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Yoga can soothe anxious elementary school kids
Upi.com - 2018-04-14
SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 --Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests. In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks or to a ...

North Carolina Mom Has Foot Amputated After Discovering Tumor During Pedicure
YAHOO! - 2018-04-14
A 33-year-old mother of two is recovering from surgery after doctors amputated her right leg below the shin after she discovered a cancerous tumor in her foot during a pedicure. Jenn Andrews, who is mom to daughter, Hannah, 4, and son, Ari, 3, was pregnant ...

'Poker face' stripped away by new-age tech
YAHOO! - 2018-04-14
Vancouver (AFP) - Dolby Laboratories chief scientist Poppy Crum tells of a fast-coming time when technology will see right through people no matter how hard they try to hide their feelings. Sensors combined with artificial intelligence can reveal whether ...

Google, Amazon present privacy concerns after Cambridge Analytica
Mashable - 2018-04-14
The social media giant's appetite for your personal data combined with its ability to exploit it for profit regardless of societal cost has soured many on the company. But as we collectively reckon with the havoc Facebook has wrought, it's important to ...

IDC sees a rebound of Smartphone, PC sales
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-14
"As the Philippine economy matures, Internet services and coverage improve, and more Filipinos realize the potential of the Internet beyond social interaction--such as for education, work, and business among others--demand for PCs in the country is ...

Ateneo to SC: Junk Sereno ouster plea
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) - The Ateneo de Manila University urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the quo warranto or the petition to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. University President Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin announced this in a memo ...

Smart wins grand Anvil for electronic medical records
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-14
Patients from rural areas getting quick and efficient health service. Children in communities without electricity learning how to write the alphabet through tablets. College students learning how to prepare for disasters. Lolos and Lolas knowing how to use ...

Waxing salon goes digital
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-14
Create A Digital Experience" held at the Globe Tower recently. "We in Lay Bare believe in the power of automation and have made significant strides in digitizing our business. Trying to be in the forefront of innovation possesses significant challenges ...

Cayetano explains Duterte's 'I love Xi Jinping' remark
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) -- The country's top diplomat does not see anything wrong with President Rodrigo Duterte's praises for his Chinese counterpart. Duterte hogged global headlines yet again, for his statements before flying to China ...

DOT: Boracay closure has minimal impact on tourism
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) downplays the effect of Boracay's impending closure on the country's tourism. The DOT is confident the government can still meet the target of 7.4 million foreign tourists this ...

DTI, DOST team up to promote innovation among local MSMEs
newsbytes.ph - 2018-04-14
Testing and Calibration services to ensure that products reach health and quality standards; and o Packaging and Labeling assistance.

Law expert: SC can reverse Sereno's defense
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) -- Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, has repeatedly cited the Doblada Doctrine as her defense that she consistently filed her Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net worth (SALN) when she was still teaching at ...

Gov't wants Miss Universe pageant back in PH, swimsuit competition on Boracay island
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 14) -- The government is in talks with the Miss Universe Organization to hold the international pageant again in the Philippines, with at least one event on Boracay. "Hindi pa sigurado (This is not yet sure) but I'm ...

Philippines likely to hike pork imports
philstar.com - 2018-04-14
MANILA, Philippines -- Local production of pork is expected to increase by 2.6 percent this year to 1.6 million metric tons, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said. Domestic consumption is also seen to improve by four percent ...

OFW scalded by Saudi employer returns home
philstar.com - 2018-04-14
MANILA, Philippines -- The overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who suffered severe burns after her Saudi employer doused her with boiling water returned home yesterday. Pahima Alagasi, 26, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport accompanied by ...

DFA: No reports of Filipino casualties in Syrian airstrikes
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said there are no reports of casualties from the airstrikes in Syria early Saturday morning. In a series of tweets, the department said it is looking into the condition of ...

Even one drink a day could be shortening your life expectancy
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
"The key message of this research for public health is that, if you already drink alcohol, drinking less may help you live longer and lower your risk of several cardiovascular conditions," said Angela Wood, a biostatistician from the University of ...

New Research Suggests Even a Little Too Much Alcohol Is Dangerous
YAHOO! - 2018-04-14
Even if you consider yourself a moderate drinker--a glass of wine or single beer a night--you may be drinking way too much alcohol. A new study published in Lancet Medical Journal by researchers at the University of Cambridge found the current United ...

