Oral health and mental health are more connected than you think

Pau Miranda 02/04/2024

A new report has found that oral health is indirectly connected to the mental well-being of older adults. A study by a team at Okayama University Hospital found that “good oral health may lower the risk of several diseases.”…

Scientists: Homo sapiens were in SE Asia earlier than thought

Krixia Subingsubing 07/09/2023

Homo sapiens had reached Southeast Asia almost 20,000 years earlier than previously thought. That research finding challenges current textbook assumptions about early human migration and should provide a wider understanding of the origins of our species. This…

Cebu’s Little Hong Kong: Train operation eyed in Lapu-Lapu City

Doris C. Bongcac 05/14/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Wanting to pursue his dream of making Lapu-Lapu City into a “Little Hong Kong,” Mayor Junard Chan said that a study was now underway to determine the feasibility of operating a monorail or…

Oponganon offered scholarships in US colleges

Futch Anthony Inso 04/17/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Oponganon Simone Gabrielle Balaba proved that determination pays off as she received  scholarship offers from 10 colleges in the United States. Balaba, who is 18 years old, is a resident of Barangay Basak, here. She…

Feasibility study for building PH’s first suspended transport system in Cebu launched

Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/22/2023

CEBU CITY — A feasibility study was launched to construct the country’s first suspended transport system that will be built in Mandaue City, Cebu. Futran (or Future of Transport) Philippines, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Agreement with…

It’s easiest to find love online in Central Visayas – study

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With technology deeply embedded in our lives, the advent of online dating came as no surprise.  But did you know that finding love online is easiest when you’re in Central Visayas?  According to…

PH a ‘fried-food nation’ this holiday, study suggests

Alden M. Monzon - @inquirerdotnet 12/28/2022

Products associated with fried food  topped the list of Filipinos’ purchases from sari-sari stores this holiday season, according to a study by Philippine startup Packworks and sociocultural research firm Fourth Wall. Packaged dipping sauces or sawsawan had the highest consumption rate…

Billion youth risk hearing loss from headphones, venues: study

Agence France Presse 11/16/2022

Paris, France — Around one billion young people worldwide could be at risk of hearing loss from listening to headphones or attending loud music venues, a large review of the available research estimated on Wednesday. The World Health…

Science says sniffing your partner’s shirt helps reduce stress

Pauline Reyes 07/27/2022

Researchers from the University of British Columbia found that smelling a romantic partner’s clothing significantly lowered stress levels among the participants. Entitled “Olfactory cues from romantic partners and strangers influence women’s responses to stress,” the research was published last January 3 in the Journal of…

Brazilian viper venom may become tool in fight against coronavirus, study shows

Reuters 09/01/2021

SAO PAULO  – Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19.…

Masks block 99.9% of large COVID-linked droplets — study

Agence France Presse 12/24/2020

Face masks reduce the risk of spreading large COVID-linked droplets when speaking or coughing by up to 99.9%, according to a lab experiment with mechanical mannequins and human subjects, researchers said Wednesday, Dec. 23. A woman standing…

Gallup: PH 12th safest country

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 11/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An international survey said that the Philippines was one of the safest countries in the world as its citizens feel secure and have confidence in the police. Local rights groups, however, found the results…

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