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Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells
NPR - 2018-09-20
Scientists say they have taken a potentially important -- and possibly controversial -- step toward creating human eggs in a lab dish. A team of Japanese scientists turned human blood cells into stem cells, which they then transformed into very immature ...

North Carolina floods producing variety of health risks
Upi.com - 2018-09-20
RELATED Heavy rains trigger deadly landslide on Cebu in the Philippines Forecasters said floodwaters in ... recovery still focus for Puerto Rico Areas are also dealing with increased public health risks from the flooding -- including raw sewage, carcasses ...

PBCOM offers LTNCD
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
This will be the maiden issuance for the Lucio Co-led Bank, which marked almost eight decades in the banking business earlier this month. Mr. Co has been a strategic partner of the Bank since 2014.

Cheaper sugar to help government curb rising inflation
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
URC Sugar and Renewables Business Unit general manager; Rolex Beltran, SRA deputy administrator, joined the visit. Anthony Laping, Robinsons Supermarket Galleria store manager, met the sugar ...

Mediterranean diet may cut stroke risk for women
Upi.com - 2018-09-20
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk. But men did not reap the same benefit from the diet, which ...

Study: Drug combo could reduce heart attack risk
Upi.com - 2018-09-20
Sept. 20 (UPI) --A combination of in-development drugs that lower triglycerides levels and approved statins that reduce cholesterol levels may reduce the risk of a heart attack, a genetics study found. The Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the ...

Asiabest readies public float plan in Tiger Asia takeover
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
ASIABEST Group International, Inc. (ABG) has submitted a compliance plan to ensure that its public float will stay within the minimum requirement after the proposed takeover of Tiger Resort Asia Limited (Tiger Asia). In a disclosure to the stock exchange ...

Gordon: Culture of preparedness must be instilled in Filipinos
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20 ... the sprawling shantytown at the compound of the Bataan Shipping and Engineering Company (Baseco) near the Port Area in Manila.

Opposition solon accuses executive, legislative branches of conniving to insert 'pork' in 2019 budget
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The Makabayan bloc believes the executive and legislative branches of government connived to insert "pork barrel funds" in the proposed P3.575 ...

I-Remit says remittance growth up 12%
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
I-REMIT, Inc. posted a 12% growth in personal remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFW) as of July this year, outpacing the 3% recorded by the industry as reported by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The Filipino-owned remittance service provider ...

Metrobank, BPI to raise funds from debt papers
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
Earlier, UnionBank of the Philippines and BDO Unibank, Inc. announced that they set up their own peso-denominated bond programs of up to P20 billion and P100 billion, respectively. A number of banks have been conducting various fund-raising activities ...

The debt/currency disaster
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
That total is for both the public and private sector. But if a private company defaults, they go out of business. If the government gets into debt problems, the people suffer. The low interest ...

Achieving true universal health care
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
FORTY years ago, delegates from 135 countries, including the Philippines, met at an international conference in what is now Almaty, Kazakhstan, under the former USSR. There, they signed the first ...

The wounds will be healed through faith
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
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MWSS inks agreement with Daegu officials on wastewater management
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
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Government urged to take lead role in promoting mining
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
"We want to balance things. The government is a business partner and a regulator," he added. During the conference, Johannes Raadsma, chairman of Philippine Gold Processing and Refining Corp ...

Ethics, integrity and good sleep
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
Flor G. Tarriela is Chairman of Philippine National Bank. She was the first Filipina Vice President of Citibank N.A. and was formerly Undersecretary of Finance when Jose T. Pardo was DOF Secretary. She is a natural farmer and an environmentalist.

Car shopping online hits critical mass as Carvana comes to NYC
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
AS much as anyone, New Yorkers understand the urgent need for a corned-beef on rye, a bottle of tequila or even a six-pack of dress socks. In this day and age, virtually anything a city dweller ...

Rural banks, microfinance go digital for expansion
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
These reforms include strengthening agriculture finance; improving financial literacy; expanding microinsurance, crop insurance, and Islamic finance; as well as encouraging digital innovation in the banking sector. "Expanding financial services across ...

SWS: Less crime in Q2, but Pinoys feel streets not safer even in military-ruled Mindanao
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- There were fewer Filipinos who fell victim to crime in the second quarter, but they hardly view the streets safer, even from drug addicts, and despite the government's war against criminality, pollster Social Weather Stations found.

Motorcade set to protest 'Cavite Bridge' inside Las Piñas village
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The construction of a bridge linking a major village in Las Piñas City to neighboring Cavite province continues to face opposition from a group of residents. Insisting that the bridge currently undergoing construction along Onelia ...

New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines
YAHOO! - 2018-09-20
The nearest quarry was abandoned about a year ago, but another government-authorized quarry is still being operated not far away, and villagers also profit from the limestone business, said Angeline Templo, an assistant to the mayor. The Philippines is one ...

Despite some progress, Alzheimer's fight falling flat
Rappler - 2018-09-20
The number afflicted is expected to triple by 2050 to 152 million, according to the World Health Organization, posing a huge challenge to healthcare systems. Alzheimer's cost an estimated $818 billion (700 billion euros) in 2015 - equivalent to around ...

First satellite for GPS III upgrades to launch in December
Upi.com - 2018-09-20
Sept. 20 (UPI) --Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force are preparing to launch the first of their constellation of advanced GPS III satellites in December, expected to be the most precise, reliable version of the system yet. While civilians and businesses ...

