Daily Archive: November 13, 2017

Climate change pushing Earth toward risky ‘tipping points’ — report

Climate change pushing Earth toward risky ‘tipping points’ — report

Climate change pushing Earth toward risky 'tipping points' -- report

As climate change drives up temperatures, Earth comes ever closer to dangerous ‘tipping points’ that could accelerate global warming beyond our capacity to reign it in, scientists warned at UN talks in Bonn Monday.

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Can anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

Can anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

Can anyone stop Trump from launching nukes? The answer: No

Here’s a question rarely raised before Donald Trump ran for the White House: If the president ordered a pre-emptive nuclear strike, could anyone stop him?

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High blood pressure redefined as 130, not 140 — US guidelines

High blood pressure redefined as 130, not 140 — US guidelines

High blood pressure redefined as 130, not 140 — US guidelines

High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90.

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DOH gears to fully implement RH law

DOH gears to fully implement RH law

The Department of Health (DOH) is now gearing up for the full implementation of the Reproductive Health (RH) law after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the 51 contraceptive products covered by the temporary restraining order (TRO) of the Supreme Court are not abortifacient or cannot cause abortion.

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Miss Asia Pacific beauties cheer up wounded soldiers

Miss Asia Pacific beauties cheer up wounded soldiers

A beautiful surprise greeted the soldiers recuperating from wounds they sustained during the five-month long battle in Marawi City on Sunday morning when delegates of the 2018 Miss Asia Pacific International came to the AFP Medical Center in Quezon City.

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Sereno may ask SC help in impeachment case

Sereno may ask SC help in impeachment case

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno may opt to seek the judicial intervention of the Supreme Court in challenging the impeachment proceedings against her in the House of Representatives, according to a member of her legal team.

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Poor packaging spoils 50% of farm produce in Asia

Poor packaging spoils 50% of farm produce in Asia

With 50 percent of the fresh produce of developing countries in Asia lost to insufficient or inefficient postharvest facilities, officials are now calling for better packaging to help ensure food security and provide better income for farmers.

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Study data on alternatives to smoking, DOH told

Study data on alternatives to smoking, DOH told

The Department of Health (DOH) should look at all available scientific data supporting the use of alternative tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or “vapes”), as tobacco harm reduction measures that have the potential of benefiting about 20 million smokers in the country.

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Villar warns public vs fake raffle promos

Villar warns public vs fake raffle promos

Sen. Cynthia Villar on Monday warned the public against a bogus raffle promo using the name of her family’s foundation, the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation (Villar Sipag), which promises house and lots to winners.

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Sandiganbayan resolves 925 cases in 9 months

Sandiganbayan resolves 925 cases in 9 months

The Sandiganbayan has disposed of 925 cases in just the first nine months of 2017 compared to 924 cases  from 2014 to 2016.  The 925 disposed cases involved 504 officials and private individuals.

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