Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sitting is a new health risk compared to smoking

It’s a popular catchphrase: “Sitting is the new smoking.” A phrase that is often attributed to James A. Levine, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, but...

How ‘geotags’ could track developing world science

Online tools reveal a lot about world science — except location. 'Geotags' can fill a knowledge gap and throw up surprises, says Nigel Pitman. Anyone...

Development of universal flu vaccine underway

Athens, Ga. - Flu is unpredictable. Influenza viruses are constantly changing—from one season to the next or even within the course of a flu...

Chicken liver links to food poisoning

Over 90% of cases of a common form of food poisoning seen this year were due to people eating undercooked chicken liver pate, often...

Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics

ANN ARBOR—Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do,...

DA Allots P500 M for Cordillera Agri Projects

The Department of Agriculture is allotting more than P500 million (M) to undertake various agricultural, irrigation and infrastructure projects in the six provinces of...

HTC sues Apple after Google sells tech patents

Taiwanese smartphone firm HTC has fired a fresh salvo in its continuing war with Apple over patent infringement. HTC has used patents it bought from...

PNoy gives bonus to gov’t employee based on performance

Aside from 13th month pay, year end cash bonus and productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) a government employee will now receive a performance based bonus...

Results of study on leptospirosis outbreak during Ondoy can help victims of typhoon Sendong

The typhoon Sendong left thousands dead in Mindanao, survivors learn that their suffering is not yet over as they struggle for their lives for...
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Importance of making lists, how it change with social media

Lists are undeniably important in our daily chores. We make lists because we don’t want to forget things. They serve as reminders on important...

Government agencies launch community-based approach to control dengue

In an intensified campaign to fight dengue, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government...

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