,000 passengers every day and is forecasted to have around 1,000 arrivals and over 900 departures daily. Metro Manila Development ...

Sandiganbayan affirms order to transfer Napoles to women's correctional
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- The Sandiganbayan has denied the plea of alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles to defer her transfer to the women's correctional for ...

Defense chief backs revival of Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is supporting a bid to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant as it will benefit the country. "It will just be ...

Garins surrender firearms in line with police order
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- The father-and-son tandem of Richard Garin and Oscar Garin surrendered their firearms to the police on Friday after they were exposed for mauling a ...

Arroyo acquitted in 2007 electoral sabotage case
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- Former President and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo scored another legal victory as a local court dismissed the electoral sabotage case filed ...

Soldier killed, another hurt in Cotabato City gun attack
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
COTABATO CITY - An off-duty soldier was killed while another was critically hurt in a daring attack along a busy highway here on Friday morning, police said. Privates First Class (Pfc.

8,000 Reds surrender under localized peace talks -- Lorenzana
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines --More than 8,000 communist rebels have surrendered since the government carried out localized peace talks, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday. In a Palace ...

Fiscal gap widens 4-fold in November as spending surges - 2018-12-28
Of this amount, P242.2 billion came in the form of tax revenues from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC), while the remaining P17.5 billion were non-tax collections from other offices. The BIR, for its part, collected P192 ...

Despite US travel advisory, Lorenzana insists Naia not vulnerable to terrorist attack
Global Nation - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines --Despite a recent warning from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the "substandard security" at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia ...

Moon Jae-in is our Person of the Year
Global Nation - 2018-12-28
Moon Jae-in is our Person of the Year. For more on the finalists and runners up, please click this link here. In a few decades, when people look back on 2018, perhaps they will only remember one ...

Lorenzana hints possible scrapping of 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty
Global Nation - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana hinted at the possibility of scrapping the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States if the review ...

Semirara Mining and Power's Victor Consunji dies at 68
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
He was 68. DMCI Holdings, Inc. announced his death in a disclosure on Friday. SMPC is a subsidiary of DMCI. "Under Mr. Consunji's leadership, he was able to turn around the coal mining operations ...

Heavy to intense rains expected in Samar, Leyte ahead of landfall - 2018-12-28
He added that as "Usman" approaches the landmass of the Visayas, moderate to heavy rain could also be expected over southern portions of Luzon. The center of the tropical depression is moving closer to the Philippines and was spotted 230 km east of Guiuan ...

New law allows HIV testing of minors without parental consent
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 28) -- Minors aged 15 to under 18 could now get tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) even without the consent of their parents or legal ...

Deployment of OFWs in Middle East seen to decline further in 2019
Global Nation - 2018-12-28
"The Middle East is still the largest labor market for OFWs with over 70 percent of new hires going to those countries, but emerging markets like Japan and China will attract more skilled ...

Prestone taps Herco as distribution partner
Inquirer - 2018-12-28
Prestone®, a trusted and leading brand of high quality Coolant, Brake fluid and Motor oil, partners with Herco Trading, one of the largest and most established retail distribution companies for ...

'Usman' may strengthen into tropical storm ahead of Eastern Samar landfall tonight - 2018-12-28
MANILA, Philippines -- Tropical Depression Usman might intensify ... Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon and Quezon. It advised residents of these areas, especially those living near river channels and in low-lying and mountainous areas, to take ...

Investors are still nervous despite Wall Street's huge rally
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
Japan's Nikkei jumped nearly 4% on Thursday, pulling the index out of the bear market it had entered just two days ago. Stocks also climbed more than 1% in Australia and Singapore. But many other ...

Asia stocks jump after Wall Street's huge rally
CNN Philippines - 2018-12-28
(CNN) -- The miracle on Wall Street has lifted the gloom in Asian markets. Japan's Nikkei jumped 4% in early morning trading Thursday, lifting the index out of the bear market it had entered ...

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