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A few glasses of wine per week may ward off cataracts, study says - 2021-04-02
Cataracts are a threat to the vision of millions, but new study suggests a welcome aid to prevention: wine. A few glasses of alcohol -- especially red wine -- a week may help reduce your risk of cataract surgery, new British research suggests ...

We tried the Meghan Markle-backed latte brand
Fortune - 2021-04-02
Hannah Mendoza launched Clevr Blends in 2019. I formulated all of our products in my home kitchen, Um, and it actually took about a year, a formulation to basically get the taste and texture of ...

Exclusive: Tencent's Timi gaming studio generated $10 billion in 2020, sources say
Business Insider - 2021-04-02
Chinese tech giant Tencent's Timi Studios, maker of popular video games Honor of Kings and Call of Duty Mobile, generated revenue of $10 billion last year, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

FDA approves at-home, non-presecription COVID-19 tests - 2021-04-02
April 2 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two more at-home COVID-19 screening tests that can be purchased over-the-counter. The FDA made the announcement in a release Thursday, stating the approvals were given to "get more tests ...

Moderna gets nod to fill up to 15 doses per vial of its COVID-19 vaccine
Reuters - 2021-04-02
(Reuters) - Moderna Inc on Thursday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an additional multi-dose vial of its COVID-19 vaccine in which each vial contains a maximum of 15 doses, increasing the number of doses available.

New Variants 'Inevitable', but CMO Predicts Wide Portfolio of Vaccines in 2 Years
Medscape - 2021-04-02
It would be unrealistic to think that border controls could prevent new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus entering the UK, Professor Chris Whitty has warned. Current policy was to limit their spread, England's Chief Medical Officer said. He also repeated ...

Teen Vaccine Trials, Vaccination Milestone, Increasing Cases and Hospitalisations: COVID-19 Global Weekly Highlights
Medscape - 2021-04-02
These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. Brazil is facing a worsening COVID-19 situation with 18 states having ICU occupancy rates above 90% on Tuesday, and 100% in Amapá and Mato Grosso do Sul. The country recorded a new ...

British Embassy hosts COP26 Scotland climate change conference preview for PH business leaders
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-02
The British Embassy in Manila recently convened a virtual roundtable of Philippine business leaders to discuss climate change in the lead-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November ...

As WHO highlights COVID animal origins, China wildlife crackdown needs more teeth - experts
Reuters - 2021-04-02
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China and its neighbours must not only crack down on wildlife trade but also shut legal loopholes that allow disease-prone species to be farmed, experts said after an investigation team concluded that COVID-19 most likely originated in ...

Supreme Court upholds FCC's repeal of limits on media ownership - 2021-04-02
April 1 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2017 rule rolling back longstanding limits on local ownership of media outlets. In a unanimous decision, the high court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission may begin loosening ...

Twitter unsurprisingly confirms Spaces are coming to desktop web browsers
The Verge - 2021-04-02
Over the past several months, Twitter has been working hard to bring its Clubhouse-like audio chat rooms feature, Spaces, to users on iOS and, as of last month, Android. A logical next place for Spaces to show up would be on the web, and unsurprisingly ...

Microsoft says investigating issues with Microsoft 365 services and features
Reuters - 2021-04-01
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it was investigating an issue with its Microsoft 365 services and features, including workplace messaging app Teams and Azure, after many users were unable to access them. Outage tracking website Downdetector ...

Philippines explores joining TPP to expand free trade network
NIKKEI - 2021-04-01
The Philippines has formally expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with the goal of building new relationships with countries outside its existing bilateral free trade agreements.

Global Upside Expands International Presence with New Offices in Brazil, the Philippines, and Germany
Yahoo Finance - 2021-04-01
The Philippines, Brazil ... Services to Simplify Business Expansion. Global Upside supports companies throughout the business lifecycle, offering incorporation, PEO/Employer of Record, accounting ...

The last line in the sand
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-01
As the COVID-19 surges and overwhelms the healthcare system, what are the chances of surviving or dying when hospital beds are no longer available, breathable air is running out, and the HCWs ...

South African health regulator registers Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
Rappler - 2021-04-01
Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday, April 1 that South Africa's health regulator had registered its COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for deliveries to start in the second quarter. The registration of J&J's vaccine is a boost for the country worst affected ...

Starting Monday, Patients Can Read Your Notes:
Medscape - 2021-04-01
Monday, April 5 is the official start of a US law requiring healthcare organizations to provide patients with free, full, and immediate electronic access to their doctor's clinical notes as well as test results and reports from pathology and imaging.

Researchers determine how aspirin helps prevent colon cancer - 2021-04-01
New research offers insight into why regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers. Resarchers found that aspirin prevents blood cells called platelets from producing an enzyme that allows them to ...

10 things in tech you need to know today
Business Insider - 2021-04-01
Day prank, Facebook is changing the News Feed, LinkedIn is exploring audio: Here are the 10 things in tech you need to know.

Microsoft wins $21.9 billion contract with U.S. Army to supply augmented reality headsets
Reuters - 2021-04-01
(Reuters) -Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it has won a deal to sell the U.S. Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, a ...

