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Virus 'eminently capable' of spreading through speech – study

May 14, 2020 - 1:16 PM

Scientists estimate that each minute of loudly speaking can generate more than 1,000 virus-containing droplets capable of remaining airborne for 8 minutes or more in a closed space

New coronavirus study places incubation period at around 5 days

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The Chinese team behind a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine says their findings support a 14-day medical observation period for people exposed to the pathogen

TEMP CHECK. This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows a medical staff member checking the temperature of a driver at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. Photo by STR/AFP

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum – study

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:11 AM

However, an accompanying editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine cautioned: 'While e-cigarettes are 'safer' than traditional cigarettes, they are not without risks'

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

Probiotics no help to kids with stomach flu – studies

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Probiotics are surging in popularity, with the global market predicted to expand from $37 billion in 2015 to $64 billion by 2023

Researchers see encouraging results in development of TB vaccine

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:27 PM

While the results of the M72/AS01 vaccine represent a 'landmark moment,' there is still much work to be done, such as testing in a larger number of people

New study confirms Dengvaxia poses more risks for kids without prior infection

Jun 16, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The vaccine can prevent 11,000 hospitalization and 2,500 severe dengue cases if given to 1 million children over age 9. But it can also lead to 1,000 hospitalizations and 500 severe dengue cases in children who had no prior infection.

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WATCH: Campus journalists on why press freedom matters

May 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

In this video for World Press Freedom Day 2018, campus journalists from different universities in Metro Manila share with Rappler their thoughts on the importance of campus journalism and press freedom

Alone at health clinic, Australian treats self for heart attack

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Experts say his extreme, do-it-yourself, MacGyver-like approach would not be recommended for most people

WATCH: 'Fake news' and the dilemma it has created

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:57 PM

UP professor Clarissa David explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation on social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it

DILEMMA OF 'FAKE NEWS'. UP professor Clarissa David talks about the dilemma brought by fake news. Screengrab from Rappler video

Ebola may persist in semen for 9 months – study

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:25 AM

The findings raise new health concerns for the survivors of the Ebola epidemic that has ravaged West Africa since late 2013

FIGHTING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. A file handout photograph made available by the Royal Free Hopsital in north west London, England on 30 December 2014 showing a general view of the high level isolation unit (HLIU), used for the treatment of infectious diseases at the hospital on 22 August 2014. David C. Bishop/ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL/EPA

ABS-CBN News apologizes to UPLB for inaccurate report

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:47 PM

The public apology comes hours after the UPLB University Student Council posted an open letter to the news network

NBC changes account of reporter's kidnapping in Syria

Apr 17, 2015 - 12:20 AM

Chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel blamed an elaborate ruse by kidnappers to convince Engel and his 5 colleagues that they had been seized by Shiite militia loyal to Assad

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants – study

Feb 24, 2015 - 1:10 PM

A study finds that contrary to previous advice feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies

NBC News suspends Brian Williams for 6 months

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED NBC CEO Steve Burke: His actions are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams exits the Memorial Service for the long time CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite at Lincoln Center in New York, USA, 09 September, 2009. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Ebola in DR Congo different from West Africa virus

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Even though the two deadly Ebola outbreaks have separate animal origins the report nevertheless raises concern about the emergence of the virus across Africa

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. File photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Obesity among US kids starts early: study

Jan 30, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Obesity among US children is largely established by kindergarten a study said

OBESITY DANGER. The study showed that over 14 percent of children enter kindergarten overweight and are four times more likely than normal weight children to become obese by the eighth grade. Photo from Shutterstock

Researchers edge closer to a pill cure for hepatitis C

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:15 AM

However the cost of the treatment is expected to be at least 80 000 per year making it out of reach to many of the 150 million people chronically infected with the liver disease worldwide

How are newspapers surviving in the digital age?

Jun 15, 2013 - 2:32 PM

If we remain stuck in the traditional model of print only we will surely head for a sunset