'I will arrest you': Duterte warns ICC lawyer to steer clear of Philippines
Business Insider - 2018-04-14
Hitting out at what he said was an international effort to paint him as a "ruthless and heartless violator of human rights", Duterte withdrew the Philippines from the ICC's Rome Statute a month ago and promised to continue his crackdown on drugs ...

Mocha Uson's Wikipedia page locked after 'persistent vandalism'
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The Wikipedia page of Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson is now locked from those who plan to edit it due to "persistent vandalism." Her page was modified 47 times in six hours on April 11 ...

DA: Boracay farmers, fisherfolk can loan by next week
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The Department of Agriculture's loaning program for farmers and fisherfolk affected by the Boracay closure will be ready as early as next week, Secretary Manny Piñol said Friday. Piñol said the DA was offering ...

1 Palestinian killed, nearly 1,000 injured in latest Gaza protests, Palestinian officials say
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-14
(CNN) -- One Palestinian was killed and 968 others injured in Gaza on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, as Palestinian protesters demonstrated for a third week along the border fence between Gaza and Israel. The protests, dubbed "The March of ...

Fix sewage mess, Northern Mindanao resort owners told
philstar.com - 2018-04-14
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- Some resorts in Northern Mindanao were found to have sewage problems, Sabdullah Abubacar, Environmental Management Bureau regional director, said yesterday. Abubacar said they recently conducted a surprise inspection of ...

DOH: Over 3K students hospitalized 'for various illnesses' after Dengvaxia shot
Rappler - 2018-04-13
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday, April 13 said that over 3,200 students who received the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia as part of government's school-based immunization program were hospitalized following their vaccination.

Apple warned its staff that it caught 29 leakers and 12 were arrested last year: leaked memo
Business Insider - 2018-04-13
Apple posted a warning to its employees on Friday telling them not to leak. The memo has been leaked to Bloomberg. In it, Apple says it caught 29 leakers last year and 12 of those were arrested. Apple warned its employees against leaking to the media on ...

ESA's Mars Express finds possible supervolcano remnant
Upi.com - 2018-04-13
April 13 (UPI) --ESA's Mars Express has photographed a unique and mysterious geologic structure on the Martian surface. Astronomers aren't sure of the crater's origins. The crater, dubbed Ismenia Patera, may have been created by a meteorite impact.

A small feature that Google added to Chrome is delivering a huge amount of traffic to news publishers
Business Insider - 2018-04-13
Google Chrome for smartphones automatically shows users a list of articles. A study finds that the feature sends 341 million visits per month to publishers. 'Articles for You' benefits news outlets more than other types of publishers. The growth comes as ...

AI is an excuse for Facebook to keep messing up
The Verge - 2018-04-13
Over the course of an accumulated 10 hours spread out over two days of hearings, Mark Zuckerberg dodged question after question by citing the power of artificial intelligence. Moderating hate speech? AI will fix it. Terrorist content and recruitment?

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Plaintiffs Seek MDL for Product Liability Claims Involving C.R. Bard's Polypropylene Devices, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Yahoo Finance - 2018-04-13
NEW YORK, April 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that seeks centralization of all federally-filed hernia mesh lawsuits involving propylene devices manufactured by C.R. Bard, Inc. and ...

A Closer Look At Cisco's Valuation
Forbes - 2018-04-13
Cisco has reported a decline in revenues in recent quarters, driven largely by low core product sales. Cisco has made large investments in fast-growing networking domains such as software-defined networking in order to offset the impact of stagnating revenues.

Gene-editing patient applications closer with new technique
Upi.com - 2018-04-13
April 13 (UPI) --A new technique in gene editing greatly improves the technology's precision, so much so that it may one day treat some genetic diseases, according to a new study. At the University of Alberta, researchers have improved the accuracy using ...

Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After Tax
NPR - 2018-04-13
Will people drink less sugary soda if the price goes up? A new study suggests the answer is ... yes. Researchers at Drexel University surveyed residents of Philadelphia both before and after a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened drinks took effect.

MJC Investments stock rights offer to service debt
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-13
Alfonso Reyno III during the FIFA Turf Project Turnover Ceremony at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona -- PFF MJC Investments Corp. is selling shares to existing stockholders to raise capital for debt servicing requirements. In a disclosure to the ...

