FDA nagbabala sa nasal spray na gamot daw sa COVID-19

Magsasagawa ng imbestigasyon ang Food and Drug Administration kaugnay sa nasal spray products na sinasabing nakakagamot ng COVID-19. Ayon kay FDA Director General Eric Domingo, mayroong limang nasal spray products ang inoowtorisang ibenta sa bansa. Gayunman, nilinaw nito na wala kahit isa sa mga produktong ito ang nakarehistro sa FDA bilang gamot sa novel coronavirus disease. Samantala, sinabi naman ni …

P422 milyong iniwan ­pinsala ni ‘KIKO’ sa Batanes

Mahigit 422 milyon piso ang iniwang pinsala ng bagyong Kiko sa probinsya ng Batanes. Ito ang kinumpirma ni Governor Marilou Cayco at sa inisyal na pagtaya, kabilang sa mga naging pinsala ay ang mga tahanan na nasa 39 milyon piso, mga imprastraktura na nasa 237 milyon piso, 119 milyon piso naman para sa agrikultura at 32 milyon piso na mga …

Beijing International Book Fair 2021 opens with exhibitors from 105 countries, regions

The Beijing International Book Fair, one of the largest book publishing trade fairs in the world and the biggest event in Asia’s literary calendar, opened on September 14 as a hybrid event of diverse digital and physical activities. The annual event, now in its 28th edition, ran until September 18 at the main venue, the new China International Exhibition Center …

Animal-based food generates nearly twice the emissions as plants

Animal farming accounts for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as plants grown for consumption, according to a study published that mapped agricultural activities worldwide. From transportation and deforestation to cold storage and the digestive systems of cattle, what humans eat accounts for a major chunk of the emissions behind climate change. Researchers looked at carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous …

Is Delta more transmissible than other COVID-19 variants – or is it just human behavior?

The Delta variant’s spread led to a surge in COVID-19 cases as countries like the UK, the US and India relaxed restrictions. But was it because it is more transmissible than other variants, or is it more to do with human behavior? US virologist Vincent Racaniello said the latter is far more important in shaping the course of the pandemic. …

Remittances, a lifeline for many Filipino families, post slower growth in July

Money sent home by Filipinos abroad continued to grow in July, albeit at a slower pace than June, showing their time-tested resilience as the global economy slowly reopens from lockdowns. Cash remittances sent through banks inched up 2.5% year-on-year to 2.8 billion dollars in July, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported. However, that was a slower annual pace than 7% …

China’s retail sales rises 2.5% in August, far below expectation

China’s retail sales of consumer goods rose 2.5 percent in August from a year earlier, far below market expectations, while value-added industrial output went up 5.3 percent year on year, both slowing from July due to new COVID-19 outbreaks, official data showed. Retail sales registered the slowest growth since August 2020, a sharp drop from the 8.5 percent in July, …

Do people prefer working from home?

According to a report by professional networking site LinkedIn this September, 57 percent of the over 1,000 participants in China said they prefer the hybrid model, while 11 percent would choose work from home completely. The same trend has also been seen in the world’s biggest economy. In a survey conducted by Stanford University in May last year, 55 percent …

Obiena to receive incentive for setting new marks

A hefty 1.5-million-peso cash incentive awaits pole-vaulter EJ Obiena after he registered a new Asian and national record in the 17th Golden Roof Challenge in Austria. The Philippine Sports Commission approved the financial reward as Obiena cleared 5.93 meters to eclipse the national record of 5.91 meters he set in the Paris Diamond League last month and the Asian record …