Physical inactivity tied to higher COVID-19 risks

Reuters 04/20/2021

Patients with COVID-19 who have been consistently physically inactive have a significantly higher risk of severe outcomes than patients who were getting at least some exercise or regularly met physical activity guidelines prior to the illness, researchers…

DOH-7 says Cebu City hospitals still far from being overwhelmed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Hospitals here are nowhere near being overwhelmed, as far as the regional health office is concerned. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) disagreed with projections from the OCTA Research Group that in the…

Dramatic shark decline leaves ‘gaping hole’ in ocean: study

01/28/2021

Tokyo, Japan—Overfishing has wiped out over 70 percent of some shark and ray populations in the last half-century, leaving a “gaping, growing hole” in ocean life, according to a new study. Researchers found alarming declines in species…

Pandemic creates ‘surge’ of flawed research

10/02/2020

Paris, France—The Covid-19 pandemic has created a surge in potentially flawed scientific studies as researchers rush to publish results without adequate oversight, a leading medical ethicist said Friday, October 2, 2020. Since the novel coronavirus appeared late…

Study: Individuals with undetected COVID-19 are sources of majority of confirmed cases

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Did you know that individuals with undetected infection of the novel coronavirus, which were prevalent in China, were the infection source of majority of the confirmed cases?  This is the finding of a study conducted…

‘Tipsy and in-love’: Research says couples who drink together are likely happier

08/15/2019

It’s a Saturday night in a crowded bar, you are drinking on your own, lamenting about how miserable and boring your single life is. But just when you almost convinced yourself that you’ll grow old alone, someone walks…

DOST-7 now accepting entries for invention and science research contest

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Department of Science and Technology in Central Visayas (DOST-7) noted a decline in interest in science and technology among students in Cebu and the rest of the region. Samuel Parcon, DOST-7 supervising science research…

Health research, innovation confab to encourage medical research

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Central Visayas Consortium for Health Research and Development (CVCHRD) is set to hold a two-day health research and innovative conference next month. Medical research will take the center stage at the 2019 Central Visayas…

USC alumni win awards for research

Intern 09/21/2018

Journalism Research Congress The winners of the third annual National Journalism and Communications Research Congress were papers focused on broadcasting ethics and assessment. Erica Dancel and Antoinette Marquito, both alumni from the University of San Carlos (USC),…

PH manufacturing ends strong in 2017 — research group

Inquirer.net 01/03/2018

The manufacturing sector sustained its strong performance in the fourth quarter of 2017 even as its growth slightly weakened in December, the latest Nikkei Philippines Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) showed. Last month, the PMI score slightly…

Private contractor begins research for closure plan

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/17/2017

INAYAWAN LANDFILL A private consultant tapped by the Cebu City government to help plan the future of the landfill in Barangay Inayawan, ordered permanently closed last December, has started to gather data for the “closure project” which…

Bizman: Research needed to address mango production woes

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/02/2017

MORE research and development initiatives are needed to help increase the production of mangoes per hectare. Justin Uy, president and chief executive officer of Profood International Corp., said that this is a way to address one of…

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