Tokyo stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street gains

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Tokyo stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street gains 

TOKYO, July 21 — Tokyo stocks opened sharply higher Tuesday after a three-day weekend, lifted by gains in the Wall Street.

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US-based cargo forwarder sets up Subic hub

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on US-based cargo forwarder sets up Subic hub 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, July 21 — One of the top three door-to-door cargo forwarders in the Philippines — Atlas Shippers International Inc. — is setting up the Port of Subic as an entry point for “balikbayan” boxes, a billion-peso industry that relies on efficient port logistics.

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Pacquiao to take on WBO champion Cotto in Vegas in November

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Pacquiao to take on WBO champion Cotto in Vegas in November 

WASHINGTON, July 21 — Philippine boxing star Manny Pacquiao will fight WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas in November, the fight's promoters said on Monday.

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Fetal exposure to pollutants may lower children's IQ

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Fetal exposure to pollutants may lower children's IQ 

LOS ANGELES, July 21 — The intellectual development of children may be lowered by prenatal exposure to common pollutants in wombs, a new study suggests.

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Over 800 new A(H1N1) flu cases confirmed in Europe

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Over 800 new A(H1N1) flu cases confirmed in Europe 

STOCKHOLM, July 21 — A European health agency said on Monday that 874 new A(H1N1) flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours.

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Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections 

WASHINGTON, July 21 — Tamoxifen, an FDA-approved drug used for preventing recurrence of breast cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune- compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely and patients with cancer, a press release from the University of Rochester said Monday.

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(Metro News) Two Malabon NGOs provide free pap smears to 270 marginalized women

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Two Malabon NGOs provide free pap smears to 270 marginalized women 

MANILA, July 21 — The Malabon Women Club (MWC) and the Malabon Midwives Association (MWA) recently conducted a medical mission where some 270 women from the city’s marginalized communities were provided with free pap smears which is the best way to detect whether they are afflicted with the dreaded cervical cancer or not.

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Albania reports first confirmed case of A(H1N1) flu virus

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Albania reports first confirmed case of A(H1N1) flu virus 

TIRANA, July 21 — Albania health authorities confirmed on Monday its first case of A(H1N1) flu infection in one student.

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FDA approves vaccine for 2009-2010 seasonal influenza

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on FDA approves vaccine for 2009-2010 seasonal influenza 

WASHINGTON, July 21 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday that it has approved a vaccine for 2009-2010 seasonal influenza in the United States.

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Dagupan takes fight vs swine flu to restaurants

July 20, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on Dagupan takes fight vs swine flu to restaurants 

DAGUPAN CITY, July 21 — The fight against the A (H1N1) influenza took a new turn when city authorities brought the campaign to prevent its spread down to restaurants, in addition to malls and public and private schools.

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