Processed foods weaken immune system, lead to diseases – Researchers

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on Processed foods weaken immune system, lead to diseases – Researchers 

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 — A group of German and Israeli scientists have revealed that processed food increases the risk of autoimmune-related diseases, echoing a warning by the World Health Organization that mass-produced foodstuffs can cause cancer if eaten in large quantities.

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Zimbabwe worried over illegal imports of unapproved medicines

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on Zimbabwe worried over illegal imports of unapproved medicines 

HARARE, Jan. 4 — The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has expressed concern over the illegal importation of unapproved medicines into the country.

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QC solon pushes for monetary support for PPAs of elderly and PWDs

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on QC solon pushes for monetary support for PPAs of elderly and PWDs 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA. Jan. 4 (PNA) — A final push in a measure mandating local government units (LGUs) to allocate one percent of their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for programs, projects and activities (PPAs) of senior citizens is being done in the House of Representatives.

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DOH to make dengue vaccine available to poor Filipino children in NCR, Regions III and IV-A starting March

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on DOH to make dengue vaccine available to poor Filipino children in NCR, Regions III and IV-A starting March 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 4 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) announced on Monday its new program that will benefit nine-year-old poor schoolchildren in three regions of the country with high incidence of dengue cases starting March of this year.

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10 Out Of 100 foreign workers suffer from infectious diseases – Fomema

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on 10 Out Of 100 foreign workers suffer from infectious diseases – Fomema 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 4 — The influx of foreign immigrants has not only resulted in adverse socio-economic impact on malaysia but has also affected national health and security.

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Japan to boost drills to counter cyberattacks ahead of 2020 Olympics

January 5, 2016 6:29 am· Comments Off on Japan to boost drills to counter cyberattacks ahead of 2020 Olympics 

TOKYO, Jan. 3 — The Japanese government plans to both increase the number and expand the scale of exercises to counter cyberattacks as part of preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, government sources said Saturday.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 2nd top all-time box office hit in N. America

January 5, 2016 6:29 am· Comments Off on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 2nd top all-time box office hit in N. America 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" added another USD 88.3 million in its third weekend in cinemas in the United States and Canada, pushing its total box office take to within reach of the all-time record in North America.

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Butler explodes for 40 in second half to lead Bulls over Raptors

January 5, 2016 6:29 am· Comments Off on Butler explodes for 40 in second half to lead Bulls over Raptors 

TORONTO, Jan. 4 — The Chicago Bulls' forward Jimmy Butler scored 42 points including a franchise-best 40 points in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-113 in Sunday afternoon NBA action.

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Conclusion of MacroAsia-SATS deal seen early this year

January 5, 2016 6:28 am· Comments Off on Conclusion of MacroAsia-SATS deal seen early this year 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Jan. 4 (PNA) — Listed aviation services provider MacroAsia Corp. (MAC) expects to complete the deal on sale of its 13-percent stake in subsidiary to joint venture partner SATS, Ltd. by the first quarter of 2016.

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PSE named 2015 Best Stock Exchange in Southeast Asia

January 5, 2016 6:28 am· Comments Off on PSE named 2015 Best Stock Exchange in Southeast Asia 

MANILA, Jan. 4 — The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) was named the Best Stock Exchange in Southeast Asia for 2015 in the Marquee Awards of the 9th Alpha Southeast Asia Deal & Solution Awards.

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