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Lacson asks DOH: Why buy pricier equipment for coronavirus testing?

May 19, 2020 - 8:06 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the US-made automated nucleic acid extractor is 'compatible' with the 'US-made PCR machine' bought by Philippine labs

SWAB TESTING. Swab testing in newly opened Noveleta Medcare Hospital is still ongoing even though the entire province of Cavite downgraded to General Community Quarantine starting May 16, 2020. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Datu Puti, Silver Swan free from synthetic acetic acid – PNRI

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:22 PM

NutriAsia says that the Datu Puti and Silver Swan brands have always been subjected to testing since 2001

CLEARED. A PNRI test conducted last May showed that Silver Swan and Datu Puti had gone through a natural fermentation process. Photo from Shutterstock

FDA: 5 vinegar brands found to contain synthetic acetic acid

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the manufacturing facilities of the vinegar brands will be inspected to verify the findings, and those found violating its standards and rules face 'regulatory action'

Photo from Shutterstock

Vinegar made from synthetic acetic acid has no adverse health effects – toxicologist

May 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Department of Health, however, prohibits the use of synthetic acetic acid in vinegar which it deems 'adulterated'

NOT HARMFUL. As long as the synthetic acetic acid used for making vinegar is food-grade, consumers don't have to worry about contaminants harming their health, PNRI says. Photo from Shutterstock.

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

May 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

When the hot lava flow hits the water it produces acid fumes known as 'laze' – lava and haze

DANGER. A steam plume rises as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

6 injured in suspected acid attack in London

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:18 PM

Authorities say the noxious substance was sprayed during an argument between two groups

Indian woman attacked with acid for 5th time – police

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The woman was first attacked in 2008 over a property dispute then in 2012 2013 March 2017 and July 2017

12 injured in suspected acid attack in London club

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:46 PM

The police say in a statement all the injuries were non life threatening and the incident is not believed to be terrorism related

Indonesian graft investigator injured in acid attack

Apr 11, 2017 - 4:56 PM

NGO Indonesian Corruption Watch said they suspected it was linked to Novel Baswedan s role in probing a corruption scandal that allegedly saw about 170 million pilfered from government coffers

CLOSE CALL. Novel Baswedan in the hospital, after the acid attack. Photo from Anies-Sandi Media Center

News Briefs: March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 10

News Briefs: March 6, 2017

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:25 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 6

Pakistani woman 'throws acid on boyfriend for refusing marriage'

Jun 16, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Doctors are fighting to save Saddaqat Ali s life

Bus carrying foreign students crashes in Spain, killing 13

Mar 20, 2016 - 7:16 PM

The students who were on a European exchange programme in the northeastern region of Catalonia came from 16 different countries

Acid leak likely from derailed Australian freight train

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Authorities order a two kilometer 1 3 mile exclusion zone around the area which is about 300 kilometers east of Mount Isa and currently difficult to access due to floodwaters

TRAIN DERAILMENT. A Queensland Police handout, dated December 28, 2015 of the scene of a derailment of a freight train at Julia Creek, Australia. Photo by Queensland Police/EPA

Want to see an Iceland-like volcano? Visit Ijen in Indonesia

Nov 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Mt Ijen in Indonesia is one of only two volcanoes in the world that emit blue flames from its crater – the other volcano is in Iceland

STUNNING IJEN. The crater of the Ijen Volcano holds the largest highly acidic lake in the world. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Malaysia Airlines says 'premature' to speculate on wreckage

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Malaysia Airlines: At the moment it would be too premature for the airline to speculate on the origin of the flaperon

FOUND. Police and gendarmes carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. Yannick Pitou/AFP

Investigators scramble to analyze wreckage for MH370 link

Jul 30, 2015 - 6:56 AM

UPDATED The discovery fuel hopes in Malaysia and across the globe that one of aviation history s greatest mysteries could move closer to being solved but authorities and Malaysia Airlines warn against jumping to conclusions

MYSTERY. A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. Yannick Pitou/AFP

Manila urged to stop street sale of poisonous substances

Jun 27, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Chlorine and oxalic acid in granular form are repacked without proper labeling and sold by street vendors in Ilaya Sta Elena and Tabora for at least P20

'POLICE STREET VENDORS.' Street vendors in Manila use bicycle with side car as rolling stores. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes

Experts urge PH to pass folic acid food fortification law

Jun 25, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Fortifying wheat flour with folic acid can potentially reduce birth defect incidence in the country

Graphics by Mara Mercado and Nico Villarete

Sweet things to brighten someone's day

Dec 30, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Add some sweetness to your daily routine with these simple suggestions to brighten your day

Tips to make brushing fun for kids

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Teaching your kids proper dental hygiene is important but it can also be enjoyable Here are a few tips

BRUSH BRUSH BRUSH. Keep things fun and sing a brushing song. All graphics by Nico Villarete

Sugary foods you don't suspect are harmful to your teeth

Nov 28, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Cavities are not just caused by lollipops sodas and the like Read this list for unsuspecting sugar culprits

Can your sweet tooth be saved?

Nov 14, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Here are the heroes who might just come to the rescue

Dennis Trillo’s son doing fine after bus accident

Nov 04, 2014 - 5:19 PM

Dennis former girlfriend Carlene Aguilar says 7 year old Calix sustained minor injuries

How sugar is really damaging your teeth

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Got a sweet tooth? Read on to learn how your sugar intake causes cavities

GOT CAVITIES? Sugar is the number one cause of cavities in children and adults. All graphics by Nico Villarete

IN PHOTOS: Jazz-funk act Incognito live in Manila 2014

Mar 13, 2014 - 10:14 PM

On March 11 the popular acid jazz group took to the stage for a night of acid jazz funk and soul See images from the concert here

INCOGNITO. The band celebrated its 35th anniversary, and was warmly welcomed by Filipino fans. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Ang Punyal ni Devlino 18

Feb 15, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Scientists decode oldest-known 'human' DNA

Dec 05, 2013 - 8:44 AM

The feat expands knowledge of human genetics by some 300 000 years they said but also suggests the odyssey of Man s evolution may have been more convoluted than thought

'PIT OF BONES' In this file photo, workers carrying out an excavation at the Atapuerca archaeological site, participating in the '2010 season' of digging, prepare to go down to the "Sima de los Huesos" on July 21, 2010. AFP/Cesar Manso

Life and Style wRap: From ballet dancers to zombies

Nov 30, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Missed a lot of stories this week? Here s the Life and Style wRap

TERRIFYING? A group of youngsters dressed up as zombies take part in a "Zombie Walk" in Mexico City. AFP Photo

[Science Solitaire] Mess in the lab, win a Nobel (or two)

Nov 29, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Frederick Sanger was a chemist and he loved chemicals that he messed with life’s basic ones – DNA and proteins – and he connected us with them through brilliant understanding

Smart starts: Your child's first 1,000 days

Aug 17, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Regarding the most crucial period in developing a child s brain and immune system

RAISING SMARTER KIDS. Cultivating your child's brain starts in the womb

Chinese herb remedy extract linked to cancer - study

Aug 08, 2013 - 9:39 AM

The gene signature of aristolochic acid derived from a vine known as birthwort was found in tumors from 19 upper urinary tract cancer patients from Taiwan

Entertainment wRap: Jackson trial, recovered Strad

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Jackson case against AEG hard times for the Vienna Boys Choir and more

DETERIORATED. Sponsors shy away from Jackson's 'This Is It Tour'