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Better sleep during pregnancy may cut odds of preemie birth
Upi.com - 2018-08-05
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- People often urge moms-to-be to get plenty of sleep before the baby comes. Now, researchers report that good sleep during pregnancy might also lower the risk of premature delivery. The review of published studies provides important ...

Crackdown on 'bots' sweeps up people who tweet often
YAHOO! - 2018-08-05
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his ...

Ceremonial signing of Bangsamoro law set tomorrow
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- A ceremony for the signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will be held tomorrow, August 6, at the Malacañang Palace. President Rodrigo Duterte, the first Philippine President who hails from the South, is ...

Australia announces extra $140 million aid package for drought-hit farmers
Reuters - 2018-08-05
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia on Sunday announced a A$190 million ($140.56 million) aid package for drought-afflicted farmers as much of east coast suffers the worst dry spell in living memory. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the funding from a ...

Displaced PLDT workers cry foul over CA ruling on regularization order
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) -- Employees of a telecommunications company are disappointed after the Court of Appeals (CA) blocked the Labor Department's regularization order. [Translation: We are angry at this decision. We are very angry, why ...

Hundreds of Philippine mums in show of support for breast-feeding
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-05
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund ... Twenty-seven children out of every thousand died before the age of five in the Philippines in 2016, according to WHO data. WHO and UNICEF estimate about half of Filipino babies ...

Hundreds of Philippine mums in show of support for breast-feeding
YAHOO! - 2018-08-05
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund ... Twenty-seven children out of every thousand died before the age of five in the Philippines in 2016, according to WHO data. WHO and UNICEF estimate about half of Filipino babies ...

El Niño to develop late this year -- Pagasa
philstar.com - 2018-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The probability of El Niño developing later this year is increasing, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). El Niño is above-average sea surface temperatures in the ...

3 Things You Need to Know About Start-Up Exits
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-05
There is an adage that says failing to plan is planning to fail. This applies well to start-up entrepreneurs who must think ahead in scaling a business, making sure that every step leads to growth and profitability. Even in the early stages of laying the ...

PAGASA: Habagat to prevail, bring rains
philstar.com - 2018-08-05
MANILA, Philippines -- The state weather bureau on Sunday said the southwest monsoon or "habagat" continues to be the most dominant weather system in the country. PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza said the southwest monsoon is currently affecting ...

PHL student teams win medals in Math Olympiads in Romania, Singapore
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-05
The team participated through the efforts of the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP), with support from major sponsors Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. Foundation and Manulife Business Processing Services, and in partnership with the Department of ...

Health group warns against fake lipsticks containing toxic metals
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-05
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5 ) -- Cheap beauty comes with ... above the limit of 22 parts per million (ppm). The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) warned high levels of lead could cause detrimental effects ...

Cheers to health, happiness, a good life
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-04
He cited a Department of Helath (DOH ... swelling of cases in tertiary hospitals that could be handled in polyclinics or health centers. A Health Technology Assessment (HTA) mechanism will improve policy making by constantly reviewing programs, regulations ...

The federal commissions
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-04
It is vested with more comprehensive powers and authority that promote the policies of the government for a more competitive and equitable business environment. Generally, these Federal Commissions are a good idea. My concerns are the costs and the ...

Building a crypto nation
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-04
To fully understand blockchain, Justo Aboitiz Ortiz (left), the President of the Blockchain Association of the Philippines and the chairman of ... its users secure by the use of cryptography or the art of making codes to conceal a message.

Top chefs set to showcase best European food in Philippines
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-04
The European Culinary Week is organized by the EU-Philippines Business Network and co-funded by the European Union with the aim of sparking the interest of Filipinos in European cuisine and beverage in representing the authentic European gastronomy.

Japan eases visa requirements for Filipinos
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-08-04
The embassy said in a statement the number of applicants eligible for multiple entry visas for short-term stay with business purpose and cultural and intellectual figures will be expanded. "The abovementioned relaxation of visa requirements is expected ...

PSHS teener invents air-con with air as medium
BusinessMirror - 2018-08-04
In Photo: Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma (left), Philippine Science High School (PSHS)-Bicol region campus alumna and inventor of AirDisc Air Conditioning Technology, talks about her brainchild. Listening to her are PSHS System Executive Director Lilia T.

