California start-up to launch affordable genetic screening for breast/ovarian cancer

California start-up to launch affordable genetic screening for breast/ovarian cancer

(Relaxnews) – A start-up named Color Genomics has raised $15 million in funding to launch an affordable saliva test to screen for a genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. An estimated 5 to 10% of breast and ovarian cancers are hereditary, according to the National Cancer Institute at the NIH, and the genetic predisposition […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

Cars that are already Apple Watch-ready

(Relaxnews) – Even before the launch of the much-hyped wearable, car makers were developing dedicated Apple Watch apps to allow owners to control certain car features remotely. BMW and Porsche are among the brands leading the charge. Also available for Android and iOS, the BMW i Remote is designed for owners of the BMW i3 […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology ·
US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner hailed for coming out as transgender

(AFP) – US Olympic champion turned reality TV star Bruce Jenner won praise Saturday from celebrities and activists for revealing he is transitioning from male to female, ending long-running speculation he identifies as a woman. In a highly anticipated, two-hour television interview aired Friday — hailed by transgender rights’ campaigners and his own Kardashian-linked family […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle has become the first major restaurant chain in the US to serve foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. After becoming the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in its menu two years ago, the premium burrito purveyor announced Monday that the transition to GMO-free foods in restaurants […]

Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

(Relaxnews) – While it’s common to turn to liquid forms of a given medication if the thought of swallowing pills gives you the willies, UK scientists say they’ve discovered a gel-based system that’s more effective. Taken with a spoon just like the liquid kind, it delays the release of drugs, thereby maximizing their effect. Upon […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
World box office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Furious 7,’ ‘The Left Ear’

World box office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Furious 7,’ ‘The Left Ear’

(Relaxnews) – The opening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has dethroned “Furious 7″ from atop the box office hit list, bringing in a massive $201 million during its first weekend outside of the United States, according to Rentrak. In what’s poised to become a summer box office hit, the comic book sequel debuted on April 22 […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Winning in the U.S. Army

Winning in the U.S. Army

She’s not your typical dalagang Pilipina – commonly used to describe women who are meek,  shy and delicate. In fact, United States Army Sargeant First Class (SFC) Melanie Domaoan Williams was strong, brave and opinionated enough to decide for herself that she wanted to be a soldier. She was recruited at a mall in Daly […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

‘No turning back in peace process,’ Coronel-Ferrer says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We have gone this far in our peace process. There should be no turning back.” This was the message lead government peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer gave after receiving the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security on 22 April 2015 at the Georgetown University. “The Comprehensive Agreement on […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
PNoy to meet Abe in Japan amid countries’ territorial rows with China

PNoy to meet Abe in Japan amid countries’ territorial rows with China

MANILA (Mabuhay) — With both their countries locked in territorial disputes with China, President Benigno Aquino III will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this June to discuss ways to enhance the states’ strategic partnership. The meeting will be part of Aquino’s state visit to Japan on June 2 to 5, on the […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Travel International Group celebrates 18 successful years in travel industry

Carson-based travel agency reaches 18-year milestone Travel International Group was a small, unknown travel company organized and established by travel industry experts Rick Enrique and Jane Stark on May 1, 1997.  Now, 18 years later, the company has grown into one of the most reliable and knowledgeable players in the travel industry with its trademark […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings, Lifestyle, Local News, Services ·
FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

FACLA celebrates platinum 70th year anniversary

Los Angeles – The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) will celebrate its Platinum or 70th Anniversary this weekend, April 25 to 26, at the Social Hall at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. FACLA President Austin Baul Jr said, Anniversary Committee Chairs Susan Oca and Linda Nery reported that the celebrations for April […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

1Heart Caregiver Services welcomes its first franchisee

Three months into officially marketing to the public its Franchise offering, 1Heart Caregiver Services awarded Kamran Ghasri as its first franchisee a protected territory in the Beverly Hills area. Mr. Ghasri has over 10 years of experience being a successful franchisee of a Printing company in the East Coast. With his background in owning a […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
117th Philippine Independence Day celebrations and 3rd Historic Filipinotown Parade all set for June 6

117th Philippine Independence Day celebrations and 3rd Historic Filipinotown Parade all set for June 6

Los Angeles – The 3rd PH Independence Day Celebrations Organizing Committee  that will organize and prepare the celebrations of the 117th  PH Independence Day Celebrations is all set for the 2 day  event. The 3rd HFT Celebrations Committee  is now composed of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Ms. FILAM International who is responsible for the Lakambini Ng Kalayaan Contest, the newly  formed national organization,  Pilipino American […]

24.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings, Holidays ·
Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

Self-driving cars hold key to future highway: Google exec

(Detroit, United States-AFP) – Self-driving vehicles hold the key to reducing traffic fatalities and will transform the automobile industry, a top Google executive predicted Tuesday. Ray Kurzweil, a leading expert in artificial intelligence who joined Google in 2012, told the annual conference of the Society of Automotive Engineers that the rapidly declining cost of computing […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Lily-Rose Depp launches modeling career

Lily-Rose Depp launches modeling career

(Relaxnews) – Lily-Rose Depp — daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis — has released an image of her first-ever fashion shoot with Oyster Magazine. Fifteen-year-old Depp gave her Instagram followers a sneak peek of her modeling debut when she posted the image captioned with a smiley face. Oyster Magazine followed suit, sharing other snaps that […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Football: Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup for next two years

Football: Japan to host FIFA Club World Cup for next two years

(Paris, France-AFP) – Japan will host the Club World Cup for the next two years, world football’s governing body FIFA announced on Thursday. After last staging the event in 2012, Japan will play host again in 2015 and 2016, with this year’s competition confirmed for December 10-20. FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said on the FIFA […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Scientists tweak yogurt to keep you fuller

Scientists tweak yogurt to keep you fuller

(Relaxnews) – Yogurt got a makeover that could fight weight gain and bolster your body with extra protein. In a study that clears a new path in nutritional control strategy, researchers in Spain successfully designed a yogurt that’s higher in protein and more satiating than the conventional kind. “In the market there is a real […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Getting in the groove: study offers rare insight on physical interaction

Getting in the groove: study offers rare insight on physical interaction

(Relaxnews) – More than a question of keeping time to the music or fine-tuning your footwork ahead of time, the dynamics of activities such as dancing are delicate and a new study says people fall into a specific pattern to avoid a collision. And yet, dancing is not the only complementary, coordinated task during which […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Google Doodle and animal quiz marks Earth Day 2015

Google Doodle and animal quiz marks Earth Day 2015

(Relaxnews) – Are you a honey bee, a giant squid or a komodo dragon? On the occasion of Earth Day 2015, Google is lending a helping hand in figuring out which animal best captures your personality. First celebrated in the United States in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an annual global event to help spread environmental […]

23.04.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci round out ‘Beauty and the Beast’ cast

Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci round out ‘Beauty and the Beast’ cast

(Relaxnews) – The cast for the live-action rendition of the Disney classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is rounding off with new additions Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci. Tucci will be playing new character Cadenza the grand piano who is described as a neurotic maestro, says Variety. The Hollywood Reporter has also learned that McGregor is in final […]

22.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·