Duque silent as Garin sues Ubial for Dengvaxia mess
Rappler - 2018-09-20
MANILA, Philippines - As two former health secretaries locked horns on the Dengvaxia controversy, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III said he would leave it to the courts to decide who should be held liable for the now-suspended ...

Bomb threats hit University of Santo Tomas, Mapua
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- Classes were disrupted in two universities in Manila due to bomb threats, police reported yesterday. Members of the Manila Police District Explosives and Ordnance Disposal rushed to the University of Sto. Tomas along España after ...

Five ways to boost your online food business
BusinessWorld - 2018-09-20
Owning a food business used to mean building a brick-and-mortar spot and praying for foot traffic. Thanks to digital tools and platforms, those in the food industry can now easily connect with hungry customers, regardless of location. In a world wherein ...

SWS: Less people report crime incidents in 2nd quarter
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- According to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), 5.3 percent of Filipinos say there were victims of common crimes from April to ...

ADB approves $7.8-billion loan for PH infrastructure
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The country can tap a multibillion-dollar loan for its massive infrastructure projects. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has approved a $7 ...

8 events to go to this weekend of September 21 to September 23
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Manila (CNN Philippines Life ... 2015 film in Bicolano that follows Michelle (played by Mercedes Cabral), , a woman who is deeply attached to her kubo, whose behavior only she can perceive.

Teodoro L. Ferrer: Game changer providing Pinoys quality affordable medicines for 15 years
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
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Regulations to address public-health emergencies decided
BusinessMirror - 2018-09-20
The Department of Health (DOH ... From September 9 to 14, international experts involved in 19 technical areas, to name a few: food safety, disease surveillance, outbreak response and public ...

Landslide traps residents in City of Naga in Cebu
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- Rescue is ongoing for trapped residents after a landslide occurred in the City of Naga in Cebu Province early Thursday morning. City of Naga police ...

La Union, Vigan under state of calamity
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III yesterday signed a resolution passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan declaring a state of calamity after damage to infrastructure and agriculture reached ... Mayoyao town in Ifugao was placed under a state of calamity on ...

Budget Chief on DepEd, DOH budget cut: They have backlog
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The Budget Department is standing firm on its budget proposal for 2019. "We're not gonna issue any errata. We stand by our submission," Budget ...

ADB okays $7.8-B loan for Philippines
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Asian Development Bank on Thursday announced it has approved a $7.8 billion lending pipeline for the Philippine government from this year to 2021 to help it attain "high and inclusive growth." In a statement, the Manila ...

Itogon Mayor appeals to mining company to help landslide victims
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Six days after Typhoon Ompong triggered a deadly landslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon Mayor Victor Palangdan on Thursday appealed to Benguet Corporation to help provide a temporary relocation site ...

More than 300 families evacuated after Cebu landslide
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
According to an initial report by the NDRRMC, teams from the Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation ... Social Welfare and Development Office.

Sotto gets backlash for suggesting to revise the national anthem
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The Senate President wants the national anthem revised, but the suggestion did not sit well with netizens. Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto said ...

Philippines to tap $500-million World Bank loan for Ompong aid
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Finance (DOF ... "The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) convened a technical working group last Tuesday (Sept. 18) and agreed to finalize a draft resolution endorsing to the NDRRMC a state of calamity in the Ilocos ...

DOJ recommends filing homicide charges vs. Ozamiz City police chief
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday recommended the filing of homicide charges against Ozamiz City police chief Jovie Espenido and his men ...

Deaf group files complaint vs. Mocha Uson before Ombudsman
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- A deaf group lodged a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson for posting a ...

PAGASA: Cyclone brews off Mindanao
philstar.com - 2018-09-20
MANILA, Philippines -- A potential cyclone is expected to enter the Philippines this weekend and bring rains over the Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather bureau warned yesterday. As of 2 p.m., a low-pressure area was spotted 2,550 kilometers east of ...

Why eczema is tougher to treat for black patients
Upi.com - 2018-09-20
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people. But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is particularly problematic for black people, according to new research.

China says it will never use its currency as a weapon in the trade war
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
(CNN Money) -- The trade war between China and the United States is intensifying, but Beijing has just taken one potential weapon off the table. Premier Li Keqiang told an audience of global ...

Defense chief meets with U.S. counterpart to discuss combating ISIS
CNN Philippines - 2018-09-20
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) -- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana met with his United States counterpart on Monday to discuss the fight against terrorist networks, including ISIS.

Coast Guard confiscates P270K in smuggled cigarettes
philstar.com - 2018-09-19
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday morning seized an estimated P270,000 in cigarettes smuggled in from Malaysia. Lt. Cmdr. Noriel Ramos, coast guard station commander, said they confiscated the contraband early ...

Yogurt May Not Be So Healthy If It's Pumped Full Of Sugar
NPR - 2018-09-19
If you look at the sugar content of some yogurts in the supermarket, you might mistakenly think you're in the dessert aisle. Yogurt is marketed as a healthy food, but a study published this week in the British Medical Journal is the latest reminder that ...

FDA Clears New Form of Latanoprost (Xelpros) for Glaucoma
Medscape - 2018-09-19
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved latanoprost ophthalmic emulsion 0.005% (Xelpros, Sun Pharmaceuticals) to reduce elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, the company has announced.

Quantum Technology Promises Practical Cryptography With Unbreakable Keys
IEEE Spectrum - 2018-09-19
Cryptographic protection of sensitive information is arguably facing its most severe challenge to date thanks to quantum computers. To counter this threat, researchers around the globe are ...

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