Nearly 500 hospitals pay $250-M to resolve false claims act allegations related to implantation of cardiac devices: FBI

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has reached 70 settlements involving 457 hospitals in 43 states for more than $250 million related to cardiac devices that were implanted in Medicare patients in violation of Medicare coverage requirements, the Department of Justice announced today. “While recognizing and respecting physician judgment, the department will hold accountable hospitals […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Nurses hail Cal/OSHA’s proposed regulations to prevent workplace violence

Prevention is the cure to epidemic of violence, nurses say    Nurses are very pleased with the Cal/OSHA Board’s proposed regulations for workplace violence prevention, announced the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today. The proposed regulations, released last Friday, will implement SB 1299, the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act, which was sponsored by CNA and […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Los Angeles wants backyard cisterns to collect rain water

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Officials in drought-stricken Los Angeles want locals to consider installing special cisterns to collect rainwater that would otherwise run off and go to waste. It hardly rains in southern California, but when it does, sudden and powerful downpours can lead to flooding and landslides – with much of the excess […]

05.11.2015 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

Union Bank, American Heart Association reveal name and design of their 2016 Rose Parade float

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate announced today their premier float will be called “Union of Hearts.” The float will be a part of the world famous 2016 Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The name pays tribute to the 30-year collaboration between the bank and the […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Local News, Services ·
Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez said she feels blessed that people are still interested in her music. In a recent press conference for her upcoming concert series, “Regine… at the Theater”, Velasquez shared what she believes is the “secret” to her staying power in the local entertainment industry. “Maraming bata na mas magagaling sa akin but […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Robin Williams suffered from dementia, widow says

Robin Williams suffered from dementia, widow says

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Robin Williams’s widow revealed Tuesday that the late actor suffered from Lewy body dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that alters mood, movement and provokes hallucinations. “It was not depression that killed Robin. Depression was one of let’s call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one,” Susan Schneider told People magazine. Days […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

American Stroke Association urges people to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

LOS ANGELES — It was the summer of 2009 and Dana Rivera was having a typical day. She started her morning with a workout then dropped off her son at summer school. Before picking him up in the afternoon, Dana made a quick stop at the store where she suddenly felt the left side of her […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Services ·
Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

Brand-by-brand lowdown on Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout

(Relaxnews) – As the first models pre-loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow hit the shelves, manufacturers are preparing to update their high-end phones with this new version of Google’s mobile operating system. As for each version of Android that has been released, it will be installed in priority in the Nexus range — the new handsets […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

Community center in Vietnam among day 1 winners at World Architecture Festival

(Relaxnews) – Taking place this week in Singapore, the World Architecture Festival has announced the first round of winners leading up to Friday’s announcement of World Building of the Year. Category winners are being revealed in two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. Among those announced Wednesday is, in the House category, Saigon House in Vietnam […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
First look: Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

First look: Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

(Relaxnews) – A first image from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” has just been revealed. The cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly reveals an exclusive image of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an eminent magizoologist who searches for magical creatures in the wizarding world and […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

Pre-menopausal women advised to eat soy-rich foods

(Relaxnews) – A new UK study says that soy contains substances that help combat bone loss and can protect against osteoporosis in women over 50. As women get older and go through menopause, they experience a drop in the level of the hormone estrogen which protects against bone loss. This can make them particularly susceptible […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Kendall Jenner to star in Summer 2016 Woodies campaign

Kendall Jenner to star in Summer 2016 Woodies campaign

(Relaxnews) – Kendall Jenner is already seeing her diary filling up for next year, having secured a Woodies sunglasses campaign in downtown LA for summer 2016. The US model will star in a billboard campaign for the eco-friendly brand, which specializes in bamboo wood sunglasses and watches. Jenner first worked with the brand back when […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

Baskin-Robbins’ Turkey Ice Cream Cake returns for 2015

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins is bringing back its famous Turkey Ice Cream Cake for the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday season. The popular turkey-shaped ice cream cake can be customized with customers’ favorite ice cream flavor. It is “glazed” with Caramel Praline Topping and decorated with sugar cone “legs.” The chain is also putting a creative twist on […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

Burberry honors ‘Billy Elliot’ with holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled its 2015 festive advertising campaign which pays tribute to the 15th anniversary of the cult ballet movie “Billy Elliot”. Burberry’s short film for the occasion features a star-studded cast including British musician Sir Elton John, who provided the score for the movie’s theater adaptation, and the UK actress Julie Walters, […]

Superhero roundup: Kidman’s potential ‘Wonder Woman’ role, ‘Jessica Jones’ cameo, ‘Doctor Strange’ casting

Superhero roundup: Kidman’s potential ‘Wonder Woman’ role, ‘Jessica Jones’ cameo, ‘Doctor Strange’ casting

(Relaxnews) – Nicole Kidman is linked with “Wonder Woman,” the episode list for “Jessica Jones” generates crossover talk, and the cast list for “Doctor Strange” makes another impressive addition. Wonder Woman to recruit Kidman With Patty Jenkins in place to direct Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman,” other pieces of the 2017 puzzle are slotting into […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Trailer: Chris Hemsworth in ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

(Relaxnews) – Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” has a final trailer ahead of its December 11 US release, revealing more details of the survival story. Chris Hemsworth stars in the film, which is based on a book by Nathaniel Philbrick that tells the true story behind “Moby Dick.” Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
MIAA to focus on sacking officers involved in laglag-bala – spokesman

MIAA to focus on sacking officers involved in laglag-bala – spokesman

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid calls for President Benigno Aquino III to remove General Manager Angel Jose Honrado from office, efforts should instead be turned to sacking those directly involved in the “laglag-bala” extortion scheme, the spokesman of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Monday. MIAA spokesman David de Castro said, “It would be good […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Julie Anne: Social media star and campus hotshot

Julie Anne: Social media star and campus hotshot

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Julie Anne San Jose is known for actively posting cover songs on streaming services Ustream, YouTube and SoundCloud despite having already established herself as a bankable recording artist. Among her covers that became viral is her take on Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” that has garnered some 19 million views on YouTube and […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C  – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the premiere economic policy organization in the region, plays a unique role in supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia Pacific through a holistic approach which empowers government, business, and civil society sectors of its member economies. Representatives from these three sectors gathered in Washington, […]

03.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

Tor Messenger: an alternative solution for encrypted untraceable instant messaging

(Relaxnews) – Following in the wake of its web browser, the anonymous network Tor has released a beta version of a new instant messenger. Tor Messenger is a new instant messaging program based on Instantbird, an open source instant messenger client provided by the Mozilla Foundation. This new program is already compatible with several networks […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·