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Breast cancer: Screening mammograms don’t necessarily reduce fatality rates

(Relaxnews) – Two studies published simultaneously in the US and Great Britain call into question the efficiency of screening mammograms for breast cancer. These studies now join a debate that has been raging between specialists around the world. The first […]
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PHL pushes for Japanese arms in face of China dispute

Manila, Philippines (AFP)  – The Philippines said Thursday it wants to acquire defence equipment from Japan, as the two allies strengthen defense ties in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. Manila was particularly keen on […]
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Fast heart rate could point to diabetes risk

(Relaxnews) – Researchers from the US and China have found an association between resting heart rate and diabetes that could help identify those with a higher future risk for the disease. In a study of 73,357 Chinese adults, they found […]
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US, PHL, Japan stress unity at WWII memorial

Mount Samat, Philippines, AFP, Thursday 4/9/2015 – Philippine President Benigno Aquino and the US and Japanese ambassadors on Thursday vowed to work closer together in facing new challenges like maritime security and “terrorism” at a World War II memorial event. […]
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Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Filipino-American Felix B. Lopez, division chief of the South East Asia Region of International Affairs Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) has been awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and […]
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DA heightens alert on contaminated apples

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has heightened its measures to prevent the entry of apples from the US that are contaminated with Listerosis bacteria after a shipment originating from an American company was recalled. According to the […]
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US releases $15-M arms aid to PHL

Restrictions on military assistance caused by human rights concerns lifted Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, […]
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Policemen won’t wear adult diapers for Pope visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Policemen who will secure the areas where Pope Francis will pass by won’t be wearing adult diapers, the Philippine National Police said Monday. PNP spokesman Gen. Wilben Mayor said there is nothing in the agency’s standard policies […]
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New lines and engine options for the Ford Explorer

(Relaxnews) – The Ford Explorer is America’s most popular SUV and to ensure it retains the top spot, Ford has done everything it can to make the new model stand out in terms of features, economy and refinement. In the […]
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SC denies Laude plea to intervene in EDCA cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has denied a bid from the family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude to intervene in the pending cases against the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the US. “We […]