The Clinical Trial Is Open. The Elderly Need Not Apply.
The New York Times - 2018-04-13
Dr. Ken Covinsky, a geriatrician and researcher, was sitting in his office at the San Francisco VA Medical Center last month, browsing through a medical journal on his computer. When he came across a study of sodium excretion, he waded into the abstract.

Preschool, day care not asthma triggers: Study
Upi.com - 2018-04-13
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won't increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease.

Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology - and police are buying
Computerworld - 2018-04-13
Law enforcement interest in iPhone encryption-cracking hardware from two new companies is a strong indication that Apple no longer claims the mobile security high ground. "What this means, if it's true, is that people who thought all of their ...

Disgraced Ex-Surgeon Hit With New Federal Fraud Charges
Medscape - 2018-04-13
Former orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, who has already served prison time for healthcare fraud involving millions of dollars, is again in trouble with the law. He was arrested at his home in upstate New York earlier this week and charged with wire fraud ...

Airline biz keeps JG Summit 2017 earnings flat
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-13
Universal Robina Corp. registered an 11% uptick in revenues to P125.01 billion from P112.61 billion, as international sales of the branded consumer food group and sales of the sugar division increased by a third. Revenues of Cebu Air, Inc. went up by ...

SBMA extends free accreditation program
BusinessWorld - 2018-04-13
Handout photo via PHILIPPINE STAR THE SUBIC BAY Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is extending its free accreditation initiative for container-port business until the end of 2018. In a statement released on Friday, SBMA chairperson and administrator Wilma T.

CGM With Insulin Injections Could Be Cost-Effective in Diabetes
Medscape - 2018-04-13
Use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) could prove to be cost-effective in real-world use among people with type 1 diabetes managed with multiple daily insulin injections, new research suggests. Previous data demonstrating CGM cost-effectiveness in ...

Sereno spokesperson on Duterte's remarks vs. Chief Justice: CJ won't go down to that level
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- A spokesperson for embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Friday she would not reply to the name-calling that President Rodrigo Duterte had resorted to in describing her amid attempts to unseat her.

Filing of candidacy for barangay, SK polls begins Saturday
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- With no consolidated congressional measure to delay it, the election period for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls is finally pushing through this Saturday. Aspirants for the posts can now file for ...

Duterte apologizes to Myanmar's Suu Kyi over 'genocide' remark
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Myanmar's leader for calling the Rohingya crisis a "genocide." Duterte addressed Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in a press briefing early Friday, upon his ...

How to treat your oven right: Six range care tips you might not know
BusinessMirror - 2018-04-13
Over the years, these chemicals can cause serious health problems. To avoid this, clean your oven with eco-safe and natural cleansers, such as baking soda and vinegar. Start by wiping off any debris left in your oven once it has cooled. Take out the racks ...

Nikkei Asia300 Index rises on week as trade tensions cool
Nikkei Asian Review - 2018-04-13
The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.2% to 1,433.82 on Friday ... Galaxy Entertainment Group rose 0.6% for the week in Hong Kong even as the Philippines shelved the Macau-based casino operator's plans to build a $500 million resort on the island of Boracay ...

Piñol: NFA Council may be reorganized
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The policy-making National Food Authority (NFA) Council is likely to face reorganization in the face of cheap rice shortage, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said Friday. "Actually in the proposed ...

Prosecutors: Reject Jack Lam 'middleman,' ex-BI officials' plea for jail transfer
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- State prosecutors are asking the Sandiganbayan to deny motions filed by suspects in a P50-million corruption scandal to be transferred to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center. In a comment filed ...

Gender diversity in the work force
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-13
Holcim Philippines, Inc. is looking to strengthen programs that attract more women in the company, believing that a diverse workforce is a driver of innovation and business growth. Women, such as this group in its Bulacan plant, currently comprise 20% of ...

Sight savers
thestandard.com.ph - 2018-04-13
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), in partnership with Philippine Business for Social Progress, Cataract Foundation of the Philippines Inc and Department of Education, recently distributed free eyeglasses to teachers and students of Pateros National High ...

Agriculture Department encourages farmers to plant coffee
CNN Philippines - 2018-04-13
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) -- The Department of Agriculture wants Filipino farmers to take up coffee farming. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol on Friday revealed his department's goal to make the Philippines self-sufficient in coffee by 2022.

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