Duterte misses Sharon Cuneta concert due to bad weather
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- President Duterte missed activities in Davao City on Friday night, including the concert of singer Sharon Cuneta, due to inclement weather. Duterte attended the inauguration of the Northern Mindanao Wellness and Reintegration ...

Group warns vs scrapping perks
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Scrapping the incentives under the Renewable Energy Law of 2008 will further slow down the development of clean and indigenous resources and only promote coal-based projects, advocacy group Center for Energy, Ecology and Development ...

Man, 65, caught posing as cop
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A 65-year-old man was arrested in Quezon City on Friday for allegedly posing as a police officer and carrying an unregistered firearm. Pacifico Leoquinco Jr., a resident of Malabon, was spotted harassing jeepney drivers at the ...

Comedian Tig Notaro Worries That IVF After Breast Cancer Was a Risky Choice
YAHOO! - 2018-08-04
For some people, having a child is non-negotiable, and that can be true even when serious health obstacles get in the way. Comedian Tig Notaro, who underwent treatment for breast cancer a few years ago, revealed in a recent podcast that she was one of ...

Chikungunya cases up in Biliran
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines -- More chikungunya cases were recorded in Maripipi town in Biliran four days after it was placed under a state of calamity due to rising number of cases. Eight of the 15 barangays in the island town were affected by the disease ...

NYSE owners' plan for a new crypto ecosystem has one detail that crypto traders have been crying for --and it might reel in Wall Street
Business Insider - 2018-08-04
The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced the launch of Bakkt, a new digital asset platform, on Friday. The move, which represents one of the biggest moves by a Wall Street firm into crypto, swept financial news. But many experts think headlines missed ...

iPhone supplier TSMC shut down factories after virus attack
The Verge - 2018-08-04
Image: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. shut down several of its factories last night after it its systems were hit by a computer virus, reports Bloomberg. TSMC is the largest semiconductor ...

How fiber and gut bacteria reverse stress damage
Medical News Today - 2018-08-04
In the stressful world we inhabit, many of us are keen to protect our bodies from the harmful effects that stress can produce. A new study hints that a high-fiber diet might go some way to achieving this. The bacteria that live in our gut are as numerous ...

2 boys electrocuted in La Union
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
SAN FERNANDO, La Union, Philippines -- Two boys were electrocuted while catching frogs in Barangay Namboongan, Sto. Tomas, La Union on Friday. Bryan Carbonell, 13, and his brother John Prince, 11, accidentally stepped on a live wire connected to a poultry ...

P6.8 million shabu seized from Maute suspects
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Three persons arrested for possession of shabu with an estimated street value of P6.8 million are under tight watch due to their reported links with the Maute group. Samsudin Camid and Ronnie and Raisuli, both surnamed ...

Why you should be skeptical of tools to fight smartphone addiction
Mashable - 2018-08-04
Big Tech likes to disrupt. But when it comes to papering over the problems it's created, it's happy taking a page out of a well-worn corporate playbook. The features are part of the "Time Well Spent" movement, a phrase popularized in 2017 meant to address ...

Scammer arrested for harassing lawman, daughters
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A woman was apprehended in Sta. Cruz, Manila Friday night for allegedly using fake Facebook accounts to defame a policeman and his daughters. Sophia Marcos, 33, was caught in an entrapment operation along Rizal Avenue in Sta.

13 Ilocos cop chiefs replaced
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
CAMP FLORENDO, La Union, Philippines -- Thirteen police chiefs in Ilocos region were relieved from their posts last week due to poor performance, Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, regional police director, said yesterday. Relieved were the police ...

FDA: Register alternative medicine products
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday asked all alternative medicine practitioners to register their products before offering them to the public. "The FDA is not a barrier against doctors or practitioners of alternative ...

What Does The OKEX Debacle Mean For Bitcoin Futures?
Forbes - 2018-08-04
OKEX released this statement on August 3rd explaining that a very large trade occurred, that it had losses that surpassed the exchanges' obligation to support, so they are enacting "the societal loss risk management mechanism". These are NOT linked to or ...

Breastfeeding mom says doctor told her to 'cover yourself' to prevent 'lawsuits from something inappropriate'
YAHOO! - 2018-08-04
A mother says her doctor stopped her from breastfeeding during a postpartum appointment "to prevent lawsuits from something inappropriate." In June, Jennifer Howard of Stayton, Ore., who had given birth to daughter Evelyn four months earlier, went to a ...

