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Brazil struggles to contain Zika outbreak

Hilda Venancio da Silva holds nurses her three-month-old son Matheus, born in October with microcephaly, a tragic neurological complication linked to Zika, the mosquito-borne virus sparking a health scare across the Americas. But she is not alone. In the hospital where he was born, dozens of other mothers also gave birth to infants with abnormally small heads. More than 1,000 cases of microcephaly have been reported in just a few months in Pernambuco state, the […]

Zika virus could be linked to 4,000 microcephaly cases in Brazil, WHO says

  (Reuters) — The mosquito-borne Zika virus could be linked to 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil including 49 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday (January 26). “Now, associated with Zika right now in Brazil, we see close to 4,000 microcephaly cases. Microcephaly again, is the condition with abnormally small heads in infants, in babies born, which normally goes along with a smaller brain development as well. Many, quite some already […]

DOH on alert against Zika virus

The Department of Health (DOH) is ready and on alert to prevent the spread of the zika virus in the Philippines. Said virus is already rampant in Latin America and is known to cause brain damage. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

What it means to be proactive?

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 27) – Do you plan your goals ahead of the time? Do you not let those who don’t believe in you affect you negatively? Do you know what it feels to have full control of your life?  That is what being proactive is. Based from vocabulary.com, the adjective “proactive” can describe a person who gets things done. If you are proactive, you make things happen, instead of waiting for them to happen to you. […]

Apple sees first sales dip in more than a decade as super-growth era falters

Apple Inc forecast its first revenue drop in 13 years and reported the slowest-ever increase in iPhone shipments on Tuesday (January 26) as the critical Chinese market showed signs of weakening, suggesting the technology company’s period of exponential growth may be ending. The slowdown comes as Wall Street analysts worry the company does not have another blockbuster product to replace the iPhone. Apple does not report Watch sales, but it does not appear to have […]

Zika virus spreading at alarming rate in Brazil’s northeast

Brazilian officials have stepped up efforts to battle the rapid spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to the alarming surge infants born with serious brain damages. Roughly 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported in Brazil since October, compared with the 150 cases reported in all of 2014. In Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco alone, 1,000 babies were born with smaller-than-usual brains according to health officials. One of them was Gleyse Kelly’s 3-month-old […]

Boracay muling kinilala bilang isa sa Most Beautiful Tropical Beaches in the World

Muling kinilala ang Boracay bilang isa sa most beautiful tropical beaches in the world sa taong ito. Batay na rin ito sa report ng Recordnet, isang media group sa California, United States of America. Ang Boracay lamang ang tanging tropical beach mula sa Pilipinas ang kinilala ng naturang media group. Ikinatuwa ito ng Department of Tourism (DOT) at sinabing ang Boracay ay nasa top drawer para sa International Tourists ngayong 2016 at tinawag ding Crown […]

Mahigit 3,000 katao sa Colombia, apektado na ng Zika Virus

Mahigit labing tatlong libo-katao na sa Colombia ang apektado ng Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus at maaari pang tumama sa mahigit pitong daang libo-katao. Ayon sa PAN-American Health Organization Figures, pumapangalawa ang Colombia sa Brazil sa infection rates. Limang daan at animnapung nagdadalang tao naman ang kabilang na sa naimpeksyon ng zika virus. Sa kasalukuyan ay wala pa namang naitatalang kaso ng bagong panganak na sanggol na nakararanas ng microcephaly, isang congenital defect sanhi ng zika virus. […]

A success in history—Happy 90th to TV’s first demo

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 26) – It is on the same day and the year was 1926 when an innovation won over a skeptical public. This was a time when radio dominated every household, and ‘silent moving pictures’ can only be seen on cinemas and theatres. John Logie Baird triumphed in demonstrating his mechanical scan television, a.k.a. televisor, to the Royal Institution and a journalist. The image produced was that of a woman, rumored to be Daisy […]

2015 hottest year on record – WMO

  (Reuters) — Last year’s global average temperature was the hottest ever on record, according to a report released by the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Monday (January 26). Last year was the hottest since records began in the 19th century in a trend that almost all scientists blame on greenhouse gases from burning of fossil fuels, stoking heat waves, droughts, downpours and rising sea levels “2015 was the hottest year on record […]

Emotions 101 – learn to control it

QUEZON City, Philippines (June 26) – It is the brain not the heart that is responsible for our emotions. The brain gives off certain chemicals depending upon the emotion. But there are people that are naturally sensitive. Scientist found that about 20% of the world’s population are sensitive. This is connected to the gene that influences hormones called norepinephrine- a stress hormone that triggers attention and response. Is being emotional good or bad? Not everyone […]

Egypt launches Fossil and Climate Museum

CAIRO, Egypt – The United Nations Development Program, in cooperation with the Italian government, has opened a Fossil and Climate Museum south of Cairo, Egypt in the location known as the Valley of Whales. Said museum features the largest pair of whale skeleton and is intended to develop eco-tourism in the said area. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing and Uploaded by Vince Alvin Villarin)