The Portable PictoScanner Turns Slides And Negatives Into Digital Images Using Just A Smartphone
Forbes - 2021-04-01
If you have old films and transparencies in the bottom of a dusty cupboard, this ingenious little device can bring those images back to life using just a smartphone.

South Korea to foster local development of next-generation power chips
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Study: Surgery can boost pancreatic cancer outcomes more often than thought - 2021-04-01
Even in patients with stage 2 pancreatic cancer, surgery is typically worthwhile after chemotherapy, because it appears to extend patients' lives, a new study concludes. In stage 2 cancer, the tumor has already grown large enough to be close to vessels ...

Japan announces emergency response in Osaka area to curb COVID-19 cases
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-01
Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Thursday that emergency response measures would be taken in the Osaka area to prevent spread of the coronavirus. The measures

Maundy Thursday weather: Isolated rain in Mindanao, Palawan
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2021-04-01
The low-pressure area (LPA) located 105 kilometers east-southeast of General Santos City will cause isolated rain showers over Mindanao and

8,889 health workers vaccinated in Baguio
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-01
BAGUIO CITY -- The city government has inoculated 8,889 or 98.19 percent out of the 9,053 health workers and frontliners who belong to the first priority group in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program here. City Health Officer Rowena ...

Hacked companies had backup plans. But they didn't print them out before the attack.
ZDNet - 2021-04-01
Boardrooms still aren't taking cybersecurity seriously, leaving organisations vulnerable to cyberattacks - with executives only paying attention after things have gone bad, according to the new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) boss Lindy Cameron.

Davao City health chief proposes 14-day quarantine for inbound passengers from Metro Manila, Cebu
Manila Bulletin - 2021-04-01
DAVAO CITY - Davao City Health Office (CHO) acting head Dr. Ashley Lopez has proposed the implementation of the mandatory 14-day facility-based quarantine for inbound passengers from National Capital Region (NCR) and Cebu. Lopez said that he hopes that ...

Huawei continued to earn profit in 2020 but did not see growth outside of China
ZDNet - 2021-04-01
Huawei continued to make money in 2020 despite receiving bans from various countries around the world, posting net profit of 64.6 billion yuan, but its growth in markets outside of China grounded to a halt.

IBM's CEO predicts a hybrid remote-work model for 80% of employees post-pandemic
Business Insider - 2021-04-01
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna also told Bloomberg that the company will likely get rid of "tens of millions" of its 70 million square feet in office space.

SM Foundation bags seven PHL Quill Awards
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
SMFI executive director Debbie P. Sy expressed her gratitude for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines for the said awards. The IABC Philippines, through the ...

Can Biden return the US to TPP? Does it matter? 2 experts explain
NIKKEI - 2021-03-31
President Joe Biden has made clear that the Indo-Pacific is a key area for the country's future, but has not signaled how he will engage in forming the region's trade rules. Analysts tend to agree that a U.

PhilHealth still studying Covid indemnification package; 7,469 medical workers suffered adverse reaction to vaccines
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has yet to finalize the appropriate package for the indemnification of qualified vaccine beneficiaries "We already have study a on this, which will be discussed by the [PhilHealth] Board later following Holy Week,

Solon: Dominguez should be overall Covid crisis manager
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
THE chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday asked President Duterte to designate Finance Secretary and Economic Development Cluster (EDC) Head Carlos G. Dominguez III as overall Covid-19 crisis manager.

Government urged to realign budget, boost health-care system amid Covid spike
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
Medical workers urged the government on Wednesday to realign a hefty sum of the 2021 national budget to address the record-high spike in Covid-19 cases not only in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces but to other regions as well.

JG Summit suffers P468-million loss
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
"With our long term view, we will continue to invest in the necessary assets and capabilities needed to sustain the business in the years to come. This will allow us to take advantage of ...

Ayala vows to appoint more women execs
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
Ayala Corp. President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala said he would continue to promote gender diversity from the staff to the board level of the company, promising to continue increasing the number of women from entry-level to senior leadership positions.

Ayala Land wins Awards of Excellence at PHL Quill
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) received top communications honors at the 18th Philippine Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). These included Awards of Excellence ...

Coca-Cola to vaccinate 10,000 workers for free
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) provides Covid-19 relief to its 10,000 employees via its free vaccination program and a P2-billion assistance fund. The local bottling arm of beverage giant Coca-Cola said in a statement on Wednesday that its employees and their immediate family members will be receiving free Covid-19 vaccination.

Bank lending at biggest contraction in 14 years
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
BANK lending in the country continued to contract in February this year, hitting its biggest contraction in more than 14 years. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Wednesday that bank lending fell by 2.

Myanmar junta escalates violence with air attacks on ethnic groups
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
The military launched more airstrikes on Tuesday in eastern Myanmar after earlier attacks forced thousands of ethnic Karen to flee into Thailand and further escalating violence two months after the junta seized power.

India bats for bilateral exchanges on agritech, fintech, intelligent financing
BusinessMirror - 2021-03-31
THE Indian government has proposed a bilateral exchange with the Philippines involving agricultural technology (agritech) and financial technology (fintech), believing that vital technologies revolutionizing small farms in the South Asian country can benefit Filipino farmers.

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