Most valuable car ever auctioned to go on sale later this month
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-04
(CNN Money) -- One collector car auction in California this month could potentially set three separate auto auction records: The most valuable car ever auctioned, the most valuable British car and, just possibly, the most valuable American car ever auctioned.

New Medical School Set to Open
Medscape - 2018-08-04
The first of five brand new medical schools in England is to open to students next month. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) will start training the doctors of the future at its campus in Chelmsford, Essex. A commitment to increase the number of medical school ...

Study links persistent hiccups to other health conditions
Upi.com - 2018-08-04
SATURDAY, Aug. 4, 2018 -- Short-lasting hiccups are annoying enough, but some people get hiccups that last longer a month or more. The longest recorded case? An Iowa farmer had hiccups continually for 69 years and nine months, according to the Guinness ...

THE FREE SHIPPING REPORT: How this pervasive perk is eating away at margins, and the strategies retailers can adopt to compete with Amazon
Business Insider - 2018-08-04
This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here . Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping has led to an industry paradigm shift.

Man arrested in Camarines Norte for slay of pregnant partner, niece
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- A man accused of killing his pregnant partner and her niece in Mandaluyong City in April was arrested in Camarines Norte Thursday. Benjamin Pardinez Jr., 44, was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant for double murder with ...

7 suspects slain in shootings in Luzon
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven suspects, five of them alleged drug dealers, were killed in separate incidents in Luzon in the past two days. Jomel Ramos and Julie Lazo shot it out with police officers in drug stings in Barangay San Nicolas, Bulakan, Bulacan ...

Apple is reportedly doing away with free headphone jack dongles
Mashable - 2018-08-04
It looks like iPhone users will soon live in a dongle-less future. Or, at least a future in which audio jack dongles are no longer free. A Barclays research note viewed by MacRumors says that the new 2018 iPhones will no longer come with the lightning port ...

34 fishermen rescued off Palawan
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- At least 34 fishermen were rescued after their boat capsized off the waters of El Nido in Palawan on Thursday. Navy personnel rescued 28 of the fishermen while nine other fishermen were transferred to another fishing boat.

Nearly 400 now sickened in suspected McDonald's salad outbreak
Upi.com - 2018-08-04
Aug. 4 (UPI) --An update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have now been 395 lab-confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection in people who ate McDonald's salads. Of those, 202 cases were clustered in Illinois. So far, 16 people ...

Citizens Crime Watch seeks AMLC probe on Aquino, Aquino execs
CNN Philippines - 2018-08-04
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 4) -- Following the appointment of a new Ombudsman by President Rodrigo Duterte, private group Citizens Crime Watch files plunder raps against key members of the Aquino administration anew. Citizens Crime Watch ...

Pontevedra hit by fire, flooding, too
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-04
Meanwhile, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, Negros Occidental provincial health officer, yesterday reminded the public to be cautious about wading in flood waters, which could cause leptospirosis. Leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans through cuts and abrasions ...

Calibration training held
The Visayan Daily Star - 2018-08-04
The activity also aimed to highlight the importance of calibration that includes public health and safety, fair market trade, and consumer protection, among others, a press release from the Negros Oriental PSTC S&T said. Roberto Edra, laboratory head of ...

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever
YAHOO! - 2018-08-04
Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight have created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech. The table is designed to be a visual conversation starter about where the world is going. It features 100 innovations, ranging from the benign and everyday, to the ...

More than 6,300 Pan-Mass Challenge Cyclists Hit the Road to Raise Record Breaking $52 Million During 2018 Ride
Yahoo Finance - 2018-08-04
PMC Aims to Exceed $650 Million Raised for Cancer Care Advancements at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with Most Ambitious Fundraising Goal to Date NEEDHAM, Mass., Aug. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) commenced its 2018 ride ...

3 Reasons Why Gen 4 Might Come To 'Pokémon GO' With An Evolution Event Next Week
Forbes - 2018-08-04
Gen 3 is more or less finished in Pokémon GO. No, they're not all in the game yet: aside from the remaining legendaries, there are a few absent creatures with odd mechanics that could be held back for a while in much the same way we haven't seen Gen 2's ...

Taguig PWDs to receive cash gifts
philstar.com - 2018-08-04
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 7,000 persons with disabilities (PWDs) will receive P1,000 cash gifts for their birthday from the Taguig City government starting this year. Under Ordinance No. 29, passed in 2017, the city government will release the cash ...

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